Shake, rattle and roll

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By Mage Today at Elm House, there was a special treat. MUSIC! Josh and Shohei arrived at 10 to share songs with us and let us play around with their instruments.

If You Notice it….

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By Bee You’re with your child. You see something has their attention. This requires no special training. No magical moments. Usually it isn’t what you would expect. Often, it may seem rather mundane to us. We are likely to dismiss these little “attention snags” and direct our child’s focus to something we think will hold their attention more tightly.

Up, Up!

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By Mage There are many exciting places that we go on our walks, and one of those places happens to be an area set aside by our neighbors, for the community to gather. Here is a photo of the space from our first visit, in October. While appearing simple to our adult eyes, this area presents obstacles which are a … Read More

“Nature can be inside, too.”

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By Shella Hello Elm families! With a wild week ahead of us, I bring to you a short and sweet blog post! This week we were lucky enough to inherit some fun tree stumps and two awesome tires for our backyard! The children were thrilled, needless to say. And so was I! New materials are always a positive, especially when … Read More

Go With The Flow

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By Bee Imagine yourself sitting in a room. You have lovingly arranged an engaging activity for your child at the table. You put time and effort into this and you know your child is going to be delighted. You let your child into the room and they breeze right on by. That’s okay…they just didn’t notice it right? You show … Read More