Christine and I are so excited to start our second year of Sprouts @ Tangerini's Farm. A warm welcome to the 8 new families joining our Sprouts community and welcome back to our returning Sprouts and their families!! We can't wait to get back to play and work on the farm and in the forest with all of you!
There are plenty of new things to see and do in and around the farm, yurt, yard and Fairy Forest. For our parents, we have some new additions to the website this year. You've found this blog by accessing the password protected Parent Portal (if all works as planned!!). We will be posting at least weekly to this blog - a summary of our week with a few pictures to give you all a peak into what is happening at Sprouts. We are open to input, so if you have any suggestions for how we can make it even better, please let us know!!
We'd like to kick off the year by sharing some of our collective 'words of wisdom' for cultivating a healthy, thriving family:
- A full night's sleep is absolutely essential for everyone in the family.
- Love and respect your children, and yourself- the rest takes care of itself.
- Keep it simple. Less is more. They will accumulate everything they need to know, as they are ready, along the way.
- Minimize media and technology time. It gets away from you/becomes a huge battleground/stressor as they grow. Technology time/media time crowds out the time they need for exploring and observing the world around them - essential for healthy development. They will pick up the technology skills they need as they need them for school or work.. #getoutsideandplay
-All children learn by observing - mostly you, but observing anything and everything they experience - so, how you relate to others, choices you make and how you spend your time are direct downloads and secondary to anything you 'teach’ them. Do as I say, not as I do is a farce and an uphill battle.
But most importantly, TRUST YOUR GUT. You know what's best for your child(ren) and will always be their #1 fan and advocate as they grow. TRUST YOUR CHILDREN - they are designed to grow and learn at their own pace, following their own path..
We look forward to another amazing year with all of you!
Christine and Lisa