Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Natural Playscape; Autumn wanes into dormant Winter

 The fresh air of fall and the light rain that seems to wash off the year come this season. At Caring Connection Children’s Center, the beach with it’s summer history takes a dampened appearance, the yard diggers and movers, toys and trucks hold less energy than they did just weeks ago… 

But as this season wraps itself into the next, there is the small gifts of new life that have opportunity to reemerge. Small shafts of grass creep up near our slide hill as the little feet of children avoid the muddy areas (with teacher help, of course).

The bales of hay have begun to decompose, as nature intended, into a soft ground covering and now even more into the earth. The leaves and twigs fall from the trees and wait in the puddles for the next transformation that they will become. 

The transformation, cleansing and waiting for spring have already commenced. Join us. Take a deep, fresh breath of the air and ------relax a little. Hold your loved ones and wait to see what will happen next. 

Something always does. 

Caring Connection and Enlightened Discipline Fans