Category Archives: Poetry

Puppets and the Education of Young Children

“When she puts a puppet on her hand, she lights up, she’s very happy.  When she performs, she just gives it her all.” ~ Heather Allen Years ago I made a collection of puppets as part of an assignment for … Continue reading

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Speaking of Sunflowers: Planting the Seeds of Language Development

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” ~ Helen Keller Recently I received a message with a request for some ideas on how to support children’s language development, using flowers as … Continue reading

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A Spring Poem for Children

“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems. ” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke I plant a little seed in the dark, dark ground, Out comes the yellow sun, big and round. Down comes the cool rain … Continue reading

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