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Do You Remember Their Lasts?

Date: November 23, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Reflection, Tips for Moms 0

When my kids were young people would often look at me juggling two little ones and say… “Wow you really have your hands full”, or “Enjoy it, they really grow up fast!” All it did was make me want to scream! After all, I was doing my best and I truly did feel like I…

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Ready for Kindergarten?

Date: February 26, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks, Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s competitive world,  preparing your child for Kindergarten may seem overwhelming!   Not only is there conflicting information at every turn, but also a sea of products to navigate through!  Where do you start and what should you believe? Let’s begin with a little about your bundle of energy… According to developmental psychologist Jean Piaget, early learning progresses from concrete to abstract…

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Top 40 Must Have Books and Toys for Your Inquisitive and Imaginative Preschooler

Date: January 20, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s competitive world parents often ask “How can I best prepare my child for Kindergarten?” In a nutshell, here’s a bit of background on your little bundle of energy and my recommendations… First and foremost, (as discussed in the Reading Readiness article), immerse your child in language from infancy by talking to him, singing…

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Is your child’s Kindergarten classroom Developmentally Appropriate?

Date: January 8, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

A typical day in kindergarten…… The classroom is colorful and inviting as Ms. Stephenson’s friendly face greets every child as he/she enters on this Monday morning. The walls are decorated with the childrens’ art work from the previous week. (stories of Fall, leaf collages, pumpkin art and pumpkin math, etc). At circle time in the…

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The Importance of Pretend Play and Unstructured Play Opportunities

Date: November 16, 2013 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Featured Articles, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s technological world with “screen time” on the rise, we cannot stress enough the importance for children to get “back to the basics” as much as possible, and just “play.”  Children learn important life skills by interacting with their peers in unstructured play settings without the direction of a parent or teacher.  Socializing at…

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