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Process vs. Product Art – Do You Really Know the Difference?

Posted on January 18, 2016 by Cribsters in Crib Notes.

  Art. When you hear that word…what do you think of? Does a picture of the Mona Lisa come to mind? What about the sculpture of David by Michelangelo? Because of the nature of art, each of us has our own idea of what it means to us on a personal level. For children, however, […]

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3 Exciting Day Trips That Will Get Your Kids Interested in STEM

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Cribsters in Crib Notes, Health.

  There’s no getting around it, STEM education is a really big deal. Science, technology, engineering, and math careers are an integral part of today’s job market — and they’re only expected to grow. Therefore, it’s imperative our children learn these skills in order to find lucrative and rewarding careers when they come of age. […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Allergic Child

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Cribsters in Child Safety, Crib Notes, Health.

  The world can be a scary place when your child suffers from life-threatening allergies. No matter how in control you are of allergies at home, you can’t be with your little one at all times. This can make it hard to find the balance between letting your child enjoy life and managing the stress […]

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20 Fun STEM Activities for Preschoolers

Posted on September 16, 2015 by Cribsters in Crib Notes, Health.

  Even as the parents of preschool aged children, you’ve most likely heard the phrase STEM education tossed around as if it were going out of style. STEM is an acronym — it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math — and it’s crucial our children are learning these skills both in school and at […]

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Making The Most of Nap Time

Posted on March 22, 2015 by John in Crib Notes.

Naps are a great thing. Maybe even the best of things. In a stressful and unpredictable day of parenting young children, nap time represents an eye in the storm – a brief time where you can relax and bolster your defenses for the post-nap portion of your day. On a recent family trip I’m proud […]

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Whose Well-Behaved Kids Are Those?

Posted on March 8, 2015 by Darcy in Busy Parents, Crib Notes.

This past month over school holidays, I experienced one of the most unbelievable revelations in my short career as a parent. While vacationing at a family hotel at a ski resort, I met a woman with two daughters around the same age my children. She came over to me during breakfast one morning and said […]

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The Family Values of Watching TV With Your Kids

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Stephens Family Daycare in Crib Notes, Parenting.

An important part of being a parent is taking time out to spend with your children. This time should be spent bonding, learning and sharing. There are a lot of things you can do outside the house, but why not take some time to learn other others interests in the home. Did you know that […]

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The Anti Vaccine Argument

Posted on February 17, 2015 by John in Crib Notes.

When I hear about parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids, I get mad. How could people be so ignorant as to risk their children’s health, and potentially the health of other kids around them? Polio, Measles, Diptheria and other nasty diseases are life-threatening, but now more and more people are choosing not to protect […]

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Three Conversations You Were Hoping to Never Have with Your Child

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Stephens Family Daycare in Child Safety, Health, Parenting.

There was a time when the most dreadful conversation a parent could imagine was the sex talk. What innocent times those must have been. Now, I’m not suggesting that it is an easy subject to broach but, in light of the unthinkable travails in this current age, that one seems rather pedestrian by comparison. Here […]

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