It Won’t Be Long Now – The Hollow Ones #43

Let hope in and know that all things must pass, including all this Covid-19 craziness. Let the darkness dissipate. Let the fear move on and embrace the joyful light. We don't need to get back to what was normal, that is what brought on this acceptance of fear. Be light, be happy, be different, be … Continue reading It Won’t Be Long Now – The Hollow Ones #43

Tears of joy

Book Review: You Made Me A Dad by Laurenne Sala What a wonderful book to read your child... of any age! I loved sharing this with my daughter and getting her hug in return. I can imagine reading this to a class of kids, kindergarten to about grade two. Doing it as a follow-up to … Continue reading Tears of joy

Cute, but what else do I need? You be the judge.

Book Review: Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Please keep in mind that I consider books as teaching tools, especially children's books. I look for one's that offer teachable moments and morality questions that could stimulate discussion. This one could, but I'm not sure it would be obvious to the students. The illustrations are cute.The … Continue reading Cute, but what else do I need? You be the judge.

Letting You Be … You

Book Review: Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor Adorable.A parent's guide to having fun while allowing your children be themselves.A great message about how parent's can show their children they respect them for who they are. Follow Nancy and her amazing family as they nurture her self-expression in the cutest and most supportive way... by being … Continue reading Letting You Be … You

A Child is a Wonderful Adventure

Book Review: Silly Wonderful Your by Sherri Duskey Rinker Simply beautiful!!!Love, love, love!!! A great story to read to your kid, especially after one of those special days when being tired is just understating it. I wish I had this book to read my daughter when she and I became a family of two. It … Continue reading A Child is a Wonderful Adventure

A Child’s Precious View of Empathy

Book Review: Go To Sleep, Mom! by Mary Eakin The illustrations are beautiful.The moral is adorable!The teachable content is very clever... * *I've recently learned the benefits of not over explaining things and limiting instructions, or leading questions during my maker lab lessons. The benefit is that my students do their own thing and more … Continue reading A Child’s Precious View of Empathy

Love – The Most Beautiful Topic To Teach

Book Review-Recommendation: Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion by Gabi Garcia Beautifully written.Beautifully illustrated.Excellent message for all ages: compassion isn't only about what we feel towards others, but equally as im portantly what we feel towards ouselves. It also wonderfully illustrates why we need to love ourselves. Follow Esperanza (Hope) as … Continue reading Love – The Most Beautiful Topic To Teach

Bossa Nova Love – The Hollow Ones #34

Ok, so I think I still have more of these in me. I did this one spontaneously a few days ago. My wife has been dancing around the house and making me and my daughter giggle. The house has been full of music and love. I don't know if I unconsciously chose to keep the … Continue reading Bossa Nova Love – The Hollow Ones #34

Day 21 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Wow! What a ride! Gratitude can be achieved in the mindset we choose; in the practice of acknowledging things, experiences, and people we are grateful for; in acknowledging to what we dislike and looking at the other side of the coin at what we do like instead; & in taking time to say thank you. … Continue reading Day 21 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Day 20 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Is it ungrateful to ask for what you want? Wow, did I ever grab a loaded question and the answers aren't what I expected... Google it and you get some lovely lady not-so-subtly selling her services to increase traffic to your business. This is followed by many definitions of "ingratitude". Perhaps I'm being ungrateful for … Continue reading Day 20 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?