Tag: children

Magic Snacks: Cracker Towers

Magic Snacks: Cracker Towers

Don’t you just hate it when you click on a link to a bunch of amazing recipes for kids, only to find that they are either full of common allergens or require a stove, microwave, or oven to make?! What if you are a children’s […]

Children and Honesty Series, Part 1: Creating and Perpetuating Myths

Children and Honesty Series, Part 1: Creating and Perpetuating Myths

This is the first post in a series about being honest with children.  Some posts in this series will contain links to research and opinions of others, but today I will introduce the topic by sharing some of my stories, inviting you to tell yours, […]

Three Benefits of Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Three Benefits of Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Whether a parent is on a master’s swim team, sails the ocean every summer, or is not going to get their hair wet on a trip to the river, having their own children around water can be terrifying and dangerous.  Most public pools, YMCAs, camps, […]

Listen to the Wisdom of the Children

Listen to the Wisdom of the Children

Someone I grew up with but have not seen in years often posts on Facebook about her son’s antics.  I delight in watching him grow (and also all of the other Facebook babies I know), especially his moments of wit and wisdom that his mother captures […]

Coping with Crisis: A Guide for Youth Leaders

Coping with Crisis: A Guide for Youth Leaders

In light of this weekend’s events in Orlando, FL and a post made by a friend about sharing a candle with her young son at a vigil last night, I wanted to take a moment for #collaborationmonday to gather collaboration from you, and to provide a […]

Age Level Characteristics: Early Childhood

Age Level Characteristics: Early Childhood

For your first Resource Thursday, I give you: an infographic on early childhood development!  How is this useful for you?  Do you agree with the information?  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments.

Why People Who Work with Kids will Love this Blog!

Why People Who Work with Kids will Love this Blog!

Collaboration Mondays will frequently involve guest posts, interviews, and work that I develop with other amazing children’s programming professionals.  Because today is Launch Day and you don’t know me yet, I am going to interview myself! So, Cheri… Who are you and why do you […]

Blog Launch!

Blog Launch!

Welcome to Watering the Beanstalk! Mission: To inspire, challenge, and empower people and organizations to develop adventurous, meaningful, and creative children’s programs. Vision: To become a resource and support network by and for children’s programming professionals. In the spirit of collaboration, please always feel free […]