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A Bridge Without Rails

One of my favorite early childhood experts is Janet Gonzales-Mena. If you’ve never read her books, and especially if you work with infants and toddlers, I highly recommend you stop reading this blog and go buy all her books – … Continue reading

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Activity: Cooperative Musical Games

Play classic games such as Farmer in the Dell, Ring Around The Rosie and Musical Chairs! To get the most out of these activities, allow children to choose among themselves the roles they will play. Encourage them to share their … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do With A Paper Cup

Ever think that being stuck in an airport could be the best afternoon of your week? It was for me! On a recent trip, after a grueling week of lots of board work and little sleep, I was finally on … Continue reading

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New Mom

Many of you work with, or are, new Mom’s. The new Mom is unlike any other woman. They’ve experienced the pure love and joy of seeing a small one look at them with complete trust and love. And they’ve experienced … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks

Here’s a potpourri of ideas from my booklet, 101 Tips & Tricks: For an inexpensive puppet rack, use an over the door wire shoe holder. Mount it to a wall and slip the puppets over the metal sleeves to display … Continue reading

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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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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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