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Who's the expert on your child? You are! To help you connect theory and best practice, Gryphon House brings together experts to offer advice on some of the most challenging issues faced by parents of young children: play, behavior, special needs, caregivers, bullying, discipline, toilet training, technology, and early childhood education.

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Make Your Own Playdough | Downloadable Kindergarten Readiness Activity

Studies show that parent and family involvement with school is an important factor in children's later academic success. Many families of young children want to learn ways to support their young child in preparing for kindergarten. With 52 reproducible letters filled with simple, fun activities that families can do together at home, Kick-Start Kindergarten Readiness is a great resource for early educators wanting to give parents some activities to connect home to school.

Making play materials with children is a great way for families to be creative together. Playdough is one art materials that can easily be cooked in the kitchen with ingredients families likely have on hand. Try this terrific, long-lasting playdough recipe to support fine-motor, math, science, social-emotional, literacy, and language learning.