Learning Within Community

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Taking Action for Play: 2013 US Play Coalition Conference

Taking Action for Play: 2013 US Play Coalition Conference

Last year Jaime and I attended the US Play Coalition Conference on the Value of Play at Clemson University, where we marveled at the ... read more

Our Seedlings in Full Bloom: Christina Zarrilli

Our Seedlings in Full Bloom: Christina Zarrilli

I am often unsurprised by the paths our Seedlings take – delighted and thrilled for them –but unsurprised all the same. When my now ... read more

The song my heart had been singing…

The song my heart had been singing…

I sat and listened to these women, all with the same concerns I had as a parent. Then I listened to the thoughtful words Susan used to ... read more

New Scientific Research Proves: Recess is More Fun!

New Scientific Research Proves: Recess is More Fun!

Keith Richardson is a member of the Sunflower Creative Arts Board of Directors. He is a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University read more

We have to move. You might hate it.

We have to move. You might hate it.

Late last year, our landlord decided to sell the house we were renting. We had to move, and quickly. We’d been living in the same read more

Not Just for Kids

Not Just for Kids

I spent my first week in Växjö, Sweden, pedaling the hundreds of bike paths strewn across the county. One especially sunny weekday ... read more

Talking with kids about sex

Talking with kids about sex

Have you talked with your children about sex? Maybe you’re thinking, “No, they’re way too young,” or “I’m dreading that moment.” I ... 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

Turning “Let’s Go” into “Let Go”

Turning “Let’s Go” into “Let Go”

by Sunflower mom, Angela Malson Originally posted on Eco Womb blog As we hiked the hill against the wind, she was determined. ... read more

Sunflower Summer Reading: your life on technology

Sunflower Summer Reading: your life on technology

This week on the Sunflower blog we’re talking about technology and its potential to both enhance and complicate our lives. This ... read more

Spring Gratitude

Spring Gratitude

The first days of May bring back childhood memories of scissors snipping and piles of construction paper scraps. The excitement of ... read more

The Language of Sunflower: Praise

The Language of Sunflower: Praise

This is the fourth in a series of Monday posts describing The Language of Sunflower. In previous weeks, we talked about expressing ... 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

Easing the transition from school to home

Easing the transition from school to home

All the excitement and stresses of the new school year are upon us! It is a huge transition to move out of summer mode for the whole ... read more

Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge

This morning my six-year-old son, Dylan, will cross over the Seedlings bridge for the final time (that’s Seedling talk for Graduation). read more

Grandparent Adventures

Grandparent Adventures

 I really love my time with my grandchildren, ages 7 and 5. This summer we have planned Camp Susan on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are ... read more

Walking to School with Suzie

Walking to School with Suzie

We only live about a mile from my six-year-old daughter’s school. So one bright morning, although it’s not our usual routine, we decide read more

Brian’s learning story

Brian’s learning story

A teacher shares a beautiful example of child-led, community-based learning (the kind we believe in at Sunflower!) in a more ... read more

Patience is a virtue… understanding is a challenge

Patience is a virtue… understanding is a challenge

How does frozen yogurt, a present from a friend and something sticky add up to better understanding? Let’s talk! In our last blog post, read more

Lullabies in the Garden

Lullabies in the Garden

For 20 years my dear families have been asking that I record a tape (back in the day) or CD of music they could keep at home. After all read more