Cooking With Children

Cooking is one of the most educational activities you can do with children.  It encompasses nearly all subject areas.  They are exposed to fractions, measurement and counting.  They will observe the chemical reaction of ingredients mixed together to form something new.  They will learn new vocabulary.  They will follow directions. …

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Science and Writing for Preschoolers

Sometimes following your child’s interests forces you to look under an old piece of wood in the yard and discover all the creatures who live there.  This has become an annual ritual for my four year old.  He is fascinated by what can be found in the yard in the…

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Crested Butte, Colorado: A Non-Skier’s Perspective

So, I survived five days without my children and they and my husband survived without me.  Apart from surviving, I had a really great time.  I was able to switch off mom mode and eat meals, have conversations, and leave the house with no gear except some cash and a…

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Healthier Easter Baskets

My four year old son has an immediate reaction to sugar and dye.  Minutes after eating foods containing these ingredients, he is jumping up and down and sometimes literally bouncing off the walls.  In an effort to reduce the amount of Easter sugar consumed, (and to limit the temptation of…

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Blending Math and Writing for Preschoolers

A conference with my four year old’s teacher alerted me to the fact that my son has not fully mastered number recognition.  He learned his numbers so early and with so little help from me that I thought we were good in that respect, but we have apparently not practiced…

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