Liz Carlis is with us today to share some inspiring tips on incorporating movement and flow when designing learning spaces for the children in our lives…   “From a child’s perspective, everything is an interactive surface with the potential to be sculpted, painted, draped, or molded artistically…. Their play is often a response to subtle variations in the places and sensations that surround them.” – Anita Rui Olds   Have you ever noticed the way…

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Adrienn is with us today with some great tips for tackling toy organization the living room. I believe that creating beauty around us has a deeply transformative effect. When our children experience and live in the calmness of a sensibly organized home they will later hopefully create one for themselves. Today, let’s take a look at the living room. I know that it can seem overwhelming and problematic for various reasons. Not only is it…

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Liz Carlis is with us today to share some inspiring tips on incorporating sound when designing learning spaces for the children in our lives…   What sounds do you associate with childhood? Is it the sound of an ice cream truck making its way through the neighborhood or the reverberating sound of a diving board as someone plunges into a swimming pool? Or maybe it’s a child exclaiming, “Ready or not, here I come!” For…

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Liz Carlis is with us today to share some inspiring tips on incorporating transparency when designing learning spaces for the children in our lives… The word transparency holds multiple meanings. It refers to the transmission of light through an object, such as a window or piece of fabric, and can also serve as a metaphor for visibility – making visible what is valued, what has happened, and what is underway. So, how might you consider…

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Randi from Swoon is with us today to share some great suggestions for encouraging children to help out with everyday household chores. We’ve spent a great deal of time trying to decide how to create a system of chores that works for us and our young family. Like many other parents, we started out using a rewards based chore chart when our oldest was a toddler. Prizes were a great motivation at first, but over…

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