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Hello everyone! As we enter fall, it's time to bask in the glory of the mesmerizing colors of nature. And what better way than to get in tune with our own bodies? Join me Kleiner Park at 1pm for a playful yoga session! $10 per child.

It’s a great opportunity for parents to socialize with each other while their kids enjoy some yoga play. I just ask that you stay in the park throughout the session.

Join in for a fun afternoon of
- Yoga
- Dance
- Music
- Circle time
- Games
- Free play

Don't forget to bring lots of water and a blanket or a yoga mat.
It's a really big park, so keep in mind that we'll be on the backside of the park, behind the bigger pond. Feel free to reach out to me via text if you have any trouble finding me.
Please let me know if you're going and feel free to invite your friends!

Follow my page Yoga with Isabel to stay up to date on all future sessions!
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Welcome to Boise Business Podcast - Episode 9! With your host, Reese Phillips, with special quest Kimberly Amyx.

Kimberly Amyx is the owner and founder of Urban Green Kids. Urban Green Kids is a preschool center located in Boise, Idaho. Urban Green Kids is where learning happens naturally in a creative, inspiring environment with respectful caregivers. For more information go to UrbanGreenKids.org
This girl is worn out after a hard day of play!

Holistic, nature & play based childcare. Full time, part time, drop in, preschool, school age care. Holistic, nature based childcare for free range families.

Organic menu, cloth diapers provided, vaccinations not required, non-toxic & eco-friendly environment, respectful care.

Operating as usual

04/14/2022

REMEMBER

Play is in the child, not the toy!

For over a decade Nature Play sessions have been running successfully with NO TOYS or set up ACTIVITIES (that includes "play invitations") because we recognise that Play is in the Child.

Children will find what they need to faciliate their play, from what is in their environment.

That is how sticks become 'swords', leafs become 'train tickets', and undergrowth becomes a 'house'.

04/12/2022

Future Educator Scholarship – GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 100% Tuition - Freshman Scholarship
Who: Graduating Idaho High School Seniors entering an Early Childhood Education degree pathway at an accredited Idaho college or university. Highly qualified candidates will have met one or more of the following criteria:
• Successfully completed an ECE pathway or ECE coursework in High School
• Achieved career readiness through work experience in an early care and education setting
• Demonstrated a clear passion for a career in Early Childhood Education through their application essay and letter of recommendation

Non-renewable award – recipient may transfer to Workforce Scholarship if employment in the field is obtained, and eligibility requirements are met. Application details and form can be obtained from [email protected] (Application Deadline: May 1)

04/12/2022

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04/09/2022
04/09/2022

Have you made giant bubble solution? It’s so easy to make and the bubbles are so fun to play with!
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See the details and a large bubble wand recommendation here! https://littlepinelearners.com/the-best-giant-bubble-recipe/

04/05/2022
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Want to Raise Empathetic Children? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes. 03/31/2022

Want to Raise Empathetic Children? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes.

Want to Raise Empathetic Children? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes. Big fat tears rolled down my 3-year-old’s cheeks. Her loud cries were jarring against the picturesque background we’d found ourselves in. Her […]

03/27/2022

When we're empowering children to play outdoors, language choice matters! Are we focused on enforcing rules or supporting development? More often than not, the goal with nature-bonded parents is to strengthen connection, development, nervous system regulation and autonomy through specific word choice while ensuring a measure of safety.

Stop Forcing Kids To Keep Their Shoes On, And Take Yours Off Too 03/26/2022

Stop Forcing Kids To Keep Their Shoes On, And Take Yours Off Too

Stop Forcing Kids To Keep Their Shoes On, And Take Yours Off Too Rubber-soled shoes are separating us from Earth’s healing “vibes,” literally. Plus, they deform kids’ feet and hinder brain development. I always cringe whenever I take my daughter to the park and hear parents yelling at children for taking off their shoes. “Get your shoes back on now, or ...

