Archive of ‘Education’ category

Observing butterflies with kids

This month, I’ve been having a lot of fun observing butterflies flitting from flower to flower. Just thinking about butterflies can bring a smile to my face. They seem to embody everything that is good about the world — wildlife, flight, beauty and flowers. Let’s learn a bit about butterflies and explore ways to get […]

Sprouting Willows: Fun for little folks in Leavenworth!

I had the pleasure on a recent sunny morning (just prior to the gagging smoke and squelching heat) to visit with some very imaginative and lively little folks along the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth. This was no ordinary group of little pixies, mind you. This was a giggling, curious little group determined to find adventure […]

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 […]

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