Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How to Climb a Tree



Ginger Carlson, MA Ed, is a speaker, education consultant, and the author of Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children (Common Ground Press 2008). She leads creativity-building workshops throughout the US for parents and educators. Please visit her at http://www.gingercarlson.com to learn more, see her blogs about living creatively and cooking with children, or sign up for Wonderwise, her free newsletter.

6 comments:

Mary Ann de Stefano said...

Oh, I love this post. We had a special tree when we were growing up that was the center of lots of imaginative play. The Nature Deficit book is a must-read.

Lois J. de Vries said...

When my childhood climbing tree died at age 70+ my husband made it into a headboard for our bed.

Susan said...

Thought you'd be interested in this short omega-3 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIgNpsbvcVM

Lloyd Lemons said...

I remember tree climbing with fondness. As a child we had a large backyard with over 30 trees in it. I was always climbing. Sometimes I sat up there with friends and had long conversations. I'm afraid if I did that today, I might be arrested. Today, I've traded the tree for a bike. The bicycle is my escape, the wind in my face, my adventure to unknown places. In fact, I ride like the wind, and... no headphones allowed.

Ginger Carlson, author said...

Thanks all! I love hearing about everyone's tree climbing adventures. The tree in our front yard used to have a tree-sitting platform and hammocks, but the previous owners took it with them. We've had no trouble finding trees to climb here, but I sometimes wonder if we should invest in a platform just so we can use it as more of a "gathering" place. :)

Ginger Carlson, author said...

Lois, that's beautiful! What a gift!