Making Christmas Count – Part 3

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 It didnโ€™t work out for my husband and I to spend Christmas this year with our kids and their families. But one of the great things about being retired is that we can come and go as we please (and as our budget allows). So we spent a…

Shoutout Saturday-Back Home

Itโ€™s Shoutout Saturday! Let me tell you about this very special gem from my collection by @gloriajeanpinkney entitled BACK HOME. _ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ตย Living far away from extended family can make it tough to build and maintain bonds that help young children build their identity. _ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆย This book reminds me of the many road trips my husband…

Want to help your child adjust to a recent move?

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸŽŠHost or attend several gatherings with family and friends to announce the move and celebrate this new chapter in your lives. โ€” ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽกย Take the time to visit special places as a family that hold great memories and draw you closer to each other. โ€” โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿซย Visit your new location if possible before you move so that…

Give The Gift of Learning

๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽTo make your holiday season merry and bright, I am offering my Holiday Baby Box and Holiday Big Box to one-time and monthly subscribers at the $100 level and above! – ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜You will receive my book of the month along with access to advance content and resources. You also have the option to receive my…

How to Build Your Childโ€™s Motor Skills

๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธDo you want to build your childโ€™s motor skills? You can do so by inviting your children to help you get your home ready for the holidays! – ๐ŸŽ„Hand your children holiday napkins to fold, or give them decorative pinecones to fill your dining room centerpiece. You can also give them a box of Christmas…

Children Must Be Seen And Heard

๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐ŸปEvery child needs to know that they are seen, heard, and important. โ€” ๐Ÿ•ฐย As adults, we must make the effort to give undivided attention to our children. โ€” ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธMoments of quality and quantity time impact a childโ€™s identity, self-esteem, confidence, and behavior towards others. โ€” ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธย What are ways that you show your children they are…

Smart Play My Way

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸฟKids are born with the strongest learning tools ever called the five senses:ย ๐Ÿ‘…ย taste,ย โœ‹๐Ÿฝย touch,ย ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝhearing,ย ๐Ÿ‘ย sight andย ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿฝsmell. – ๐ŸงธWith these tools young children engage in activities I refer to as โ€œSmart Play My Wayโ€. When children play by themselves and with others they make sense of their world and come to know who they are as people. This…

How to Encourage Learning during the Holidays

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฅฌ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ During the holidays, children look forward to family, festivities, and FOOD! That is why cooking is such a great way to encourage learning at this time of year. – ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธIn addition to creating tasty things to eat, cooking experiences help your children learn the following: – 1. how to count 2. how to sequence 3….

Shoutout Saturday w/Community Soup

๐ŸŒปย Itโ€™s Shoutout Saturday, and I have to tell you about one of my favorite books entitled Community Soup by @almajfullerton! – ๐Ÿ˜€ย Alma does a great job of communicating and illustrating international communities and their experiences with mixed media art. – ๐Ÿ’ฏย Community Soup is a fun read with early learners! I highly recommend this book to…

Become a Patron for only $3

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸพEarly childhood is the most important developmental period in a personโ€™s life. _ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธWould you consider helping me use my 40 years of experience as an early childhood professional to unlock the genius in every child? _ โœ…ย You can join my Patreon family by subscribing for as little as $3/month today! _ ๐Ÿ“ฒJust click the…

Literacy Matters

๐ŸŒŽย The world opens up to anyone who can read. _ ๐Ÿ“šย This first has to be modeled for children in ways that demonstrate the power of the written word and encourages a love for books at the same time. _ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธย What are ways that you build a strong literacy foundation in your family?