Ask a Professional Artist: Charlotte Carney

In the spirit of creating awareness about the importance of art in our lives and our culture, and fostering a positive art experience for our children, it is helpful to learn about the paths of people who live their creativity and share their stories with our children. Continue Reading →

Map Love

  I did not know I was a maphead until halfway through college. While double majoring in music performance, I took an elective course in “Human Geography.” The course brushed … Continue Reading →

Music Introduction for Children age 3-6

When is my Child Ready to Learn Music? Perhaps being formally educated in music puts people like myself in a strange position when considering how and when to begin music … Continue Reading →

Natural Inquirer, Free Magazines for Kids

Natural Inquirer is a free magazine for kids of varying ages. Simply setup an account with mailing address and select what issues you want mailed to you. There are series … Continue Reading →

My Child Won’t Paint: The Ritual of Art

Art, and the freedom of expression that this medium provides, is too profound to lose because a child needs help finding their voice in their art. In the same way that children need us to model pretend play, or help them put together a puzzle or read to them before they can read; we need to actively show them how to incorporate creative art in their play so they can see more possibilities in their own expression. Continue Reading →

Best Hawaii Children’s Books

Our kids have loved getting to know their new home by exploring the island, watching documentaries, and making new friends. Another way to learn about the culture and language of … Continue Reading →

Children’s Book Favorites

  We love reading. I am fortunate to have a sister-in-law who is a librarian and avid reader, so I am always informed about wonderful books, new titles, and books that … Continue Reading →

Pattern Blocks, Let’s Play Math!

One of the many wonderful suggestions from Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins is to get wooden pattern blocks or tangram blocks. Pattern blocks are a great way to introduce young … Continue Reading →

Animal Architects

Most kids I know are very curious about animals. They want to know what animals eat, where they live, what sounds they make. This beautiful book takes that interest a … Continue Reading →

Unschooling Adventures: ROCKETS!

Why Unschooling Adventures? As my children explore the world around them, I will be sharing what interests them, sparks their curiosity. I will also share how we, as their parents … Continue Reading →