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A Commitment To Play

A Commitment To Play

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Kids Playing HopscotchAs we kick off 2017, what a great opportunity to renew our commitment to the Art of Play. Our culture is filled with “busyness”…classes, homework, the driving to and from and more. I know that the intensity of the school year no matter if your child is in preschool or middle school is just jammed packed with “things to do”.

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Happy spring! My two favorite seasons are upon us, spring and summer, and it always inspires me to take the time to ensure my boys will have a great end of the school year and summer. The school year, even from preschool through kindergarten on, is filled with scheduled activities, homework, family demands and more.…

Play Dough and the Sand Box

Play Dough and the Sand Box

I remember the scent of play dough so vividly from when I was a little girl. I would open those colorful cans with those plastic lids and there would be a perfect little cube like dough ball waiting to be made into something amazing…it could be a pancake, a person, a car or even a…

Converting a Nursery to a Toddler Room – 6 Tips from the Professionals

Converting a Nursery to a Toddler Room – 6 Tips from the Professionals

Journalist and author Mignon McLaughlin once said, “Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.” He’s absolutely right, which is why making the transition from a baby’s nursery to a toddler room should be a fun rite of passage for the entire family. Now that your little one is old enough to speak up, the decor…

Bringing Back the Joy of Childhood

As we think back to our childhood, what do we remember? What stands out? I propose that we remember different play experiences we had with our friends, with our parents, or even alone. Play is the simple joy of childhood that is an opportunity for children to relish the moment, to imagine, interact, and engage…