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Preschool at Home: Creating a Fun, Educational Playlist

Several years ago, I read a blog post about Room Time from Tricia at Hodgepodge, and the idea of creating a fun, educational CD (or playlist, in our case) stuck with me for a long time. 239 more words


For the love of books

The latest from LadybirdMum and the chance to win one of three copies of Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Post!

‘The ethos of the festival is simple: to entertain children, and to enthuse them about reading. 582 more words

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FREE (or nearly-free) pumpkin activity ideas for preschoolers!

It may still feel like summer outside (92 degrees outside in San Antonio as I’m typing this), but fall is officially here! Pumpkins are everywhere… 322 more words


10 small things parents with small kids shouldn't sweat

If there’s anything I’ve learned with small kids, it’s that there really isn’t time to worry about things that don’t matter.

As a result of sheer exhaustion, along with the rest of the household chaos, I have adopted a more carefree parenting perspective. 544 more words


Why I lie with my son for "one minute"

Every night as I’m getting my older son L, 3, into bed, he ends his painfully drawn-out bedtime regime with one final request:

“Mommy, will you lie with me for one minute?” 540 more words


I want to start signing with my kids; now what?

Congratulations–signing with your children is a GREAT decision! (See a great list of benefits here and here!) However, unless you grew up signing or you took American Sign Language classes in high school or college, it can be a tricky language to start learning. 268 more words


Signing Success Story #11

Today’s signing story is about a pair of brothers who have been part of our Lone Star Signers community for about a year. I LOVE having sibling sets attend class together because each child learns differently.  286 more words