Real Life Experience

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Children learn using ALL 5 of their senses! sight hearing smell touch taste EXAMPLES You OBSERVE:  Child repeatedly banging cup on  table. You THINK:  “Loud! Stop it already!” Behind the scenes, what is actually happening is that the CHILD is using her… SIGHT—-to  observe what happens to the cup; observe what happens to the table; […]

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A large part of the this site is to help parents understand how everyday experiences impact their child’s brain. Everyday experiences: talking, walking, eating, playing, sleeping, arguing, singing, bathing–ad infinitum–directly grow specific dendrites in specific areas of the brain. And just as similarly, these drendrites fail to grow & parts of the brain fail to […]

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Family Security is a critical foundational block in your child’s life. TO FEEL SECURE  means TO FEEL: safe protected taken care of AND….. able to take each of these for granted. HOW do you achieve this feeling? By being there time after time after time after time after time….ad infinitum. ONLY money ONLY excellent daycare ONLY TIME can […]

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Everyone and every family has different resources available to them. And that’s OK! We’re not all the same and we’re not all supposed to be the same. Resources differ in: money knowledge time family size education social background social circles geographical location emotional capacities creativity family history and the list goes on So what does this […]

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Taking your preschooler to the grocery store is a wonderful teaching opportunity! Did you know that grocery shopping with your child provides more learning opportunities than attending a preschool class? Why? #1 – The experience is AUTHENTIC. Grocery shopping is a real life skill. Everyone goes to the grocery store. #2 – They are WITH YOU. […]

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