Welcome to our Dragonfly Cove Care Home and our Nook and a Book reading corner. This blog is a living, growing record of our kiddos during this beautiful time in our lives together. This kind of blogging is as personal and intimate as writing a journal or diary. Memories and experiences are the greatest gifts we can bestow on our children. Here we document and share the unique experiences, ideas and inspirations enriching our lives and the children in our care. You will see various pictures of our kiddos learning through play and inquiry in every day life

A couple of ideas and quotes related to our blog and growth...

"Life isn't about finding yourself; It's about creating yourself."
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's learning to dance in the rain"

My passion and love of learning stems from a belief that learning is a life-long process. We strive to be open and adaptable to the many changes and challenges of everyday life. I try to model continued learning as the children see me reading, studying and implementing new, creative adaptations and theory to our home indoor and outdoor environments and lives. By giving them these roots, my hope is they will also follow a path of inquiry and know as students of life, they will always be learning and growing

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."

We love reading your thoughts and comments! Thanks so much for embarking on this special, memorable journey with us... 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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