Category Archives: Play

Toddlers!

All busy, all the time! It’s all about positive reinforcement and limit setting. Here are the handouts I share most often with parents: Bananas_Living_with_1_and_2_Year_Olds ToddlerDiscipline.MDConsult 1 2 3 Magic by Dr. Phelan is the bible for 2 years and up. … Continue reading

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Toy Shopping

Good info about best toys for children from Bananas in Oakland is here and the American Academy of Pediatrics has a link about choosing safe toys here. See also my previous posts on Old School Toys and Baby’s First Holiday … Continue reading

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Summer Travel with Kids

Here’s a podcast from RadioMD about summer travel with kids that I did last week. Listen here. Happy Trails!

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Baby Entertainment

Wondering if you are doing enough to keep your baby–newborn or otherwise–entertained? Check out the interview I did with the Bump on this topic here.    

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Play and Explore with Babies and Toddlers

What to do with baby? Explore the world! Find great ideas from the Bananas Childcare Bunch here.    

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Fueling Your Workout

After school practice? Make sure to fuel up at lunch with lean protein and complex carbohydrates. This gives the body time to digest the meal and prime muscles for a work out. After school, have something light and hydrate. Find … Continue reading

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Retro: Colored Pencils

Give kids a break from swiping phone and tablet screens. Colored pencils are an excellent gift that help develop fine motor skills. Children under three years of age do best with the chubby, extra thick colored pencils. The color is … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Fail not! Start with one small, easy change and work from there. Make lasting changeĀ one small success at a time.

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Sportsmanship

Honoring the Game is part of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s mission to develop better athletes and better people. There’s information about the coach-parent partnership here. How parents can contribute to a positive game experience isĀ here. Read about their work at … Continue reading

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Newborn Entertainment

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