Developing Skills Through Play Developing Skills Through Play
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Here is an interesting article about how play has changed over the past decades and the subsequent effect on children’s development. http://www.waldorftoday.com/2013/07/old-fashioned-play-builds-serious-skills/

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Halloween Halloween
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cobwebs, spiders, and glowing pumpkins are appearing on doorsteps as we anticipate the arrival of Halloween next week.  Halloween is filled with traditions: candy, costumes, pumpkins, trickery, and fear.  How do we enjoy Halloween with young children in a way that meets them where they are?   For many cultures this time of year is […]

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In Praise of Work In Praise of Work
Thursday, October 17, 2013

  The leaves have begun to fall and fill our paths and play spaces. I was raking at home recently with my own children and reflecting on what a joy it is to work together. I picked up my rake and moments later my three year old son picked up his and began to help. He was deeply […]

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Tea, Play, and Story Time Tea, Play, and Story Time
Saturday, October 12, 2013

A good story is food for the soul.  Stories deepen our understanding of the world by bringing us in personal contact with others’ experiences and emotions.  Stories are woven into the daily activities in our school because they are such a meaningful way for young children to learn. In addition, each day children sit quietly […]

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Keeping Warm Keeping Warm
Saturday, October 12, 2013

It seems we are only tasting autumn in the mornings and evenings these days.  Nevertheless we can all feel that the cold is on our doorstep.  In our Early Childhood classrooms, classes have been busy transforming the summer’s heat into warm meals and a strong feeling of community.  We make our own food and share […]

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