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  • The Toy Hall of Fame

    The Toy Hall of Fame

    “With nothing more than a little imagination, boxes can be transformed into forts or house, spaceships or submarines, castles or caves. Inside a big cardboard box, a child is transported […]

  • March Madness!

    March madness means COLLEGE BASKETBALL to most, but to me it really means BUSY madness. How we arrived in March already is beyond me. What happened to January and February?? […]

  • Are You Fit?

    Use it or lose it…I’m referring to not just your physical health, but your brain power! Everyone knows what a fit body looks like, but fit brains, which don’t boast […]

  • Resolutions and Rituals

    January…A fresh start to the year. The time when we come up with our ‘new year resolutions.’ It is also the time I again share the Harvard study done years […]

  • Stop Punishing Yourself with Exercise

    I do this all the time, I’ll have a piece of apple pie (maybe even a la mode) and then remark “Now I’m going to have to swim for 15 […]

  • Past Success Leads to Future Opportunities

    Every three years we review and revise our strategic plan. Because of our past plans we are now sitting in Wood Dale in this state of the art building for […]

  • Called to ACTION

    “Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms […]

  • Singing Aids Preemies

    You may be aware of Mrs. Jeanette’s article on the use of songs for instructional purposes. Not only do songs aid in retention and memory recall, they simply are fun. […]

  • How to Talk to Your Dog

    If you visit Child’s Voice during the summer months—when school is on break, you may be greeted at the door by TOBY, my golden retriever. She loves sleeping in my […]

  • A New Take on Happy Hour

    The best appetizer if you’re trying to slim down? A heaping helping of happy thoughts! Cornell’s leading food researcher, Brain Wansink, PhD and colleagues found that being in a good […]


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