1-2-3 Feelings for Me by Goldie Miller and Lisa A. Berger is a comprehensive and well thought out book on feelings. It can help a child navigate and be more aware of how they are feeling and provide ways in which they can categorize their feelings, share them, manage them and empower themselves through self-talk. A great book for school directors, principals, guidance counselors and teachers doing detailed unit on feelings in school or for those who work and interact with children as their profession, such as Child Life Specialists, pediatric nurses, pediatricians and hospital educators. This book can also be an asset to parents who want to better understand the details on feelings and how a child sees and experience, process, internalize and express their feelings.View More 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me by Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger
Have you ever felt worried? What does it mean? How does my body felt differently when it is worried? Do adults worry too? How can I overcome this feeling? The breathing technique the author highlight in this book is brilliant, fun and relatable to many kids , “Breathe in slowly through your nose like you’re smelling cookies. Breathe out slowly through your mouth, like you’re blowing bubbles.” It honestly taught me a more visual and improved way to breathe in and out. Try it too! Smell those cookies and blow those bubbles!View More Worries are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick
Compost Art Reflection: I watched as layers and layers of egg shells, coffee grinds, vegetable peels and apple cores get tossed into the compost bin. The more we add in, the more beautiful it gets, layer by layer, piece by piece. Individual pieces of everything all getting thrown away all break down, until one day, it turns into something beautiful and useful together. Everything that was meant to be useless, broken, and tossed into a waste basket eventually turns into something fruitful for all the earth. It reminds me of the world we live in…no one is perfect, yet when everyone works collaboratively, earth becomes a richer place. All this inspired me to create this page of compost art…and remind me of how beautiful nature is!View More Earth Day Compost Art
Skoy Cloths are made from natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. Yes, this is a cloth derived from wood! This sponge alternative is dishwasher, machine washashable/dryer safe and biodegradable/compostable! Read more on my review on the cloths, scrubbers and towels!View More Earth Day Skoy Eco-friendly Cloth, Scrubber and Towels Review and Giveaway
Friendsheep Eco Friendly Wool Dryer Balls and Other Goods. These dryer balls are made with fair wage by Nepali Artisans in underprivileged communities and all their packaging is 100 percent recyclable and/or biodegradable and compostable. These adorable dryer balls work great to soften the load. I am more than happy having them found in random places in my home, as they unexpectedly bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Add a few drops of essential oil to the dryer balls to gently scent the clothing. The fun designs and shapes of the dryer balls and air freshener make them a welcome addition anywhere in our home drawers, washing machine, children’s playhouse and more. Tuck in Spring or Easter Egg hunts, in goody bags, gift to adults and kids alike!View More Friendsheep Wool Eco friendly Dryer Balls
My review of Brooklyn Butcher Blocks Walnut End Grain Cutting Boards. An eco-friendly company where all of their materials are sourced in the USA and they compost scraps.View More Brooklyn Butcher Block’s End Walnut Grain Cutting Board
Why kids do so much art? Why is art important in early childhood and beyond?
The more you art, the more you start to realize art is embedded in our lives and shares bits and pieces of who we are as unique, one of a kind individuals.
Art is about developing yourself. It’s taking baby steps to try new things and trying to understand things other people create and respecting their point of view.
Art is you and you are one of a kind. You are special because there is no one like you.
Life is about sharing who you are to the world, and finding not IF we connect, but HOW, WHERE and WHY we connect.View More Art tells us it’s Okay to be You
Replacing Paper Towels with the Multipurpose Harringdons Tea Towels- wrap a gift, keep bread fresh, apron, drying dishes and cutlery-they are amazing, 100% cotton and so soft in your hands- they don’t snag, wash well and work for everything you could imagine in your kitchen.View More Replacing Paper Towels with the Multipurpose Harringdons Tea Towels
Have you picked out your Christmas tree yet this year? Do you love unique plants and Winter Wonderland? Maybe all the holiday shopping online has been draining you of the Christmas spirit? Living in New York all my life, I really can’t believe I’ve ever been here. My husband found this place and we have been meaning to go for years now, but we never had a chance to, until now. It will now be a yearly trek to Long Island to visit Hick’s Nurseries. You come here and you feel as if you’ve traveled in time, back into childhood if days that beautiful trees and ornaments filled your eyes with awe, minds with magic and heart with joy. Come and reminisce on those nostalgic memories of childhood days, where you learn to live in the moment and appreciate the little things that spark great joy.View More Hick’s Nurseries- Christmas Wonderland