“leaf” it to their imagination!
this weekend… books, museums, concerts and more!
This morning a few preschool children at the school where I teach looked up from filling their sand pails with mud and onion stew and announced in unison, “Look! It’s raining leaves!” The towering Black Walnut Tree maintained its sturdy, solid stance as its leaves sailed gracefully in mid-air before landing to mingle with the […]
how can those big yellow buses possibly be safe?
Events In NW Philly: Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy, Friday, September 28th The monthly celebration of the last Friday is full of great family festivities. The theme this month is “Mt. Airy Local” and Food for All celebrates its 2nd anniversary with new gluten-free break line and baked goods, local honey and […]
this weekend: lorax, shipwrecks and fairs
It’s here! Or finally here, depending upon your perspective. Many NW Philly kids are donning backpacks and plopping themselves onto those big yellow school buses. For all the time we spend choosing car seats and making sure that they are buckled in safely for each and every trip, it seems grossly counter-intuitive to throw 72 elementary-aged […]
let books, rituals, and food ring in the equinox!
NW Philly Happenings: It’s a very Seussical time in Chestnut Hill this weekend, with The Trail of the Lorax running all day Saturday. This map gives a fantastic layout, with places and times of what’s happening and when. Highlights include: the zoo on wheels, face painting, tattoos, The Cat in the Hat, cupcake and […]
re-connect with back-to-school picture books!
Rituals are at the core of most cultures, and what better time of the year to establish or refine a family or community ritual than the Coming of Fall/Autumnal Equinox? Autumnal Equinox is a time of the year where balance is achieved, as it is with the Spring Equinox when daylight and […]
dragons and vikings and… constitutions? oh my!
It’s back to school time, and that can bring up a variety of feelings in both children and (as I know very well) parents. Here are some wonderful children’s books, categorized by grade, that help young children (and their parents) process those first weeks of school. Animals in general, but even more specifically, rodents- seem […]
a new taste of germantown!
Take a close look around in Philly this weekend and you will be shocked to find Vikings and Flying Dragons have landed here… “How To Train A Dragon Spectacular”’ Fire-breathing, 50-foot flying dragons come to the Wells Fargo Center this weekend as Cressida Cowell’s exciting tale and movie comes to life in Dreamworks’ “How […]
If you’ve ever wondered where you could grab a bite or asked yourself where to get healthy eats in Germantown, then this event is for you! As a way to address tourist requests, introduce Germantown chefs to the community and learn about where to find healthy food options, the Germantown Historical Society will host […]