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Emily Post and Miss Manners would be so pleased. I was raised to write thank-you notes. After each birthday party and Christmas, I dutifully took out my stationary and wrote notes of thanks to those who had gifted me. As a child, I never viewed thank you notes as a chore like my brother did. I enjoyed taking out my stationary and using fancy pens to write to friends and family members. Thank you ... Read more >
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Today's guest contributor is author and illustrator Sharon Pierce McCullough. You may recognizer her name as the creator of the delightful Bunbun series. The Bunbun books are about an endearing rabbit and include titles like Bunbun the Middle One, Bunbun at the Fair, and Bunbun at Bedtime. Today Sharon shares how you can encourage your child to become a writer. To encourage children to ... Read more >
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A couple of years ago, my brilliant friend Elaine sent my daughter a book that has been one of her prized possessions ever since. It is a homemade life-the-flap book where all the flaps open to reveal family pictures. My daughter still gets a huge kick out of opening those flaps and announcing that it is a picture of her underneath, or Daddy, or Mommy. They are simple, if a ... Read more >
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Brenda is a veteran teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools in a school with a preschool and Head Start program. She thanks Jessica and Aaron, the preschool and Head Start staff at her school, for their input on this article. Raising children is a wonderful, adventurous journey! Most parents, though, have a lot of questions about their childā??s development. Grandparents, friends ... Read more >
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My three-and-a-half year old received a Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer for Christmas. My husband and I decided to get her a "computer" because she is fascinated by our laptops and because she enjoys the games she can play on the stations set up in the children's section of our local library. So far, the gift has been a huge hit with her and with us. As with all things, there are pros ... Read more >
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Thinking ahead to kindergarten? Here's a list, compiled by kindergarten teachers, of skills a child should have when entering kindergarten. Language/Literacy Exposure to rhyming Discrimination between letters and numbers First name recognition (orally and visually) Know letters in first name Print first name Recognition ... Read more >
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Our fabulous Being Savvy Denver City Editor, Aimee, has recently announced the second annual Kid Art Auction for Earth Day. This effort was started last year when Aimee's six year old son suggested that they hold an art sale in their backyard. Things being what they are, the effort soon made the jump to cyberspace and raised nearly $800 for environmental causes. The concept is ... Read more >
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Leticia never had any inkling that she would end up in the DC Metro Area but now finds herself loving everything about living here except Beltway traffic. Born and raised in Northern California's Silicon Valley, this Bay Area native spent 6 years as a New Englander and then moved to the DC Metro Area to be closer to her now-husband and teach for a local school system. By day, Leticia spends...Read more >
Beth is a former corporate flunky turned corporate drop-out and now spends most of her time chasing her two kids; princess-obsessed brand-new preschooler, Mia, and food-obsessed chubbiest baby you've ever seen, Owen. She's a 30-year resident of Northern Virginia and enjoys dragging her kids to all the same places her parents used to drag her....Read more >
Where do we begin if we want to make good citizens out of our young children? For parents of preschoolers, mere mention of this idea may seem absurdly lofty. We're still mired in the minutiae of picky eating habits, playground supervision and bedtime rituals. Can't the civics lessons wait ...Read more >
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