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Teach Diversity and Acceptance With This Book

Children in between the ages of 4-8 are learning and growing everyday.  Not only are they beginning to develop academic skill such as reading and math, but they are also figuring out life.  Books are powerful teaching tools.   While many deal with concepts such as letters, numbers and colors, few cover topics such asRead more

This Book Could Spell Success For Your Fearful Preschooler

Children in between the ages of 4-8 are learning and growing everyday.  Not only are they beginning to develop academic skill such as reading and math, but they are also figuring out life.  Books are powerful teaching tools.   While many deal with concepts such as letters, numbers and colors, few cover topics such asRead more

Pet Success!

As a child, I constantly had a face full of scratch marks because I could not leave out family cat alone.  I dressed him up, brushed him, forced him to sleep with me and generally enjoyed torturing him ( not really, but probably in his mind).  He lived for 18 years and I can honestlyRead more

Book Review! Manners Time by Elizabeth Verdick

Manners Time by Elizabeth Verdick is part of Free Spirit Publishing’s Toddler Tools series. It is available as a sturdy board book which works great for the toddler set (ages 2-5). All of the books in the Toddler Tools series are visually appealing, with bright textures and colors. The illustrations are truly lovely, with childrenRead more

Teaching Your Child To Thank Others

The holidays have come and gone and now it is time for thank you notes (children everywhere sigh deeply and mutter under their breath)  This doesn’t have to be a chore, though, and the earlier you introduce it, the better! Preschoolers are very capable of writing thank you notes to others – with a littleRead more

The Importance of Open Ended Play

These are “baby eggs” in a nest built by my three year old niece. This nest is an super example of open ended play. Think “back in the day” play before the Ipad, cell phone and toys that talk back. When you went outside and played with no adult facilitation. These materials were not givenRead more