Song Sparrow Playgarden
A Waldorf-inspired home program for children and their families
The name Song Sparrow comes from a search for wildlife species living in Briones Regional Park. Our property overlooks this magical place, and we have spent many mornings exploring and climbing in the groves of trees as a family. As a musician and a singer, Song Sparrow seemed fitting. What a beautiful song these birds have!
This past year, I have put my heart and soul into building a playgarden on our half an acre in Martinez; Creating a space for children to immerse themselves in play. The outdoor space provides an opportunity for children to learn the value in the caretaking of the Earth. We have visions of a vegetable garden, a flower garden, chickens, and bees…but first, I must become friends with the pesky gophers.
The indoor space is set up with the intention to provide warmth and simplicity. Furnished with open-ended toys made from natural materials to foster the imagination and tend to the children's senses.