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning) - Janet Lansbury 03/22/2022

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning) - Janet Lansbury

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning) - Janet Lansbury In this podcast: Janet responds to a question from a caregiver who says the family she works for is interested in teaching their son ABCs and other lessons. The child is sometimes disinterested and refuses to participate, and she wonders: “Is there a respectful approach to teaching children?” Ja...

For What Future Are We Preparing The Children? 03/20/2022

For What Future Are We Preparing The Children?

For What Future Are We Preparing The Children? I probably learned about Ivan Pavlov's famous experiment when I was in middle school. As I recall, one of my teacher's used ...

03/18/2022

Cheering on all of your spontaneous learning!!

What is the best age to learn to read? 03/16/2022

What is the best age to learn to read?

What is the best age to learn to read? Children as young as four years old learn to read and write in some countries, while elsewhere they don't start until seven. What's the best formula for lasting success?

03/10/2022

Urban Green Kids is an out of the box, non traditional child care facility for ages 0-12. We help children reach their full potential through play based, self directed learning and respectful care, and it works! We are willing to train. Creative skills and talents that can be shared with our kids are welcomed and supported. We invest in our teachers to enhance their professional skills with skills like car seat tech certification, lactation consultant, yoga instructor, and more. Let us show you why we're so different and why you'll love working with us.

We LOVE kids, we LOVE our teachers, and we LOVE our families:)

Job Type: Part/Full Time 30-40hrs/wk

APPLICATION LINK....https://urbangreenkids.com/career-page/

Finally Free To Learn At Full Capacity 03/06/2022

Finally Free To Learn At Full Capacity

"Our best thinking is rarely the product of conscious thought." Teacher tom

Finally Free To Learn At Full Capacity I recently took a long walk. As I walked, my mind, as one's mind does, wandered. I assume that traffic continued whizzing pa...

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03/04/2022

When discussing emotional regulation with kids, educators and therapists will often talk about how the aim is to be “calm” or get back to the “green zone”. This is an optimal state in many situations, however it’s important to remember that all feelings are okay, and that there are times when “calm” isn’t useful or appropriate.⠀

For example, calm is not useful, appropriate or expected of kids if⠀
• They’re about to run a race⠀
• It’s their birthday⠀
• Their pet has just died⠀
• There’s a fire⠀
• They’re going to their favourite place⠀
• They had a fight with a friend⠀
• They failed an exam⠀

Regulated does not always mean calm. It means being able to manage your energy and emotions so that your alertness level and behaviour match the situation. This could mean showing feelings of sadness, fear, happiness, excitement, anxiety, disappointment, or anything in between, depending on the energy demands of the situation. And as adults, meeting kids wherever they’re at, without trying “fix” or rush them through the emotions they need to process and feel.

There is also a level of subjectivity to this, and this is where empathy comes in, e.g. what is upsetting for one child may not be upsetting for another; what is exciting for one child may not be exciting for another.

No matter the situation, all feelings are okay (but not all behaviours are).⠀

It’s important to remember that kids under the age of 7 will naturally experience many more situations in which they’re not calm, due to the underdeveloped nature of their brain, developmentally limited regulation skills and the fact that they’re still in the egocentric stage of development, where everything is all about them.

Also important - emotional regulation is not something that is taught first and foremost, it is something that is experienced through others.

03/03/2022

No one has “failed” if a child turns 18 and hasn’t learned or memorized all the random things someone else has deemed necessary and important.

Humans weren’t meant to cram all knowledge into our brains in the first part of our lives. Development actually teaches us the opposite. The first chunk of our lives is for growth, play, exploration, mistake making, communication, joy, imagination…. Somehow over time we’ve acted like that stops meaning anything by age 3-4. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Experience is the best teacher. We have our entire lives to learn what we need. Slow down. 💚

Why Preschool Circle Time Is Often a Waste of Time and Detrimental to Kids 03/02/2022

Why Preschool Circle Time Is Often a Waste of Time and Detrimental to Kids

Why Preschool Circle Time Is Often a Waste of Time and Detrimental to Kids Many preschools have at least one circle time as part of their daily routine. Research, though, shows kids learn a lot more with small group activities, kinesthetic learning, play, and hands-on exploration. Why then are circle times getting longer and being overused?

