December 30, 2017

Who am I? 

Lisa has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 20 years. She’s worked with infants and young toddlers but also spent some years as a Preschool teacher. She currently works as a Lead Infant Teacher at the University of St. Thomas Child Development Center.


December 22, 2017

Who am I? 

My lifelong passion for the initiation of family led me to an undergraduate minor in developmental psychology and then onward to a credential in Montessori early childhood education and certifications in a spectrum of birth doula support modalities and infant...

December 16, 2017

Who am I? 

My name is Erin Choi.  I am from St. Paul, MN.  My husband and I live in Hong Kong with our three daughters, ages 6, 4, and 1.  I have taught English at a local primary school here for ten years before deciding to take a break to stay home with my youngest th...

December 9, 2017

Who am I? 

I am an artist. I am a mother. I am an immigrant. I am a friend.

How did you find FORM?

It’s a long story...I had found out about RIE soon after my son was born and looked high and low for a local group with no luck. A couple of months later, Nina Sherburne joi...

December 6, 2017

Last Stop on Market Street

Written by Matt De La Pena

Illustrated by Christian Robinson

While riding the bus with his Nana, a young boy wonders why he doesn’t have some of the luxury items he sees others using.  His friend’s family owns a car and he has to ride the bus....

I understand play is important for a child to learn and be creative. But, what do you do if your young toddler doesn't appear able or interested in playing independently? How can I support them? How do I know when it is appropriate for me to play with them and when I s...