Lilianna Grace you have stolen our hearts for the last six months! Happy half birthday baby girl ! #lifewithliliannagrace
Spending two days at the biggest educational conference in Toronto and presenting a hands-on experience with eight different studio spaces. Thankful to all the new people that I met and for their participation. Always love the energy at @readingfortheloveofit !!!! #rftloi #TransformEdWorkshop
Did you know that this already inspiring book has a second edition? It just came out last month and I’m offering a free online book study for those interested in joining. We are a group of 15 so far and I have space for another 8. The first chapter is available on the Redleaf website for next Monday’s chat. Also photographed here is my presentation description to the Reading for the Love of It conference that takes place in Toronto on Thursday and Friday. If you are there, I’d love to meet you! @readingfortheloveofit Details for the book study on my blog ! #CTInquiry
As I put the finishing touches on my new TransformEd Creative Studio space (promise to start showing you soon) I continue to look for inspiration on Pinterest. This photo comes from a company I love for children called community playthings. I wish I could have all their furniture and wooden products! I think it’s American so I’m not sure about shipping costs. Have to look into it and start making my wish list ! @communityplayus (on Twitter)
First time my infant discovered her reflection in a mirror. 🌈 Add a mirror to your explorations with young children and pay attention to how they react. You will be pleasantly surprised with their sincere interest and curiosity! #lifewithliliannagrace
Rise and shine ☀️- these children’s pots and pans have been on repeat for us this week. First with the shaving cream, rose petals, and even using penne pasta or Cheerios. My toddler knows what dishes are his and he is already helping to put them all away. I find this simple routine a great time for him to learn sorting (for example the plastic cutlery) by shape and size. “Me help” or “I me self” (by myself) are often what you’ll hear him say and there are no complaints from this Mama about cleaning from a young age! #besthelper #toddlerlife #learningthroughplay
Imaginary play in our pyjamas at 7 a.m. ! He wakes up and goes straight to his fire truck 🚒... Who else is up early with their kids? Long weekends don’t mean sleeping in for this Mama!!! At least he’s cute 😂 #firemansebby #toddlerlife #sweetsebastiandean
While I prepare for my presentations, this little one calculates on his cash register and my calculator. Speaking of numbers, the smartest mathematician I know (my younger brother) celebrates his birthday today ! Him and I were complete opposites in our schooling. Alex finished engineering while I completed English and Education studies. He’s very logical and I’m creative. Makes me wonder how my kids will be when they grow up !!
Frozen paints in an ice cube tray with clothes pins as handles.
Sebs was surfing my blog and realized that there are just two weeks left for early bird savings if you register for: *parent and infant/toddler programs *children programs *educator workshops *free book study on emergent curriculum *kindergarten AQ course Link in profile ! Thanks to everyone who has already enrolled !! Can’t wait to have you visit the studio space. Sneak peeks and visual tour coming soon...
So awesome that there is a kindergarten conference this Spring. Hoping to get a babysitter and attend on the Friday. On a separate note, this sweet little lady was a student from my class and it was such a nice surprise to see her on the flyer! We had a few professional video and photo sessions with ETFO (the organizers) in my kindergarten classroom and now I can’t help but wonder how my former students are doing. Seems like only yesterday that she was making this drawing for our fairies and fantasy project. Now she is in Grade 4 and almost ten years old!!! How does the time fly by so quickly? Hopefully some of her friends who follow my account can show her !! Miss you H.W. - you had such a great personality. I will never forget your humour, smile and love for learning! #feelingnostalgic
Boatloads of love to you and yours on this V-Day! 🛳💙💋🌈 My toddler loves to plays make-believe with his/his sister’s stuffed animals over the deep blue sea ! How do you encourage your child’s imagination?
Oh wow brother - did you paint a Valentine? Excuse me while I take a little bite out of it ... #teething #sebbyandlily
“One, two, twee, fo, fieve” to twelve all day every day whether it’s his cars, trucks, bath toys, dishes in the dishwasher, snacks, or on this abacus. Someone loves his numbers !!! #proudmama #sweetsebastiandean #toddlerlife
Valentine’s Day sensory experience. I used shaving cream, food colouring and roses. #TransformEdCreativeStudio #TransformEdDiscoveryDays
Some of my fave picture books on display. Sharing “Colour Blocked” in my story. It will quickly become one of your favourites too !!! #TransformEdFaves #AWLChallenge
In exactly a month I will be studying in Reggio Emilia, Italy to learn more about the early childhood approach that I so admire ! I hope to bring it’s inspiration to my TransformEd Creative Studio space, to my blog and of course to my sessions. If you are also attending the study tour over the march break, leave a comment below. I would love to connect with you while we dig deeper into our learning journey !! @ontarioreggio 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗📸: atomicbeeranch.com
Designed some new story title pages today for my highlights and also our Reggio inspired challenge posts for @ctinquiry using an app on my phone. 🌈To help celebrate Valentine’s Day and Family Day we chose to focus on relationships for the next couple weeks. Special thanks to the #CTInquiry team @creative_explorations @creativeplayideas and our guest host @teach.grow.love 💋💋💋
My little Miss Lilianna is already so interactive and strong. She uses her hands with better grip than I expected to select her favourite doll for chewing on. #somanyoptions #fivemonths #lifewithliliannagrace #infant #documentation
His little hands already writing ✍️- oh how I love him so ! ❤️ #toddler #twoyearsold #markmaking #earlywriting #sweetsebastiandean