Category Archives: 3-6 year-olds

Does My Child Have a Speech and Language Delay?

I consulted with a mom last week who is a terrific example of a “with it” mom. Of course I think that all the moms I work with really know their kids. That’s why when a mom expresses concerns to … Continue reading

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Bringing Up Bilingual Babies

I just had a “play on words” session with one-year-old Katerina who was saying, “Queso?” for “Que es esto?” (What is this? in Spanish). Katerina’s mom is like so many new parents who want to raise their children bilingual, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Violet, the dog, innocently drops her tennis ball down a prairie dog’s tunnel, setting off the “fuzz frenzy.” “Boink, thump, rumble, and plunk” is just the beginning of this delightful journey of a fuzzy ball through the land of prairie … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Returns

You all know that I love a good toy and mourn the loss when a great language toy is retired (like the old Fisher Price pirate ship or Robin Hood’s tree house.) Well you can imagine my joy in finding … Continue reading

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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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