Posts From scottdaddy22

Language Immersion: So Much More than Learning Another Language

If you’ve been exploring your options for preschool or kindergarten, you’ve probably come across language immersion and thought, This is interesting, but I’m not sure if it’s right for us. Why should we consider this over more traditional public/private schools,

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Comet Ball

You Need Tennis ball Tube sock Six 1-2-inch by 12-24-inch strips of bright and/or reflective fabric in a variety of colors Bright shoelace or string Directions Place the ball inside the toe of the sock. Use the shoelace or string

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Glove Critters

You Need Knit glove Wiggle eyes Pom-poms Felt scraps Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks Latex glove Optional—jingle bells and chenille wires Directions Design a critter you want to create on your glove using the available materials. Wiggle eyes

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Presidential Bank

You Need Quart-sized wide-mouth canning jar with lid Paper play money Mod Podge surface sealer Sponge brush Curling ribbon Scissors Optional: permanent marker Directions Follow the package instructions for the Mod Podge and use the sponge brush to apply a

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Compassion: Let Your Kids Catch You Being Generous

By Christina Katz   We hear a lot about making sure our children have math skills and athletic skills, but what about skills such as compassion and empathy? As parents, we can be as intentional about imparting these skills as

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Three Little Words . . . and Not Just “I Love You”

by Ellen Notbohm Another February 14 will come and go, marking thirty-something times I will not have received a Valentine from my husband. He has a long-standing allergy to what he calls commercially mandated holidays, declaring that he doesn’t “need

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Worry Less in 3 Steps:

A What-to-Do and When-to-Do It Guide Everybody worries. Grown-ups do it and kids do it too. But what should you do about it? Whether your worries are big or small, you can take these three steps: Try to figure out

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Seven Tips to Prod Your Child Out of Procrastinating

By Gayla Grace   When I overheard a conversation with a parent discussing her child’s routine and the late hour the child completed her homework the night before, I thought about how easily we allow our kids to slip into

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Subtract Math Anxiety: 7 Quick Tips to Help Your Child

Of the various subjects children take in school, math can be a challenge for some kids. It can cause your student to dodge her homework or ask for too much of your help with it. Is your child bound to

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