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My Top 5 Play Kitchens

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Just Observe Children enjoy pretending to be a grown up. This is a way for them to process and understand the world around them. As a mom, a grandma and a teacher, I see the importance for toddlers to play games such as ‘cooking dinner’ and ‘kitchen’. Of course the best way to do this is with a play kitchen. There are many types of play kitchens for sale, in…

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When do toddlers start talking?

When do toddlers start talking

What a happy moment for a mother to hear her baby’s first word. Yet, unfortunately for her, often times this first word isn’t ‘mommy’, it is ‘daddy’. There is a simple explanation: When mommy is taking care of the baby, she will use the word ‘daddy’ often. ‘Daddy is on his way home’, ‘There is daddy’, ‘Look daddy, see what the baby can do…’ The word ‘daddy’ is quickly followed…

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The Best Toddler beds, a Preschool Teachers Review (April 2019)

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Why is sleep so important for the development of our children? Sleep is very important for your child. Sleep is necessary for the development and the recovery of the body and the brain. Sleep deprivation tends to cause slower brain waves in the frontal cortex, shortened attention span, higher anxiety, impaired memory, and a grouchy mood. Conversely, a well-rested organism tends to have improved memory and mood. Neurophysiological and functional…

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How long should a 2-year-old nap? (June 2019)

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What fun to be a mother! I have always greatly enjoyed cuddling and caring for a baby. But then when babies become toddlers, I enjoy it even more. 2-year-olds start to form their own opinions, are able to express themselves, want to develop, and think the world is there especially for them. It is also the age that a toddler thinks they know how much and when to sleep. But……

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Mindfulness for kids

Mindfulness for kids

What is mindfulness for kids? Mindfulness means: ‘living with full awareness’. (Wikipedia) A lot of people live in the future: Tomorrow I have a presentation due, or this afternoon I have a dentist appointment. With mindfulness you focus on the now. You do not think of tomorrow or yesterday, but you focus on what you are doing in this moment. Mindfulness will contribute to the quality of your life and…

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