Month: January 2013

Brightsong, LLC

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Why We Love Puzzles

I just found out that today is National Puzzle Day.  Who knew?   Puzzles are fabulous toys for every child.  Be sure to look for puzzles made of good quality and try to find some with pictures that look as realistic

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Encouraging Pre-Handwriting Skills

Photo courtesy of Clip-Art While handwriting is an important skill for children to learn, they aren’t developmentally equipped to write letters with diagonals until age 5 and can develop poor habits if asked to try before they’re ready.  However, there

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10 Reasons Why Reading is Important

Reading books and stories with your child is important for their development.   There are a variety of different ways to read a book now.  You can read “real” books, board books, digital books, magazines, picture books, etc.  We don’t know what the

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Move and Groove with Elvis!

Today is the birthday of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley.  To honor him and to celebrate his birthday, here are some fun ways to incorporate his music into your child’s learning and development.  Most children love music,

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Our Top 10 Apps for Preschoolers

There are literally thousands of apps on the market. It can be confusing and frustrating to find one that is appropriate for your preschooler. Here is our list of Top 10 Apps for Preschoolers. 1. My Play Home – This

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2012 Year In Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the

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