Welcome to our care home... Dragonfly Cove is dedicated to all the kiddos in our lives:D You will see various pictures of our kiddos learning through play in their "every day" life♥ We've created a hygge atmosphere ~ find out more about that in the blog if you haven't heard this term before♥ We love to see your thoughts and comments!:D

This blog is a living, growing record of our kiddos during this beautiful time in our lives together. Here we document and share the unique experiences, ideas and inspirations enriching our lives and the children in our care. Memories and experiences are the greatest gifts we can bestow on our children... thank you for embarking on this continuing journey with us... Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about getting out there and dancing in the rain♥

Here is an excerpt from "How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years" which directly pertains to our blog here:)
"a means of sharing perspectives with parents and colleagues. When families and others are invited to contribute to the documentation and share their own interpretations, it can provide even more insights that children, educators, and families can return to, reflect on, and remember in order to extend learning."

Thanks so much for making this shared journey so memorable and so very special... lots of love♥

Friday, 29 July 2011

Gearing up for our Family Camping Adventure♥

We are so excited to be only two weeks away from our Camping Trip.

We'll be gone for over a week so I have many ideas stashed away for kids entertainment. 

Matching Animal Tracks
Create a Leaf or Bark Rubbing
Check out what lives under a dead tree
Find your direction with and without a compass
Scavenger Hunt
Make a water scope
Create a nature Collage
Listen to nature
Clean up a natural area
Keep a nature Journal
Colour pictures and draw pictures about your trip

Camping offers and uninterrupted dialogue with nature and how I like to get them started is to give them a Scavenger hunt.  I like to print copies of a list and have it ready with baskets for collection.

On rainy days like today gearing up for the trip, I'll be making crafts with them to get them ready for their camping adventure and preserve their hand size in the process..

Don’t forget to create a checklist and take it with you

I can’t wait to start our Camping adventure this year… two weeks to go and so much planning to do… See you on the hiking trails


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