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

Monday, 29 May 2017

♥May 2017♥

On a wet spring day, the kiddos had the opportunity to observe this cute little guy:D He came for a visit to eat some yummy nuts left out for him;) FYI, I received the nuts from a well-meaning person who was unaware of my peanut allergies... They made a great snack and observational opportunity for the kids:D

The kids look forward to our participation in these annual activities.  We are getting our Provincial Park pass as well and we have already acquired our Canada Parks pass for Canada's sesquicentennial:D
We were privileged to attend the first ever Comic-Con in Orillia! It was hosted by Dr. Comics! This Comic-Con will be an annual event and an awesome addition to our wonderful, creative hub we call home:)
Orillia was waiting for an event of this scale for a long time!:D Awesome turnout to our first Comic-Con! These are the lines behind and in front of our little group at the start of Orillia Comic-Con:)

There is always loads of coverage of the "bigger names" at these kinds of events... so I thought I would focus on some of the less known peeps doing their thing at this great event:D Emmanuelle Chateauneuf was one of my favourites! This lovely lady from Ontario has written and illustrated this semi-autobiographical tale of a mother and daughter and is currently working on her second book!:D Keep us posted Emmanuelle... we're following your journey:) http://www.thebatmanni.com/

My Hubby's pick for supporting new artists:) I'm awaiting information for him to hopefully post soon:)

The kids were really excited about this one so you know perler beads will be back on our list of activities to do this summer:D

Fidget spinners;)

My eldest son is over the moon happy with his new sword:D He is ready to take on Hyrule;) Fire and Steel were busy but ready to help with friendly customer service:) ... my son wants the shield;) #RealFireNSteel — with Fire and Steel


The kids picked out their summer reading book marks:)

How sweet would it be to take a bat-mobile for a spin;) — with Brampton Batman


We're heading back in Time!:D

Christoria Creations https://www.facebook.com/thechristoriacreations/

The Tutors gave out great reading lists to check out at the library for our summer reading:D  Comic-Con was inspirational:D  One of my kiddos even took his sketch pad to camp with him today:D


https://www.facebook.com/HawkinsCorner/ These are some super friendly peeps who I hope will be at the Coldwater Steampunk Festival:D

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