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Tech 101 for Toddlers & Preschoolers

As parents, the information on how much screen time (and what kind of screen time) our kids should have seems endless. It’s challenging to...
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Ready, Set, Play Outside!

It took a while, but finally it’s here  — perfect weather to visit area playgrounds.  Researchers have found that being outside is important for...
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Giving Thanks for My Parent Talk Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African proverb My babies, Kiera and Padraig, in 2011.  Photo credit: J+R Photography  I remember...
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Holiday Cheer and Chores

Halloween’s approach marks the beginning of the holiday season for many families.  It brings the smell of smoky, crackling fireplaces and cinnamon and apple,...
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Dance Classes for Two to Three Year Olds

Ready to enroll your toddler in a dance class?  If you have a toddler who loves to move while being creative, silly and social,...
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What’s on Your PT Sale Shopping List?

In the weeks leading up to the Parent Talk Used Clothing, Toy and Equipment Sale, my living room and dining room become staging areas....
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How Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Learn

“Amalie tests the obstacle course she built” by Lars Plougmann Finding the right balance between play-time and academic learning is a problem every parent...
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Flying on Airplanes with Young Children

As an A-lister on Southwest (back when that meant taking more than 50 flights per year), I never was overly bothered by a crying...