Fun Free Activities

  Here are a list of some of my favorite (free) activities. Build a fort out of blankets, pillows…anything else you can think of. Pretend to camp indoors, either in your fort or in a tent set up in the living room. Bring a flashlight and some books for story time and shadow puppets. Have
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10 Things to Teach Your Children

  10 Things to Teach Your Children 1. Be kind to one another…seems easy but it can be easy to get caught up in silly gossip. Children pick up on everything! 2. Be grateful. We often want to give our children the best of everything. (There is of course nothing wrong with this) We need
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Should we teach our children to share?

  http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/365/This-Mom-Perfectly-Explains-Why-She-Does-Not-Teach-Her-Kids-To-Share#xWsIebxRiO8UGCr4.01   Should we teach children to share? There is no need to teach children it’s “all or nothing”. There is nothing wrong with attempting to teach your children to negotiate. While it’s true that if you allow your child to bring a toy to the park, they do not need to give it
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Why Sick kids should be allowed at daycare!?!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/claire-mccarthy-md/should-sick-kids-be-allowed-at-daycare_b_5521093.html (If you have trouble viewing the article, please copy and paste in your browser) One of my colleagues and I went back and forth discussing this article for a while. Needless to say neither of us were impressed! Here is our thoughts and conversation: (C) for Colleague (A) Amanda (C) I think this article
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DIY

Easy children’s card for a loved one. WHAT YOU NEED: * Rainbow coloured buttons (or beads, skittles, ect) *Cardstock *Glue *Scrabble pieces ( or letter stickers, to say whatever you’d like)

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My First Blog Entry

Writing a blog When I was first approached about writing a blog that offered parenting advice, tips, and stories from personal experience, my initial response was ‘but I’m not a parent’. Yes I’ve been a foster parent for a number of years, an Early Childhood Educator, a live in and a live out Nanny. Though
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