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Why you need to stop rushing your preschooler

Do you feel like you’re always in a hurry, rushing your kids around? Have you ever stopped and wondered how this affects your child? I was recently walking through a park, when I noticed a grandmother with her young granddaughter. … Continue reading

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Making Math Fun for Young Children (and Parents Too!)

Parents often confide in me their anxiety about helping their children with math once they start school.  Usually they are worried their own negative attitude and fear of math will be transferred to their children.  I always reassure them that … Continue reading

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Babies, Toddlers and Touch Screens

Have you seen this video from UserExperienceWorks? “A magazine is an iPad that does not work.” So, what do think? Do you have a touch screen tablet computer or smartphone in your house? Do you let your kids use them, … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Thinking and Learning

This post is one of a 5-part series about preparing your preschooler for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “What letter is that?”  You anxiously await a response … Continue reading

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Literacy is social, not just about the books

 Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27th. This annual event reminds me of the challenges I encountered years ago reading to my young son.  He could hardly sit still to eat a meal, let alone long enough for me to read … Continue reading

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I wish I had done something sooner

Experts today agree that when a child has a delay in their development the sooner they can receive help the more likely their development will improve and the more likely they will feel good about themselves. This was a lesson … Continue reading

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