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Why we go to Spanish story times

Pop quiz! What is the official language of the United States? Trick question! There is no official language. It is true, only a quick google search will confirm this. Knowing a second (or third, or fourth….) language has numerous benefits. Many are practical: more employment opportunities, higher wages, more ease when travelling, etc. A language…

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Introducing diverse families through play

“Mommy tree, Daddy tree, baby tree.” “Mommy pear, baby pear.” “Daddy cup, baby cup” Whatever it is, if it is in a group of two, three, or more, my toddler will categorize by family member, according to size. I assume this is typical toddler making sense of the world behavior. I have found that these…

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New life out of old toys

You know the routine. Kid meets toy. Kid LOVES toy. Kid gets toy. Kid plays with toy nonstop and wont even put it down for bed. Kid and toy are inseparable…….for about a week. Kid meets new toy. Kid LOVES toy… Probably every parent has witnessed some version of this scene. As a parent to…

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Fight Sexism with Nursery Rhymes

An activity my older daughter and I frequently engage in is singing together (and of course I sing to my baby), the lyrics of which I often change whether to emphasize specific characteristics (“if you are pretty and you know it” is always changed to “if you are smart and you know it”) or to…

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