Preschoolers

“Uninvited Guests” Show Up at Sunflower Theatre Camp

“Uninvited Guests” Show Up at Sunflower Theatre Camp

Sunflower’s approach to theatre is a lot like our approach to everything else: it’s all about play, process and fun. Parents got ... read more

Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow

“Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought ... read more

Just part of life

Just part of life

Last month Sierra told me she wanted to visit a “graveyard.” My first thought was ‘she’s been watching too much Scooby-Doo.’ I said, ... read more

Weaned on play

Weaned on play

by Wynna Dunmyer, Sunflower mom My baby weaned, again. At Bridging Day last week, Griffin my 5 year old last baby, weaned. This time it read more

How to make an invention

How to make an invention

by Jennifer Sneeden Making an invention is very difficult… The first problem is that you might not know right away what you’re trying ... read more

What’s your passion?

What’s your passion?

At the Seedlings Family Kick Off that Jonathan posted about last week, one of the questions we parents were asked was, ... 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

What they deserve…

What they deserve…

From late June to late August I work at a camp in Massachusetts for children who’ve had open heart surgery. For three summers I’ve ... 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

Toys, dirt and water

Toys, dirt and water

Tools for the important work of play My son Dante was a Seedling for two years, when he was three and four. The first year, he spent ... read more

One Day at Sunflower: Through the eyes of Mihai

One Day at Sunflower: Through the eyes of Mihai

Some days are more challenging than others, even when you’re three years old. Maybe especially when you’re three years old. 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

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

The essence of Seedlings

The essence of Seedlings

My daughter Emily started Seedlings last week. The first week of Seedlings, I took lots of pictures trying to capture the essence of ... read more

So hard to leave…

So hard to leave…

Everybody who’s ever taken a class at Sunflower and then stayed afterwards while their kids played on the playground has, at some point read more

Recipe for Peace

Recipe for Peace

I know peace. I see, hear, and feel it whenever I’m around young children. [slideshow] I am constantly trying to find a personal ... read more

A Little Nonsense Now and Then…

A Little Nonsense Now and Then…

This morning at Seedlings I bit a tree. I bit the tree branch for a few minutes, and it didn’t taste good. Generally speaking ... read more

Mom, I’m BORED!

Mom, I’m BORED!

I was sitting outside my 4-year-old’s ballet class with my 7-year-old when she said it. I looked her in the eye. “You’re what?” I said. read more

Helper day

Helper day

Sometimes, when I’m a helper at Seedlings, I’ll see a stream of older folks walking by the playground. Our program shares ... read more

A Day at Seedlings

A Day at Seedlings

9:30 am – Trikes race, swings fly, granite pestles grind and pound spices into dry oatmeal, castles are constructed, the ... read more