Tell me show me involve me

July 2, 2012  by Kim  | 3 Comments When I was asked to do a guest post for Carrots Are Orange, I was ecstatic! Marnie consistently shares posts that get me excited. It was her inspiration that got me to bring more Montessori-based ideas into my...

My Story by Heather of Wordplayhouse

June 19, 2012  by Kim  | 2 Comments I’m so excited to share this eloquent and poignant post from Heather at Wordplayhouse. She and I became fast friends and I can’t tell you how much I value her sharing her story here at LIttle Stories. Her...

A Dog, The Classics, & A New Funky Fresh

May 31, 2012  by Kim Charlie, our dog, is amazing. Someone once said that his gift to the world is his unflappable calm, and it is. Even in his younger days, you would never find Charlie jumping, licking, or wildly tail-wagging. That’s just not...

Minimalist Fun at Childhood 101

Did you see our minimalist play space featured over at Childhood 101? Go check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!   Filed under: Fill The Page Trainings, What your child should EXPERIENCE., What your child should...

How to pretend

February 1, 2012  by Kim  | 6 Comments I hope we’ve established the importance of pretend play with our last post titled “Play Schmay! What’s so great about pretend anyway?” and a link to a fantastic article also highlighting the benefits of...

Whats so great about pretend play anyway

January 27, 2012  by Kim  | 13 Comments Well, I’ve always loved pretend play. As a little girl I spent endless hours playing school, house, beauty salon and any other game my friends and I could make up. My passion for pretend play soared though...

My story by Quinta Mike

My Story by Quinta Mike January 25, 2012  by Kim  | 6 Comments Maddie is a beautiful and playful preschooler who is diagnosed with autism. She is enrolled in an inclusion preschool classroom and receives speech therapy and occupational therapy...

Welcome newcomers start here

January 19, 2012  by Kim  | 2 Comments If you’re new to Little Stories, we’d like to welcome you! You’ve come to a place where we truly believe that your child has a story and with each word her story is told. We are not about fluffy posts. We...

When should I focus on colors?

January 18, 2012  by Kim  | 9 Comments The other day my friend said, “I know you don’t like parents working on colors, but when SHOULD I work on colors. I know I need to some time.”  I told her to follow her child’s lead. I remembered when my...

The need for verbs

January 11, 2012  by Kim Throw away your flashcards and opt for REAL interactions with your child. Why? Because language was created to COMMUNICATE and is best learned in real communicative experiences. What does that mean? Well, flashcards, more...

SCLANS

What are SCLANS? Shapes Colors Letters AND Numbers Plus the “s” to make it plural They aren’t evil, but they aren’t nearly as important as you’ve been led to believe. If SCLANS sounds yucky, it’s because I’d like for you to stay away from them...