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Picking Up the Steps: An Introduction to Dance Training

Posted on by SDSouthard

Heather Vaughan-Southard, fellow EC3 parent and the dance instructor at Pleasant View Magnet School, has recently written an article for GreenSpotBlue.com (a parenting Web site), that might be of interest to all EC3 parents of kids who like to move. … Continue reading

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Time to Give Up Naps?

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Henry is an excellent nighttime sleeper.  Bedtime routine is done by 7:30 p.m., he is typically asleep five to ten minutes later, and he routinely sleeps till 6:30 or 7:00 a.m.  Henry used to be an excellent napper.  But, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: BabyLit Books by Jennifer Adams

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I wrote a review a while back for Green Spot Blue (a literary and parenting online magazine) around a series of new counting primers  for children that use classic literature.  They are called BabyLit Books and they are by Jennifer … Continue reading

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Introducing Your Child to Jazz

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A while ago, I wrote an editorial about introducing kids to jazz music for Green Spot Blue (A literary and parenting online magazine).  Here is a snippet from the beginning of the article:

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100, again

Posted on by jen

Writing another list of 100 books to read has been on my to-do list. One specifically geared toward the bed-time story set. Turn’s out, Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine has done a little bit of the work. I love that. … Continue reading

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Free Vision Screening for Infants

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

The following is an editorial written by State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Byrum’s office by calling (517) 373-0587. Something that parents should consider adding to the schedule (in addition to … Continue reading

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Must Have Memberships and Fantastic Freebies!

Posted on by marney

I have a secret to confess.  I really, really, dislike playing with trains.  I also dislike playing with cars, trucks, planes, bulldozers, flatbed trucks and dump trucks.  Please, don’t tell Henry.  He would likely think he was assigned the wrong … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Independence

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author’s note: Skip this topic if you are, say, in the middle of lunch. Also, props to Lis for letting me talk about poop in a public forum. We’re in that awkward stage of potty training where Spencer is learning … Continue reading

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One Hundred Books, One Hundred Bucks

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My ten-year-old is a voracious reader. It’s somewhat ironic, because when he was a Bear, his brethren were ahead of him and I was *freaking out* that he wasn’t smart enough to be considered one of the “smart kids.” His … Continue reading

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