Childcare: Preschooler, Puppets

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How to Throw a 3 Year Old a Birthday Party?

I don't know how to throw my daughter her 3 year party (October 25th). The last two years have been close family only, and I was fine with that. But since my B-day in mid-August, Arden is running around singing happy birthday to herself almost every day...the time has come. Thing is, all of the 1,2,and 3 year old parties I've attended have been for both parents and kids (and I mean BOTH parents). These are typically held in the late afternoon/eve, and invlove lots of alcohol, the guys gathering to themselves, and the moms taking care of...


Arts and Crafts

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any good ideas for arts and crafts. I am...


Too Much TV

This is going to sound bad, and that's because I know it is. But my 3 year...

Day Care Centers & Providers

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My 4-Year-old Constantly Wants Me to Play with Her: Advice?

Hi, Just wondering how other moms have responded to their young kids when they want you to play with them. Lately my 4-year-old daughter is constantly asking me to play with her (usually pretend-play), and gets upset when I have to do other things like housework. She seems to have lost the ability to entertain herself, and it's driving me a bit crazy. She has a younger brother (19 months), but he's too young to really play with her the way that she wants to. Any ideas on what to do?

Gifted & Talented Child

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How to Further Challenge My Gifted 3 Year Old

My daughter is 3 years old and is very gifted in the area of letters and reading. Before she turned 2 years old she surprised one day. She pointed to a letter in a book and told me what it was. I never knew that she could recognize her ABC's-only say them. Then, I asked her what another letter was and she told me that one also. I randomly asked her what the letters I was pointing to were and she almost knew the whole alphabet. So from there on out I would test her and ask her what certain letters were out of signs, newspapers,etc....

Preschool & Head Start

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pre-K Curriculum Ideas/resources ETA

This is a question for all the homeschooling moms out there. I am not homeschooling, but I would like to make the time I spend with DD at home a bit more productive in terms of educational content than just playing the same old games over again and letting her watch TV while I cook. I was hoping that you could point me to some (free) onlne resources that I can use to come up with a weekly plan of things we can do together and some tasks I can let her do by herself. I am just not very creative and having a weekly plan of activities really...