Snapshot on a Rainy Day

Preschool teachers value “open-ended toys” like blocks and art materials because the children can use them to support whatever play they have in mind. This snapshot shows, however, that they can also often re-purpose specific equipment if the teacher will give them...

Holiday Pleasures

One of the great pleasures of parenthood is sharing our holiday traditions with the next generation… but working parents today need to start with a dose of reality.  Perhaps our own memories of those traditions came out of a very different family structure, or from...