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10 Reasons To Love Mud!

It’s free. (No yard? Sweep your floor every day and save it, add water = mud!) It washes up easily. (Even if the kids paint your entire house with it!) It comes in a variety of colors. (Different types of … Continue reading

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Give The People What They Want

It’s the thing people think but never say out loud: “What’s in it for me?” As a leader with employees, board members, or other people working under your leadership you need to be thinking it too. Ask yourself why each … Continue reading

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Activity Idea: I Know Someone Who

Teach the children to share compliments with each other with this game. Start by making a compliment about someone in the group, leaving their name out. For example, “I know someone who wears very pretty dresses.” The children try and … Continue reading

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Possibilities

Possibilities. It’s just one little word. With so much meaning for the lives of children. I truly believe every moment we have with a child could be a moment that defines that child for the future. It’s so overwhelming sometimes … Continue reading

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A Leader’s Song

As owner of Patty Cake Preschool, I decided our school needed a song. With the help of my sister, I soon wrote one, taught the children, and it quickly became our signature performance at all graduations and during the summer … Continue reading

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No Regrets Pack

I wasn’t ready to answer these questions. At the time all I could think of was that I was going to have a baby. I could picture holding him – not handing him over to a stranger. It would hurt … Continue reading

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Get Outside Your Bubble

What is the “bubble” you work in? Everyone has one. Early Childhood. Medicine. Elementary Schools. Coaching. Business. Adoption. Camping. Publishing. There are thousands of “bubbles” we work in every day. The up side to this is that we begin to … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside The Box About Conferences

As leaders, we encourage our team members to invest in themselves and obtain continuing education, attend professional development conferences, join book clubs, support groups, and in many other ways take the time to increase their knowledge, improve their networks with … Continue reading

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Wind Chimes

Create wind chimes with the children to explore different sounds. Cut a four inch circle from heavy cardboard. Punch 4 to 6 holes around it and tie string to these holes that is 1-2 feet in length. Punch two holes … Continue reading

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Inspiring Young Writers

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