I love having the girls send hand-made thank you cards to their friends after their birthday parties. Sometimes they come a little later than I would like, but I think that they have a greater meaning for both the giver and receivers.
With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.
FREE LESSON! Investigate seeds by dissecting beans to uncover the parts of a seed that make it possible to survive and grow while deep down underneath the soil.
THE COLORS OF NATURE
The Colors Of Nature activity encourages us to slow down with the children in our lives and take in all of beautiful color variations and subtle nuances that nature has to offer.
PATTERNS IN NATURE
As humans, we tend to look for similarities amongst the things in our world. We love to find patterns, don't we? Children are no different.
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