Outdoor weaving from the always inspiring Let the Children Play



Outdoor weaving from Purpleclaire Textiles

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”  Henry David Thoreau

I dropped into a child care centre yesterday and chatted with the children and educators. We all observed how much we enjoyed the slow pace of summer, the relaxing of routines, the long times spent outside.

Ideas for building forts from Tinkerlab

Which led to the question of Why? Why can we only slow down in the summer?

Outdoor weaving from the always inspiring Let the Children Play

How can we bring what we love about summer programs into to the rest of the year?

About Kim

Kim is an admitted ECE geek. She and Danielle have bonded over their shared geekdom and have come to terms with it. She is a pedagogical facilitator working with educators in a number of early learning settings supporting and extending new thinking and practice. She loves reading, writing, talking and sharing ideas about the potentials of teaching and learning with ece's and young children. ECE geeks unite!

2 thoughts on “Summertime

  1. That is my question too, Kim. How can we? Aside from only one group in the school in the summer and three groups the rest of the year and warm, sunny weather (at last!) which is so inspirational, we must find the will to commit to slow down the pace the rest of the year!

  2. Yes there are differences between summer programs and the rest of the year, but I think with some creative thinking we can do it! Looking forward to thinking along with you.

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