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The Bachelor’s Britt Nilsson is pregnant with her first child (access required)

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Seeing chores as learning opportunities (access required)

Chores are responsibilities, but they’re also opportunities for kids to learn how to care for themselves, others and the home they live in. “Chores” may have a negative connotation, so it’s preferable for parents to reframe chores as performing routine tasks around the house or to help the family, which build skills and habits needed ...

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Creative play: ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ puppeteer recommends more unscripted, interactive toys (access required)

When top trending toys include robotic tumbling hedgehogs and Nerf guns with “Fortnite”-branded darts, do simple puppets stand a chance? They sure do, said psychologist, educator and puppeteer Susan E. Linn, author of “The Case for Make Believe.” “Creative play: First of all it’s fun. Creative play is a window into children’s hearts and minds. ...

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Holiday reading: Favorite picks (access required)

There’s something appropriately nostalgic about sharing books with children in these technology-driven times we live in today.   Whether you’re looking to pick up a book as a last-minute holiday gift or just want to spend time reading with your little, or not-so-little ones, we’ve compiled a list of 10 great titles based on Amazon’s ...

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