I am a long-time advocate for the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive benefits of learning outdoors. Part of it is based on observational research. You take kids outdoors and you tap into joyful learning. All of the learning inspired and put into practice by Reggio Emilia after the second World War, unfolds when children are given the freedomContinue reading “Joyful Learning Outside”
At the Reading Extravaganza, gymnastics and yoga mats were pulled out and all children carefully removed their shoes before getting cozy on the mats. Benches pulled into shapes, lawn chairs and blankets were equally captivating spaces to read.
I was welcomed into the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with over the top friendly and helpful Maritime graciousness. Maritimers bring the Canadian “nice” to a whole new level. I gravitated first to what I was most anticipating, the Maud Lewis Gallery. To my delight her entire house with all of the surfaces, includingContinue reading “Inspiring Artistic Expression In Nova Scotia”