I LOVED the article Positive Verbal Environments in NAEYC’s journal, Young Children. A great discussion on how the words we use with children influence our relationships with them, and their own social competency.
If you’re not afraid to get messy, here’s a really cool action painting activity at Child Central Station: Pendulum Painting!
Here’s an interesting look at the debate about academics and play in early education: Kindergarten – It’s the New First Grade.
And lastly, as my mind has been bouncing between the items on my unending to-do list: Confirm next training session, organize another home education lesson, map out next training run- ooh, that would be a great bush to put in the front beds this fall, better add that to the list- outline Literacy Night for son’s school, and what time is soccer practice?….This post from Simple Mom spoke to me: Productivity and Quality Down Time: They Go Hand in Hand.
Now go enjoy the weekend with some real down time!
Top photo by Mateusz Stachowski.