I am so grateful to get to be April Eight! I hope you have a joyful day with those you care about doing things you enjoy. Love to all!
Hello friends, I’m performing next Saturday at VoiceScapes: a Storytelling Festival at the Clifton Branch of the Public Library here in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ll have stories full of songs and songs full of stories to share at 1PM and 3PM. See you there!!
I’m at the beach this week with my family.
We thought it would be fun to let the beach winds blow giant bubbles. Mia and I whipped up some special bubble juice with ingredients from the grocery store. Before we left, we thought about how best to make the bubble wand (Olivander doesn’t do this sort of thing) but then we realized that we had an old plastic one from a birthday gift from a few years back. Perfecto!
We tried them out when we first got here on a beautiful sunny day – but the winds were too high – perfect for kites but not bubbles.
Today is just right, perfectly calm and slightly overcast. As soon as I brought down the bubbles a little crowd formed to watch the magic. Mia is the Bubble Master so I gave her the wand.
Of course, you can always bubble in your own backyard.
“Building on a child’s ability to feel joy, rather than pushing it aside, wouldn’t be that hard. It would just require a shift in the education world’s mindset. Instead of trying to get children to buckle down, why not focus on getting them to take pleasure in meaningful, productive activity, like making things, working with others, exploring ideas, and solving problems? These focuses are not so different from the things to which they already gravitate and in which they delight.”
– Beverly Amico for the AWSNA Executive Team
In a nutshell, this is why I love Waldorf a education!