April 12, 2018
by Mary Pat
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8 Simple Ways To Build Your Toddler’s Vocabulary In Any Language

So in my last post, you read all about your child’s vocabulary and why it’s important. (If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it right here.) It’s not just the number of words that your child knows that’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2018
by Mary Pat
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Why is your child’s vocabulary development important?

Your child’s vocabulary- what’s the big deal? Why is it important? It’s kind of amazing really as the research shows that when it comes to vocabulary, size does matter! Vocabulary means knowing and using words. It’s your child’s store of … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
by Mary Pat
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3 Important Reasons Why LOL Surprise Dolls Are Good For Your Child And You…

So my little girl has become enamoured with LOL Surprise Dolls recently. I was reluctant to let them into our world but relented in the end. Setting aside all totally reasonable arguments about toy companies manipulating us and our children, … Continue reading

August 23, 2017
by Mary Pat
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5 Ways to Make Going to Pre-School or School a Little Easier

So it’s time to be getting ready for pre-school or school and not everybody is looking forward to it! Here are 5 ways to make the transition a little easier for our children. I’m reading Deborah MacNamara’s book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense … Continue reading

February 10, 2017
by Mary Pat
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Your bilingual child has stopped talking at kindergarten. Is it selective mutism?

You’re an English speaking family living in Germany. You have two little girls: Lucy age 6 and Abby age 4. They’ve both gone to kindergarten since they were 2 years old. They’re learning German in kindergarten and you speak English … Continue reading