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The older (and wiser) I get, the more I treasure silence, time to think, and a break from noise.
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"Which one do you think Grandma made?" wonders my crafty granddaughter. She shows her mom the two fox bookmarks on the "Ellie" and "Harry" books. Close scrutiny reveals that "Ellie's" fox has lovely, uniform ears. Those on "Harry's" fox, on the other hand, show evidence of battle. Either the fox has been in a tussle, or its crafter is folding-challenged.
Her mom, in either an act of kindness or momentary lapse of memory, guesses . . . .  http://bit.ly/1P74Uq1
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I remember the sinking feeling I had when I thought about the fact that horses can't type. Written in the first person, Black Beauty changed the way we treat animals, and helped to etch the need for kindness in my heart. Here's a look at point of view in a few children's stories--can we grandmas use this info to encourage empathy in our grandchildren as well as helping them to develop their language skills? http://bit.ly/1OkgMow
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Do we have some pre-verbal abstract reasoning happening here? Two-year-old May isn't saying a lot of words that the rest of us understand, but she seems to understand us very well. What else is going on in that busy little brain?
http://bit.ly/1WLgkCb
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 I particularly like the intro to this article. It's such an easy mistake for us to make!

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Ever had a toddler pour you a steaming cup of tea? I hope not! But read about two-year-old May's social graces . . .  
https://grandmastreasures.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/a-cuppa-tea-from-a-two-year-old/
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