Summer Veggies

Before I begin, let me state for the record that I neither advocate for nor tacitly endorse the lying to or manipulating of children.  I firmly believe this is a violation of their personal dignity, and that parents who do so for their own convenience or amusement need to re-think their parenting philosophy. However... We... Continue Reading →

Fair Play

I was playing backgammon (or tavloo, as the Armenians call it) with my three-year-old last night.  This game is excellent practice for math skills like counting pips, number sense (reading a group of dots on a die without counting them), and complex problem-solving (considering a wide array of possible moves and determining the most favorable).... Continue Reading →

Follow the Child

Just yesterday I wrote that I wasn't sure if my three-year-old was ready to try handwriting yet this summer. He's been loving with the Ron Paul Curriculum this summer, but mainly focusing on phonics, not handwriting. Then today he went outside, grabbed a piece of sidewalk chalk, and wrote an absolutely perfect capital A. This... Continue Reading →

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