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. 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

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gifts of Significance...

Today my inbox had a welcome and unexpected surprise.  I received a lovely poem from Shiketa Morgan, Child Care Business Owner and it was written by Cathy Abraham of Learning Foundations.  What a lovely rarity to have a poem with my families morals and sentiments contained within... enjoy♥

Gifts of Significance

What shall I give my child this year? Looking through isles of toys and games I wondered, what would be something that my child would treasure and create lasting memories? What would I really like to give him, if I could?

The gift of family legacy.

This year I will read the Christmas cards we get to my child and explain who Great Aunt Ruth is and the things she did in her life.

The gift of patience and memories.

This year I will not rush my child when we are baking cookies, wrapping gifts or decorating – and not be concerned about how things “look.”

The gift of understanding.

I will not yell or think of my child as ungrateful when I step on pieces from new games.

The gift of family history.

This year I will make sure the camera has film and I will get the pictures developed before the end of the year.

The gift of compassion.

I will teach my child by example and let him see me give to the Salvation Army bell ringers.

The gift of giving.

My child and I will adopt a child from a local “Giving Tree” project.

The gift of love.

I will hug my child just a little bit tighter and sit at my child’s bedside a few minutes longer watching him sleep – for the mothers that want desperately want to and can’t this year.

Gooseberry Patch♥

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