Month: October 2013

Guide Words

I have a collection of small, porcelain birds in different colors, with guide words painted across their rounded bellies.  These tiny, bright birds are lovely to look at, but it is the idea behind them that appeals to me the most: a simple message – guide words, in this case – to center, to guide …

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The Power of Play

My daughter attends a play-based preschool two mornings a week, and while there are many lovely and practical reasons for this choice, we really chose her program because we thought she’d have a great time.  Who doesn’t want to play all day? Her thoughtful and experienced teachers find creative ways to sneak learning in, of …

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