Candy Land

A wise friend is mentoring / teaching / inspiring me to remember why I do family childcare . We are working our way through a series of tough questions she […]

Acorn Art

Sometimes allowing kiddos to explore means letting go of even more control.  Yesterday I showed the kids a picture of some acorns someone had painted or stained on pinterest . […]

Learning Takes Place Every Where

As I work through really embracing the Reggio philosophy and a child-led curriculum I have been honest enough to say I am STRUGGLING .  I am on the STRUGGLE bus […]

Meaningful Writing Experiences

At this age teaching writing is not only a terrible waste of time but also it is NOT developmentally appropriate .  Sometimes teachers or parents ignore science and years of […]

Pumpkin Visual

Today we took time to look at our pumpkin . We smelled it. We touched it.  We talked about it and made a list of all the things we ” […]

Isn’t Easter Over ?

When you look at today’s pictures you might think – – wait… last week before Easter she didn’t have bunnies and eggs out.  Today, the week after the Easter holiday […]


Our goal each day is to be engaged with materials in play.   Sometimes the children are so engaged in their own learning that I hate to pull them away […]

Post Thanksgiving

Most of you know that I have gradually become more natural, hippified, simplistic , reggio – inspired , child centered, …. there are so many adjectives that could explain or […]

Stop , Think and Choose

Today is one of those days that people will look back to say ” I remember the day ( fill in the blank )  was elected President of the United […]

Its Fri-yay Y’all !

We are not perfect teachers but we certainly try to learn from our own mistakes .  Yesterday we did not get in as much outside time.   Today  outside time […]