Sat, 16 September 2017
Ep. 070 Hand-eye coordination Builds Brains; Teaching Crochet; Crocheting Dishcloths; Los Bagels; and Giveaway
Brainy Thing: 18:02 Redwood Curtain 31:02
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Margaret learns a lot about teaching and learning by teaching a beginner crochet to a group using the pattern of Simple Single Crochet Hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-single-crochet-hat
by K T and the Squid ( Katy Petersen.) She and the class used Valley Yarns aran (discontinued).
Catherine also was into crochet this time for her dishcloth swap group. She learned some new techniques with the Partly Sunny pattern (99 cents) by Stacey L W Lee Partly sunny toots and momo designs
We hear the phrase Hand-eye coordination but why is that so important to us and our brains. Margaret explores the topic.
OT Mom Learning Activities
Shirley Brice Heath Journal of language and literacy journal of education
For a small town, Arcata, CA has unexpected cultural diversity in it’s business. Catherine shares information about Los Bagels, a Jewish-Mexican Bakery and how they unite the community with their dia de los muertos or dia de muertos altar.
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Fri, 1 September 2017
Ep. 069 Boosting Happy Brain Chemical GABA; Crochet Dishcloths; Argyle Socks; Humboldt Botanical Gardens; Give-away
Brainy Thing: 15:53 Behind the Redwood Curtain 27:23
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting
Catherine is trying crochet this time with Stacey LW Lee’s $ 0.99 pattern Partly Sunny. She needs five for her dishcloth exchange.
Margaret relates her journey with Argyle Sock Knitting. She took a class and there are not a lot of online classes on Argyle. Photo tutorial:
Catherine talks about boosting your brain’s happy chemical GABA and some of Barit Brogard, PhD’s from the University of Miami’s work. https://www.amazon.com/Superhuman-Mind-Free-Genius-Brain/dp/1594633681?SubscriptionId=AKIAIRKJRCRZW3TANMSA&amp;tag=psychologytod-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=1594633681
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Humboldt Botanical Gardens
Margaret shares the delights of Humboldt Botanical Garden.
And we have another book give-away
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