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  • Fall Books to Share with Debi and Elissa on The Productive Play Show

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    On Productive Play we are chatting about three great Fall books to read with your child. Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar are the mother/daughter co-creators of If Not You, Who.org - a fabulous website to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten.


    Reading with a child provides many benefits and numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading BEFORE preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education. Listen in to what Elissa and Debi have to say about books and children. They are also sharing some great activities these books can inspire!


    We are on the air Wednesday October 21 at 10amPT/1pmET and anytime in archive on WoMRadio - the show for mompreneurs, the new business woman.


    Thanks to our show sponsor today, Everything Family.net. Meet them and all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace, where you will find great mom-approved products, services, books and music!


     

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    Summertime Activities with Debi and Elissa on Productive Play

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    This month Debi and Elissa are sharing some ideas on Summer Survival with preschoolers.  Our "no fail idea" - in our opinion - is preparation and we will give suggestions on how to put together a Summer Survival Bag that is kept in the car ready for stops in a park or unplanned long waits in a doctor’s office. No need to purchase new apps or games - just a little creative thinking on your part.  This Productive Play will focus on ways to use the time in the car going to and from activities, going on long car trips, or waiting for a sibling to finish up a soccer practice as fun learning opportunities.


    Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar are co-founders of If Not You Who.org - a free website geared to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten. With over 300 activities for making your playtime productive, these two educators make learning time with your kids playful. 


    Join us for Productive Play on May 20th at 10amPT/1pmET and anytime in archive. Today's show is sponsored by Safety Bags, LLC and Everything Family.net. Meet them and all our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace.


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  • 00:27

    The Hot Topic - Is Preschool Necessary - with Debi and Elissa on Productive Play

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    A hot topic in the parenting world is - Is Preschool Necessary - and Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar talk about the great debate here on this segment of Productive Play as #WoMMarch continues here on #WoMRadio.


    With their website Not You, Who.org, Debi and Elissa share over 300 activities geared to making sure your child is ready for kindergarten; here in this conversation, they are tackling that question of the necessity of preschool...yes or no. As parents, I am sure each of us have our own views on this - so let's see what the experts have to say.


    WoMRadio is sponsored by Safety...its in the Bag! Today's Productive Play show is sponsored by Everything Family.net. Meet them and all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace.


    Please take a moment to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and email dori@wordofmomradio.com with your questions and comments.


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    The Gift of Thanks with Debi and Elissa on Productive Play on WoMRadio

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    Today we are thinking of our nation’s Thanksgiving holiday and Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar, the mother-daughter co-founders of If Not You Who.org, give some tips on how to teach a child to be thankful. Children that are thankful have more positive attitudes toward school and family. They also feel more of a connection with friends, family and school. Being grateful makes people happier, improves health and reduces stress. How wonderful that Productive Play shares ways to instill the character trait of thankfulness into our little one’s lives.


    Join us live at 1pmET or anytime in archive here on WoMRadio - the show for mompreneurs, the new business woman.


    Thanks to our fabulous sponsors StadiumBags.com and Everything Family.net. Meet them and all of our sponsors in our mompreneur marketplace on our website.

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    Let's Get Physical with Debi & Elissa on Productive Play

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    Mompreneur Mother and Daughter Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar, founders of If Not You, Who.org are here with Productive Play and how important physical activity is for your preschooler. Debi and Elissa are here on Word of Mom Radio every 3rd Wednesday a month to share great tips, ideas and activities to better prepare your kids for kindergarten.


    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the prevalence of obesity for children ages 2 to 5 since the early 1970’s has almost doubled. The National Association for Sports and Physical Education recommends that preschoolers accumulate at least 60 minutes of structured and another 60 minutes of unstructured physical activity a day. These two facts led us to the topic of our radio show today for Productive Play - putting physical activity into the everyday life of a preschooler.  But while kids under 6 love to move - we need to encourage fitness in a fun manner.  On our show, we share some balloon activities and other information to help preschoolers develop a joy for movement  because it offers so many lifelong benefits.


    Join us at 10amPT/1pmET and LIVE on your time in archive here on the show for Mompreneurs - the new business woman!


    Thanks to our show sponsors Best-Life-Solutions and Safety First Bags. Meet all our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace. Please take a moment to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and email dori@wordofmomradio.com for information on how to become part of the WoMRadio family.


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  • 00:31

    Cooking & Your Kids with Debi and Elissa on Productive Play

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    Cooking and your kids!


    This week on Productive Play Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar are going to discuss the importance cooking has in the development of young children. Join them Wednesday, July 16th at 10amPT/1pmET and LIVE on your time in archive and enjoy some specific cooking activities and tips to encorage learning while in the kitchen with your child or students. 


    Debi and Elissa are the founders of If Not You, Who.org - a free website offering over 300 activities that prepare your child for kindergarten. They are here monthly sharing ideas and information to make Productive Play time with your children, so join us on Word of Mom Radio - the show for Mompreneurs.


