Books on Repeat [and songs, too]

There are reasons that it is beneficial for children to hear books repeatedly, as well as songs. Devon Corneal writes in her article Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts), about 5 reasons why we should go ahead and read the book again. As I read … More Books on Repeat [and songs, too]

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bonding with baby

This research was conducted by Laura Cirelli and researchers from McMaster University. The following is taken from McMaster University. “Helpful bouncing babies show that moving together builds bonds from the time we learn to walk.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 June 2014: Whether they march in unison, row in the same boat or dance to the same … More bonding with baby

You Can Count on Me for Valentine’s Day

What comes to mind when you first think of Valentine’s Day? Candy. Cupid. Cards. Chocolate. Hearts. Love. Romance. Gifts. Date Night. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? How do you celebrate this special day with your child? As a child, I remember my parents going out on a date for Valentine’s Day. But, Valentine’s Day was not just … More You Can Count on Me for Valentine’s Day

Christmastime is here…stressfulness and cheer?!?

Wait a second…are those the right lyrics?!? As we get closer to the holidays, I hear the song from Charlie Brown being played. “Christmastime is here…happiness and cheer” are the words being sung by the characters from Peanuts. But, as I look around everyone is stressed with their ‘To Do List’ and activities that fill the calendar. What … More Christmastime is here…stressfulness and cheer?!?