Cause and Effect

If you were to sit down with a group of toddlers and preschoolers, and announce that you will be spending the morning discussing cause and effect relationships, perspective, and self awareness, what sort of responses would you receive? Probably some … READ MORE

Food for Thought

These quotes came from the late Jim Greenman. He was a Head Start teacher and director, author, and parent educator, who valued children’s vital need for play spaces: “It is a strange time. We live in an age when our … READ MORE

Water Fun

SPLASH! These hot days make me think about the pool… the ocean… even a jumping puddle would be nice! Sheila Milnes from Pennsylvania State University is a huge proponent of water play for children. She explains that water play can … READ MORE

The Adventurous Child Digs In

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. … READ MORE

Gardening Tips for Children

“The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil” – Rachel Carson These summer days, full of ripened fruits and vegetables in the farmers’ markets and grocery stores, have us thinking about planting our own garden. This … READ MORE