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The school bus screeches, stops, diesel engine hisses as the door is opened. A minute later, the bus hisses again, gears grind and the  bus resumes down the road. Not that your preschooler would be taking a bus anyway, but your stomach does a flip and then a flop. You are happy to keep your child at home […]

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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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Children develop in a systematic pattern as well as in a sequential pattern. You can think of it as rungs on a ladder. Your child must be firmly set on one step before challenging himself to the next. Fortunately, children’s “learning systems” are already built-in and they will move on when they  are ready. YOUR […]

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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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