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Preschool Readiness and The Importance of Play-Based Learning

When working with parents, I am often asked: “Is my toddler ‘ready’ for a preschool?” The next question that follows is: “Will it help or hurt my child in any way?” Every child is different, but research into early childhood shows that even a few hours a week in an intentionally prepared environment with age-based …

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Generational Balance: Best social events carve out space for adults, children

Celebrations give spice to life. It can be especially delicious when our children are with us, enjoying them, as well — until it gets too stimulating or loud or late. Some social events are so adult-oriented that children just don’t fit in. Parents who attend these events need to entertain their children and may need …

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