THE SEVEN SENSES
Seven? Yes, seven. Beyond the five senses we learn about in school (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch) there are actually two more: the vestibular system (sense of balance) and proprioception (our intuitive sense of space and position). Now, I realize these may not be words you’re familiar. So you might be surprised to hear that the vestibular system and the proprioceptive sense make possible just about everything we do (even sleeping). And they do so without our notice. That’s because…
New with Branches
Thanks to a customer's suggestion, we now make this new style walking blocks - rocking blocks. I have also been enjoying wood burning on maple branches from around our homestead. It is fun to make one of a kind pieces. I will be working on some more to add to our shop. Sarah and Abraham claimed the first necklaces I made.
Get Active: Crafting isn't only sedentary. Pull out those empty cans and create something that gets kids moving like these elephant feet. If you have several cans stored up, get multiple kids on their feet and have elephant races across the room! Photo by Annie Schlechter. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living