Tag: play

Distance Learning for Preschoolers: What Does My Child Really Need?

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With the current shutdown of schools, including preschools, in Vermont for the remainder of the year, I’ve seen many parents say, “I know what to do...

Two Simple New Parenting Guidelines for the New Year

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As we end one year and start another, the temptation to set resolutions for the New Year creeps in. In my experience, the desire...

Sometimes I Treat Myself like a Babysitter Instead of a Parent

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You don’t have to look far to find articles and posts about how parents should avoid, “Acting like the babysitter.” It’s typically about men/dads...

My Top Five Lesser-Known Indoor Playspaces for Kids in Vermont

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Growing up, my mom was the master of fun. She had a shoestring budget and three kids in tow but she always found the...

Building Blocks and Creativity: Building a Jetpack for Piglet

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There are times that my husband and I joke that the real reason for having kids is so that we have an excuse to...

Encouraging Children to Play in Nature

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Have you ever taken a walk outside in nature with your children and watched them gather little objects that they find interesting and magical...

Promoting Language Development: Five Tips from an SLP Mom

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(Disclaimer: While I am a trained speech-language pathologist, the following tips are general suggestions to help encourage your child's language development. If you feel your...

Cultivating Sensory Play

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Have you ever smelled something and been flooded with memories of childhood? Ever watched a movie or show, that brought you right back to...

Kid Logic Learning:: A Burlington Area School

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I had no idea how hard it was to find a great daycare/preschool option, especially if you are looking in the middle of the...

A Bluebird Day

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This Monday rang in our first day of summer. I know, it's not actually summer yet, but it sure is in our house! The...