In our technology-filled world, we use a number of electronic devices to get around. There are also many routes and modes of transportation to a particular location, but how many do we utilize? For most of us, it's usually just the car route. For one day this spring, try tr.... read more
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "Earth laughs in flowers." What a sweet thought! Some of my most joyful times with my daughters have been spent in the garden or at our local arboretum. There's something so wonderful about being amongst colorful, fragrant flowers, warmed by.... read more
My house is overrun with technology, not only for me but for my daughter. She has a DS, a Wii, an iPod, a computer, a DVD player and a CD player (we're old school like that). I have to admit that I love when my daughter plays with technology it keeps things so quiet. No matter.... read more
The kids are out of school for a little while, the weather is nice, and it's time to get out of the house. Taking walks with our preschoolers can be challenging, though, with their sometimes lagging attention and lack of focus. Here's a solution: photo safaris! Preschoolers lo.... read more
Is your family working to go a little green? Are you on a shoestring budget and trying to keep spending low and kid entertainment high? Both? Yeah that's us too! That's a huge reason why we began making arts and crafts from stuff in our recycling bin.I wish I could lay cla.... read more
"If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood." ~ Peter Handke Telling stories aloud, different than reading stories, provides many opportunities for connection with each other, creative development, and simply our human-ness. Telling stories gets us laughing .... read more
Remember the feeling of anticipation when the mail carrier would arrive and you knew there was a special envelope in the mailbox? Remember taking your time to carefully open the treasured envelope that was addressed with your name? Remember reading and re-reading the conten.... read more
In these fast-paced times, more and more of us turn to technology to help us manage our time and feel more efficient. Keeping up with our family and friends use to be as simple as a long phone call, or routine visits at each others' homes. But times have changed...and in a bi.... read more
Is your toddler's favorite toy your iPhone? Does your preschooler know how to operate your dvd player better than you do? Is your kindergartener as handy with a mouse as with a pencil?For many of us the answers are: check, check, and check.It's true: our 21st century kids .... read more
While good walking shoes, sunscreen, water, and a hat are all musts for a hike with a preschooler, this week, Savvy wants you to put away your binoculars and focus on what you can hear instead of what you can see. Listening engages the mind and shifts the focus from visual.... read more
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