St. Louis, MO

Category: Dramatic Play

Learning the ABC’s

Alphabet books come in delightful sizes and themes. You can buy in cardboard and paperback books with themes of the ABC’s. But an additional experience and free is finding the alphabet in everyday print. Children first tend to become aware and learn capital letters. Capital letters are often more important and seen more are letters you find outside. Let’s take the ‘STOP’ sign at the end of the block. Ask your child what she thinks it says. Then touch the print and say, “This says Stop”. “S …T..O…P”.   Look for some other print and do the same thing.

Growing up in a ‘Princess’ World

Growing Up in a Princess World

If you are shopping for a girl, you will find your purchasing options are overwhelmingly princess related.  Peggy Ornstein (2011) writes that there are over 26,000 related princess items, making Disney revenue of $4 billion.  If the item does not have a princess on it, the colors may be pink or lavender. We have to ask ourselves are manufacturers providing what the adult consumers and girls want or are they telling us what to buy?