- ABC News The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under the age of 12 should not have access to smartphones, tablets or other handheld devices. Parents should make sure that the devices they allow their children to use are age appropriate and used in moderation. It is important to monitor the usage of these devices to ensure that children are not using them excessively or using them for inappropriate purposes. Parents should also be aware of the potential risks of online predators and cyber-bullying that come with having a child online.
When we teach children to use rich, wondrous words by filling them up with the sound of many wonderful words. We must read them children's books by authors who use astounding word choices. We must encourage them to read high-quality mentor text picture books and chapter or middle grade books filled with precise, lyrical, sensory words.
The esteemed fashion house Jacquemus, renowned for its romantic and elegant designs that have captivated fashion enthusiasts worldwide, has embarked on a delightful new journey. In a move that marries sophistication with playful charm, Jacquemus introduces its inaugural children’s collection, transforming its iconic pieces into enchanting attire for the little ones. This collection, perfect for the holiday season, offers an opportunity for families to immerse themselves in the whimsical world of Jacquemus, creating memorable fashion moments together. The Essence of […]
Mary-Margaret has been actively involved in Early Care and Education since 1976. A graduate of the University of NC-Greensboro in the field of Child Development was the impetus behind her passion for supporting educators, families, and children. Mary-Margaret was a teacher, a director, an area director of childcare centers, and in 2007 became involved with Virginia Star Quality Initiative, where she was first introduced to the CLASS measure. She joined Teachstone in 2010 and has been a trainer. Observer and SME since that time. She enjoys music, horses, gardening, and spending time with her family.