    Thanks to our show sponsors Angelic Comfort and Safety First Bags. Meet them and all our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace.


    Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join The Word of Mom Network and email dori@wordofmomradio.com for information on how to become part of our growing network.


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    Art - Make it Personal - Gift Giving with Elissa and Debi on Productive Play

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    Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar, the mother-daughter team behine If Not You, Who.org and the hosts of Productive Play are sharing Art and your preschooler! Creating Personalized Gifts for Preschoolers to Share...just in time for the holidays!


    I don't know about you, but I still love when my now grown children take the time to make me a gift! Think back to when you were a child making something for mommy and daddy or grandma and grandpa...and the other people in your life that you love. What was better than creating something just for them! Well today, Elissa and Debi are going to take you back there so you can share this with your children, so join us here on Word of Mom Radio and productively play along!


    Thanks to our show sponsor Everything Family.net. Meet them and all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace on our website.


    Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and email dori@wordofmomradio.com with questions, comments and for info on how you can become part of the WoMRadio family.


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    Learn Number 2 on Productive Play with Debi and Elissa

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    One of the goals of education is to foster imagination and creativity - and Productive Play - and our activites encourage a child to think. Some states, on their lists of things to know when entering kindergarten, suggest children should be able to count and identify 10 objects, others 25. Today on our show, we are sharing ideas on some ways to check how well a preschoolers "know" the number 2.


    Join Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar, creators of If Not You, Who.org as the share great activities and information on how you can have Productive Play time with your children as you get them ready to go to school. They will be here on Word of Mom Radio every third Wednesday of the month with a lunch and learn and another skill to share with your children.


    Thanks to our show sponsors Healthy Concepts and Safety First Bags. Meet them and all our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace on our website.


    Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Google+, like us on Facebook, join The Word of Mom Network fan page and email us at dori@wordofmomradio.com with comments, questions and for information on how you can become a guest on one of our shows.


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    Helpful Holiday Hints on Productive Play with Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar

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    The Holiday season is here and on December 17th at 10amPT/1pmET and anytime in archive, Productive Play will share some tips on ways preschool children can help and become responsible for certain jobs during this season. Beginning at the age of 3, children can be taught and shown how to be helpful so they learn the joy that goes with doing a job and doing it well. Productive Play shares two ideas which will hopefully show parents how to look for other jobs around the house that can be done by young children. Sometimes we become more stressed during this season but we hope this show reminds us, we all should take a deep breath and enjoy the time together with family and friends. Join Debi and Elissa - the Mompreneur team behind If Not You Who.org as they share another great show filled with ways to make your play time more productive here on Word of Mom Radio.


    Thanks to all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace for sponsoring our conversation. Be sure to come over to our site and meet them all.


    Please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and email dori@wordofmomradio.com with questions, comments and information on how you can join the WoMRadio family.


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  • 00:31

    The Importance of Outdoor Activities on Productive Play with Elissa Sungar

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    When parents understand that how they spend time with their children under the age of 8 can have lifelong impacts, the need for supporting parents in how to best develop creative and active learners is crucial.  Elissa Sungar andDebi Dutton are the co-creators of the website www.ifnotyouwho.org which helps adults prepare children for kindergarten and life.  Today you will discover the importance of outdoor play and activities on how a child learns.  But even getting children outside is complicated by our current use of technology with preschoolers.  You will discover how something simple like playing Tic-Tac-Toe outdoors can be a valuable inroad to getting children engaged with nature.


    Join us on Wednesday, September 17th at 10amPT/1pmET and in archive anytime as Elissa and Debi bring you great information and creative ways to make your playtime count!


    Thanks to today's show sponsor Everything Family.net. Meet all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Made/Mompreneur Approved Product and Service Marketplace.


    Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Google+ and email dori@wordofmomradio.com with your questions, comments and for information on becoming a guest on our shows.


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  • 00:29

    On The Go with Productive Play with Elissa and Debi

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    It’s a New Year and the Productive Play show wants to offer hints to keep young children busy even when you as a parent are on the go. Here are ways to keep kids actively learning while in the grocery store, while waiting in a restaurant, riding in a car or where ever boredom and mis-behavior can begin. Ideas will be presented on the show for you to put in your head so you are ready anytime with a creative and fun idea.


    Right now the first 2000 days in a child’s life are often mentioned as the most important time for learning. Productive Play helps you with offering tips to use during this time period - it can make a difference for the next 20 years of your child’s life.


    Join Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar, the mother/daughter team behind If Not You Who.org and try these On-The-Go activities to help any adult spend some quality time with a preschooler. What a difference a day can make.


    Thanks to our show sponsor Everything Family.net.  Meet Kas and all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace.


    Please take a moment to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and be sure to email dori@wordofmomradio.com with questions, comments and for info on how to be on the show!


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