Posts by Janai Mestrovich

Holistic Education on Littering and Caring for the Earth

October 10, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Grandma Boom aka Queen of Hearts, gave a NO littering lessons to preschoolers, including roleplaying being the earth with trash thrown on her and having no hands to clean it up. Children sang, drummed, did artwork and used grabbers provided by the Queen of Hearts to pick up trash and

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Ageless, Timeless Play Bridges Generations

October 6, 2014 Cross Generational Activities 0 Comments

My two year old granddaughter insisted monsters were chasing us. So we had to go down the slippery slide REALLY fast that wound round and round. After doing this 28 times, Grandma Boom thought it might be time to let the monsters catch us! haha At that point three other

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Good Choice from Consistent Reminding Pays Off

October 2, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

GOOD NEWS FLASH: My grandson grabbed his two year old sister’s toy from her in their car seats as my daughter was driving them. My granddaughter, even though upset, called out to her brother. “Make a good choice, brother!” OMG…I have been saying to my grandies over and over and

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Touch Nature

October 1, 2014 Inspiration 0 Comments

When we are children, we play IN the bushes, hiding under the weeping willow, leaning against a tree reading a book, falling down in the grass and giggling. We continually FEEL nature on our skin, breathing it in. Today our world is top heavy with mental activity and technology. We

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A Child’s Fort: Great Way to Enter a Child’s World

September 29, 2014 Cross Generational Activities 0 Comments

The universal FORT. Doesn’t cost anything. GREAT way to enter into a child’s world, even if it is a tight squeeze. Everyone has cloth/blankets, chairs, pillows, etc. My granddaughter insisted I join her. She was a happy fort camper when I crawled under the blanket. Forts of this nature are

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Fun Promise to Myself to Make Each Birthday More Exciting

September 29, 2014 Cross Generational Activities 0 Comments

Bocce helped this weekend in promise fulfillment that each year I have more fun than the year before with new adventures. It’s a really exciting way to have more birthdays and be excited about celebrating instead of dreading a birthday. I had never heard of Bocce. Entered a tournament. Some

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More Alive!

September 29, 2014 Publicity 0 Comments

By: Trent Pink Is the New Blog Published: September 27, 2014 This month, Darion’s mother Janai Mestrovich published her latest book titled The Grandma Boom Chronicles: More Alive at 65! and she graciously sent me an early copy of the book for review. For the past few weeks, I have

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Simple Grace

September 26, 2014 Inspiration 0 Comments

Simple grace and magic of the rainbow on the dining room table. It reminds me to pause in the midst of my crazy day, feel the beauty and breathe it into my heart.

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Teaching Children How To Set Goals

September 22, 2014 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Why am I balancing a plastic bird on my nose in my workshop to teach teachers how to Empower Children at the SOU Conference on Holistic Education? Because it’s a fun way to teach children how to set goals! Was it fun? You betcha! And it makes learning irresistible to

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Belly Button Breathing

September 19, 2014 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Two year olds at daycare learning to do belly button breathing. I developed 3D learning thirty-eight years ago. Start small, demonstrate, then let them see, feel, experience being inside the deep breath sensation, sphere breathing in and out. They ‘get it.’ Piks 4 and 5: kids taking turn being inside

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