Have you been reckless enough to invite a bunch of preschoolers over to your house for a holiday get-together? Or did you impulsively volunteer to organize your preschool's December party? In case the prospect is sending you into a slight panic, Being Savvy has a few tried and.... read more
1. Regularly wash hand with soap and hot waterThe chemicals found in some soaps have health and environmental concerns. Look for bath, shower, and bar soap products that don't contain Triclosan, a common antibacterial chemical that bioconcentrates in the food chain, is hazar.... read more
You may have heard about the little boy who felt sorry for the butterfly struggling to emerge from its chrysalis. He decided to help so he could save the butterfly from the struggle. So he peeled the chrysalis open for the butterfly. The little boy was so excited to watch the .... read more
"If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. When he's finished, he'll ask for a napkin. Then, he'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache. When he looks in.... read more
The great thing about being the parent of little kids is having an excuse to get goofy. Kooky games, slapstick performances and talking in squeaky voices or low drawls are all surefire routes to sending our kids into fits of giggles. Reading aloud to our children is also an.... read more
One of the important things a preschool-age child can learn from reading book series is the concept of authorship. Authorship is an idea so basic that we adults often forget that it needs to be taught. Experts in early literacy, however, are quick to remind us that it does, a.... read more
Book series seem tailor-made for stories of adventure. Once we’ve had a fantastic adventure with an author, we’re always ready to saddle up for another one. We know we’re in good hands and in for a great ride.Our preschoolers feel the same way. There are certain charact.... read more
It's no secret that young children learn best through repetition. Children love to hear the same stories, sing the same songs, and play the same games over and over again. This repetition gives young children a sense of security. Series books, with their recurring characters a.... read more
From the time we are very small, bears play an interesting and cuddly role in our lives. From Goldilocks' encounter with a friendly, furry family of bears to the Bernsteins who helped us learn those ever-so-important life lessons to a certain best friend of Christopher Robin, .... read more
What drives a great series? What is it that makes children, or adults for that matter, want to read the next book, and the next, and the next after that? The answer, of course, is an entrancing main character. A vividly imagined setting helps too, as do compelling storyline.... read more
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