I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving—I know I did. Here’s my first weekly reading round-up—things I read this week (articles and blog posts) that I think you might be interested in. Enjoy! Picture book review later today.
What Part of No Doesn’t Your Child Understand? is a great post at Aha! Parenting about the importance, and usefulness, of acknowledging your child’s feelings. Similar, and even more persuasive, is Janet Lanisbury’s The Key to Your Child’s Heart. Highly recommend.
Childhood 101’s Five Ways to Change the Tone of Your Day sounds a little wishy-washy from the title, but it’s actually some practical tips for working with children.
Finally, on a more concrete note: Button and Cork Builders, from No Time For Flashcards, is a wonderful toy you can make yourself. I want to go and build it myself right now. Play Based Learning’s Sorting Box is the same category of idea; they want you to buy it from them, but I think you should just steal the idea and make it yourself.
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