Buena! Ah...Cuba! Cuba is an amazing place! History is visibly alive in every day life, what with American (U.S.) and Russian cars from the 1950s, and limited access to things we might take for granted. Most of the buildings are old and even though their facade may be worn down, you can tell they are... Continue Reading →
Carrollwood Day School: whaODDS going on here?
T'was a regular day in January; as regular as a day could be in the month right after the end of 2020! We hadn't performed live in a while, having moved our educational programs entirely online. CDC regulations for physical distancing were changing often and we didn't know when we'd be taking the show on... Continue Reading →
Barefoot at Bolles Schools – Ponte Vedra Beach Campus
"Can you say Book Beats?" Book Beats! "Book Beats" Book Beats! "Say go Book Beats go Book Beats Go!" Go Book Beats go Book Beats go!"Teachers teach to reach to teach to reach to teach to, teach to reach your mind!" 🎶 🎶 🎶 Hi everyone! Habari? (That means 'how are things/news?' in Swahili) I... Continue Reading →
Foreign Lang & Art
One of the things we do, here under the shade of the Baobab Tree, is combine the learning of a new language with the creation of art. Foreign Lang & Art class at One Columbia for Arts & Culture ~ Columbia, South Carolina These classes are a lot of fun and make it easy for... Continue Reading →
Music and Art in Carolina Country
Art and Kiswahili class. Look at the excitement in that room! Good times in South Carolina. Don and I had the chance to work with the Auntie Karen Foundation, founded by Karen Alexander-Banks: a dedicated human with a love for children's education and their empowerment. So for short stints between 2016 to 2019 we worked... Continue Reading →
Snack Time! Theek Hai? Theek Hai
One of my favorite sounds is of the Hindi okay. It sounds like tikke, or tea-keh, and I always hear it along the visual of an aunty's neck and hand movement. Don and I went to India on different trips and for different reasons, yet both of our experiences there have increased our understanding of... Continue Reading →
Where in the World is… & How Do You Say ‘Hello’ There?
In how many languages can you say hello? One? Six? Twenty-seven? How about your knowledge of famous world structures: Can you name the city where the Eiffel Tower is? How about The Forbidden City? Where in the world is The Beehive? Here are three Barefoot Books products I highly recommend using together: The Barefoot World Atlas... Continue Reading →
Chelsi’s Mindful Kids Club ~ An Online Collaborative Event!
Happy Autumn, everyone! I hope everyone is doing as well as possible. There is just so much going on...so many people suffering for so many different reasons. As heart-breaking stories emerge, so do heart-warming stories of humans heading to unfamiliar places to help their fellow humans & other animals, and people helping people locally, too.... Continue Reading →