Monthly Archives: November 2009

Helping your kindergartner count (a fun and seasonal trick)

Sunday, November 28th, 2009 Counting to 30 by the end of kindergarten is a math standard. Some kids enjoy counting, sometimes to the extreme. Victor will proudly display his counting prowess to 100 over and over and over again. I … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

  Thanksgiving always means a lot of work. The prep. The cooking. Cajoling the boys to the table. The after meal movie (Fantastic Mr. Fox, and by the way we laughed out loud!). The clean up that seems to last for … Continue reading

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Immunization against H1N1: separating fact from fantasy

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Play-Doh rules for fine motor skills

Play-Doh is one of the best (and cheapest) occupational therapy tools around. Squeezing and squishing works on strength and pinching and rolling into cool shapes helps with coordination. There are also untold numbers of Play-Doh tools that double as great … Continue reading

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November 17th is Prematurity Awareness Day

The first few days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were so strange.  Being an OB/GYN seemed like a lifetime ago.  Even though I had visited this place so many times before, checking on babies that I had delivered, … Continue reading

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