Last year, these spring onions were harvested from our allotment and needed a wash and hair cut! Tomorrow their story will feature in my Wednesday Five at Live Yoga and Storytelling for kids (and mums) #storiesfromthesaladbed
Am spending the majority of today mapping out a Spring Onion story, which will be shared with my Year 2 class soon too. I do think I need to get out more 🤣.
Yesterday's online family wellbeing story themed session wasn't about a ladybird. It was infact a Buddhist tale about a man, tiger, mouse and a strawberry. My sister in law Sally suggested I create a story with a strawberry in it as they were planting the one in the image below in a pot.
I host a group on Facebook called Yogarascal, where I share yoga stories for kids (and mums), relaxation ideas, healthy recipes, poetry, art ideas and relaxing music playlists, incase you know a mum who might like to come and play. I also create Stories from the Salad Bed and am writing a little book as I go called Veg on the Edge.
#yogarascal #happykidsareresilientkids #familywellbeing #mumandchildcoach #Guildford #familydialogues #familycoach
You are a Home School.
Your children are learning from you all the time. They are your biggest teachers too.
They show you how to be present and playful.
The fractions, capital letters and full stops can wait.
Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing.
What do you need?
Ease into all of this.
Be kind to yourself.
Allow your children see how you are kind to yourself.
Firstly, BE a peaceful, loving, gentle homeschool to yourself.
Enjoy your kids.
Drop a few of the juggling balls.
Focus on the doable.
LOVE➡️BE➡️ SAY➡️ DO
There is a waterfall and wifi at our favourite Lake District bolt hole: The Independent DerwentWater Youth Hostel. However, as my son pointed out it lacks a PS4.
I'm driving up there soon with my teenagers, and wanted to get organised with meal planning, hence this morning's thinking space in Thortspace.
A couple of years ago, I climbed Scafell Pike with my son, not my daughter, her legs were too tired, her feet ached and she felt too sick.
They made it up Snowden with me last year instead.
Perhaps my breakfast, lunch and evening meals will encourage them across Cat Bells.
What do you enjoy cooking when you self cater?
What's my Nan's coffee and walnut cake got to do with Solving World Problems One Child At A Time?
From a young age, I encouraged my children to collect recipes and write and draw about them. It's more than just the ingredients it's often the stories in the mixture.
We don't particularly sit round fires telling stories so much now do we? It occurs to me that many of us have lost the art of story telling and the value in them.
I know that it's important for children to hear about their heritage and family successes and failures as they learn from them too. Often, it touches their hearts and minds and can create a deep emotional response.
I remember baking this coffee and walnut cake with my Nan, the experience inspired my enjoyment of baking too.
These shared moments and conversations form the foundations for our children's success and resilience in life and may even help them solve world problems!
Below is our GRANdom Dialogue from yesterday.
They grow on trees Mrs T. Carrots grow on trees' 8 year old child.
As parents we want our children to eat a wide variety of healthy nutritious food to nourish their mind, body and soul.
With all the plates we spin, this isn't always possible or realistic, plus kids don't always like it.
Fish fingers, nuggets, pizzas and takeaways are often more conveniently wolfed down and we can put a few peas on the side for a splash of colour.
I've taught many kids over the year who don't know where their food comes from. Without this connection to the earth, why would a boiled chopped french runner bean, raw radish or mushy courgette be appealing?
I'm passionate about getting kids sowing and growing, albeit from a tiny patio pot to a large allotment plot.
At 14 and 12 year old, my children aren't so keen to be seen out in public with me, let alone on an allotment!
However, the memories they do have of crawling around in soil, harvesting leaves, berries and bugs, are buried deep within nourishing their their own roots and shoots.
Do your children know where their food comes from?
Perhaps you enjoy sowing and growing together too and if so what are you picking?
Solving World Problems One Child at A Time
Today's words of Wisdom from Johnny Cash