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Toddler Tricks – 99: Learning Tools Are Games

Problem: You’re all bored. It’s summer, and you’ve gone to the pool or lake everyday, then it rained for a week and you saw every movie, went to every library and store just to get out of the house, and … Continue reading

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Things Your Kids Should Be Able to Do by Four

Oftentimes, I live in a hellish world of lunacy where children just less than four make the rules. And this seems totally reasonable. Why? Well, they’re the only people I see all day, so suddenly playing markers in nothing but … 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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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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