Communicating and Interacting with Children 0-36 months in an Age-Specific Way

We’ve all heard the advice given to parents and caregivers to “talk, read and sing” to babies and toddlers to get them ready for school and life.  We hear experts remind us that it’s never too early to start talking, reading or singing to children and that the more we do these activities with children, […]

For Babies and Toddlers, It’s About Being Creative

For Babies and Toddlers, It’s About Being Creative As follow-up to my last post regarding allowing young children shine their lantern of consciousness on their world, rather than medicating them into submission and dullness, I found the above-linked March 21, 2014 article lingering on my iPhone, just waiting to be shared with those who work with and […]

Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity When Caring for 0-3 Year Olds

Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity When Caring for 0-3 Year Olds The above link takes you to an article written by Trisha Riche for Edutopia, the educational foundation started by George Lucas (of Star Wars fame).  The article is dated December 14, 2011, which seems like eons ago, but the ideas Riche shares about harnessing creativity […]

“When you reach…

“When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.” –Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971), advertising executive Leo Burnett’s quote speaks to me as a parent of children who will grow up in the 21st century.  My children […]