Category Archives: 3-6 year-olds

Speaking of Preschool

We all want to know how our child’s day went at school. I am often asked how to “draw out” a child and find out what he did that day. But when we ask, “How was school?” we either get … Continue reading

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Welcome to Preschool

Okay, this weekend I encountered two moms who were a little anxious about sending their first child off to preschool. Ironically, one mom was worried because her son would be the oldest in the class and the other mom was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Max’s ABC by Rosemary Wells

Traveling through the alphabet with Max is quite an adventure. Our beloved Max, who managed to empty the contents of his room into his pocket in Max Cleans Up, is at it again. This time, his Ants escaped looking for … Continue reading

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Top 12 Games for 3-6 year-olds

“Mystery Garden” by Ravensburger, 4 years and up “I Spy Bingo” by Briarpatch, 4 years and up “Hisss” by Gamewright, 4 years and up “Race to the Roof” by Ravensburger, 5 years and up “Cariboo” by Cranium “CooCoo the Rocking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Baby Can’t Sleep by Lisa Schroeder

Personally, counting sheep has never put me to sleep and the delightfully entertaining ones in Baby Can’t Sleep will keep you awake too. First-time author, Lisa Schroeder takes on the challenges of the bedtime ritual. After kissing baby’s head, “Mommy … Continue reading

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Game Time

Today I was playing with one of my favorite 4 year olds, Max. He loves games and usually beats me. As we started, I asked who should go first. Pointing to the directions, he said he always goes first because … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

After spending a fun, chaotic week in Wisconsin with our extended family of 16, I am reminded of the energy it takes to “listen” and how important it is for our kids. As parents we are so intentional about “doing … Continue reading

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Welcome to Play on Words

Welcome to my blog. It is my mission to provide moms, dads and caregivers with great ideas on how to talk, read and play with your child to stimulate language development and have fun in the process! My hope is … Continue reading

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