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Watercolors, New Hampshire, Delaware, and the Beechers

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Children, Country Schools, eating, Education, Food, Important People, Museums, Play, Teaching & Learning

What do these items have in common? Another great day at the Country School Association of America‘s annual conference! My pictures aren’t so great today as I choose to sit a little further to the side today.  I discovered a place in the room with a bit better light overhead and a little less air […]

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Children and electronics

November 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Children, Education, family, Grandparents, Musings, Play

I’d like to get a longer post together with some research supporting why it’s really important for parents to control the amount of screen time their young children are exposed to in their early learning years. In the meantime, please consider listening to or reading this excellent opinion piece from Paula Poundstone on Electronics and […]

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67, 66, and 65….children singing

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, Children, College students, Musings, Play, retirement, Teaching & Learning, Work

A perfect example of how fast a week goes by when it’s filled with teaching classes, grading work, advising students, and dealing with the politics of an organization! The best part of the week, and a nice something to be leaving this work with:  I was supervising a student teacher at a local child care […]

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68 and play

March 25th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, family, Musings, My Goals, Play, retirement, Work

I’ve always supported – and acted on – play; certainly for children because of my professional, but also for adults.  We need play to balance our lives in so many ways.  Retirement is about to bring me a lot of time to play in those many ways. Thanks for this great article: Don’t fear adding […]

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Mr. Rogers and being human

December 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Children, Education, family, Important People, Mr. Rogers, Musings, Play

Mister Rogers and Newtown: Quote and image goes viral :               It’s a way of leading you out of the bad towards the good.”   I’ve looked to Mr. Rogers for almost 40 years.  First, as a young mother who wanted quality experiences for my child, then as an early childhood educator looking for quality […]

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