‘Cause Knowledge is Power!

It’s Schoolhouse Rocky, that chip off the block Of your favorite schoolhouse, Schoolhouse Rock! Learning comes in all forms. Some people are visual learners. Some auditory. Some need to get their hands in the thick of it to grasp concepts the best. I’m of the belief that regardless of what kind of ways you learnContinue reading “‘Cause Knowledge is Power!”

Social Distancing

We certainly live in strange times. Like much of the world as of this writing, America is dealing with the growing impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus. The numbers seem to grow at more rapid paces each day, and this week the big word has been “social distancing.” In our area, like countless others,Continue reading “Social Distancing”

Fifty Years of Sunny Days

Can you tell me how to get…how to get to Sesame Street? I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in this world who can’t tell you where on dial (okay, even if there are no dials anymore) to find that famous neighborhood where sunny days sweep the clouds away. I personally have a hardContinue reading “Fifty Years of Sunny Days”

1-4-3 in the (neighbor)hood

“There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem.” If you grew up watching beloved children’s television star Fred Rogers, you may already know that 1-4-3 was one of countless ways that he found to tell children how loved they were. 1-4-3 are theContinue reading “1-4-3 in the (neighbor)hood”

Touring the crayon factory with you, neighbor

Maybe it’s the calm feeling of the wax being poured into the molds, or the soothing narration as each yellow stick gets stacked, sorted, and place amid a rainbow of color sticks for boxing. Whatever the timeless appeal is, every day for the past several weeks (no exaggeration. I mean every day), our three yearContinue reading “Touring the crayon factory with you, neighbor”

Read it again! And again! And again!

Our two and a half year old daughter has a book she adores called 5-Minute Pinkalicious Stories, filled with 12 different stories featuring her favorite animated counterpart, Pinkalicious. It was found in her Easter basket, a gift from that hippity hoppity Easter Bunny, and has become a staple of almost every evening storytime. Twelve storiesContinue reading “Read it again! And again! And again!”

As you start kindergarten…

An open letter to our son… Tomorrow, you start kindergarten. The mornings of pure play have passed, and the lessons of preschool now behind us, you set forth on an amazing and new adventure. I’ll never forget that time driving in the car, back from vacation, when mommy was pregnant with your sister, that youContinue reading “As you start kindergarten…”

For the love of libraries

Repository of knowledge. Information Center. Bibliotecha. Whatever you call it, libraries are the bomb. Do kids still say the bomb? I absolutely love libraries and these days I’ve rekindled that romance after a shifting mindset with an emphasis on simplicity and purging. This summer, Meg and I made it a goal to sort through theContinue reading “For the love of libraries”

There’s never been a better time to be a PBS Kid (or Parent!)

Did you watch PBS when you were a kid? I did. I certainly can’t remember all of my viewing habits, but I can tell you unequivocally how comfortable, safe, and accepting it felt even as a toddler to be joined by furry friends on Sesame Street every afternoon. Or how I would run to grabContinue reading “There’s never been a better time to be a PBS Kid (or Parent!)”