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April 7, 2016

Back When You Knew I Loved You

You taught me and I taught you. We were companions and while you may have forgotten me, I will never forget you!

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Authored by: Cecilia Maron-Puntarelli
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October 27, 2017

Delighting in My Child’s Interests: Trucks!

There’s a lot children can get out of exploring something they’re interested in. Here are just a few of the things we do together. Although the central focus may be trucks, there’s lots of variety.

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman
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May 3, 2015

Spread the Love (of Books)!

No one can predict what habits and interests will stick with a child. But if you never offer up the opportunities, the odds will always remain at zero.

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Authored by: Mabel Yu
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June 22, 2015

Mud Brought Them Together

They enjoyed each other like they never had before in that muddy corner of the back yard.

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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March 27, 2016

The Not-So-Magic Word

Words matter, but so does what’s behind the words. Let’s take away the magic of “the magic word,” and start teaching kids politeness.

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Authored by: Jarrod Green
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October 20, 2016

Time Goes By So Fast: Play Makes Meaningful Memories

As Walter Drew and Marcia Nell say, “Memories of joyful and meaningful play experiences help bind families together emotionally, even long after children are grown.”

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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December 8, 2015

Selecting Gifts for the Young Children in Your Life

With the holidays quickly approaching, we’ve compiled some ideas on toys, play, and family learning that will come in handy when selecting gifts for the young children in your life.

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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February 19, 2017

Let’s Eat (Well)!

I'm happy to report that these days, I've shed the sloppy-joe-greasy-green-bean guise for a healthier one. What would your children say?

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Authored by: Mabel Yu
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December 7, 2014

My Electronics-Free Holiday

Even children know—the best holidays are the ones where family and friends are thoughtful and enjoy spending time together.

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Authored by: Lauren Baker
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February 3, 2017

6 Words You Should Say Today

And if I’ve learned anything on my Hands Free journey, it is that children are the true experts when it comes to grasping what really matters in life.

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Authored by: Rachel Macy Stafford
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