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A child in the family means lots of big changes. There are education decisions to be made, playdates to host, new skills to learn, and lots and lots of books to read. Join us as we take a look at the everyday moments of parenting and the once-a-year celebrations, the big picture of childhood and the small details that aren't to be missed.

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  • How Does Our Brain Tell Our Body To Move?

    Alison - How Do Things Work?

    Warning: Sharing the following information with your child may result in you hearing the following excuse an awful lot: "But my brain made me do it!"Kids come up with the greatest questions. They are naturally curious and want to know how the world around them works. They may .... read more

  • How Do Things (Like Cars!) Move?

    Eliza Clark - How Do Things Work?

    Some of the questions our preschoolers come up with are harder to answer than others. We think of ourselves as knowing quite a lot, we adults. We’ve been hanging around this world for a few decades, and fancy that we understand how many, if not most, things work.Then along.... read more

  • Everybody Does Better with Family Meals

    Ellyn Satter

    You know that family meals are important, and the research backs up what you know. Adults who have regular meals eat better, are healthier and are slimmer. Children and adolescents who have regular family meals do better nutritionally, socially, emotionally, academically and .... read more

  • How Do Plants Grow?

    Oona Baker - How Do Things Work?

    Children love accompanying their parents to farmers markets and sowing seeds in their own backyards, but one day they may want to know the real nitty gritty surrounding the whole process. How does this seed turn into an apple? What makes it grow? And just what does the sun hav.... read more

  • How Do Fish Breathe Underwater?

    Eliza Clark - How Do Things Work?

    You never know when certain inevitable kid questions will strike. You’ve taken your child on countless visits to the aquarium. So why is today the day your four-year-old is suddenly struck with an urgent need to understand how fish breathe underwater?Perhaps she’s just t.... read more

  • The Many Challenges of Parenting

    Jacque Grillo

    Perhaps one of the greatest challenges of parenthood is dealing with just how rapidly children change, and especially during the early childhood years. It seems that just as you're beginning to get a handle on how to deal with your child as a two year old, he's now a three yea.... read more

  • How Do Birds Fly?

    Angie McDonald - How Do Things Work?

    How do birds fly? is a classic question. And one that, when asked by a child, stumps many parents. It's tempting to answer: because they have wings! And feathers! But what if your child wants a more informative answer? What if your child wants to know the actual mechanics of h.... read more

  • How Is the Sun Also a Star?

    Eliza Clark - How Do Things Work?

    The scientific education of a preschooler is an amazing thing to witness. A child who looks into the daytime and the nighttime skies hasn’t the slightest idea that the sun, that great big ball of yellow warmth, bears any relation to the twinkling dots that cover the inky dar.... read more

  • Why Do We Have Different Seasons?

    Jill Notkin - How Do Things Work?

     "...And the seasons they go round and round, and the painted ponies go up and down. We're captive on the carousel of time..." ~ Joni Mitchell Any parent knows that having children makes this "carousel of time" go even quicker, but as adults, we don't slow down enough to que.... read more

  • Come On, Hear the Noise...

    Nicole Basham - How Do Things Work?

    For many preschoolers, noise is magnificent. The louder, the better. For more sensitive little ones, noise can be overwhelming.But what exactly distinguishes noise from music?Music is a collection of organized sounds. Rather than being random and jarring, music tends to have p.... read more

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