Tag Archives: Play

Enter the Dragon

It is just passed Valentine’s Day and my grade schooler is suddenly cranky, acting sleep deprived and testing boundaries.    With a lot of patience, I try to find out what is upsetting her.  Here’s where it gets a little … Continue reading

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PLAY Takes the Boring Out of Dreary Days

Now is the time to play with your kids.  Whatever their age.  Why now? Because it is February and it is dreary outside and school continues, day after day after day.  It seems FOREVER until summer.  It feels like there … Continue reading

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Children’s Toys–The Tools for Healthy Kids

I remember a house I used to drive by quite often.  It’s long, narrow, fenced yard contained a whole warehouse of large, plastic toys.  I thought perhaps the home was a small day-care center, or babysitting arrangement.  Since I drove … Continue reading

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60 months to Kindergarten Entry Social and Emotional Development

There is so much concern and questions raised about the spectrum of Autism that I thought it might be helpful to list some normal development aspects for babies and toddlers before the age of five.  This will be in a … Continue reading

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Understanding the Science of Early Childhood Learning

Please check out NPR’s story titled: How To Help Your Child’s Brain Grow Up Strong How the Mind Grows from Conception to College by Sandra, Ph.D. Aamodt, Sam, Ph.D. Wang and Ellen Galinsky Hardcover, 314 pages It is so encouraging … Continue reading

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Social Development in the Sand Box (36-60 months)

“I was so embarrassed yesterday when my child took another’s toy and then hit him with it,” said the young mother. She described a communal play area (large park sand box) where several three to five-year-old children were playing.  Her … Continue reading

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When Summer Doesn’t Include a Vacation

Two years ago my husband and I had our first “STAYCATION.”  It actually started out as a supposed one day “gosh, what can we do for fun and not drive too far?” We live on the ocean.  It’s generally cool … Continue reading

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