Alice C. Linsley
I recently visited my daughter to meet my new grandson, Sebastian (shown below). My daughter lives near Princeton, New Jersey, and is a member of an unusual group.
Monthly activities include potlucks, children's book exchanges, afternoon tea at the Buck's County Children's Museum, and science experiments. The children have learned about propulsion, making a volcano, and painting with spices and teas.
There is also a weekly play date with about 5 regular participants.
Mothers also read and discuss science fiction, fantasy, biographies and articles on sustainable living.
This group can serve as a model for other similar groups in which children are nurtured in an environment of inquisitive exploration and play.