Funny Talk

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

I believe that seeing children smile or laugh are two of the top of the things that bring joy for most caregivers.  I know how much I adore my son’s hysterical laugh and how hilarious my daughter’s little “I want to laugh too” chuckle is.   Continue reading

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New Year, New You

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

It’s a New Year!  The calendar has switched over and for many people this feels like a time of change, of new opportunity and perhaps starting over.  Many resolutions are made about working out more, eating better, or changing a habit.  These resolutions are often well-intentioned and typically self-focused.  May I suggest a different type of resolution if you’re looking to make a change in the New Year?  How about a resolution that involves the special little ones in your life? Continue reading

Peek-a-Boo!

This post originally was published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

Peek-a-boo seems to be a game that nearly all young children love to play.  I’m not sure if it’s the anticipation of when they will see you again or the actual reappearance you make that they enjoy most, but whatever it is, peek-a-boo is often a favorite game of little ones.   Continue reading

Funny Faces

This post was originally published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

What do you do first when you see a young baby? Do you smile, wave and all of a sudden start talking in a much higher pitch? Do you pinch their little cheeks or ask their adult (if it’s not you) if you can hold them? Do you start making silly faces at them to see if they smile or copy you? I know with my kids, I always liked to hold them so they could see me,then I could look into their eyes and smile at them and make lots of funny faces. Continue reading