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How do I hone my kid's creativity early in life?

How do I hone my kid's creativity early in life?

You can teach your child a lot of things as they grow and develop. Creativity, however, is not something that can be learned. It must be nurtured and allowed to grow and develop within each child. Read on for ideas from childcare professionals and seasoned parents on encouraging creativity. Erin...

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What benefits does pretend play have for my kids?

What benefits does pretend play have for my kids?

You’ve probably heard your kids chatting with imaginary friends or acting out real-life scenarios with toys. You may even remember doing this yourself when you were a child. Beyond just a typical childhood pastime, imaginary play can actually help with a child’s development. We crowdsourced seasoned parents and childcare/child development...

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Breastfeeding Essentials: What Do You Really Need?

Breastfeeding Essentials: What Do You Really Need?

The decision to breastfeed, pump and bottle feed, or formula feed (or a little of all three!) is deeply personal for each mother, and the reasons behind her decision are as unique as her precious little one. Each method has its benefits and drawbacks, and there isn’t a right or...

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How Important is Pretend Play for Child Growth?

How Important is Pretend Play for Child Growth?

The other day, a little boy ran up to his mom with both of his hands out, holding what looked like an imaginary piece of paper. The conversation between the almost-three-year-old and his mother went something like this: Boy: *holding hands out* “Wook, mama! ‘S a peekture!” Mother: I can...

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