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Book Display & Rotation

I have noticed that book storage can be one of parents biggest organizational problems.  They spill everywhere and are hard to organize because they come in so many different shapes, sizes and thicknesses.  Books are no different than toys in their need for weekly rotation and enticing display.  There may be a…

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Read to Me!: Great Books and Tips for Reading to Baby, Stage by Stage

Babies naturally love to be read to for important reasons.  Early reading strengthens a baby’s language skills, memory, sensory development, bonding and other essential developmental tasks.  Some babies enjoy sitting still and listening closely and others prefer a more interactive experience. Reading is very important, but it can be confusing, at times, for…

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Art Centers: Organize and Display Supplies

Do your children ever beg you to let them paint, cut, use markers or chalk?  My children do and sometimes (much of the time!), I have to turn them down for one simple reason– not enough time in the day!  There just isn’t time to help my children find the…

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How to Persevere Through Toy Rotation Burnout

Have you been thinking about starting a toy rotation system, but are unsure if you want to commit to keeping it in place?  Have you started rotating toys, but are feeling burnt out?  Here are 5 tips to help you keep up the good work. 1) Know your motivation! Any…

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Activity Centers: Seeing play at home from a new perspective

Home is your child’s first and most important classroom and you, Mom and Dad, are your child’s first and most important teacher.  Children learn throughout every moment of the day, not just at school.  While home should be a place of comfort and rest (not flash cards and other drills),…

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Toy Recommendation Guide

The VERY best & developmentally appropriate toys for kids, ages birth to 5+ years. Tired of buying toys that only interest your children for about a week? Here are 15 fabulous toy recommendations, for each age group, that won’t disappoint!

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The Equation for Parenting

Stressed and short on time, modern parents subconsciously formulate an equation to solve the problem of parenting. They know the desired end result of their work- kind, happy, successful and independent kids- and they know that people who make kids like this provide all sorts of good opportunities for their children. But, learning and development is just not that simple.

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Toy Recommendation Guide 2015

The VERY best & developmentally appropriate toys for kids, ages birth to 5 years . Tired of buying toys that only interest your children for about a week? Here are 15 fabulous toy recommendations, for each age group, that won’t disappoint!

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Are Children Biological Puppets?

Free will is not a constant stream, like in adults. Rather, in children, free will is more like the ebb and flow of an ocean’s tide. It rolls out and rolls in, sometimes without warning, but most often it is predictable and responds to the obvious forces that act upon it—hunger, fatigue, the bowels and a slew of emotions whether elated or sad.

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Toy Recommendation Guide 2014

    Toy Recommendations for Young Children   Birth to 5 years of age Toys receive a recommendation if they are: –  Tested, personally by me, and observed in use by various children – Actively capture and stimulate the curiosity and wonder of a child in multiple ways and over longer…

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