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Summer Solstice Serendipity

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Christina being her spontaneous, carefree self splashing through the Georgetown Waterfront Fountain.  I just loved that she ran through without a care in the world!  This is the free spirit of what it means to be a child.  As parents we have to remember to say YES more often because children know the secret to understanding how to embrace the simple exquisite pleasures of life!  A simple YES created a moment of JOY and a lifetime memory.  Who cares that you didn’t have any clothes to change into.  “I’ll just walk around and dry off!”  ~ Christina

 

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It is a happy talent to know how to play.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Always jump in the puddles! Always skip alongside the flowers. The only fights worth fighting are the pillow and food varieties. ~Terri Guillemets

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 Whoever wants to understand much must play much.  ~Gottfried Benn

 

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Sidewalk Chalk and Poetry

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National Poetry Month is about sharing and celebrating the wonder of poetry, and what better way to celebrate than by putting poetry in a public place? Go one step beyond hopscotch squares and write a poem in chalk on your sidewalk!

Pick a favorite line from a poem and choose a clean piece of sidewalk or pavement to write on. You can search for a poem on Poets.org or check your bookshelf for an old favorite. Use brightly colored chalk to attract attention to your work, and add drawings or artistic flourishes to create some extra fun.

Parents can hold a neighborhood poetry contest, with all the participants’ poems written along the sidewalks. Passersby will pause to read the lines and you’ll have put a little poetry into someone’s path.

www.poets.org