The Living Arts: Creative

Living Arts Weekly: Toys and Play Revisited

November 27, 2022 Our children first encounter Creative Exploration through play. It is how they grow and how they learn about the world. As parents, we can support this explorative process by providing ample time for uninterrupted play within our daily rhythms and by creating a nurturing environment that includes appropriate toys. In this article …

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Creative Exploration with Autumn Color

October 23, 2022   We just completed another offering of our online course, The Living Arts: Cornerstones of Care. We explored the topic of make-and-take art projects. They are prevalent in homes, day cares, and schools nation-wide, with the effect of valuing quantity over quality. We ponder how art projects like these serve the children, …

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Living Arts Weekly: Passover

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. …

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Living Arts Weekly: Twelve Points of View

January 9, 2022 Do you, like me, experience this time in midwinter as being sort of a time-out-of-time?  Particularly if you have been celebrating sacred festivals, spending time with family, perhaps having more candlelight than usual, eating special foods, snuggling up together to watch a favorite movie, telling and reading stories, reaching out more to …

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Living Arts Weekly: Autumn Resources from WeNurture

November 7, 2021 This week’s blog post is from Chinyelu Kunz of WeNurture: Here’s what’s recent on the Stories for Children Podcast Lorenza’s Grandmother A beautiful and tender story about a little girl named Lorenza who dearly misses her grandmother who has crossed the rainbow bridge. One autumn morning, Lorenza was feeling sad because she …

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