It’s teacher appreciation week! My childhood was influenced by many wonderful teachers, and I am forever indebted to wonderful teachers like the one above who have transformed my children’s lives. Johnny adores this kindergarten teacher – and she was so kind that my three other children (and I) love her as well. Little Anna picked the flower she is holding in this picture, and … [Read more...] about Thanks to a Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Week
Have you ever been to San Francisco? Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge is one of my earliest childhood memories – from when I was four years old! Last weekend we had the opportunity to tour the city with Ride the Ducks, and it was the perfect way to tour San Francisco with kids! Here are a few of our favorite parts of the tour! San Francisco is an incredible city! I … [Read more...] about San Francisco with Kids: Ride the Ducks!
Crayola very kindly sent us a lovely gift pack this month, and four-year-old Lily had a wonderful time making Crayola Model Magic ornaments with me while the two oldest kids were at school and Anna was napping! She used this set of pottery tools (affiliate link) that I ordered after seeing it at Afterschool for Smarty Pants. It’s a little sophisticated for Model Magic, and Lily … [Read more...] about Model Magic Christmas Ornaments
Nothing inspires creativity like new art supplies! Artterro recently sent us their gorgeous art journal kits, and the kids have been drawing every since – even fourteen-month-old Anna - special thanks to Artterro for including her in our package! There is something incredibly inviting about blank sheets of white paper, especially art-quality paper! My kids have all … [Read more...] about Encouraging Creativity with High Quality Art Materials
Longtime readers of this blog know that I have a passion for teaching kids about the world. My bloggy friend Giselle of Kids Yoga Stories shares this passion, as well as a love of yoga! Giselle guest posted for my world culture for kids series a while back, sharing yoga poses to go along with famous Australian landmarks and Australian icons. She also writes delightful … [Read more...] about Yoga, Culture, and Literacy for kids! + Worldwide Giveaway