Thrilled about the simple outline Jesus has given me for an outdoor children's ministry..so thankful for the book The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson for direction and for taking the load off my back of being elaborate..follow me at Sweetened Condensed Milk for more detailed notes from The Idle Parent as we are reading this in our book club..
collapse the distinction between work and
play - bring to it all cheerfulness of interest and charm of freedom..turn ALL
into a game..
is an attempt to bring autonomy and even dignity into their lives..the child's
attempt to resist tyranny.
to set up
what you like against what you dislike - this is the disease of the mind and
all too much work and money..learn to appreciate variety.. don't ask judgment
questions..ie. was it fun? did you like it?
saying no to things is saying yes to humanity and to
for the purpose of turning out children with wits and guts
human personality, your own as well..think not in terms of good or bad, but
rather as free or enslaved..
immersed in the NOW & remain connected to NATURE.. babies don't analyze
nature, they are one with nature, merely existing in it..
survive in every climate. .
enough toys for everyone.. provide glue, tape, crayons, construction paper and recyclables
children in picture and chapter books
stories from books and movies so well that you can tell them by heart
(sing with gusto) while banging pots and pans with wooden spoons & shaking
rocks in containers