There was a stretch of time when the rain would not let up. Too much time had passed since we had been to the beach. The kids surprised me with all their pretend play during the rainy time. They played kitchen/store for hours at a […]
handmade, clean living, free thought
Waldorf / Reggio
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.
Trying to steer the holidays away from getting lots of plastic toys can be difficult. Placing emphasis on giving gifts that are thoughtfully created by hand can help change the focus of the season.
We have been considering unschooling our kids when their school days come. Unschooling is world’s different from Homeschooling. This 13 year old describes how he does “Hack-Schooling”, which is a similar concept to unschooling. His talk is such an inspiration. We want to help our […]