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The Mystery Of Learning Language

Words With Kids: The Mystery of Learning Language

They way we react to our kiddos babbling is what encourages them to continue communicating. They learn very early on that their sounds mean something to us and are bolstered by our reactions. This is the fifth th in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo […]

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Reading Aloud: Why Do We Do It?

This is the first in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo Freire says it best: “Yet only through communication can human life hold meaning.” We talk to our children from birth; we spend countless hours and millions of words communicating with them over a lifetime. […]

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Boo Hoo Hoo: Co-Parenting Through Shared Holidays

Don’t plan to opt out of all holiday activities simply because your children are away. Plan to be part of a larger celebration with friends or other family members. Visit your place of worship. Attend that party. Wear that ugly Christmas sweater. Put out milk and cookies for Santa. Exchange Valentine’s Day notes with your […]

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