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Looking at Art Developmentally, Or When Is a Scribble Not Just a Scribble

Amy Rees - Learning » Art

Like everything else, a child's artwork is a manifestation of her development at work. And like everything else, that development is not exactly linear. Put another way, the first time your darling slept through the night wasn't the last time you got up ...
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Active Listening for Active Kids

Eliza Clark - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

Getting children to listen is one of the biggest challenges for parents. How many times have you heard one parent moan to another, "They just don't listen!"? And how many times have you heard yourself bark at your kids, "You need to listen!!" or the old...
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Why We Love a Snow Day

Eliza Clark - Seasons and Celebrations » Bright Fun for Winter Days

The other day my daughter asked me, "Mama, when will we have a snow day?" As I look out our window at a blanket of white, I can tell her that today is that day.When I asked the four-year-old why she likes snow days so much, these were her reasons: 1. ...
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Twenty Manners for Five-Year-Olds

Eliza Clark - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

In the span of early childhood, turning five is a huge milestone. Five usually means the end of the preschool years and the beginning of kindergarten. Five means joining the ranks of the "big kids" (most of the time). Five means entering a wider wor...
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