Entries from June 21st, 2010

Play kitchen or playing in the kitchen?

June 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · parenting

Play kitchens are fairly common toys for kids; they can range from cheap ones you can get free off of Craigslist (or abandoned at tot lots), to gorgeous heirloom ones. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the different options in this arena: No play kitchen In the Montessori educational philosophy, preschoolers do not have play kitchens. [...]

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Natural sandpit tutorial

June 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · crafty, nature

Start with a pile of free logs from around the neighborhood. Chop them up into different lengths with a borrowed electric chainsaw. Arrange them in a tight circle. You can even notch the sides so they fit tightly together. I requested that one log be placed on its side for easier entry. Add play sand, [...]

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At the beach

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments · fun with kids, nature

This past weekend, we went for a trial run at a nearby beach. V enjoyed collecting rocks and shells and throwing them into the water. Happy times. We have also been reading At the Beach lately. I took the book out of the library in anticipation of our upcoming trip to North Carolina. Sometimes reading [...]

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Nano-farm popped!

June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · food, gardening

All of Tig’s hard work is starting to pay off, the veggies and plants are popping! According to his calculations, we’ve eaten about $40 worth of produce so far. The nectarine and peaches are growing. V has already picked and eaten quite a few alpine strawberries – I haven’t even tasted one yet…

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