I am a chicken farmer. Well, I’m a writer who owns a chicken ranch. Or, to tell the truth, really my family keeps a few hens in our suburban backyard in California. Oh, and as of February 17, we now have ten growing chicks in our house, too. So, although we didn’t set out to [...]Continue Reading →
Puppetry Column with Suzanne Down A Story Poem for Spring
Each month through the year, Suzanne will share with us an idea for puppet story.
I believe in story and puppetry for children that opens the heart and soul, and brings, through the listening and looking, a picture of the possibilities of goodness [...]Continue Reading →
It both nourishes us and nurtures us.
It is essential for human life.
It interacts with all of our senses and can provide profound comfort and deep pleasure.
It is intimately connected to our emotions, our health, our ethnicity, our religion, and our culture, as well as politics, economics and even the environment.
When [...]Continue Reading →
Every home has a hearth, that place where sparks are lit and warmth is kindled. Traditionally the hearth was a phyiscal site, always tended, made of stone and brick to provide the heat to cook food and warm people. The hearth provided a comfortable gathering place. Today we carry the hearth [...]Continue Reading →
Farm, Garden and Grief
My story of growing up on a farm is a fairly typical one: chores, gardens, big machines, endless outdoor days doing everything and nothing, seasons cycling through births and deaths. Farmers seem to have an endless ability to accept the changeability of life with little complaint. Perhaps the weather trains them.
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Each month, we will bring you a picture of an early childhood program. With our debut issue, I am delighted to bring you a picture of Margaret’s Garden, tended by devoted caretaker, Danielle Epifani. Danielle works with children from 18 months to 9 years of age and has been doing this work for [...]Continue Reading →
An Introduction and a Lesson in Mango Math
I didn’t always know I wanted to homeschool my children. To be honest, I hadn’t given theireducation much thought. But once my twin girls arrived and we began attachment parenting, the bond that formed was so intense that teaching them at home [...]Continue Reading →
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“I am truly happy and inspired to be part of Lisa’s magazine, The Wonder of Childhood and to be writing for a community of caring and creative parents. Lisa, I celebrate your love for children and parents and all the wisdom and encouragement you provide through this magazine and your many [...]Continue Reading →
One of the reasons that the telling of fairy tales has fallen into such disrepute in the last fifty years or so, is that very few people know how or when to tell certain stories, what is appropriate to different ages and how the stories should be spoken.
Fairy tales for children under [...]Continue Reading →