A Safe Place To Struggle

By Sara Zacuto "Social relations are rewarding, but rarely easy. Young kids are making their first forays into friendship and just beginning to figure this out. Instead of forcing friendships, adults need to guide all kids in gaining better social skills." ~Heather Shumaker

Power Play

by Sara Zacuto "Play is not a luxury but rather a crucial dynamic of healthy physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development at all age levels." -David Elkind

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