Learning Through Experience

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Reading Aloud with Interaction: You can’t mess it up!

Reading Aloud with Interaction: You can’t mess it up!

Reading aloud: it can sometimes be a bit intimidating when you first dive into a new book. Here are some tips to make reading time with read more

Becoming the story: Reading aloud with Shakespeare

Becoming the story: Reading aloud with Shakespeare

One of the best, and most fun, ways to get kids actively engaged in reading is through drama. For older readers, reading stories and ... read more

Reading to your Teenager: For the love of books

Reading to your Teenager: For the love of books

Reading aloud is a pleasurable activity for both reader and listener. So why stop? As one mom shares, even teens can enjoy the ... read more

Top Five Realizations about being a stay-at-home dad

Top Five Realizations about being a stay-at-home dad

posted by Andy Hatcher As my wife, Van, wraps up the first semester of her Ph.D. program here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ... read more

Dawdling: Learning the Beauty of Going Slow

Dawdling: Learning the Beauty of Going Slow

Jennifer Sneeden, PhD(c), LMFT, first connected with Sunflower two years ago, and is so grateful for the experiences she and her ... read more

A family of plastic horses and two 3-year-olds (child-led conflict resolution)

A family of plastic horses and two 3-year-olds (child-led conflict resolution)

There are some days at Seedlings when we get to witness some amazing, completely child-led events. Sometimes it's the fort to beat all ... read more

The Possibility of Something Really Important Happening

The Possibility of Something Really Important Happening

It’s always there– A tiny spark, and a space opens up. The idea bubbles, it gains momentum and cracks wide open. read more

Give them time (a story of watercolors and preschooler theoretical physics)

Give them time (a story of watercolors and preschooler theoretical physics)

I was walking through the room headed off to do something important somewhere else, with no intention of stopping or even lingering to ... read more

My phone is my lifeline

My phone is my lifeline

Part two in our series about technology and its potential to both enhance and complicate our lives. Read Susan‘s and ... read more

Plugging in

Plugging in

We made a lot of discoveries on the playground during last weekend’s Seedlings family work day. Lizard eggs, tiny as marbles… ... read more

Sledding, South Florida Style

Sledding, South Florida Style

Kids have been playing with cardboard boxes since the beginning of disposable packaging– and rolling down hills since the invention of ... read more

Scary!

Scary!

We’re right on the cusp of Halloween, a time when it’s fun to think about all the things that scare us. To me, part of the magic of ... read more

Adjusting expectations

Adjusting expectations

One of my challenges as a parent (and a person who resists change) is to recognize and adjust to constantly changing situations. The ... read more

Bring that beat back to me again…

Bring that beat back to me again…

I recently got back from an amazing vacation, visiting a wonderful, playful, up-for-anything friend and seeing my most favorite band in read more

Play helps a neighborhood find a sense of community

Play helps a neighborhood find a sense of community

Six months ago, we moved to a new neighborhood. We were moving from a townhouse with almost no yard, and while my boys seemed to be ... read more

Flying

Flying

This time last year my youngest son, Steven, had been safely back home in the States for about a month, after a year in Afghanistan. My read more

Barriers.

Barriers.

About a year and a half ago I stood before a group of 20 fourth graders, tasked with teaching the day’s art lesson. I had ... read more

I call it tiny. My kids call it nature. | KaBOOM!

I call it tiny. My kids call it nature. | KaBOOM!

Congratulations to Sunflower blogger Victoria Green, 4th place winner in KaBOOM!‘s national guest blogging contest. Go Victoria! ... read more

Where are all the kids?

Where are all the kids?

Sunflower blogger Jaime won 1st place in KaBOOM!’s recent guest blogging contest. Check it out below and on KaBOOM!’s Play Today blog. ... read more

Falling Down

Falling Down

Cindy Thagard is mom to current Seedlings Corwin (4) and Seraya (3), and future Seedling Vallen (16 months). While at a hotel pool with read more