Hopscotch

Bask In The Glory Of Summer Games

August has officially arrived.  Since this is the last official month of summer, we encourage you to make the most of your time with your little ones. One of the best gifts parents can give their children is attention and time. Think about ways you can create some final summer memories together and get outside…
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Tic Tac Toe

The Forgotten Letter X

When teaching about letters, parents should sing the alphabet song and also practice writing letters and identifying letters in words.  One of the most challenging letters to teach about is the Letter X.  It tends to be a more difficult letter to teach about and seems to be a forgotten letter in our vocabulary. However…
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Dad

My Dad Is Cool

Dads play an important role in raising their children. A father brings a new perspective to parenting.  Children with many loving adults in their family become more well-rounded. As we write this article, we realize that there are many different types of families.  Some might be intergenerational, some might have two parents of the same…
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Science

Discovering Science Through Play

Take a moment to think about how play and science are the same process.  The person playing observes things around him and might mimic what he sees.  He discovers about the world through play.  When rules are added to play, the process becomes a game. “Uncertainity is celebrated in play,” Beau Lotto, a neuroscientist said…
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Gifts

Being Generous This Holiday Season

Teaching generosity comes easy to the Smith family of Charlotte, North Carolina. This holiday season, the family of five is working together to make another family’s Christmas more Merry.  The family has created their own charity, “Seed Bead Santa.” “We are making safety pin, seed bead bracelets and donating all of the proceeds to a…
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