Category What your child should EXPERIENCE.

The Perfect Pause

Wait Time

In A Magical Interaction we gave you step one in our series on waiting. We showed you what the magic looks like and highlighted the importance of giving your child space to initiate and respond. Now it’s time to perfect your timing to make sure there is space for the magic to happen. It’s time ... Read more...

A Magical Interaction

Interaction Magic

A beautifully balanced adult-child interaction can sometimes seem elusive. Especially when your child is young or not talking very much, waiting for her to take a turn can feel like torture. We are ever so ready to jump in and save, prompt, or question our silent child. But, since we are working on encouraging our ... Read more...

Up Mt. Frustration

Learning, Frustration, & The Sweet Spot

As parents we have a very difficult time seeing our children in challenging situations. We want to feed them when they’re hungry, comfort them when they’re sad, and keep them happy at all times. But we honestly know that keeping them happy at all times is impossible, and that it’s more important to teach them ... Read more...

How to Read Books Right

Reading a book is a performance!

You know books are top of the list for language learning, but how you read them can make all of the difference as to how much language your child actually learns and how your child feels about books and reading in the long run. While this is a topic I could talk about for days ... Read more...

I Hold, You Talk

I Hold You Talk - Structured Play

You all know I love pretend play. But in my post “How To Pretend” I explain that play, like everything else in child development, moves along a continuum with really complex, free-flowing pretend at the endpoint. Before that comes many different kinds of play, and at the beginning some children have a hard time playing ... Read more...