Welcome to the Stonework Play Website


About DianaNamaste, which, in Nepali, means hello. My name is Diana Suskind. Suskind is an anglicized version of the German "sweet child." This website weaves together the loves of my life: children, fantasy, and travel. 


As a passionate educarer and international advocate for early childhood development and elementary education, I support authenticity and self-reliance for everyone, adults and children. I encourage respectful interactions and I believe that adults, themselves, grow when they have the opportunity to help children grow.


I hope you enjoy your stay with us. You will discover many ways Stonework Play can suit your professional and personal needs, in your workplace or home setting.  Stonework Play was originally developed for children, but as you will see, several adult leaders have engaged successfully in stonework projects. Adults respond to the sensory experiences offered by the natural elements — how different histories affect the colors and shapes of stones, how beach stones retain the briny smell of the sea, and how some centuries-old stones are smoothed by water and sand in their travels, while others are textured. These notions suggest memories, and the power of the stones helps them emerge. 


Feel free to leave a comment on the comment page and/or ask a question. I will be happy to get back to you and help in any way I can. Arrangements can be made for on-site visits, one-day workshops, and professional team-building workshops.


Enjoy the journey.

Dhanyabad which, in Nepali, means Thank You.

‘I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile I keep dancing’.Hillel