What child doesn't feel like a misfit now and then? Some have that feeling a lot more than others, it's true, but all children go through phases or have experiences where they feel uncomfortably out of place. Indeed, though painful, feeling like a misfit almost seems like a ne.... read more
Our preschoolers are fascinated with themselves and, as parents, we delight in their fascination. From making up songs and stories about themselves to making faces in the mirror, preschoolers find themselves infinitely entertaining. Today, we want to help your little one mak.... read more
I've always known that reading to my children is important. In fact, I don't think a day has gone by that I haven't read to my seven-year-old. Of course, I can't say the same for my second and third born (oh, the guilt!). But it wasn't until my oldest daughter, Phoebe, sta.... read more
Young children are curious about themselves, maybe even more so than the world around them—from making faces in the mirror to inspecting their belly buttons that tickle them at just one glance. In a playgroup, they may notice their differences: eye and hair color, or how.... read more
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Um, not quite. It seems that our preschoolers are a bit fiercer in their approach to favorite things. Brown paper packages tied up with string, sure. Those are always cherished. But the rest of the list devolves from there. Maria .... 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 admit to being daunted by this topic. It's kind of huge, and kind of controversial.But we are dedicated to exploring the Me-ness of little people this month, and there's no denying that being able to say "I'm a boy" or "I'm a girl" -- otherwise known as gender identificatio.... read more
Our preschoolers have their ways. The way their smiles just beam, The way they sing off key, The way they haunt our dreams.... Ira Gershwin could not have said it better. And then there's the way they like their pb&j's (hardly any "pb," plenty of "j"), the way they like.... read more
One of the many delightful contradictions about preschoolers is how much they know about what little they know. Does that make any sense? We think so, sort-of. Especially when it comes to their (absolutely darling) little bodies.Preschoolers who still muddle the alphabet.... read more
So what is in a name, exactly? If a rose can do it, then your little one by any other name would surely also smell as sweet. But no other name could possibly suit him, could it? Whether you knew instantly or agonized for months, you picked a name and now just these few years i.... read more
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