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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Monsters Don’t have to be Scary

big green monster

Are your young ones worrying about monsters under the bed , in the closet by the front door or in the dark corners of the basement? If so, combat their fears by introducing them to some friendly, fun loving monsters and make those fears disappear. Stories are a wonderful way to deal with many different issues children face each day. Here are a few stories that I love and recommend for chasing those monster fears away.

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, is an old favorite about a little boy sent to his room because of his behavior. He drifts off to a land of make believe monsters where there are no rules and no parents. He has a rollicking time with the monsters but eventually he returns to his family realizing he would rather have his loving family than all the monster fun in the world. This story provides a great starting point for talking about consequences and why parents sometimes have to make children do things they don’t want to do. This book is a little longer than some of these selections and is probably most suitable for 4-6 year olds.

Another one that I… Continue reading

We’re Back!!

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half since our last blog post!!!  To say we have been a little busy is an understatement.  What have we been doing?  Well, during the same month as our last post we got our half-day preschool room licensed for full-day daycare.  Two months later in June, our infant room was licensed for daycare.  We got a very small school age room licensed just in time for the start of the 2012-2013 school year so our kiddos who were preschoolers wouldn’t have to leave us as they started kindergarten.  Finally, in January, our toddler room was created and licensed.  Since January, Margaret and Kristen have stepped out of the classroom and taken on full-time administrative roles.  The stress of taking care of all the administrative duties PLUS lesson planning and implementation has changed to a different level of stress, but we love it.  We miss being in the classroom but we are also enjoying what we are doing.

The past year and a half has been busy but we have many more projects to conquer.  One of these projects is… Continue reading

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