Celebrating Children’s Offbeat Milestones

Tra-la, it’s May, and Sesame Workshop’s Web site just published another one of my parenting columns (Click here for PDF). This one’s about a topic I’ve been mulling over for some time: encouraging parents to make a big deal out of the “lesser” milestones in their kids’ development. Whether it’s learning to crack an egg, wiggle your ears, or feed a baby lamb (see below), it’s often the little accomplishments that are the most fun for children and parents.

Hope you’re having a wonderful, productive spring!


paper airplane and crumbs