When you enter the house/school you are greeted by fluttering Tibetan prayer flags. You just know this is going to be a zen experience.
"Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all."
This is one of the calmest, most loving, caring and nurturing schools I have ever known. The teachers are amazing and a truly wonderful group of women and Parker the music man. It's one of those places that you just know, had you gone there as a child, you'd be a better person today. What a wonderful way to start an education.
The book I chose to read was "Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car". This was one of Zoë's mum's favourite books around the same age as Zoë is now. 4 and a HALF.
One day, driving along in the insane LA traffic, I was "discreetly" ranting at The Professor in French and inserted the word "empathy" in English into the otherwise French tirade. Zoë, who no doubt was trying her hardest to translate from her car seat in the back, pipes up that she knows what "empathy" is! I paused and asked her how she knew about "empathy" to which she replied.