POLKA DOTS AND PUMPKINS

What’s the best way to introduce our children to Yayoi Kusama?  Start with dots, of course! That’s what MOMA curator Sarah Suzuki has done in Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, the children’s book that teaches our young artists about the legendary Japanese artist’s life and work. Yayoi Kusama From Here to Infinity Sarah Suzuki – Author… Read More

Through Georgia’s Eyes

The natural world is a giant, open-ended learning laboratory. Our children are innate scientists and love experiencing the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of the outdoors. Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery. “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes… Read More

WE SHARE ONE BEAUTIFUL PLANET

To take care of one another and the Earth, we must truly see one another as unique and valued.  If You Come to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other. ************************ An introduction to Earth for children big and small who… Read More

BEETLES !

Charles Darwin, one of history’s most famous naturalists, got his start with beetle hunting!  He had a thing for beetles, and would go to great lengths to collect and study them.  People who study beetles, remind us that passionate scientists come from passionate kids.  When we value our children’s passions, whether they are transfixed by beetles… Read More

THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – A KEYSTONE SPECIES

Elephants are among the most intelligent of the creatures with whom we share the planet.  Across Africa they have inspired respect from the people that share the landscape with them, giving them a strong cultural significance. They are icons of the continent. They are also a keystone species, playing an important role in maintaining the biodiversity… Read More

A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS ROUND

There is no better place to observe the different scales and dimensions of the natural world than in the study of the circle in nature and its related forms.  This is a  delightful celebration of all things round… curves, spirals, orbs, and bubbles of full-bodied beauty.  AND….The comfort of  this perfect form can also be felt… Read More

A RAFT OF OTTERS

The interconnectivity of the underwater ecosystem is essential to its own vitality. The sea otter is a critical component in this web of life, and maintains its role as the “Keeper of the Kelp”. Kelp plays one of the most important roles, not only in the ocean, but on Earth, as it harbors life and sequesters… Read More

DOGS AND CATS ALL AROUND US

How many times have you heard children squeal in joy at the sight of a dog or cat, spurring them to run at animals who may or may not be comfortable with strangers? It’s never too early to teach our children that every living creature deserves kindness, and it’s important they also know the safe way… Read More