As cute as Sebby is dressed in his little rain day attire, I'm keeping my fingers crossed we won't need them with a sunshine filled long weekend ahead !!! 📸: @luvmyraspberry
Painting created by children from the Seneca Lab School. To see more of their inspiring learning environment, visit my latest blog post. @tanya.farzaneh ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ P.S. Sending some birthday love to the best artist I know and have admired since I was a toddler myself @limiteditionmia and my cousin in Greece @anma_g !! 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋
Beautiful bouquet given to me by the Kindergarten adult learners I instructed with my parting gift on our last class. I gave them all a blank canvas for their upcoming school year and reminded them of the importance to document !! If you would like to join our summer York University Kindergarten AQ the deadline is soon approaching !! Details in my last blog post. #yorkukaq 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 See my IG story today to find out how Baby S explored these flowers.
Flower garden themed first birthday. Created this space for the children to have a bubble party and use the loose parts (ribbons, flowers, pine cones, etc.) as pretend food while they dined ! 🌹🌼🌺💐🌷🌸🌼 Outside of my work with adult educators I have been been busy with children and family programming this year ! Still loads to blog about !!! This has ranged from creative corners at special events (birthdays, baptisms, etc.), discovery days in my studio with a couple families at a time, and longer inquiry programs that last over several weeks. It's obviously all on hold as we renovate my new studio space, and since I'm 8 months pregnant, but I'm really looking forward to resuming in 2018... If you are a parent or know a family who might be interested in the information about such programming I am creating an email list for updates. I will continue what I began and also start some Mommy groups called Musical Mondays, Father groups Brunch and Play, and Creative Camp for the March Break, private piano lessons, and so much more. Dates and ages will vary from weekdays, after school, to weekends and from infants all the way to ten year olds. Send me a direct message or email email@example.com if any of this sounds appealing to you and your little person. Would love to connect and plan some unforgettable experiences !! Also open to your suggestions of creating something that you wish existed !!!#TransformEdCreativeCorner #TransformEdDiscoverydays #EventsTransformEd
A spiral of learning is a way for us to think about our experience as one that is non-linear. I love this notion, as it reminds me of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Check out my last blog post (link in profile) for some Reggio-inspired learning sessions with @ontarioreggio association and York University !!
This mama got her first morning off in a while - forgot what it felt like to sleep until 10:00 a.m... Didn't realize just how hard it is to be pregnant with another baby at home that you are always chasing after !! It's certainly not as rosy as all of the photographs might suggest !! 🌸🌺🌻🌷💐🌼🌹Regardless, I still wanted to share a couple from the most stunning shoot with the talented team @janinedapontephotography !! The set was out of this world and truly more enchanting than my heart could even dream up !!! Don't you think ?! Can't wait for our magical newborn session !! #shareinourstory #babyvpartdeux #august2017
Know any florists? Please tag them below! 🌸🌺🌼💐🌹🌻🌷We are looking to partner with one next week to be a guest host/judge for our Reggio-Emilia inspired challenge on the topic of flowers and how they offer beauty in children's learning contexts. Your page will be featured on my account, @ctinquiry account and @creative_explorations' account !! Also hoping that this collaboration will be a special welcome summer contest for one lucky/deserving teacher to win a lovely bouquet in celebration of completing the school year. DM me if you are interested !!!
Some of the best professional learning can be found on the ORA (Ontario Reggio Association) website. Check out their Emergent Curriculum Certificate program for this summer. There is an introductory session and one I'm instructing about the learning environment as third educator. Both are incredibly priced for 25 hours !! @ontarioreggio @ellenbrown28 #TransformEdWorkshop
Tonight my kindergarten course draws to a close. Some students have taken part one, two and the specialist this year with me. Feels a little sad to see them go...
Real pizza dough and herbs for my infant to explore ! Presentation is everything !
My baby is 17 months old today and will only be considered an infant for another month. I can hardly believe it !! He will welcome his little sister as a new toddler !! #sweetsebastiandean
Pool noodles as stacking blocks are still a hit with my little guy !
Happy Father's Day my love @arsenios - Thanks for making me a Mama x2 👶🏻🤰 💙💗!!! I shared some of my melt your heart moments in my IG story and am excited to experience many more firsts with our little family !!!💋💋💋💋💋💋 This year Sebby graduated to making his own canvas that you can see when you scroll through... He was inspired by nature and Papou's garden. The lady at the art store who framed them thought they were created by a five year old !!! 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 Happy Father's Day also to my Dad - the best role model and sidekick for our mini Dean ! Your patience and love never cease to amaze me !!!!!!!! #sweetsebastiandean #shareinourstory
All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature. - Rudolf Steiner - 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱Yesterday we announced our next @ctinquiry two week challenge. While keeping the image of the child in our thoughts we will explore the #languageofnature. We also welcome @littlepinelearners as our fantastic guest host/judge. Tara is our #followfriday and we highly recommend her inspiring account which is full of nature explorations. To participate and join our Reggio inspired community tag your nature pics with the #ctinquiry and #cti_languageofnature 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺A big thank you from @creative_explorations and I for sharing your ideas, inspiration and learning with @ctinquiry. #reggioinspired #earlyyears #natureplay #100languages
Well this week got away from me and I didn't share many IG stories like I promised 😩!! Sorry !!!! 😌😳 Here is a visual representation from my workshop in Simcoe County. Will have to blog about the whole experience soon !! #TransformEdWorkshop @ellenbrown28 @crayola
Sensory play - night sky with various materials and colours to have us thinking about stars !! @crayola @chaptersindigo #TransformEdDiscoverydays #EventsTransformEd #TransformEdCreativeCorner
Reusing old shopping bags with a layering effect to create words on a large peg board/wall found within the REmida centre in RE, Italy. ❤️ Lots of Reggio Emilia inspiration flowed through TransformEd Consulting Services this week !! I hosted my second online eWorkshop in the series about 100 languages, presented for a group of Junior supervisors at a childcare centre on documentation design/planning, am co-facilitating a workshop about the learning environment today in Barrie with @ellenbrown28, prepping for my usual York University Kindergarten course later on tonight, and finally recording my very first ever video eWorkshop on the topic of inquiry for the @fairydustteaching online conference that can be viewed anytime with a lifetime access. More motivated than ever to continue to share important messages about young children and early learning. Stay tuned for some IG stories !! What have you been up to this busy June? ❤️ #TransformEdWorkshop
Teaching Sebby his colours with various textures and materials.
My sweet cheeks !!! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Who said you need a fancy water table to explore with? Bowls are just as fun! #sweetsebastiandean
Happy Monday with Baby S's current fav's at 16 months: Shape puzzle, star sorting set, jewels, coloured ice cubes, pencil crayons and his art notebook. @chaptersindigo @michaelsstores @crayola 💚❤️💙💚❤️💙💚❤️💙