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Preschool Curriculum? Not!

(This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.) It amazes me that preschool has come to dominate much of the education conversation. The media has become a PR outlet for those who advocate formal, away-from-home preschool experiences. Based on vague notions and buzzword, such as “ready to learn,” parents are clamoring for

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Let’s Go Shopping

A parent’s nightmare. And we’ve all lived it: a screaming child at the store.  Each of us knows the suffering. All eyes in the store are staring at the parent, not the child. The child seems uncajolable.  The sound travels out the doors. Is there anything a parent can do? At the moment it probably seems like

Global School Play Day?

Global School Play Day. Hmm. My first thought was “That’s a good idea. Children need more time to play at school or anywhere for that matter.” Then on second thought, “What? We need a special day to play?” What do most of us remember from our childhood? The time we were playing or the time