Summertime Rhythm

Summer is SUPER FUN; full of adventures, friends, late nights with fireflies, river swimming, creemees, hikes and I am sure MUCH, Much more. Can you maintain ALL this FUN and not be exhausted? RHYTHM, rhythm and more simple rhythms. These are my thoughts and suggestions to caring for children in a healthy and yet FUN way.

Create Your Summer similar to the Morning Gardens Rhythm with ONE open ended ACTIVITY and ONE regular SNACK:

Monday is... A specific open ended Activity (Library Day or Hiking day, or ...Art Day, or maybe Cooking/baking Day) and MAYBE the same SNACK (baking day, crackers, bread, or maybe it's smoothy day, soup day, etc...

Tuesday is... Adventure Day, or

Wednesday Beach day with Friends and a picnic

Thursday, Friday, Etc....etc... Etc... Then perhaps ... The weekend is the weekend?

Oh... And when "Behaviors" become tricky, find a children's BOOK to read that may address the attitude or behavior. For instance, The Little Red Hen (if you don'y help you may not get the reward). The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Bernstein Bears ARE always fun and to the point; like the GIMMIES.

Have Fun with it Creating YOUR Summer Rhythm; BUT, most of all try to stick to it! I think that this will help out with the "crazies" for all. I need to create a rhythm too. We all do it just helps. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this and later. I will be wondering if it was helpful.

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Summer is upon us!

MAY DAY was Awesome! Now, Here we GO! Summer is upon us. Several of you will be taking flight with your beautiful child into the journey of "kindergarten". While others, will breathe into summer and return back to Ms. Terri's for another adventure into preparing for this future flight. It is a bittersweet time; for sure. Please... Know I would LOVE to hear from you always. I will be watching from the distance with Love and Wonder.

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Take the light from the candle into your heart

Hello Terri!
Hanna and Arne built a fairy house together yesterday. Hanna is so into fairies!! This was Arne's FIRST ever fairy house. So special. Hanna was so proud of her house!
Hanna also busted out the spring song this morning to me after we awoke. I said "Look outside at Spring Hanna!" She then started to sing and dance the song for me. So sweet.  
Also, when we were celebrating Arne's tenure and Arne and Hanna were blowing out the candles on his tenure cake, Hanna said so peacefully and calmly after helping to blow out the candles "take the light from the candle into your heart."  
So much wonderfulness coming from her experiences with you. THANK YOU!!!  We are so grateful!!!


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Spring is Here!

I remember during my years in training a dear teacher once said, "the children feel the energy of the earth." You can see that it now that it is spring! The children are in a way busting out. They are tripping over everything just trying to get there fast enough, and they are taking risks that maybe they shouldn't. They are like the flowers getting ready to burst! When my daughter was around 8 years old in the spring she jumped from a swing... (Feeling daring) and broke both arms. When we were escorted in an ambulance from Richmond to Burlington emergency room, the EMT said, spring is there busiest time with children. So... "Safety First!" says Ms. Terri and at the SAME TIME, try asking the question... "Am I Parenting (or whatever else) out of LOVE or FEAR?" It's a tricky question... If you're clear, Love always Wins.

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