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Preschool Pointers – 23: How to Start and Exit Games

Problem: Your kids want to play with you. All the time. Their games are simply more fun if you’re there, on the floor, a willing participant to their madness. And who can blame them? After all, you’re pretty rad. And … Continue reading

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Learning to Lie

“Mama, I don’t have any blueberries left. I ate them all.” “Oh, really, do you want more?” As my daughter dissolves into giggles, I realize I’ve fallen prey to yet another toddler lie. The toddler lie is adorable, but it … Continue reading

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Dear Journal

My girls are already excellent journal keepers. They insist on going over their day every night before bed. It’s become part of our bedtime routine, and it’s one I really enjoy because I get to hear their side of things. … Continue reading

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Smarts Aren’t Just the ABCs

I spend the majority of my day playing with and catering to my kids. We do spelling games, sound games, and rhyming games. We draw, trace and identify letters and numbers. We talk a lot. They used their first adverb … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 57: Make it Last

Problem: The older your toddlers get, it seems the shorter their attention span becomes. One would presume the opposite, but either we’re expecting more from them as parents, or they’re louder about their boredom / less willing to go along … Continue reading

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Teaching through Toys

“Where are we going today?” asks my husband in a deep voice while holding the Superman doll. “Swimming! The beach!” the babies shout. “Okay then. Let’s get in the car. Come on, Supergirl! Get in the car!” My husband switches … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 44: Gone Fishin’

Toddler twins learn to fish for the first time…in their living room. http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/06/moment-of-week-44-gone-fishin.html

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Let’s Pretend to Go to the Grocery Store

As the world slowly opens up to toddlers, their imaginations start to take hold. All of the knowledge and experiences they process everyday come out during lulls in their real adventures. It’s magical to see. Still, my husband and I … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 31

My children don’t quite have all the subtleties of baseball down yet… http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/03/moment-of-week-31.html

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Toddler Tricks – 31

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: Your children won’t go to bed. You’ve got a nice bed time routine going: they do the whole schpiel every night, but when it comes to actually walking into that bedroom, they refuse.  You … Continue reading

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