Road Trip Survival Tips

Road Trip Survival Tips

Summer is here and that means many of you will be hitting the road for vacations with your family. Of course, you want the trip to go as smoothly as possible, but bickering in the car can be a real problem sometimes, not to mention the endless choruses of "How much farther is it?". Rather than resorting to movies and tablets/iPads in the car for the entire trip, I'd like to offer another option to help your survive the miles with a smile on your face.

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Cutting Up - Part 3: Staying On The Line

Cutting Up - Part 3: Staying On The Line

You’ve bought the scissors, they’ve snipped the paper and now you actually have a “cutting fanatic “ on your hands. How can you encourage them to cut and improve their accuracy, without worrying about all the things in your house having snips in them? Give them something to cut . . . and make it fun!

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Cutting Up - Part 2: Positioning and Snipping

Cutting Up - Part 2: Positioning and Snipping

In our last post, we explored the different types of scissors available for young children and talked about setting up some safety guidelines so that you can be more comfortable with your child using scissors at home. Now, let's delve into the how-to's.

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Cutting Up: A Guide To Teaching Scissor Skills

Cutting Up: A Guide To Teaching Scissor Skills

Teaching a child to use scissors can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be scary. And, it can be lots of fun for both of you. After years of working with young children, I have come up with a few tips to make the process easier—and safer— for both of you.

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Why Learn About Birds?

Why Learn About Birds?

Children are naturally curious about birds, and other animals, and are usually excited to be able to learn about them close-up. Because there are so many different types of birds, seeing them in their natural habitats is quite easy.

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