Tag Archives: Developmental

I Am Not A Fan, I Am

Confession time…..I am a teacher and I am not a fan of Dr. Seuss.  No one ever gave me a book!  I didn’t grow up with Dr. Seuss and I just never learned to love him.  But I do appreciate … Continue reading

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Start Talking

Babies and young children need a language rich environment.  They need you to talk to them.  They need you to also talk with them.  They start learning to read by sharing books. Book Smart,  Top to Bottom, Drama, Drama, Drama! and … Continue reading

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Listen to the Teacher

My son has almost the same birthdate as my daughter, minus 24 hours and 6 minutes.  Even though they are 4 years apart in age, they are 5 years apart in school.  She was the newly 5 year old when … Continue reading

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It’s Still Greek

I love baby babble.  It’s just so darn cute.  You can’t help but get caught up in it and babble back.  I think the cutest sight is to see a baby with a book, babbling away, patting the book and … Continue reading

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Don’t Break The Table!

I have a confession to make.  When I had my first child I thought she was the cutest, smartest child ever!  So when she went to kindergarten I had all the confidence in the world that everything would be just … Continue reading

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Where’s The Duck?

I am a children’s bookaholic!  There, I said it…… think what you will of me but that’s just the way it is.  I have over 700 children’s books in my personal library.  Recently, I have felt so guilty about adding … Continue reading

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Drama, Drama, Drama!

The book has been picked out, your little one is sitting in your lap ready to hear a story, you’ve been singing “Top to bottom, left to right”, you’ve opened the book, and now, you need to channel your inner thespian.  … Continue reading

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Life Skills vs. Tech Skills

In a recent Tweet, followers of The Wall Street Journal were informed that 14% of kids age 4 or 5 can tie their shoes, but 21% can play or operate at least one smartphone app! This deeply disturbs me! Flash … Continue reading

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Teach Learn Laugh….the blog

Everything I need to know to teach, learn and laugh I have learned from my two children. Of course I went to college and have a degree in education but I have always felt that being a parent has made … Continue reading

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