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Display Name: pao
Member Since: 7/23/08

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Love the room! Could you tell us where you got the sheets?

A Room to Grow With Dylan Professional Project
8/5/13 03:47 PM

What Etsy sellers do you all buy your felt food from?

Introducing Ikea Duktig Play Food | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh#comments
7/20/10 09:38 PM

Use the Potette and love it. It's great for long drives or for a child who takes an extra-long time on the potty. We also carry it in our hiking backpack when we take long hikes. My son has been using since he was 16 months old.

Potties on the Go | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/2/10 04:00 PM

My fifteen month old loves to play w/ all of the boxes in my jewlery drawer. He also likes to play w/ zippers on coats or little bags.

More on "Un-Toys" | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh#comments#comments#comments
3/10/10 11:09 AM

I have the same problem w/two staircases and burnttoast is right- I mostly worried about visitors to the house. On one of the staircases w/had to build a rail (that we will remove later) because we felt it was too dangerous (a child could potentially drop a whole floor) and we left the other staircase as is.

Babyproofing a Rail-less Staircase Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/11/10 06:26 PM

I am a public school literacy teacher who also happens to be Montessori trained and I have seen many versions of a "moveable alphabet" in all types of classrooms (traditional and Montessori and special education). If you want to have an alphabet that is accessible and moveable there are many versions - magnetic, felt and/or wood. I think it is important to reflect on the purpose of the moveable alphabet in your house: is it decor? is it a way to have text that is accessible to your child? is it something your child has access to in school?

If you want a moveable alphabet go for it and use it in a way that supports your child's literacy development.

Movable Alphabet | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/16/10 03:42 PM

Really cool!

Tag Counting Blankie Reader Project | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/14/10 03:59 PM

No heat cycle? Just air dry?

How To Clean Dusty Stuffed Animals | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/13/10 03:35 PM

How about using a bowl without a bottom that suctions? Wouldn't the child learn to more from trying to hold the bowl? I don't know- I am not at this stage yet.

Suction Bowls Transitioning to Tableware | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh#comments
12/9/09 11:33 AM

We celebrate Christmas and Kings' Day so we will be giving our son a book (read) and a Notre Dame tee (wear) on Christmas Eve and a walker and truck (play) on Christmas Day. Not sure what we he will receive on Kings' Day. We think this is how we will celebrate every year.

How Many Gifts Do They Get? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/8/09 11:53 AM

Will definitely do this with holiday books we have collected over the years! Thank you- I was looking for a cool advent calendar idea.

Book Advent Calendar | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/1/09 09:08 PM


My Tree & Me: Modern Genealogy | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/14/09 07:55 PM

How would you do this on your own. I know you could buy a piece of would and paint it, but then would you hand draw the increments?

The MeasureMe Stick | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/12/09 09:26 PM

I agree with the previous comment. A lot of other cultures use Elimination Communication with great success (children are potty-trained a lot earlier than children in the US). I was raised using this method and I am now using it with my son who is nine months old. I have learned to listen to him when he tells me he needs to go to the bathroom and I have also guided him by taking him to the bathroom every time after and before sleeping/napping, after eating a meal, and before and after an outing. There are a lot of reasons for doing it, but for me it is just an extension of everything else (sleeping, eating, dressing, literacy development, language development, etc.) that I do to support my son in becoming an independent person.

Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | Elimination Communication: Babies That Are Diaper Free
9/16/09 05:47 PM

As a teacher I have always enjoyed receiving handmade cards or handwritten letters from my students. I have also received a class picture framed and signed by each of the students in my classroom and I love it.

Gift cards are also great. Teachers rarely get to sit down and have a nice cup of coffee or a nice slow and relaxed lunch so gift cards for these kind of things are great.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Survey: Do You Give End-of-Year Gifts to Teachers?
6/17/09 10:59 AM