A Playful Interview, and a Mind in the Making


I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Melitsa Avila as part of her weekly podcast for Raising Playful Tots.  I’d love for you to hop on over here and give it a listen.  We discuss socials skills, play, and sharing.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  (Particularly on the sticky question about how to manage different parent philosophies within a playgroup.)

Coming up on Tuesday, I’ll be starting a new project and I want to get you on board.  I’ve had the book  Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky for quite some time now.  It’s a research-based book focused on real practices that support whole child development.  I love the premise of the book and everything I’ve heard and read about it.  Here’s the confession though: I haven’t gotten through the whole book yet.  I’ve been interrupted too many times.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I’m much more likely to get something done if I have an assignment and a deadline.  So I’ve decided to read the book, reviewing one chapter at a time here at Not Just Cute.  And I’d love for you to join me!  Read along and jump in on the discussion.  Let’s make it a virtual book group of sorts. 

So grab a copy of Ellen Galinsky’s Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs and read up on Chapter One.  (Good luck stopping there!)  On Tuesday I’ll share some of my impressions of the chapter, and I can’t wait hear yours as well!



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