The ocean speaks to me — with power, beauty, peace, fertility; and endless playful opportunity.
#52–Meet the Pelicans
When you want to write stories about some people’s daily lives, you’d better do some research and learn something about them. That’s what I did when I decided to write The Pelican Family Series, and I’m still researching and learning now. What would you want to know about pelicans?
#49 — Happy Scents
Observing scents around us enhances the enjoyment and understanding of our world. When we talk to our children about what we are observing, they learn to connect what they are noticing, too. Aromas are connected to memories of our past. What are some of your Happy Scents?
#48 — Real or Make-Believe?
Fact or Fiction? Real or Make-Believe? These are questions we all ponder daily. And, now, with so much technology widely available, it is even more difficult to determine. In our books, we put Real and Make-Believe side-by-side.
#46–Watching for Birds
When I’m at home, and wherever I go I watch for birds. I love to see them, learn about them, and write about them.
#43–We are all storytellers.
It is the week of World Storytelling Day. As we honor the great tradition of oral storytelling, let us not forget that we are all storytellers. Younger people are listening and watching what we say and do. May we do that in a way that helps us live together in harmony in our communities and in our world.
#38–I Experience Beauty Every Day!
I Experience Beauty Every Day! I don’t live next to the formidable beauty of the ocean, or the awe-inspiring, verdant forest. But, I have a window and a door. And through my window, and outside my door, I experience beauty
#11– Tools For Learning – Observing
What tools does a child need to assemble the prizes that lead to learning and opportunities in life? This post focuses on another, related tool for learning, OBSERVING. Our brains develop and expand by observing.