The Power of Play

Energy, Experiential learning, Nature, Play 5 Comments

There’s a lot of talk lately about how much we learn through play. Research is showing the impact that free playtime (or the lack thereof) has on our kids, how they think and solve problems, and how they relate in community. Lately I’ve been interested in exploring how to integrate play into my curriculum…

Evenmindedness and Play

Evenmindedness, Play, Teachers 29 Comments

Evenmindedness and Play Helen Gorman is the kindergarten/preschool teacher here at Living Wisdom School in Portland. She is one of the founding teachers of the school and uses a wealth of activities with her students that integrate mind, body and heart. One of her activities that teaches children even-mindedness and non-attachment is the sandtray activity.  There are small trays that …