Social development of the majority of children is learned by trial and error, while interacting with peers of similar age and gender. Preschoolers ’interactions become progressively social, evolving from time spent in independent solitary play, to cooperative play, using peer-to-peer…Continue
Added by Ellen L. Cannon on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
An only child till age 5 1/2, I was the beneficiary of having been regularly read to, by my four grandparents and father. I will ever be grateful for the love of books they left to me, as their lasting legacy.…Continue
Smokey sang it wrong
These are not traced tracks of tears
On those lazy summer days
Today, I turn 64. I have decided to let mini-me introduce you to her world, 60 years past…
Hi, Lady. Hi, Mister. My name is Ellen and I’m this many. (holding up four fingers) Where do you live? Oh, that many blocks away?
I live in that house, right…Continue
Every weekly episode of the 1978-1982 television series, Mork and Mindy, ended with Mork (a very young, strapping, Robin Williams, dressed in his cheesy, red and silver, Ork attire) standing solo, on camera, giving his oral check-in report to Orson, his home-planet contact and superior.
I vividly remember one soliloquy that has stuck with me these many…Continue
Solomon, King of the Israelites, remains renowned for his wisdom, most notably, his “judgment” regarding the rightful mother of an infant. Solomon proposed to render the child in two, by means of a guardsman’s sword; afterwards each of the women to be presented with one half. The real mother was revealed when she pleaded to be…Continue
I’ve possessed the will
Not always the grace nor skill…Continue
I believe we’ve all been there…packing up the remnants of our present lives and moving into the new. (relocation, relationship, professional, emotional, spiritual, physical, financial, etc., or in…Continue
Preface: Occasionally, nostalgia leads me back to my own earliest memories. My childhood home (my maternal grandparents’) was more than one-hundred years old when my mother was a little girl. Weathered, with a tar-paper shingle exterior and plain, sturdy, sparse furnishings, nonetheless, it felt like a palace to me and my cousins.
Contemporary children’s biological levels of development and maturation are identical to those of preceding child populations, though their everyday lives are characterized by a constant state of flux, inundated with computers, television, music and electronic communication and gaming devices.
While we all live in an era of…
Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Death ends a life, not a relationship." ~ Jack Lemon~
I wrote the entry into my personal bereavement diary some years ago. Somehow, this seems and appropriate time to share what my…Continue
I have a friend who survived the Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School Fire, a horrific event that occurred on December 1, 1958 in Chicago. 92 children and three nuns, lost their lives, with scores more injured.
Added by Ellen L. Cannon on December 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments