We all need playtime “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children.”
#55 The ocean speaks to me
The ocean speaks to me — with power, beauty, peace, fertility; and endless playful opportunity.
We all benefit when people are recognized for doing good work and showing concern and kindness. This recognition can come in many forms — a spoken remark, an e-mail or message, or a written note, Happy Notes.
#45 — Talking About Friendship
Helping children learn how to develop friendships is something we wanted to do. Our goal was to present ideas about friendship to kids, through the silly antics of these two pelicans, and their conversation with each other.
#44– I’m Bored, What Should I Do?
It’s Spring Break. You and your family might be taking a trip. But if you’re not, your children might be saying, “I’m bored. What Should I do?” The phrase “I’m bored” is one of my least favorite things to hear from kids.
#41– Our Ancestors Had Dreams
I have been working on ancestry. I was struck with the idea that who I am has been influenced by the dreams of my ancestors.
#40–Nelly has a story.
Nelly has a story to tell, but she doesn’t yet have a book! Who knew that each of the ten pelicans in the Counting Book would have their own story?
#37 — I Learned Many Things From My Mother
Today is my mother’s birthday. She passed away many years ago. Had she lived, she would have been 111 today. I learned many things from my mother, I believe, even though she and I had very different lives in very different times.
#35 — Help Your Child Make The Connections
Choose to do things that will help your young children develop important connections that will give them a strong foundation for the next 70 or 80 years of their lives.
#32 — New Technology, My Children, and Me
New Technology is everywhere! What can we do to prepare our children for a future we know nothing about?