Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can a 4 year-old journal?

She sure can! It's all about developing a love for self-expression at this age. It's not about "knowing" how to spell (or even writing with letters), or knowing "what" is being created or drawn. It's about pretending, exploring, and experimenting, which helps develop communication skills, hand-eye coordination, confidence, and self-awareness. But most importantly, it's FUN!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Festival

St David's, a Minnetonka center for preschool, therapy, child and family services, is celebrating 50 years on Saturday AND the opening of the first toddler playground in Minnesota combining inclusive and natural play elements. They also have a school forest. I love it. The festival events will include Minnesota Zoo animals, hayrides, nature crafts, and I'll be there helping kids journal about how and where they like to get around. Know any kids YOU can bring?