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Charlotte commented on Playpod: Play coming your way...

Great idea, Kelli and team! Providing local parenting information and help to families with limited resources and time is so important for the emotional health of our children and the safety of our communities. Parents who are strapped for time to be with their children can find a close to home and safe place to be involved in the extraordinary learning that happens with children under age five. Playpod can become a place for parents to learn about the developmental expectations and needs of their children, as well as interactive play. Lots of ideas for specific activities can be gleaned from fine nursery and daycare schools, as well as science museums. Please look into the sanitary issue brought up here by one of your posters. Good nursery and daycare schools choose toys wisely and know how to (try to) keep those germies away. Also, sending age appropriate books home might be a another idea to think about. Those exhange toys might not come back! And it would be great to have the child have a book to share with his parent.
Good Luck!
A retired teacher, mother of three, and grandmother of five