Time: Nature’s Moments to Relive

As I walked around my neighborhood recently, I observed the many versions of springtime yard and home beautification. These seemed to be expressions of joy, hope, and health. I created this story poem, in part, as a reflection on some of these scenes. Time meanders through my garden And sometimes stands still with me No…

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Picture Book Reading – The Natural World: Part 4

Every child deserves good books: your vivacious-energetic preschooler. Here’s the concluding part of this introductory series on how to use nature-themed picture books to present the natural world to young children, from the womb and beyond. This final part focuses on your preschooler, ending with some thoughts on nature and the family. The boundless energy…

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Picture Book Reading-The Natural World: Part 2

Every child deserves good books, from the Womb and Beyond. Imagine the warmth and security of the womb, which houses the developing child. Introduce the waiting being to familiar voices which provide auditory stimulation through oral reading of nature-themed picture books. Using the acronym “WOMB”, let’s talk about ways to support development through picture book…

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