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Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten

Pumpkin starts Kindergarten in September. <gulp> The hardest part about the kindergarten experience might not be what you would expect. For many children, it is the independence. Learning how to do all those little things moms, dads, grandmas and child … Continue reading

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Will play-based Kindergarten really prepare my child for grade 1?

Let’s face it – parents tend to worry when their kid is starting Kindergarten. They stew about how Junior will fasten his jacket, manage his backpack, open his lunch and snack containers and get along with his classmates. They worry … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, GO!…to Kindergarten that is!

The “transition to kindergarten” – three little words, but they mean A LOT!  Trust me.  Been there; done that.  Bought the t-shirt (literally)!  The transition to kindergarten is a very exciting and eventful time for any family and is a … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Social Development

This post is the last of a 5-part series about getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “Mommy – wanna play with me?”  I … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Emotional Maturity

This post is one of a 5-part series about getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “I can’t do this – I … Continue reading

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