Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Art of Conversation

Hi there, I have been thinking a lot about how being able to participate in a good old fashioned conversation is passing many people by. Let me explain what prompts that statement….I cannot count the number of times I have been at a restaurant where a family comes in, sits down and promptly takes out […]

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A Resource for Grandparents

I just found the best resource for grandparents who are teaching the little people in their family. It is from Nuturestore which has resources for creative kids learning. It describes the guiding principles of how to raise happy kids, with resources  to help you achieve them. Their manifesto for healthy kids: more play more child-led […]

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Language Development and Pregnancy

Hi there, I think by this time it is safe to say that I believe learning occurs in the womb and that we have a captive audience to work with! What is it that I think will happen? Well, for one thing we can make an impact on Language Development which is a pretty cool […]

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Language Development

Hello there, While sitting in the doctors office a while back I got to skimming through the magazines on the table next to me. I picked up the July/August issue of Web M.D. and found an article that made me practically jump up and down as it spoke to my belief that we can do […]

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Grandparents Step Up to the Plate

My favorite sport is baseball so this analogy is quite meaningful to me. Stepping up to the plate can take on many forms. Some are involved from the minute their child tells them a baby is on the way. They plan to be involved in helping educate the child for at least the first five […]

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NAPW Woman of the Year Award 2015-2016 From Jo

Hi friends, I recently received an award from the National Association for Professional Women and I am so proud I wanted to share it with you. It is  the VIP Woman of the Year Circle for 2015-2016. It is for excellence, leadership and commitment to my profession, while encouraging the achievement of Professional Women. NAPW […]

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Pregnant with Possibilities

This was something I came across while looking for Blog articles and information on pregnancy. It talks about the approach to fetal learning that happens  in other countries. Since, we are truly a melting pot in America and getting more so every day, I decided it would be a good thing to learn. Knowledge is […]

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Its Almost Book Time ! From Jo

Things are getting quite exciting for me! It is almost time for my book, “The BS Years (Before School), Setting the Stage for School Success” to be published! It should be available the end of January or in February. I am looking forward to seeing what folks will think of it. I am pretty proud […]

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Challenge for Children Grandparents Rule

I have mentioned several times in previous blogs about how lucky I was to have parents to help me in my journey to becoming a teacher. I know of several other cases where the grandparents have actively participated in raising and educating their family members. My friend,Elizabeth, is on to her third generation of educating […]

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Pregnant with Possibilities

Let’s look at three main ways that babies are thought to learn in the womb. ( See, I’m still convinced we can help our babies learn in utero). First, they learn by experiences. According to babycentre.com babies recognize familiar voices and music they heard in the womb, and are soothed by them after birth. They’re […]

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