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Looking Back: Story Time Blog

In 35th Anniversary by Little Sprouts

35 years of laughter, learning, and love are sure to come hand-in-hand with some very memorable and defining moments. Maureen Bly, Executive Director of Little Sprouts Haverhill NECC, was kind enough to share a few memories that she has fondly looked back on over the …

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Then & Now: Children’s TV

In 35th Anniversary by Little Sprouts

Television has offered various forms of programming for children throughout the years, and like anything else, it sure has seen its fair share of changes over time! Yet in some cases, it seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. As part …

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Then vs. Now: Playground Evolution

In 35th Anniversary by Little Sprouts

The idea of what is “fun” for children is constantly changing. Let’s face it – when faced with the toys that provided us with endless entertainment when we were young, our kids would most likely roll their eyes and walk away! To track how play …

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Baby Talk: Sleep Training, Part II

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In our first sleep training post, we shared a few popular methods you can use to help your baby achieve a consistent sleep schedule. Of course, no matter how persistent you are with sleep training, it is unlikely you will find immediate peace and quiet. …

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Baby Talk: Sleep Training Series, Part 1

In Resources by Little Sprouts

Fading sleep, Ferberization, the chair method–there are many different strategies professionals recommend for helping your baby fall asleep (and stay asleep). While one method advises letting your child “cry it out,” another suggests picking him or her up every time they make a peep. The …

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Motor Skill Development for Toddlers – Everyday!

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Babies grow up so fast! In what feels like the blink of an eye, our little ones develop from crying, eating, sleeping machines into mini-adults who are talking (somewhat), walking (sort of), and becoming more self-sufficient by the day. Part of this learning process involves …

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10 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Outside of the Classroom

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Education is so much more than straight A’s and memorization–it’s a lifelong pursuit of knowledge, the cultivation of creative solutions, the independence to solve a problem from square one. Where does this learning take place? In a classroom, certainly. But it also happens every day, …