Happy new year! I am thrilled because it’s only 2 weeks into the new year and we already had a good snowfall! Now, to y’all in the north, this is no biggie, but for me it’s like a shot of coveted winter wonder! If you follow me on IG (@wingswormsandwonder) you know I love snow and snowflakes,
Well, here we are again! The Winter Solstice is upon us, encouraging us to cozy up – whether we have snow falling or sunshine! In this last Wonder Wednesday of the year, I offer you a few ideas for getting cozy, celebrating, and making your own Spiced Solstice drink – right from the tropics to warm
The new Nature Journal Prompt Cards for Children, Edition 2, are here!!!! These cards are seriously so cool I can hardly even believe it. The whole package (deck, box, pamphlet, print and paper quality, color saturation – everything) exceeded my own expectations, and I set high bars for myself! Each Deck Includes: 36 Prompt
Today, a respected colleague said how as teachers, it’s important to get students thinking about what they are doing rather than offering a “Just Add Water” experience. She said she appreciated how my approach to teaching was not “Just Add Water.” What a timely compliment in a world of quick fixes, sound bytes, and
I had such fun teaching an insect anatomy nature journal class last week, that I thought what a great Wonder Wednesday project! Not to mention why not celebrate all the awesome summer insects flying around these days? Cicadas, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, even mosquitoes – insects are cool! The neat part of anatomy – in most
School is out (or nearly out), summer is officially around the corner and I imagine everyone is ready for the nostalgia that summer brings –watermelon, ocean breezes, and bare feet. Summer is amazing. It affords us the time to explore ideas and projects that we put off during the school year. It also offers
Happy Wonder Wednesday! If you follow me on Instagram (@wingswormsandwonder) you’ve seen at least one of the many new illustrations I’ve posted each day from my upcoming book Wonder and Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Activity Guide! I’m super excited about the fact that Wonder and Wander is nearly a reality! It’s been
Life is nature. Nature is life. Full of cycles and seasons, births, blooms, growth, high tides, storms, struggle, low tides, deaths, but a sunrise always follows a sunset. With every sunrise and moonrise, the cycle begins again. Each day offers get a chance to start fresh and try again. A new day is nature’s do-over.
It’s officially spring now in the northern hemisphere, and officially autumn in the southern. This means lots of changes are afoot in nature. So what better time to get out and listen for nature’s whispers, seeks nature’s signs, and learn to read the book of nature. It offers so much information about our local world!
This great quote on birdsongs is from the book by Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. This book is really one of the best I’ve read in quite a while – especially on the human need for nature topic. I can’t recommend it enough to