Creative Play Quick Tip: Reward the Everyday!

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Take a day to celebrate your family by making a big deal out of even little achievements. Everyone will appreciate the applause, and your little “Olympians” may even be motivated to be extra-helpful to up their medal count! This simple Olympic Medal craft makes it easy to spread that winning feeling: Using a coffee can [...]

Skill Building: 5 Ways to Promote a Happy Team-Sports Activity

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Make a Game Plan. Talk with your child about what to expect: The length of the season and frequency of practice, for instance. Explain that being part of a team is a commitment, and the team will rely on him/her to be there every time. As encouragement, make a chart or checklist where your child [...]

Join Melissa & Doug on Pinterest

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We are having a great time exploring all the fascinating  and often beautiful visual content pinned on the boards of Pinterest! Are you on Pinterest too?  Please check out our pins and boards – visit Melissa & Doug on Pinterest today! Some of our boards include: Parenting Articles You’ll Love (including 3 from Melissa!) Melissa [...]