Preschool Admissions Panel

By | events | No Comments

Kozzi-crayons_in_a_rowsquar1-240x240

I will be speaking on the Preschool Admissions Panel for the Parent Education League of Los Angeles on Wednesday October 28th at 7pm at the West Hollywood Library. Please join us!

The Parent Education League is a wonderful resource for L.A. parents with regards to schools and education. Check them out here:

http://www.parentseducationleague.org

Waiting

By | General | No Comments

 

Unknown

We just received Kevin Henkes’s latest book call Waiting. I am such a fan of Kevin Henkes. His writing style, subject matter, and illustrations are so appealing and poignant. Henkes has such a great understanding of the emotional lives of children. He just gets it. Waiting is beautiful in its simplicity in conveying the complex theme of patience and waiting. The story and it’s pacing are soothing and calm with some surprising elements.

In a recent interview on NPR Kevin Henkes says about the book,

“Waiting is about five figurines that are sitting on a windowsill — and waiting. Usually my books are about something small writ large and I think of this as something large made small. So it’s really about the concept of waiting. It’s not about one child waiting for one specific thing. It’s bigger and broader than that.”

He goes on to say about the way adults view children:

“Sometimes I think as adults we think of them as — because they’re small in size that they’re small in all ways — and they’re not. They have big feelings, and they have big eyes, they see things, they hear things, they’re living life just the way an adult does and I think sometimes as adults we forget that.”

I agree!

 

blog_cashew_butter

Cashew Butter

By | General | No Comments

One of the perks of being around a lot of mamas is hearing about great tips and tricks. I try to collect as many as I can and store them away for future use. Now I can share them and build an archive as well.

Read More

blog_reading_parenting

What’s on Your Summer Reading List?

By | General | No Comments

For some reason summer and winter are the two times during the year when I can really sink into books. I almost always have about four to five books that I am reading simultaneously; usually one or two education or parenting books, a cookbook, a novel, and a perhaps a mindfulness book.

Read More

blog_activate

“Activate within”

By | General | No Comments
“We don’t want to teach children something that they can learn themselves. We don’t want to give them thoughts that they can come up with themselves. What we want to do is activate within children the desire and will and great pleasure that comes from being the authors of their own learning. “

Read More