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Entries from August 2008

Children’s Stories: Audio

August 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A first rate, low speed activity is to listen to children’s stories and songs on tape, CD or computer. This activity is enjoyable anytime, and is the perfect solution when you want to spend some relaxing but meaningful time with your child.

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Easy To Make Tent

August 20th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Making a tent with sheets will nurture your child’s concept of spaces and places. But to get the most out of your tent, you need great activities….

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Creative Play: Starlight Theater

August 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In the long run, a healthy diet of imaginative play will strengthen your child’s ability to tackle difficult, non-linear problems both academically and in the real world. Imaginative play turns ordinary things into a bundle of possibilities. A newspaper becomes a telescope, a briefcase, or a log. A stick becomes a wand, a cane, a […]

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Toys: A Useful Strategy

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Why does your child play with her favorite toy over and over again? The answer will help guide your strategy about toys in general.

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Making a Schedule for Kids

August 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Making a schedule for kids allows you to introduce specific expectations and rewards to bring about greater cooperation from your child.

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The One Minute Rocket Ship Your Child Will Absolutely Love

August 15th, 2008 · 19 Comments

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a rocket ship for kids–it’s easier than you think. This one only takes a minute to make, and it seats two comfortably.

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Effective Learning Strategies for Kids: Part 1

August 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

This article discusses the most basic thing you can do to turn playtime into a powerful learning experience.

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Wooden Blocks: What’s the Big Deal?

August 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

One of the extraordinary benefits of playing with blocks is that so very little is required to hold your child’s attention for so long.

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Effective Learning Strategies for Kids: Part 2

August 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

This method of play is so simple, yet so fundamental to your child’s creative and cognitive development. It’s aimed at nurturing the habit of rigorously exploring something to its fullest.

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Effective Learning Strategies for Kids: Part 3

August 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Eventually, as your child faces more complex problems both academically and in the real world, trust in her own ability to explore solutions is critical.

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