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Printable Alphabet Flash Cards

Printable Alphabet Flash Cards

Play and learn ABCs with these free printable alphabet flash cards. This set includes 26 flash cards with our lovely original illustrations in high resolution PDF format. Simple to download and print on a PC or Mac. Each page has 4 cards and the last page has a template for the wallet to keep all your alphabet flash cards together. Read more

5 Easy Ways to Introduce Your Child to a Second Language

5 Easy Ways to Introduce Your Child to a Second Language

In today’s globalized society, bilingualism has perhaps more benefits than ever before. Studies show that learning a second language as a child can be sincerely easier, and that those who are bilingual may have better cognitive skills, in addition to other various benefits. If you plan to teach your child a second language, here are a few fun and simple ways to start the introduction and reinforce new skills.

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A Game to Teach Good Manners

A Game to Teach Good Manners

Call it Embarrassed Mother Syndrome. As my exuberant, confident, then 3-year-old daughter, Miriam, marched through social events to the beat of her own drum, deep inside, I cringed.

Sometimes Miriam’s personality just seemed too big for the setting. At parties, I’d attempt to correct her behavior; she’d put up resistance. I’d end up apologizing to the host and other guests, and she’d end up angry. Not much fun for either of us. Read more

Apps to Teach Colors

6 Apps to Teach Colors

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9 Skills That Every Kid Should Learn

9 Skills That Every Kid Should Learn

Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world.

As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant. I was trained in the newspaper industry, where we all believed we would be relevant forever — and I now believe will go the way of the horse and buggy. Read more

Grocery Store

“A” is for Apple: What Kids Can Learn at the Grocery Store

While grocery shopping with children can sometimes be stressful, there are ways of turning this regular outing into an opportunity for interaction, conversation, and fun! There is a lot to see and do at the grocery store, and by making use of some Hanen strategies, both children and parents can enjoy themselves a lot more.

Here are some ideas to get you started: Read more