One of my favorite fall activities is venturing with my daughter to the local farmer’s market to select natural autumn decorations for our porch. Each year, there is an abundance of beautiful produce perfect for our preparations. This year, I wondered if I could spin this plethora of products into a learning opportunity. The farm […]

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Having three children under the age of seven in the house amounts to a lot of picture book reading! Every now and then we come across a picture book that instantly becomes a favorite. One of our recent finds is the book “The Bear’s Song,” which is written and illustrated by Benjamin Chaud. The beautiful […]

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What’s your book about? I don’t know. Do you like it? It’s OK.   If you read Jacki’s recent post, “How to Talk to Your Children about Their Day,” you know we are all very familiar with this conversation. It’s easy to talk to younger children about the books they are reading because they usually […]

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This little gnome is a favorite with children of all ages and makes a perfect rainy autumn day activity.   Peg gnomes are commonly used in Waldorf (Steiner) Education learning and play. They can be displayed on a nature table or used in imaginative play. Make up several gnomes to use as math counters or […]

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Encouraging a love of numbers throughout childhood helps children to develop a strong understanding of numbers, which is often called having good number sense. Children with strong number sense have the ability to use numbers confidently, with flexibility and with place value understanding. This means a child with strong number sense understands relationships between numbers. […]

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