"...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
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
Do you have a curious preschooler on your hands? Have you dodged or fudged this very question more than once? Dodge no more, for Savvy has a (kind of) simple answer. Talking points, if you will, for any atmospheric questions that may arise during your daily walk to the p.... read more
Remember little Alice, that “curious child” whose inquisitive streak led her down a rabbit-hole, and all the way to Wonderland? Sitting by her sister on the riverbank in state of drowsy boredom, she spied the waistcoated White Rabbit, and, “burning with curiosity,” fo.... read more
The fall and winter months offer lots of reasons to celebrate -- Halloween, Thanksgiving, ice skating, playing in the snow, just to name a few. But looming large and ominously among all the merriment and celebration is the onset of flu season. Getting sick is bad enough when y.... read more
When you're a preschooler, the urge to build can strike at any time. The inspiration can come from almost anything: an empty milk carton, a sugar cube, a roll of toilet paper or a marshmallow. We adore wooden blocks and other construction toys, but there’s something about ta.... read more
With the gift giving season beginning its approach, I am vaguely considering getting a jump start on the usual shopping it requires. But I have a confession to make. I already know that I am planning to buy my boys some fancy new Legos this year. Sure, there's certainly nothin.... read more
A cardboard box is just that at least until you become a parent and being brainstorming about all the wonderful structures it can become. In its most primitive state, push in the flaps of the top of the box and it can be turned on its side to become a perfect cave that can be .... read more
So your little one is mad about dump trucks. His favorite colors are orange and yellow, he wears hard hats instead of baseball caps, Bob the Builder is his hero -- and naturally, he wants a construction party for his next birthday. Not to worry. You don't have to hire a dump t.... read more
There are some toys are universally classic, and children gravitate towards open-ended toys that let them construct, add-on, and create! No longer limited to the old-school varieties of construction materials like Tinker Toys and Erector Sets, toy companies have taken us to th.... read more
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