“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Today we are leaning into the soothing connection of time spent together, and the promise of brighter days ahead. Wishing all of your lovely souls a happy Wednesday.
Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki Co-Founders & Directors of The Clover School
These early days of spring are perfect for lingering in the kitchen with the windows open, connecting through nourishment and the cultivation of invaluable life skills. Kids Cook Real Food features online cooking classes for children aged 2 years and up. They are currently offering a risk-free 14-day trial with access to all of their courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The stresses of these uncertain times paired with unusually close quarters may be leading to a little extra tension within the household. GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides videos and exercises to help families stay mindfully active and energized. This simple visualization exercise involving a balloon is a great way for the whole family to relieve tension and deflate stressful moments.
Why not make lunch special today with a picture-perfect indoor picnic? Have fun preparing finger food with your kids and letting them decorate a space to kick back, hang out and enjoy. Essential Kids provides some tips to help you get started!
Expressing gratitude is such a powerful way to uplift ourselves. Inspired by the book Joha Makes a Wish, this cute and easy craft from the PJ Library offers a fun way to add some physicality to the practice of gratitude that can act as a helpful reminder and prompt for your family to take turns reflecting on things you’re grateful for.
Una Malcolm is a learning specialist and literacy coach who is committed to the success of all learners. She has trained extensively in several evidence-based reading instructional approaches and prioritizes creating solutions to support all learners. Pedagogically, Una believes strongly that all children can thrive when they are given evidence-based instruction in a warm, supportive environment.