Memories? Hectic schedules? A moment to yourself? All of those things? For some that first day of school or that first day back to school can be bittersweet. While we want to see our children move forward in independence, we also lament the loss of the sweet smell of infancy. What we as parents need to remember though is that we are not handing our children over to teachers to raise but instead increasing the circle of caring individuals that will contribute their knowledge and experience towards a well-rounded child with potential to conquer the world. While we tell children to dream big, we need to give them experiences that let them see the possibilities and when first hand experiences aren’t possible, we feel that the next best thing is reading and books. Books can reveal new worlds and different cultures and expose children to the potential that exists in the world.
“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”
We are mom Sandra and daughters Amanda and Kate, all with backgrounds in literacy and education, who want to share our philosophy of taking the basics of life; books, simple toys that encourage play, imagination and creativity, and using cooking and baking to teach math and real life skills to raise happy, inquisitive children. Join us in exploring the old and the new and sifting through the myriad of research to consider what is best for our children.