03/01/2022

— George Carlin

02/27/2022
02/26/2022

Early Academics DO NOT Make Kids Smarter. In fact, early academics narrow learning and create anxiety. Play is the foundation of learning, pretending promotes literacy, and optimal learning springs from curiosity.

02/24/2022
02/23/2022

Look who was been helping peel potatoes ready for lunch today!

At our Curiosity Approach settings the children help with everyday tasks, helping in the running and looking after the environment and embarking on stage appropriate household tasks.

Whether this be peeling vegetables, setting the table for meals or folding the laundry. Children are active participants working together with adults to look after things and ensure contributions to the immediate nursery family are made. Together we are one. ❤️

Quote from Maria Montessori tells us “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

Nursery life, skills for life, family

02/22/2022

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The REAL reason children fidget — and what we can do about it 02/20/2022

The REAL reason children fidget — and what we can do about it

"We are reducing and restricting children's movement opportunities and it's wrecking havoc on their neurological systems." Angela Hanscom

The REAL reason children fidget — and what we can do about it In this insightful and research-backed talk, Angela Hanscom delivers a profound case for the restoration of more movement and outdoor play experiences for children. Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook—an award-winning developmental and nature-based progra...

Timeline photos 02/18/2022

Timeline photos

Yes. This.

02/17/2022

One of the first essays I wrote and submitted for publication was “Born to Explore”. I sent it to Jan Hunt of The Natural Child Project & held my breath.

Would she like it?
Would it be worthy of publishing on her amazing site that walked me through the early days of parenting?
Would my words adequately express what my heart & mind knew to be true about children?

When she wrote me back that she wanted to use it, I was so, so excited! My own observations combined with all the study on child development and human behavior were crystallizing into essays and posts that I could share with a much broader audience.

From the beginning, all I have ever wanted is more awareness about & an understanding of the ways adults can support & encourage the healthy development of our kids.

The foundational years create ripple effects & the question I come back to again and again is,

“Why not aim to create positive ripple effects as soon as we can?”

If you made it this far, gratitude to you for aiming to understand, being aware, & seeking to do better. 🙏♥️

https://www.naturalchild.org/articles/guest/missy_willis.html

5 Books Every Parent Should Read Before Enrolling Kids in Extra-Curriculars — 1000 Hours Outside 02/16/2022

5 Books Every Parent Should Read Before Enrolling Kids in Extra-Curriculars — 1000 Hours Outside

5 Books Every Parent Should Read Before Enrolling Kids in Extra-Curriculars — 1000 Hours Outside Throughout childhood there will be many voices encouraging you to enroll and each enrollment will certainly have some merit. What you probably won't feel is much pressure to play outside.

02/16/2022

Urban Green Kids is an out of the box, non traditional child care facility for ages 0-12. We help children reach their full potential through play based, self-directed learning and respectful care, and it works! We are willing to train. Creative skills and talents that can be shared with our kids are welcomed and supported.

We LOVE kids, we LOVE our teachers, and we LOVE our families:)

Job Type: Part Time (6:30am-1:30pm OR 3pm-6:30pm)

APPLICATION LINK....https://urbangreenkids.com/career-page/

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool 02/11/2022

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool A long-term study of a statewide preschool program tracked students through the sixth grade and found those who attended prekindergarten falling behind.

Photos from 1000 Hours Outside's post 02/09/2022

Photos from 1000 Hours Outside's post

02/05/2022

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Holistic, nature & play based childcare for free range families. Organic menu, cloth diapers provided, vaccinations not required, non-toxic & eco-friendly environment, respectful care, Waldorf & Montessori inspired facility designed for creative & imaginative play.

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11505 W Fairview Ave, Ste 102
Boise, ID
83713

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6pm
Friday 6:30am - 6pm

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