Ages + Stages

Topics related to all the ages and stages of childhood

TED Talks for Kids

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I love TED Talks! In 18 minutes or less, I can learn about the latest scientific breakthrough, learn about the science of sleep, become an expert on climate change, or take a crash course on the American political system....
I've been a teacher for 16 years and to say this year has been like none other is quite an understatement. No one knew that in March we would start a six-month spring break and return to campus under...
Disclosure :: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in Dallas and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an...
As a full-time working mother, I knew early on that my children would have to enter into a learning environment early in life. I had to process that decision all on its own, but I knew that it was...
Before kids, I would always double-check my mental checklist of things I needed before I left the house: Purse – Check! Wallet – Check! Phone – Check! Keys – Check! Mask - Check! Now that I’m a mom, my mental checklist is more of an...
Children protest.  It is their job.  Ours is to create safe and healthy boundaries for them to live within. When WE keep our limits, our children actually feel safer and more secure. When you put a new limit down, your...
We've made it to September! (Pause for collective sigh of relief!) Whether your kids are learning virtually or face to face, we're back to schedules, homework, and book reports. Sight word lists are being assigned. Elementary parents all over...
I can’t tell you how many times parents have told me, “I just don’t think he’s ready for sleep training yet.” Or, “I know it’s a bad habit, but it’s working for the time being. I’ll wean him off...
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Cheers to Play-Doh

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My 3-year-old loves Play-doh. She creates these epic adventures saving the world from all those creepy colorful Play-doh monsters that she creates! No wonder there is a National Day to celebrate this amazing craft product that gives kids the...
It’s 8:40 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning. Here’s what’s going on in my house. My kindergartener is at the breakfast table, singing the “Days of the Week” song (to the tune of The Addams Family theme) at full volume...
Back to school looks different for every family due to COVID-19. I chatted with five local families about the upcoming school year, and interestingly enough, each family chose a different approach to the start of the 2020-21 school year: ...
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Celebrating The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Whenever I read a quote from Martin...