“This Is Me!”

By Chelsea Hepner "The value of identity, of course, is that it so often comes with purpose.” ~Richard Grant

It’s A River Party!

by Eric Eyman “Children need safe enough environments in which to play and explore, and they need free access to the tools, ideas, and people (including playmates) that can help them along their own chosen paths.” ~Peter Gray

I’m A Wrestler, Not A Fighter

By Dawn Velez "Facing risk helps children assess the world around them and their place in it. Over time, they see their abilities grow, and they become ever more confident about stretching their boundaries and taking appropriate chances. They also learn about their limits and the consequences of going too far beyond their limits." ~Joan Almon

Now more than ever…

A little over a month ago a child came to me with a book, asking me to read it. I saw that it was an illustrated copy of the song "What A Wonderful World" sung by Louis Armstrong. I read the book aloud to her and decided that I would take it to our afternoon [...]