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  • 02
    Mar
    Education
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    My very favorite children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisl would have been 107 today if he were still alive (he passed away in 1991). I particularly love his story "The Lorax". It was before it's time, a metaphor for environmental responsibility. The story speaks for the trees in defense against human impact and at one time was actually banned from some schools and libraries due to it's anti-forestry industry content. I am also partial to "Green Eggs and Ham" which was the first Dr. Seuss book I ever read. I loved it so much that my mom would make me green eggs and green ham for St. Patrick's Day every year!  And, I was such a fan of his books growing

  • 16
    Feb
    Other Stuff
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    We've written about interactive websites for kids and now with the explosion of tablet computers and smartphones, it's time for a list of our favorite apps and games for kids. Jack and the Beanstalk Children's Interactive Storybook [$.99]: This is an interactive storybook keeps the attention of both my 6 and 3 year old. It tells the story of Jack and the Beanstalk but also offers interactive features such as hidden games and treasures. It's a pretty big file at 105MB but worth the download! Intro to Math by Montessorium [.99]: My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves this educational app for both the iphone & the ipad. She's learning the fundamentals of mathematics in a fun and engaging way.

  • 03
    Nov
    Education
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    - By Tela When Britton turned two, I had a difficult time determining which pre-school program to enroll her in. Most programs start at age 3 or when a child is potty trained. However I started my search earlier this year before Britton was potty trained so that I could get her enrolled before her little sister was born. I wanted her to be settled into a school routine before another major life change. I first went to the internet to see which programs were available to her based on her age and potty training status. Basically my only options were daycare facilities that offered part time toddler "pre-schooling".