Archive for January, 2011

  • The Art of Blogging

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

    Funny thing it is to sit down and write. I am now well immersed into the category of being a “blogger”. I actually write all the time — currently I am writing rather intense poetry, but that’s another story. And, there is indeed a difference between writing and blogging.

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  • What Can You Do To Help Your Child Succeed In Kindergarten?… Part 4 (of 4)

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    Alexander went to a sweet, “play-based” preschool (Ross Valley Nursery School). What he learned there was how to play with others. They worked with clay and paint and bugs and sand. They had snacks and practiced washing their hands, cleaning up after a project and putting their things away.

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  • Are There Benefits In Waiting To Begin Kindergarten ? … Part 3 (of 4)

    Monday, January 10th, 2011

    Some parents choose to delay a child’s entrance into kindergarten, believing that a child can gain an advantage in academics, athletics or social settings by being older than average for his or her grade.

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  • Why Is Kindergarten Readiness So Important? … Part 2 (of 4)

    Friday, January 7th, 2011

    Kindergarten marks the start of a child’s formal education. A child’s first school experiences can influence the way he or she relates to others for the rest of life. Success or failure at this stage can affect a child’s well-being, self-esteem and motivation.

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  • Is Your Child Ready to Start Kindergarten? … Part 1 (of 4)

    Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

    This may seem like the wrong time of year to be talking about this, however, it came up recently as I overheard a newly pregnant woman talking with a friend about how she and her husband had planned their pregnancy so that their child would be born before the cut-off date of the kindergarten they were hoping to get into. In 5 years!

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