What Else Kid’s Want – A Get Acquainted Game

A Yoga Game:  What Do You Want Under the Tree? I’m extending Christmas just a little longer to play a game with you. Imagine if for Christmas we could ask for presents, but we could also ask for other things, things that are less tangible.  What if we could ask for a virtue or a quality from Santa?  What if we could wake up and find happiness, faith, or love under the tree?  What would kids ask for then?  What

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Imagination: Creates and Destroys

Sand Sculptures at the Canadian National Exhibition, 2009 One day a bunch of us, adults and kids, were hanging out for a bit after yoga class.  As the kids played I divulged that soon I’ll be lying on the beach for a week’s holidays.  I mimed building sand castles and swimming in the ocean and my three year old friend who was listening started to pretend to play in the sand along with me. As the adults talked she built

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Overheard in the Hallway

T.G.I.F. Today is Tuesday, so I think it may be a good day to tell this story – Friday’s far enough away so hopefully we won’t get influenced by it. I’ve been holding it in for a while trying to decide if it is worth writing about. One Friday morning I was walking by the open door of a daycare class and I heard the teacher saying, in her daycare teacher voice, this little snippet of conversation, “and ‘F’ stands

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Good-bye Sophia, We’ll Always have Pre-School

For a Teacher, Each Kid Eventually Moves On The last week had a lot of goodbye’s. It started with moving and saying a joyful goodbye to a phase of my life stuffed into a tiny apartment with my husband and our two home businesses. For a while that little apartment was kinda romantic. His desk took up the dining room and mine was wedged into the hallway. The sound of our computer keys tinkled like a love song. Discovering the

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Kids and Anxiety: What is Thought? (Part Two)

Hello everyone – well I’m in the middle of a pile of cardboard boxes, dollies, and carts. Yes, I’m moving and it’s been exciting to be going to a bigger place but also takes focus. So rather than delay – here’s a short post to follow up on Part One about my bullied student who was becoming a bully. This little boy in my yoga class was feeling bullied and doesn’t know what to do about the bully except to

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