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GORGEOUS time of year! BEAUTIFUL weather! August breeze is cool in the morning. Sky is crystal clear blue. Cicadas are humming. The LAST thing I want to do is think about……school! I want to treasure these last beautiful days of summer soaking up the warmth of the sun and reading good books and hanging out with my kids. […]

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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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To TEACH Definition: teach, verb–to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction. By this definition, YOU are a teacher! You are the FIRST teacher in your child’s life. You immediately started teaching your child as soon as you held your baby in your arms. What were you teaching when you gazed upon your newborn? You were: teaching communication through your […]

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Here’s an important fact to remember: The more secure your child is, the more he can learn! So, what are ways we can help our children feel a deep sense of security? FAMILY ROUTINES are one way to build security in your child’s life. Family Routines are not just a good organizational idea, but they […]

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An important block in building a strong foundation for your child is the block called: Family Security. In the last post, we talked about the fact that in order for your child to feel secure, he or she must experience your “being there” many times over, so that your child takes your constant presence for […]

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