Sensory Experiences

Sensory Activities… you hear these words and think, “That activity has to be messy”. We associate sensory experiences with letting your child get dirty, or making a mess in your home, but that is not always the case! You can create a valuable sensory learning experience that does not (always) require a vacuum or bath… Read more

Wants vs. Needs this Holiday Season

The holiday season is full of exciting adventures for you and your family. Whether you are traveling to visit friends and family or embracing the cold weather with ice skating, sledding, and delicious hot cocoa, families are enjoying the holidays in their own way. With all of the excitement, kids are also being exposed to… Read more

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Raising an Optimist

Is your child quick to give up or hard on themselves when they fail? Changing one’s mindset from negative to positive can be a challenge. Children who are optimists are able to better deal with life’s challenges and are happier. Everyone wants their child to succeed in life, but raising a child with that positive… Read more

Emergent Literacy

Children start to understand reading and writing from the moment they are born. Every day, they are interacting with words and images that will help shape their future learning. Emergent literacy is a term that is used to explain a child’s knowledge of reading and writing skills before they learn how to read and write… Read more

Teaching Thankfulness

With the holiday season approaching, families tend to spend time talking about what they are thankful for. Talking about thankfulness is beneficial to children for it teaches them a lesson that will last a lifetime! Young children learn through watching, so demonstrate thankfulness this holiday season with the following tips: Teach them about what is… Read more

Culinary Education and S.T.E.A.M.

                Does your child love to help in the kitchen? Are they always asking to stir the bowl or do they enjoy playing with your pots and pans?                 Children’s curiosity tends to lead them to the kitchen. It is a place where we spend a lot of our day whether that is cooking, spending… Read more

The Importance of Imagination

                We spend the first few years of a child’s life trying to introduce them to what they need to know and understand. Grass is green. The sky is blue. You use your fork to eat instead of your fingers. Around the age of three, children start to understand the difference between imagination and reality…. Read more

Letting Your Children Benefit from Having Responsibility

When is it developmentally appropriate to have young children start doing chores and what should they do? Young children can be given chores as soon as they are physically capable of navigating around their house safely. These should be simple and fun so that the momentum of helping out continues. Example:         Putting rolled up… Read more

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