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Why Your Young Child’s Brain Needs Movement & Play + 7 Simple Ideas!

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A post from The Palmetto Basics.

Young children are born “movers.” A child’s first 12-18 months of life are filled with exciting “movement milestones!”

-Learning to raise her head and look around

-Raising up his torso while having tummy time on the floor

-Flailing tiny arms and kicking newborn feet during diaper changes

-Rolling over, scooting, and crawling

-Taking those first wobbly steps

-Learning to run, fall, and get back up again

And that’s just the beginning of a young child’s relationship with movement and play!

There’s a reason young children have boundless energy and […]

What Jacob Hall Teaches All of Us About Being Superheroes

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Scores of kids and adults left for school and work this morning wearing superhero shirts to honor Jacob Hall, a child most of us have never met but will never forget.

The bright light of a 6-year-old boy, snuffed out much too soon, has united our hearts, enlarged our community, and knit us all together in ways we could have never expected just one week ago.

It’s tragic that it sometimes takes a tragedy for us to realize the pure gift that children are to all of us.

The light they bring into the world somehow […]

Free Resource to Teach Young Children About Holidays

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I’m not sure my 7-year-old is clear about the 4th of July. He simply associates this significant national holiday with fireworks, popsicles, and swimming in the lake with cousins. The whole independence thing is lost on him.

He’s the baby of the family and it’s no secret that my enthusiasm for teaching my kids ALL THE THINGS has waned a bit since my eager, earlier days of motherhood.

But today, my local library came to the rescue.

Serendipity smiled on us as we walked in to return a few books and grab some new ones […]

Free Resource to Teach Young Children About Holidays

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I’m not sure my 7-year-old is clear about the 4th of July. He simply associates this significant national holiday with fireworks, popsicles, and swimming in the lake with cousins. The whole independence thing is lost on him.

He’s the baby of the family and it’s no secret that my enthusiasm for teaching my kids ALL THE THINGS has waned a bit since my eager, earlier days of motherhood.

But today, my local library came to the rescue.

Serendipity smiled on us as we walked in to return a few books and grab some new ones […]