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Wonder

   One of the most important gifts parents can give their children is the ability to look at the natural world with wonder. Or more correctly, parents can recognize children’s natural curiosity and expand on it. The world…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

    It’s mid-summer and whether you’re an urban dweller or down home country folk, you’ve probably got a few veggies growing. When you planted the seeds or transplanted the baby starter plants, you had high hopes for…

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

What if I said I could grant you the power to make your child into a strong, competent reader with just one simple magic potion? Really, I can…almost. The trick is you have to invest thirty minutes…

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Build the Reading Bridge

   Parenting is tough. So many of the tasks we do to “civilize” our children go unnoticed and unrewarded for weeks, months and years. But somewhere in the hazy future we trust they will pay off. Building…

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Quiet Space

    I hushed the wiggly group of children seated on the carpet all around me. It was time to read aloud to them. “Listen,”I said. They listened—nothing to hear. “That’s my favorite sound,” I said. One little sweetie…

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