Archive of ‘Education’ category

Explore geology with kids

I don’t know a kid who does not have a rock collection, even if it’s just one favorite stashed on a shelf somewhere. I personally have piles of rocks all over my house. Rocks fascinate kids — it’s not hard to get them excited about a cool rock. They’re beautiful, they feel good in the […]

A new summer child care option

The Chelan Douglas Child Services Association is now offering summer child care for school-age children. The summer session begins next week, and this is not just for low-income families. Download the flyer for all the details: Child Care Flyer BnW 17-18 From Christy Walt of CDCSA: Chelan Douglas Child Services is expanding to provide School Age Summer Child […]

The wild magic of childhood

Childhood is magical. It really is. It’s full of delight, wonder and awe. I have so many memories of elaborate imaginative games of my childhood. I remember specific days of my young life purely because that day we played something so magical it transported us to a different place altogether. The Waldorf method of education encourages […]

One thing at a time

When I took my first child to the pediatrician, she told me something really interesting that I didn’t know about children: They tend to only do one thing at a time. When she’s growing taller, she won’t grow plump at the same time. When she’s sick, she actually won’t grow at all. When her body […]

Spring break at the library

There are a couple of fun events coming up next month at library branches throughout North Central Washington. The first fun event: Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the book “Goin’ Someplace Special” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches over spring break. The children’s book, written by Patricia C. McKissack, is about […]

Messy homeschooling

When I was a teacher, I started meetings with parents by asking them to tell me about their child. I wasn’t trying to quiz them, though some may have felt that way. I mean, they hadn’t written everything down for the past five years and come in with a special 0-5 report especially for their child’s […]

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