3 Success Tips Recap with Debi and Elissa


Thanks to all who tuned in to Productive Play this week where we talked about three tips for preschoolers that will help prepare a child for kindergarten increase their chances of life long success. Sleep, Plan & Read- simple yet effective things for parents to encourage amongst their young children.

After each “Productive Play” show, we recap the episode here on the Word of Mom Radio Blog. Everyone is busy so if you had to tune out early, missed the original show, or need a refresher of the activities, this is where you can check back and find all the information you need!

Productive Play Show #12

3 Tips Success

  • Sleep!
    1. preschoolers typically sleep 11-13 hours a night
    2. afternoon nap or quiet time can be beneficial
    3. sleep depravation signs: cranky, irritable, yawning, rubbing eyes, falling asleep in the car, having to wake up your child every morning.
    4. consider a bedtime routine (let child help create!) and stick to it most nights!
  • Read!
    1. make 20 minutes a day a habit
    2. engage child in reading: ask questions (opinion, comparison, prediction etc..)
    3. check list of age appropriate books on our website or ask your local librarian


  • www.teachingstrategies.com
  • “Extraordinary Parent” by Lynn Fielding
  • www.ifnotyouwho.org

Meet Debi DuttoProductive Play Shown and Elissa Sungar    

Thanks for stopping by Word of Mom Radio. We are quite excited for the opportunity to share ideas and activities during the monthly show of Productive Play. If you have any questions, or show ideas or feedback, please feel free to reach out to us. And remember to visit www.ifnotyouwho.org and discover over 300+ free activities that help prepare kids for kindergarten and life! ~ Debi & Elissa

One Response to 3 Success Tips Recap with Debi and Elissa

  1. Carmen August 19, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Re: Thom Hartmann and a GF fish joint in Portland OR. Probably, the restaurant is Hawthorne’s Fish House east of the river or its siestr restaurant, Corbett’s Fish House, west of the river. Tons of non-GF folks eat there because they have the best damm fish and chips in the world; being GF is just a plus for folks who need GF food, as most of the customers are not GF’ers. You pick what kind of fish and they GF bread them to order very thinly so you actually get to taste the fish. The chips can be sweet potato fries .yummy! So, if you want fish and chips and are within 3 hours of Portland, hop in the car and go there. Now. Today. For lunch and supper.

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