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How to Start Playing On-the-Go Literacy Games

On the way to preschool, my four-year-old asked if we could play the “Grandpa Wandpa” game. It’s a silly wordplay I made up one day when we were stuck in traffic and the kids were getting cranky. “What if every name in our family began with the W sound? So Mommy would be called… Wommy! […]

Making More Time for Imaginary Play

Imaginary play is one of the hallmarks of childhood, and it’s more than fun and games: Pretend play boasts important benefits when it comes to child development.

A New Way to Set Media Rules

As with many things in life, protecting our kids is good. But empowering them is great. This is especially true with media.

How to Find a Great Preschool for Your Child

Although there is no definitive map for arriving at the “right” preschool, programs do have some signposts. You just have to know they are there. What I learned from visiting schools and talking to experts boils down to this: Focus on the teachers.

How to Find Harmony When Parents Disagree

Parenting is complex work. Many parents have different perspectives about how to raise kids — based on their own upbringings, beliefs and values, and expectations for their children. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to increase parenting harmony.

More to Pink Than Meets the Eye

For the girls out there who love all things pink and girly, Pinkalicious gives them a role model who is valued by her community: a girl who is never made to feel like she has to choose between loving pink and being a smart, creative thinker.