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Preschools: What are they for, and when should kids start?

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By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses   Preschool and two-year-old programs are a hot topic among parents at my classes, so I wanted to weigh in. I’ll try and summarize my thoughts based on the latest research ... Read More »

Positive Discipline for toddlers

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Want to learn more about child development and have fun with your baby? Cecilia’s Galoop classes for babies ages 5-11 months are held every Friday at Magic Beans Brookline! There will be a free demo class on October 24, and a new session will start from October 31-December 12. Learn more about classes and services at Magic Beans here, and ... Read More »

Work-at-home parenting: the best of both worlds?

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It’s a hectic time here at Magic Beans! Our corporate office, formerly tucked into a cozy little office building in Coolidge Corner, is moving to new and more spacious digs in our warehouse, but while the buildout is being finalized, the Magic Beans Creative Team is working from our respective homes. So while I haven’t got any toddlers underfoot (just ... Read More »

Gearing up for the grandkids

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I’m a long way off from experiencing it for myself, but I’ve heard it’s pretty amazing to be a grandparent. You get to have fun with the kids, and then give them back to their parents when they’re tired, cranky, or hungry. It’s a great arrangement (I’m sure right now my parents and in-laws are reading this and thinking about ... Read More »

Sharing the love – your Labor Day advice

This past Labor Day we asked you all to give us your personal “Labor Day” advice. We were inundated with great responses and it took a while to figure out the best way to compile it all. Eventually, we decided to organize the tips by the three stages of labor – before, during and after. Before: What to pack: iPod ... Read More »

Mom to mom: Preparing for baby

This week on Facebook, we asked people what they wished they had known when they were expecting their first baby. We were amazed by the great tips you guys shared. I have compiled some of them into a list (with some editorial license). Enjoy! When it comes to baby gear, you usually do get what you pay for. Invest in ... Read More »

Maclaren introduces redesigned frame

Maclaren is currently rolling out (haha) a “next generation” stroller frame with a redesigned hinge mechanism. The new design features a circular pivoting hinge and totally eliminates any risk of pinching during folding and unfolding. My sources at Maclaren USA tell me this new hinge has been in the works for several years and is a logical design evolution, not ... Read More »

10 Best iPhone Apps for Babies

Yes, I know. I have a whole store filled with toys, so why is my toddler playing with my iPhone? It’s worse than that. When I upgraded last year to the new iPhone 3Gs, my son actually inherited a (deactivated) iPhone of his own. But that thing has been a life saver, and I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I’ve ... Read More »