Monday, January 12, 2009

Hat Day is Almost upon Us!

 Hat Day is January 15! What kind of hat are you going to make? If you make a hat, add your photo to the flickr group and we'll see if we can round up some of your creations here!

Previous hat making fun can be found here, here and here.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

for you crafty folks

circle stackHi there! Just thought I would show ya something nifty that you can make for your kidlets. I used a juice glass for the template and traced the circle onto the felt, backed it with fun fabric, right side facing out. Stitch along the circle, cut with pinking shears and toss to your tots. These circles here have been actively played with in the play kitchen. What will your tots do with them?circle fronts

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

On a teeny tiny break...

Happy New Year! I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm in school all this week.

I don;t know if I have shared this with you before or not but I am working on a degree in Human Development. The school I go to is rich in progressive education and the democratic way. My specialization is in early childhood education and child development. My goal is to work with you, the parents!

This week, I am taking what we call an intensive class. For five days, eight hours a day, I am soaking up everything that is being thrown at me about infants, brain development, attachment and the early years. Today I get to check out how a RIE class operates. I can't wait wait. I have to tell you that all this information is blowing me away. It is the most exciting thing to learn about and I am simply itching to put it all into words to share with you. I gotta get to class though so for now, here is a book list if you are wondering. Even if you are familiar with RIE and not a fan, I urge you to read the philosophy. I've worked with children raised through RIE and it is remarkable how confident they are.

Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt
The Rie Manual by Magda Gerber
Your Self Confident Baby by Magda Gerber
Our Babies, Our Selves by Meredith Small

I'll be back next week with another fun hat day project! January is full of nifty, odd holidays!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Looking back...

Happy 2009! Thank you for all the scrumdilly-doing! Here's to many more visits and crafts and projects and love!