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Being a parent can be a lonely job.

“Families Today:” Community-Building Among Families From the NEW YORK TIMES COLUMN: FAMILIES TODAY: COMMUNITY-BUILDING AMONG FAMILIES By: T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., and Joshua Sparrow, M.D. (Note from Cindy..  It’s September! Start the new schoolyear and join us. We are here for you. Here are some of the ways you can feel a deeper sense of […]

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Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools. Without toys and largely unsupervised, children climb and cook and howl like wolves in the wilderness.

 Let me introduce you to the kindest and smartest man in the world, who is our consultant and friend Joshua Sparrow MD. Dr. S just sent this to me. He didn’t write it although he has co-authored almost every book with Dr. Berry Brazelton. He sent it to me and I pay attention to everything […]

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Television and the Under 3 Crowd

During Spring and Summer vacation, parents always ask about screen time. Here is the Zero to 3 and the Academy of Pediatrics recommendation. https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/149-television-and-the-under-3-crowd (you can decide if reading this counts as part of your screen time!)

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Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

For reasons still unclear to me, what was once considered essential is now barely considered. For decades we have known the importance of learning handwriting at an early age and in an effort to support our children and because there is just not enough time in the preschool day of play to properly teach handwriting we have offered […]

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Thank you, Teacher.

Pope Francis awards the Global Teacher Prize to a teacher who fights trauma with play.      ‘Not test score results, emotional results’ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/world/middleeast/a-palestinian-teachers-methods-earn-the-attention-of-more-than-her-class.html?login=email And so she works to calm them down — and she does so by playing games with them. She puts on a clown’s wig and employs hand puppets, and she draws the […]

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Goodnight Moon one hour earlier…

…Sharing Tips from Sleepy Planet… Thank you, Sleepy Planet….. Spring Ahead Without Falling Behind on Sleep Daylight Savings this Sunday, March 13 Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour. If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning she will likely sleep till 7:30 AM. Her entire schedule – naps and bedtime – […]

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It is not a secret.

  Its that time of year, when decisions are made about which preschool to choose and when to send preschoolers to kindergarten. What we have known for a very long time is being proven over and over and over again. Research has shown the importance of PLAY BASED preschools and that WAITING A THIRD YEAR […]

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Moms Need Moms…(grandmoms too)

This was sent to me by a graduating Mommy, who has been in weekly/monthly Mommy Group for years and years. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/in-defense-of-the-mom-group_b_9319642.html 10th Street Preschool Mommy Group Monthly – Monday evenings at 6pm. Our groups are open to all Mommies and Grandmommies in our community. We do not exclude women who are not enrolled in 10th […]

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