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Ask Grandma Maggie

Parenting & Childcare Advice
Peggy Moss (1933-2014), also known as Grandma Maggie, penned a parenting column on this site for many years. Back by popular demand, we are republishing the column, sharing with you the best of Grandma Maggie’s parenting and childcare advice.
Unfortunately Grandma Maggie is no longer able to take questions.

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Kids Cleaning Up
Dear Grandma: I’m an 18-year-old college student who babysits. One girl I babysit is four years old, an only child, and she’s a sweetheart, but she doesn’t clean up her toys when I tell her to. From what I gather, her mother always cleans up after her. [ More ]
A toy that grows with your baby
It’s an activity toy, and it’s a walker. VTech’s Sit-to-Stand Walker, part of the company’s Infant Learning product line that grows along with your baby, offers a variety of stimulating activities for babies as young as 1 year old. Baby can play with learning games about animals, colors, music, shapes and numbers. [ More ]
Baby’s First Music Player
                          Most every adult has had the experience of being driven nuts by a toddler toy that plays the same song over. And over. And over. Ralph Waldo Emerson wasn’t referring to tykes in his quote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…”–but it’s an apt description nevertheless. [ More ]
Babies Build with Blocks
Kids love to build, but babies aren’t born ready for Legos — so here’s a good starter set of ten colorful blocks for your baby to sort and stack. “Filling the bucket with blocks, dumping them out, and starting over is great for eye-hand coordination and other early skills,” says Fisher Price. [ More ]
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