It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

Feb 26

I have to start off by saying that my cousin, Tyler, recently wrote a blog about his and his brother’s hysterical experiences with pets when they were children.  It got me thinking about pets myself.  Read his blog here. Early last month, I got a kitten.  His name is Berlioz (thanks to a former student of mine who named him via a suggestion on FaceBook through his mom), and he’s...

Activities: Nature Walks

Activities: Nature Walks

Feb 22

How: Take a walk to your neighborhood park, or just walk around the block.  Pick up leaves, sticks, rocks, and anything else your child finds interesting.  Talk about the things you find, where they come from, and what you can do with them.  When you get back home, put the natural, found materials out in a basket or on a table with some paints, glue, and paper and let your child go at it! ...

Are You Sick of Highly Paid Teachers?

Are You Sick of Highly Paid Teachers?

Feb 21

Disclaimer: I found this on Facebook, and reposted it there.  It was too perfect to not copy to my blog.  This was first posted, as far as I can tell, by Meredith Menden as a “note” on her Facebook page.  You can read the original post here. Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective...

A Surprising Question…”Big Kid Beds”

A Surprising Question…”Big Kid Beds”

Feb 21

For those of you who haven’t read the “about me” section, I’ve been working with children for about a decade, which clearly means that I’ve been working with parents for about a decade as well.  I get questions every day about anything and everything you can imagine regarding parenting, child rearing, child development, and more.  At this point, I’d like to...

Play Dough!

Play Dough!

Feb 20

How: Here’s are two great easy play dough recipes that you can make with ingredients that almost everyone has at home: Cooked Recipe No Cook Recipe Your little one(s) will love cooking it with you, and then they can play.  Add any food coloring to make it colorful, or make a few batches with different colors.  The dough will stay good for a few weeks if kept in a Tupperware container or...