Our Favorite Gross Motor Toys

Once Grace started walking, I'll admit that we focused less on gross motor development in favor of working on other skills. Often, I'd check off the physical therapy box at the playground, with obstacle courses set up around the house, or during free play . When we have decided to add a new toy to... Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Board Games

Board games offer a fun way to spend family time while teaching children many valuable skills. Beyond counting, color identification, literacy, and hand-eye coordination, board games are a screen-free way to learn how to follow instructions, engage in problem-solving, promote teamwork, increase focus, and teach kids how to be gracious losers. We have an overflowing... Continue Reading →

Picture Books that Celebrate Uniqueness

About a year ago, my daughters started noticing other peoples' uniqueness: what does it mean to be blind? Why does he use a wheelchair? That friend looks like Grace! When they inevitably ask "Why?" after I address their inquiries, I have adopted a script to which they chime in on response: “Because we're all....” “Different!”... Continue Reading →

How to Get Your Child to Wear a Mask

Masks! Love them, hate them, or protest them, the CDC recommends that, in addition to keeping six feet of distance from others, people over the age of two should wear them to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Great! I wear a mask when I go to the grocery store (the only place I venture)... Continue Reading →

Yoga for all ages

I’ve been struggling to decide what, if anything, to post during these difficult times. So, please remember that if your family is just trying to get through the day, You do You! And if that does not in any form include yoga with your kids, ignore this post. I have always found physical and emotional... Continue Reading →

Music to get them moving

How are you hanging in there as you're hunkering down? I've been trying to start each day with some movement for my girls and weave it in throughout the day. Because, of course, it is healthy and builds good habits in their developing bodies and minds. And also, my sanity. As the weather has made... Continue Reading →

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