Back to Basics…

Little things are big to children. The most basic activities can turn into beautiful experiences. Sometimes the less we plan, the more children experience and create. Which is fantastic news when you are doing your part by staying home.

Today the girls started collecting “treasures.” Before long their brother had joined them and they were all gathering stones, grass, bits of sticks and leaves. My eldest shared a school experience of creating mandalas out of similar “treasures.” All three were soon lying on the their bellies, creating and recreating, chatting nicely with each other, and sharing ideas.

We don’t need lots of fancy art supplies to enjoy creating. The most basic and available natural materials become treasures, and we have plenty of recycled materials saved to try these creations out indoors for the next rainy day. It’s amazing how imagination and creativity evolve without time constraints in our life. And I haven’t heard “I’m bored” in a few days now.

Any positives coming from your children during these otherwise stressful times? Spread the word, let’s bounce off each other and spread positivity. Be well friends!

Published by L Higgins

Never a dull moment! I was born and raised in America before meeting my Irish husband and eventually making the move to Galway in 2006. We were never known to take it easy, but life is now busier than ever with a six year old son and two year old twin girls. As a Montessori Teacher and Mom, my days (and nights) are filled with the sounds of childhood play and laughter... and of course the occasional tears. In many ways living in Ireland is very similar to life in America, and yet in others they are worlds apart. But in our house, all cuddled up on the couch at the end of a busy day, we are our own little clan of 5. I wouldn't change it for the world!

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