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Focus on Preschool

I use the term preschool very lightly.  It is simply the age I am referring to, and the thought that my attention has turned increasingly towards my younger child, who for the most part, engages in imaginative play of his own creation for the majority of the day.  The Power of Play has been well documented and is even the name of a book by David Elkind.  An excellent book.

I am trying to incresingly carve out 'his' time each day, and sit down and read a story, and do an added actitity. 

We started with the story of Shingebiss a few weeks ago.  This is a very lovely little Native American story about a hardy duck who defeats the cold winter wind.  We retold this story for a week and did small little activities, mostly just visiting our local ducks at the lake.

It is really wonderful to see how telling and retelling a story, and then subsequent re-visits really helps the story to become a part of the child.  They take ownership of it and use it in their play.

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  1. It seems you are doing a wonderful job with teaching your kids! If only every parent did so much!

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