The child is an active participant in their own learning. Here we see how an infant naturally explores the world around her when she takes a break from her water play to touch the vines. More infant moments from last week are in my stories... (@daniela_a100 M.P. 🍓 🍃)
I have so many moments captured in our studio and can’t seem to share/post them fast enough!!! I might have to start doing weekly highlights, because living the day to day requires me to be really present while we are together. By the time I run programs, clean up, plan for the next day, answer emails, make dinner for my own kids and spend time with them before their bedtime routine I’m wiped out !!! So - If you don’t see posts from me, it’s likely because we have been too busy being creative and having fun !!!!! ( Infant artist is I.G. on her first painting experience : @michelle_gab ) #TransformEdExploringEverywhere
I’m giving two lucky winners a copy of the latest Loose Parts book from Redleaf Press. Visit my story for a peek inside its pages and the blog for complete details on how to enter !! #TransformEdFreeGiveaway
Abstract art - using pastel, water colour paint and a sponge. (Infant artist as shared in my stories A.R. @alexandra_ramundi @lacantinacatering 👌🏻❤️🎨)
Wherever you go - go with all your heart ! 📸: @clarkylaura 💚 We are so lucky to have a forest beside our studio. Tomorrow I’m taking my Igniting Inquiry group for school aged children there to have a nature walk. 🌳 🌲
Adding a little magic ✨ to our Monday’s ! 🦄 #TransformEdCreativeStudio 📸: @clarkylaura
Water play 💦 💦!!! #TransformEdDiscoveryDays #Toddlers
It’s all about the details ! Still love this focal point of our studio space - from the peg board with hanging scissors to the brass mason jars. 📸: @clarkylaura
This is my son 😎 enjoying summer and nothing says ☀️ “kalokairi” ☀️like some “karpouzi” ( 🍉 ) right?! Yesterday we celebrated our last day of the Preschool Greek School class by taking a little adventure to our local splash pad and “parko!” Together we all enjoyed a picnic with yummy traditional foods ! More in my stories... P.S. Our new groups will begin in late September. 🇬🇷 😊 📸: @fice_xo
This lovely Mama had two kids under two and she’s my hero since hers are even closer together than mine !! Do you have two kids in different age categories for programs? Our studio has a couple options this Fall for your family a) Sign up to our Curious Children multi-ages and stages to come all together b) Register for age specific programs on different days of the week and come with one child at a time to give them some one one one attention with you. @nhenwood_
Change up your paper from white to black and add some metallic paints. You will love the results !! 💙🙌🏻 Artist E.P. @miss_lissa_
Letter love ❤️!! From our infants to our toddlers we are always interested in the alphabet with the magnetic wall or our puzzles. 📸: @clarkylaura #TransformEdDiscoveryDays
I got a really sweet message from a blog follower saying that I am truly blessed to be living my dream in the creative studio. Not for one moment do I take for granted just how lucky I feel to have this privilege of working with such sweet children and families every day !! Thank you to all who have come for a class and entrusted me with their care !! @jenny_braga1 @michael_braga These moments shared have stolen my heart !! Here M.B. started painting on the fence with a cup of water and paintbrush. Later she recognized that her fingers when dipped into the water also made marks on the wooden surface. She continued to explore, repeating the drawing experience. Such a precious discovery made by an infant !! Always curious and always learning !!
I love the focus that I see each day when children explore new materials and engage in creative experiences! @apolicaro thanks for joining our first “Curious Children for multi-ages and stages” program with your three little ones !! They are all so sweet !! A short view of their visit is in my stories ... #TransformEdCuriousChildren
Started our Igniting Inquiry program for school aged children this afternoon and boy did they ever love the mud kitchen !!! Thanks for bringing your girls @sabrimcgill @scott_mcgillivray to the studio ! Will share some more in my stories this week. #TransformEdIgnitingInquiry
“I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” — Judy Collins 📸: @clarkylaura #sweetsebastiandean
And so it’s finally here !!! Summer classes in full swing all week 😎!! I wanted to thank the Mama’s, grandparents, and tiny people from day one. Don’t want to overwhelm my feed with every photo, but I captured many special moments that I will share slowly. If you haven’t seen your child yet, please stay tuned !!! #TransformEdDiscoveryDays Little E is two years old @miss_lissa_ . All digital images that I take are shared with families as a downloadable folder at the end of six weeks. I’m currently working on those for my recent Spring groups !!
Have a free day this summer and want to volunteer in our creative environment with children? We would love to have you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays !! New families and classes are beginning this week and our summer runs from July until mid August. I am also open to having a volunteer come with their older child if they are interested in helping those younger than them ! Priority will be given to individuals that I already know and trust or those recommended by them !
Mirrors are pure magic for our infants and I love the genuine curiosity when they discover their reflection 💙. I am so happy I found the safe version for our studio known as acrylic mirrors. They are shatterproof, which is essential for safety !! Before that, Sebby and I used these square ones from the dollar store and I always worried about it falling down and breaking... This photo is very special to me and I included it on my blog as we’ve been re-designing it. The blue colour of the sky is also part of the updating of our brand/logo. It symbolizes dreams and possibilities. It also reminds me of my special boy’s piercing eyes. So pastel yellow, purple and blue on white are the future colours of TransfromEd!!! P.S. This is Sebastian Dean at around the same age as Lilianna Grace is now. 💙💜💛
We have some television screens built into our studio walls. This isn’t because I play cartoons for kids ! Instead, I try to find some more ways of bringing the natural world indoors. A screen could be a window into a live feed of the ocean, a forest, or other part of the world. It truly extends our learning and lets us travel to infinity and beyond ! 📸: @clarkylaura