This week, we're taking a look back at our favorite Being Savvy posts from last summer. Grab your sunscreen, pull up a beach chair, and enjoy! One thing we notice about our preschoolers on vacation (even more than during regular life) is what avid little collectors they are. .... read more
This week, we're taking a look back at our favorite Being Savvy posts from last summer. Grab your sunscreen, pull up a beach chair, and enjoy! The thing we love best about the beach is that it's one of the few places where preschool types can entertain themselves for hours an.... read more
This week, we're taking a look back at our favorite Being Savvy posts from last summer. Grab your sunscreen, pull up a beach chair, and enjoy! Playing at the water's edge is just about every small child's idea of heaven. The wet sand and mud and muck and pebbles and rocks and .... read more
We like personalization best when it's done meaningfully, a little extra that gives a gift a special touch -- a wink with the smile, if you will. Imagine if a wonderful story that you picked out especially for a child were personalized, and imagine if the personalization were .... read more
We have an odd phenomena going on in our house: my kids don't like movies.Oh, they like TV, mind you. They can veg out in front of Sesame Street with the best of them. But they only like "shows." The actual movies, even Finding Nemo, Cars and Curious George, are too much fo.... read more
Another June, another school year coming to a close, and another set of good-byes. No matter how many times a teacher experiences the emotions of June and its inevitable good-byes, it never seems to get any easier or more routine. Each September we are delivered a fresh batch .... read more
When our tiny ones first toddle off to preschool, we agonize about how the first days will go. We take careful note of the separation practices of preschools when we tour them. We ask our friends and neighbors, and we compare their horror (or band aid-quick) stories with what .... read more
As a rule, we are all for avoiding a lot of “screen time” for our little ones. When we do turn on the TV, we do our best to choose programs wisely and use the time strategically – i.e. to divert on a long plane trip or to achieve a bit of quiet in the house when we real.... read more
It began just after my son's fourth birthday. His best young friend was over for a playdate. As soon as she walked in the door, they both conferred and then chimed, "Can we watch a movie?" I was disappointed that was what they wanted to do together. I wanted them to talk and l.... read more
Young children are creatures of habit, so if you serve them the same snack at movie night every week (if you are lucky enough to get them to settle down for it every week) they are probably fine with that. Adults who are partaking in movie night along with them, however, mig.... read more
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