Travel

Vacation Under the Oceans of Naboo

We stand eagerly on the platform with crowds of other vacationers. It feels something like boarding a train only this platform is grey under our feet, and we stand in small groups of eight designated by yellow boxes painted on the floor. This designation is for our space travelling safety. A television near us reports… Continue reading Vacation Under the Oceans of Naboo

Kid’s Learning Activities

A Composted Teachable Moment

Schools teach children about recycling, and the children are quick to learn what belongs in the garbage, and what goes into the recycle bin. In addition to traditional recycling, I am aware that in my son’s kindergarten class they also repurpose materials for crafts. For example they keep empty apple sauce containers from the children’s… Continue reading A Composted Teachable Moment

Parenting

Emotion as Expressive Characters

 Parents have you ever seen the little man with oversized ears sitting on top of your child’s head, or perched inside of your child’s ear? Maybe you have seen a large red grumpy monster with 5 eyes and 5 mouths walking like a shadow behind your child, or a blue laughing man with flowers and… Continue reading Emotion as Expressive Characters