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Celebrity Interview with Santa Claus

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Santa has an incredibly demanding job with traveling the globe and visiting every child’s house in one night. But it’s one that he finds incredibly rewarding, bringing much joy and happiness to children around the world. I caught up with Santa at a local mall as he prepared to make his seasonal debut to find… Read more »

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3 Learning Apps for Preschoolers

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  Tots can have fun in the car or anywhere using your iPhone or iPad and playing preschool apps! Here are 3 we recommend:   Highlight’s Hidden Pictures $2 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/highlights-hidden-pictures/id333263975?mt=8   Lola’s Alphabet Train $2 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lolas-alphabet-train/id378493874?mt=8   Super Why! By PBS http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-why/id357422351?mt=8      

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Family DVDs to See!

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Summer’s here and the kids’ days stretch before them like long and gooey taffy … In the evenings, enjoy a classic family movie together (available at Netflix)! Cheaper by the Dozen, 1950, starring Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy Lots of kids know the remake of this flick starring Steve Martin, but show them another time and era… Read more »

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Potty Training Tricks

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 Reach for your bags of tricks to help your child stay confident during potty training!  • Sticker Chart  Create a colorful and fun day-to-day chart. When your child has a successful trip to the bathroom, let him decorate the day with a sticker or even let him be the one to check the day off…. Read more »

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Nose Blowing 101

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The game “Blow the Hankie” makes a fun way to teach nose blowing to tots. Get a tissue. Have your child take a deep breath and clamp her teeth together. Gently hold your index finger up and down across her lips as though you are telling her to shush. Hold the tissue about an inch… Read more »

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“Making Music”

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Keep Baby busy with a stash of old pots and pans when you’re cooking dinner, or anytime you’re in the kitchen preparing something!  Keep your stash in a low drawer or cabinet along with several wooden spoons.  Set baby on a throw blanket on the floor and place pots in front of him. Show him… Read more »

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Forgetful Tooth Fairy?!

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Children lose about 20 teeth between the ages of 5 and 12 … so if the Tooth Fairy misses a night, well, she’s a busy little fairy!  Here are strategies to help you if the absent minded minx leaves your child in tears: Fake It! According to Toothfairy.com, one way you can save face is… Read more »

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