May 6, 2013

Do you think our teachers are awesome?

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. I will never forget the first thank you card I received when I started teaching. I all but sobbed when I read it. In-fact, I remember all of them and keep them not only physically but in my heart. Kind words stay in our hearts forever and help both the giver […]

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May 2, 2013

Background TV is bad for children too

Another reason to turn of your TV We all know that watching too much TV is bad for children.  But did you know exposure to background TV, TVs that are on but not being watched,  impedes children’s social skills, language development, impulse control and the ability to concentrate, focus and complete tasks? According to the […]

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April 29, 2013

Screens before bed? Nope.

Without screens children fall asleep faster & sleep sounder & longer A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms children will fall asleep faster and sleep longer if all screens are turned off at least 90 minutes before bed time. Screens trick and stimulate children’s systems and throw off  their […]

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