Today, I had a couple of wonderful reminders about finding joy in small pleasures. I was at a two-day training institute in Boise (happy to say I'm now home) titled "Implementing Evidence Based Practices in Early Childhood Intervention in Idaho". That's a big title, but the model is all about finding ways to support families to promote child participation in the context of family-based activities. It's really about finding interests and activities of the child/family and then using those as opportunities for learning. It's not rocket science, since it's how young have learned for centuries. But it's so easy to forget the simple things.
Here's a You-Tube video they showed in the training that illustrates how children learn in the context of their every day life experiences. I guarantee it will make you laugh though I have to say Dad could have done better at removing obstacles.
On the drive home, the moon appeared on the horizon, it was glowing, orange, and appeared huge, like a "harvest moon" although it was mid- November and about 39 degrees. The details were so striking, I could clearly see the "man in the moon" face that I remember from my childhood. Well, I guess he didn't really have glasses!