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Learning about the weather / Ik leer over het weer

on Tue, 06/03/2012 - 07:48

We are getting close to a seasonal change! Which role is the weather playing in this all? How can we discover more about the weather in a fun way? Me and my blogging playmates (scroll down to know who!) bring you some weather themed crafts or playideas. Please visit our bloghop and link up yours too!

I show you how to make a weather wheel and sing you the special rainbowsong with your preschoolers!

Nu de lente dichterbij komt, praten we veel over het weer hier thuis en met de kleuters op school. Schijnt de zon vaker in de winter of de lente, vragen we ons af.

Daarom maakten we een weer wiel zodat we elke dag kunnen bijhouden wat het weer is. En als je het leuk vind om te zingen, vergeet dan niet te klikken op de video om mijn speciaal regenboogliedje te horen!

The Healing Power Of Play

on Wed, 12/10/2011 - 15:43

I dedicate this article to the healthiest activity of the world. It has the power to unite persons of all ages, races, religions, sexes, beliefsystems, it doesn't judge mental or physical conditions. 

This activity transformed my life when I was diagnosed with breastcancer and became a "pink" girl. It also gave the biggest possibility to my child of expressing herself without words. Both of us could simply BE ourselves in doing it. Many people with me are involved in doing it, advocating it, LOVING it.  

Please meet PLAY and some of it's players.

Fairy tales and children - good versus bad

on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:28

"Grandmother, what  a big mouth you have?The better to eat you with.." - Little Red Riding Hood.

We want to guide our children in becoming independent beings. Able to live confident about themselves outside the safe walls of home or school. A way of supporting our children in the going outside is to talk with them about the good and the bad.

Sometimes it's said that fairy tales are images of life, reflections of the world around us. Simply look at the news and you see the centuries old struggle between good and evil. Life shows us good and beautiful and on the other hand, like in fairy tales the bad and ugly. In stories the good is described as the winner, while the bad is something wrong.