Summer Learning for Easy Back to School Transitions

Summer Learning for Easy Back to School Transitions The summer is a wonderful time for children and parents to have fun, enjoy the great outdoors, and spend some time away from the daily routine of school. However, by incorporating some activities and structured learning opportunities parents can help kids stay sharp and avoid losing some… Read more »

Play These Games to Spur Your Child’s Imagination

Play These Games to Spur Your Child’s Imagination Children start out full of creativity and imagination, and parents can help nurture it as they develop and grow. Play these games with your children to keep their minds active and alert: • Costume play. Encourage games of dress-up. Keep old clothes, hats, and scarves around so… Read more »

Toy Clean Up Tips for Kids

Toy Clean Up Tips for Kids Keeping your house clean and tidy when you are faced with toys from every angle can be tough! We have a few tips on how you can encourage your children to keep things neat. Give the toys a bedtime. When it’s time to go to sleep, have your little… Read more »

Get Started on Reading to your Kids – Early!

Get Started on Reading to your Kids – Early! Reading to your children should start early. Really early. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting as soon as your children are born. Reading stimulates brain development and language skills, as well as fostering a closer emotional bond between parents and children. Remember these tips: Read… Read more »

How To Encourage Your Kids to Apply Themselves

How To Encourage Your Kids to Apply Themselves Parents often grow frustrating trying to convince their youngsters that applying themselves to chores, schoolwork, and other necessary tasks is important. You don’t have to resort to threats or bribery, though. Try some of these tips: • Focus on progress, not perfection. Kids will shy away from… Read more »

Talking to Baby

Talking to Baby Talking to children and answering any questions they may throw at you is one of the fundamental ways in which they learn. Talking, however, isn’t just important once youngsters have already mastered basic language skills, but well before they have even uttered their first words. Human beings aren’t born with language skills,… Read more »

Teaching Your Preschooler About Chores

Teaching Your Preschooler About Chores Preschoolers love to pitch in and help the grown-ups, although it can be a challenge to find tasks for the little ones to do that do not create an even bigger mess. Here are some ways you can help your child get more involved and teach them about responsibility. Be… Read more »