April 17, 2022 To everything there is a season And a time for every purpose under Heaven This week’s special Easter blog post is from LifeWays’ Founder, Cynthia Aldinger: In preparing to write this blog, I made my way down to the river to pray – well, not exactly to pray but to seek inspiration. […]
April 10, 2022 PASSOVER AT KULANU PLAYGARDEN From Yael Raff Peskin At its core, Judaism is an oral tradition, where stories are treasured and passed on from one generation to the next — l’dor v’dor. The story of the Exodus–from slavery to liberation–is the core story we tell and re-tell. It is THE story of the Jewish people.
April 3, 2022 In this week’s Living Arts Weekly blog post, Chinyelu Kunz of WeNurture shares the ways in which you can nurture your child’s 12 senses through a holistic home life! SENSE OF TOUCH Are you able to have natural fibers – such as cotton, wool, linen – in your furnishings – rugs or
March 27, 2022 March has a little bit of sunshine and a little bit of wild, much like all of us. Maybe March is the ultimate human experience personified in weather! I read this a few days ago at The Parenting Passageway and it certainly rang true. Having four very different seasons of the year
March 20, 2022 As an early childhood educator, one of my favorite ways to bring a story is with moving pictures. Originally, the impact of such a simple artistic representation took me by surprise. Even with a group of children whose media exposure is moderated, when the larger cultural context is full of sensationalism and
March 13, 2022 This week’s blog post comes from author and early childhood educator, Judy Frizlen: When I was a child, we used to say, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. It’s a catchy reminder that when we call attention to others’ flaws, they may point out ours. Not to forget, we all
March 6, 2022 Receive the child in Reverence Educate them in Love Let them go forth in Freedom -Rudolf Steiner Today’s blog post is from Chinyelu Kunz of WeNurture: The above quote from Rudolf Steiner, Founder of Waldorf Education, speaks to the very essence of this education. What’s so powerful about the words in
February 27, 2022 This week, we have a guest post from author and early childhood educator, Judith Frizlen. You can visit Judy’s website here! Young children don’t think their way to learning; they learn by doing. And what they do and how they learn is play. Whatever it takes to learn a skill they need
February 20, 2022 This deep, instinctual knowledge of our kids- like everything else- waxes and wanes. While our love may always be there, our attention can suffer; our connection can sometimes falter, and when this happens understanding them can seem like a whole lot of work. –Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting Last Sunday was pretty
February 13, 2022 If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things. -Emily Dickinson When I was little, one of my very favorite books was a Little Golden Book called Mr. Bell’s Fix-It Shop. Upon Mr.