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Re: Harry Potter Garden--OT Books and the imagination.


I'll have to try that with her! And I bet she eventually reads those books
whether her parent's know about it or not. ;-)

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 6:45 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Harry Potter Garden--OT Books and the imagination.


> Andrea, almost anything that preserves the imagination in a child is
> worthwhile I think.  By the time our children and grandchildren were 3 or
4
> years old, they knew the difference between "reality" and "make believe."
> They also were greatly encouraged to live with their feet in reality but
to
> use their imaginations to their greatest potentials.  Books and "fun"
> educational projects, trips, stories, etc. all foster that in children.
>
> Too soon the educational system of many areas  try to make the children
all
> fit a neat manageable mold that will be easy for the school system to
> handle.  They teach to the median and those that are slower (at least on
the
> fringe) are left behind and those that are faster (and hence behavior
> problems many times because they are bored stiff) are also left behind.
>
> Childhood is so short!  It is like an annual that sprouts, flower and
fruits
> for a short time and then withers under the strain of impending adulthood.
> Too bad, too.
>
> Maybe you can help with imaginative garden projects when you have contact
> with your niece.  Make believe garden fairies can be made from many
> materials and would nicely decorate garden and garden pots!  LOL!!!
>
> Blessings,
>
> Bonnie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Andrea H
> Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 6:29 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Harry Potter Garden
>
> Good for you! Kids don't read nearly enough these days! My sister won't
let
> my niece read or see any the movies. kid of a sore spot with me.
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> Zone 8b
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "grdengrl" <grdengrl@optonline.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Harry Potter Garden
>
>
> > I did not permit my ten year old to see the movie until he finished
> reading
> > the first book, the same applied to the second and the rest in the five
> book
> > series. Had to struggle a bit, but in the end it was worth it.
> >
> > Mariana
> > Who's fish are all named after the characters in the Harry Potter
series.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 7:57 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Harry Potter Garden
> >
> >
> > > Yes it's a kid thing, but mostly older kids. I haven't actually read
the
> > > books but the first movie was great. The characters are wonderful and
it
> > had
> > > a great message too.
> > >
> > > I want to read the books but can't tear myself from my latest horror
> > novels
> > > to get them! LOL!
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > > Zone 8b
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 7:44 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Harry Potter Garden
> > >
> > >
> > > > I don't get out much.  Is it a like a kid thing?  Remember, I don't
> > watch
> > > TV or read the paper except for the funnies either.  Ah, life in my
> > cocoon!!
> > > >
> > > > LOL  LOL
> > > >
> > > > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> > > > From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
> > > > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Date:  Mon, 30 Dec 2002 19:34:28 -0500
> > > >
> > > > >Pam, where have you been? Harry Potter is THE coolest wizard kid in
> the
> > > > >world, and you would probably love the books. Or just got rent the
> > first
> > > > >movie!
> > > > >A
> > > > >
> > > > >Andrea H
> > > > >Beaufort, SC
> > > > >Zone 8b
> > > > >
> > > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > > >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> > > > >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > >Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 7:24 PM
> > > > >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Harry Potter Garden
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >> I haven't a clue who Harry Potter is but it sounds like a great
> > > concept!!
> > > > >Very creative!
> > > > >>
> > > > >> mazel tov!
> > > > >>
> > > > >> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> > > > >> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> > > > >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > >> Date:  Mon, 30 Dec 2002 19:01:01 EST
> > > > >>
> > > > >> >In a message dated 12/30/2002 6:57:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > > > >> >lwallpe@juno.com writes:
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> >> Then I read the Harry Potter books and an idea was born.  It
> > started
> > > > >with
> > > > >> >> the word Diagon Alley.  I realized that the path was on a
> diagonal
> > > from
> > > > >> >> one end to the other.  Are you as taken with this series of
> books
> > as
> > > I
> > > > >> >> am?  The word play!
> > > > >> >>
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> >This sounds marvelous!  Wish I could see it!  Great creative
> ideas.
> > > > >> >Pictures?
> > > > >> >Auralie
> > > > >> >
> > > > >>
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> > > > >> >
> > > > >>
> > > > >> --
> > > > >> Pam Evans
> > > > >> Kemp TX/zone 8A
> > > > >> --
> > > > >>
> > > >
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> > > > Kemp TX/zone 8A
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