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How To: Handling Picky Eaters

I don’t really have picky eaters, but all of my kids have gone through that stage!  According to Shannon Payette Seip, co-owner of the Bean Sprouts Café in Madison, Wisconsin, research shows that kids develop their taste preferences when they reach the age of three. Picky eaters often emerge at this age because it is …

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How to Get Your Children to Bed at Night!

**My boys like to chitchat all night long, so this guest post is very timely and helpful for me, too!  ~Kelli If you’re experiencing a nightly power struggle as you try to get your little ones off to bed, you’re not alone. Difficulty with children’s bedtimes is a common, and exhausting, parental woe. It doesn’t …

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Child Development Activity #10: Leaf Tracings

Skills this child development activity enhances: Sorting Visual Discrimination Problem Solving For ages: Preschool 3 years + Leaf Tracings Materials Needed: Paper Pencils or Crayons Leaf Tracings Instructions: Create tracings or crayon or pencil rubbings of several different types of leaves, and encourage your child to place the correct leaf over the corresponding tracing. !Monitor …

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Glittery Gift for Kids to Make and Give!

Merry Christmas!! Well, the cookies are baked, the menus are planned, the house is decorated inside and out, all the gifts are bought (and wrapped!) and I’ve pinned a number of tasty hot chocolate recipes for Christmas Eve.  Every day, my children go about the house singing Christmas songs and gazing out windows searching for …

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