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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Teaching all cats new tricks

     
    People have low expectations of cats. Sam Connelly tells of the time that she and her cat Storm observed a Canine Good Citizen test while they were waiting for their feline agility class to start. "I'm watching the dogs and......
  • Parents seek ways to make kids eat vegetables

    Parents seek ways to make kids eat vegetables
    Susan Phillips' 4-year-old son Alex eats vegetables every day -- he just doesn't know it. Phillips purées his servings of green beans, spinach, sweet potatoes and squash and hides them in a peanut butter and brown sugar-sweetened porridge that she makes...
  • Just because my son's shy doesn't mean he's autistic

    Just because my son's shy doesn't mean he's autistic
    Years ago HIV/AIDS was the "it" health news item. As consumers of media, we have moved on to the next epidemic: autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 1 in 150 children have an autism spectrum disorder ( ASD). If Oprah has a...
  • Bill Clinton defends wife's experience

    He was wonky, folksy and occasionally self-deprecating. And though Bill Clinton never alluded to his wife's defeat in Thursday's Iowa caucuses, he said he was baffled by the way her years of public service had been perceived as a liability. Still, the...
  • Obesity Risks Start Before Birth

    Obesity Risks Start Before Birth
    Pam Levin's daughter weighed less than 5 pounds at birth. But by the time the child turned 3, Levin and her husband had begun to bristle at some of the comments about her. "People would say, ‘She's chunky' or ‘She's a big girl,'" Levin says....
  • Off The Shelf: At church, she found her own kind of salvation

    Off The Shelf: At church, she found her own kind of salvation
    Cole hunkered in his car seat, refusing to get out of the car. Ry was strapped in his stroller next to me, waiting. I smelled a poopy. Maybe it was just bad gas. No, definitely a poopy. I fished around in my large purse for a stray diaper, my hand passing...
  • Word Play: Fairy tales retold

    Word Play: Fairy tales retold
    A hungry Fox spotted some grapes dangling plump and ripe from a vine overhead. Though he stood on his hind legs and stretched forth his long muzzle, he still could not reach them. As he slunk away he was heard to remark: 'Those grapes are probably sour...
  • Around every corner

    Every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. I step off Commuter Express bus No. 437 into what feels like a street festival. A jazz combo plays, Sony Pictures Studio employees saunter by with bouquets of flowers, kids scarf up handfuls of popcorn. It's a farmers market,...