A little flattery

It’s always nice to receive compliments on your work. After doing the article and school profiles for Judy’s Book Greater Seattle, Liesel Pollvogt wrote: Thanks Laurie–you did an *awesome* job on these. I was impressed with your quick turn-around, quality of writing, and how you instantly “got” what this was all about and were able to get started without a

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School profiles

In March, I worked on writing summaries for several schools based on survey data obtained from parents by Judy’s Book Greater Seattle, including: 65th Street Cooperative Preschool The Clearwater School Epiphany School French American School of Puget Sound Hilltop Elementary School The Nova Project Pike Market Child Care and Preschool The Evergreen School Westside School I also wrote an article

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Early language delays can hamper learning

This article is about diagnosing and treating language delays before children enter school in order to prevent learning difficulties later. My daughter, as well as the children of several of my friends, are fortunate to have received speech therapy as preschoolers. “Early language delays can hamper learning“, ParentMap, November 2004, page 13

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Hike and seek with geocaching

My first published article is about taking kids geocaching — a growing sport where handheld GPS systems are used to locate hidden “treasure”. Although we don’t go often enough, my family really enjoys hiking, and geocaching adds a nice twist to help keep the little ones motivated. The Pacific Northwest is a particularly great place for geocaching, but you can

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