I feel the numbness, the fear that shows up in every news alert, every conversation, every time I see another human outside my home. Yesterday morning I decided to take a break from all of that and to retreat into my backyard to get my hands touching the cold soil, to find calmness and a place to think.
When I got back inside at night I felt inspired, driven to share with you what we still have.
A memory from years ago keeps coming up these days. I watched a movie called Fahrenheit 451, which was filmed in 1966, based on the dystopian story of the same name by Ray Bradbury. In the story, books are being burned, sharing stories is forbidden, free thought is discouraged and written words are banned for everyone and from everything. More and more people turn into disoriented, numb, and disconnected machines. Creativity seems non-existing in this story.
But then there is also a group of people in resistance who made it their mission to memorize books so that they can still be shared with others. There is hope, there is a glance of life.
We are not in this situation at all but strangely this memory came up because I feel we are starting to look more and more at what we currently don’t have or what we can’t do.
Instead, I want to remember what I still have and what I still have to give. My love and expertise of books for children and my knowledge of having taught young children for many years is still here and I would like to share it with you.
I am currently creating inspiring and easy to implement resources for parents who will be home with their kids for a while. An encouragement to learn about what is also happening at this time: springtime and awakening nature, new life... to make this time enriching and perhaps add a little peace to this world as it is right now.
We will have book recommendations for a complete spring curriculum including some lesson plan ideas for you. And, of course, we offer shipping to anywhere in Canada and local delivery/pick up as well. Have a look at what we offer right here: www.kinderbooks.ca
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