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Objective: Joy

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Understatement of the year, eh, Mamas? Earlier this spring, I had the great idea to pack a picnic lunch, a blanket, and a bag full of books, and spend the morning with my preschoolers at Mercer Park. The kids could play on the playground, we would enjoy a lovely […]

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Repurposed Preschool: Water Beads

You may have seen them filling vases under a bouquet of cut flowers or amongst floating candles in wedding centerpieces, but these nifty little spheres, called water beads, have another purpose you may not have considered before. Surprise! Another fantastic “toy” for the kiddos! Move over sand and water, there’s another sensory-table filler in town. […]

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Adventures in Potty-Training: 5 Tips for Positive Success

Potty training your kid is a personal endeavor, in every sense of the word. You might choose the 3-day method, or take a more gradual approach. You might start early, or wait until your child makes the decision to do it themselves. Maybe you practice elimination communication and essentially potty-train your child starting at birth. […]

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