The New Book “Childhood is A Verb is a testament on how to create a balanced and joyful life with and for our children. Enjoy and share with your friends, family members and colleagues. ” - Cynthia Aldinger (Lifeways Founder)*
"...a remarkable testament to the value of including children in real work of our households, schools and every day life!"*
"Bente's wisdom of the developing child and her decades of bringing joyful "will work" to children of all ages is brilliantly shared in a way that is practical, clear and easy to incorporate into daily life.... "*
"This is an ideal book for a parenting book club or study guide for teachers..."*
"....a pure inspiration for others interested in offering farm education or other activities that engage the will of the child in such meaningful ways."*
Bente runs FarmWise Education, a farm-based educational experience offered to children six to twelve years of age, on her and her husband’s organic farm in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA.
Originally from Norway, Bente was previously program director at “A Week on the Farm”, a farm program in partnership with veterinarian Dana Burns.
Formerly a Waldorf teacher, she has taught and administered Waldorf Homeschool Enrichment Programs in the winter time for over a decade.
All her summer and year-round programs incorporate farm chores, snack and meal preparation, and singing songs from around the world at FarmWise.
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