Process Oriented Art : Toddler Art Beyond Adult Led Crafts

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest writer on my friend Kayleigh’s blog, Sugar In My Texas Tea: A nap time blog. Kayleigh lives in Texas where she homeschools her three year old son, Everett and raises monarch butterflies. She is inspired by Montessori, Charlotte Mason, the Reggio Emilia Approach and Forest School [...]

October Journey

What's on our learning path? How did we get here? Where are we going? How do I plan? Do I use a curriculum?   I was recently asked, "What curriculum do you use for Homeschooling?" That question inspired me to write a detailed blog post to share how I use the Reggio Emilia Approach at [...]

Dear Squirrel,

Birds have been a wonderful ongoing study in our family for the past couple years.  The interest peeks and wanes but it's constantly there.  Just like in real life.  I don't know about you, but my heart leaps when I start to hear more song birds at the beginning of each Spring.  Every Spring my [...]

8 more days!

That's right! Only 8 more days to enter the 2017 Honor The Child, Honor the Process Challenge! For a chance to win , simply do the following: Try out ANY open ended art idea or an idea from the book.  I take pictures of some pages and post them on the blog. Take a photo of your experience [...]

“Good morning Birds!”

"Mama, please remind me to say, 'Good Morning' to the birds tomorrow." - Penelope, age 5 Our Window Bird Feeder was one of the best $6 spent last year.  When the first signs of Spring arrived in our neck of the woods in upstate NY, Penelope started inquiring about The Burgess Bird Book for Children.  I love that [...]

A Flower Puzzle

With Spring here (and around the corner because we live in upstate NY), spring related topics naturally pop up in conversation and in play.  Penelope has been asking questions like, "When will the tulips bloom?" "Is Spring here yet or not?" The Reggio Emilia Approach values these questions and observes children as they play, as well [...]