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Nursery Days at Little Acorn Learning

I haven’t posted in a long time. The last few months have been very busy and have come with extra work, some personal challenges and I’ve needed to focus on home and myself. It’s my favorite season of the year and I haven’t had a good chance to slow down and really appreciate the beginning …

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Little Classes in My Home and Our Backyard Farm

Last week began a series of little classes I am offering in my old daycare space to children in town and in my neighborhood.  Nature Detectives is VERY full and each week we focus on a new subject of learning about nature.  Last week was The Sun and Sundials to celebrate the Summer Solstice. It …

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Learning Together in Nature

This little video says it all.. this is exactly why I love doing what I do so much.  It was taken the very last day of the Forest Preschool session and is such a beautiful memory for me to capture.   I love that the weather is warm and we can be outside so much again. …

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Forest Preschool and An Identification Contest Win a FREE E-Book~

I’m back to doing my Forest Preschool program in town and I have come to realize that I’ve been focusing on some really important things lately but I have really missed working with children. Every Thursday my friend and I do a craft, hike, scavenger hunt, lunch and activities with the children at a local …

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Go for a Listening Walk to Celebrate Earth Day!

Today in the Little Acorn Learning Caregiver’s Calendar, the daily activity is to take your children on a Listening Walk. What a nice activity to do with children of all ages the day before Earth Day! What is a Listening Walk? There are many fun ways to do this. You can make a list of …

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Adventures in Letterboxing

This weekend I took my Junior Girl Scouts to a Letterboxing event at one of the Girl Scout camps in Connecticut.  I’ve always been interested in finding out more about letterboxing and it was such a fun day. First we each thought of a symbol to represent us along with a name and we created …

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An Outdoor Thanksgiving

This event is put on by friends (family, really) of ours each year.  It is such a cool way to celebrate Thanksgiving in the true sense of the way it was celebrated between the Pilgrims and the Native American Indians.  We feel so lucky to be included in this amazing tradition.   The event is …

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Thanksgiving Leaf Garland

Thanksgiving Leaf Garland Supplies Needed: Leaves from Nature Walks Thread and needle or sewing machine or yarn Take the time to bring your children on daily nature walks this week.  As you walk along, gather any leaves that catch your eye to create this Thanksgiving Leaf Garland to decorate your home or nature place with.  …

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October’s Moon and Verses to Share

It’s a beautiful month for moon watching and charting.  Maia’s 5th grade class is keeping a Moon Phase log and the timing couldn’t be better.   Yesterday there was a total lunar eclipse of the Full Hunter’s Moon.  Native Americans called it the Hunter’s Moon as it signifies a time to go hunting in preparation …

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