Christine Turner's blog

Watch Me Grow

During the first three years of life, many developmental milestones are achieved, which makes this an exciting time for both children and parents.  Everything in their world is new, and they are taking in an inconceivable amount of information. 

Unlike adults, they do not have past experience, nor an understanding of logic to help navigate their way. Consequently, there will certainly be growing pains along their path of discovery, but parents can support their children by simply talking and spending quality time with them.   

What's After HBO?

The HBO series, Boardwalk Empire is insanly popular, and the the season finale is just a few weeks away (Sunday, December 5th).  Realizing that many of you will soon need something to do with that extra free time I have created a list of items that you might enjoy.

 

  

Wishing you a frightful Halloween

Waite till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn, was originally release over 20 years ago, 

so why am  I still recommend it to young people?

 

 

 

 

 

When is it Time to Start Potty Training?

 
 
 
 
 
Potty training your child is never "easy," but you can make it a lot easier by planning ahead. 
 

Resource Book for Parents: Autism Spectrum Disorder

 
  
 
  
Authors, Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandlerhave created a book which addresses the unique challenges that children with communication difficulties face, and offers numerous suggestions for supporting their needs through play. 
 

Super Harvest Moon: September 22, 2010:

According to NAASA, "For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons."

Today also marks an important occasion as many Asian cultures will celebrate the end of their harvest as part of their Mooncake Festival. This is sure to be a spectacular night for anyone who takes time to view this rare celestial event.

 

What You Might Not Know About Dr. Seuss

Many of you are familiar with the beloved children's books written by Dr. Seuss. What you may not be aware of is that "Dr. Seuss" was a nom de plume. His given name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. 

Keeping a Watchful Eye

During hot summer days, water activities are a great way to exercise and cool off. Even though the kids are back in school, many Texans will be enjoying the beach and local pool for weeks to come. As the days roll into fall, it's easy to become more relaxed and less mindful of the dangers of water, I wanted to remind everyone about water safety.

 

Back to School Fun!

Summer is almost over and many children will begin returning to school this month. Often, students have the first day jitters starting school, or experience stress when entering a new grade.  Below are a few books that you might enjoy reading as a family. Books have the ability to provide children insight, or they can even shed light on the funny side of life.  

  

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