Play is Self-Directed Learning

Play is Self-Directed Learning by Marty Layne About 15 years ago I helped a ten-year-old boy at the beach build a dam across a little stream. I was assisting my husband with a class field trip. We live in Victoria, B.C. While the air gets warm, the Pacific Ocean never gets much warmer than about

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For Reading Outloud

When to startYou can begin reading to your child as soon as you talk to your child – in other words – from birth. However,reading a story to a baby won’t be the same as reading to a toddler. The baby will enjoy the sound of your voicebut it will be a while before your

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Winter Solstice

At this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of seasonal activities and forget to take time to enjoy the things that make this season special. When one of my sons turned 3, his birthday is at the end of November, he noticed all the decorations in the

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