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You Hate ‘Pretend Play’ and You Know It

You Hate ‘Pretend Play’ and You Know It

Back when my son was about four years old, there was this game he liked to play with me. Well, not a game, exactly; more like a scene he liked to act out. I was just about to describe it for you when I remembered I’ve actually already complained about…

Set Up a Potion-Making Station for Your Kids

Set Up a Potion-Making Station for Your Kids

There’s this crazy virus going around. The kids are bored with the usual puzzles, board games, books and toys. It’s time to let them brew some “potions.”

How Can I Plan Better Playdates For My Child With Autism?

How Can I Plan Better Playdates For My Child With Autism?

Playdates are a great way for little kids to practice social interactions and develop cognitive and language skills, as well as practice self-regulation—especially if they don’t have regular exposure to other kids through a daycare or preschool setting. Of course, they can also be challenging for any parent for the…