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Choosing a Quality Preschool Program: Why It Matters

When we talk about preschool, many parents immediately envision their little ones being placed in a structured environment where they practice reading and writing. However, there’s so much more to a quality preschool experience than one may think. While it’s true that enrolling your child in a quality preschool program can help expose him or her to learning the fundamentals of academics, there is so much more to a good preschool program than many of us realize.  In preschool, youngsters become familiar with the basics like the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors and more. But these aren’t the only things children [...]

Choosing a Quality Preschool Program: Why It Matters2021-01-07T12:54:46+00:00

How to Set Toddler Rules and Improve Your Toddler’s Behavior

Every phase of childhood brings its own unique set of challenges. If you ask any parent who has survived the toddler years, you’ll hear a common theme - there’s nothing quite as challenging as raising a toddler. So, what makes this phase so different from all the rest? The toddler years are when kids begin to identify themselves as separate individuals from their parents. This is when they begin to assert themselves and exercise their freedom and independence. However, expressing their thoughts, likes, and dislikes doesn’t always come easily. Thus, the tantrums and other difficult behaviors. This is where the [...]

How to Set Toddler Rules and Improve Your Toddler’s Behavior2020-12-29T16:03:01+00:00

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Creative Play

All kids love to play. It is through play that children are able to have fun, express themselves, and identify and convey their thoughts and feelings. While play is a natural facet of early childhood, and is vital to your little one’s overall development, not all play is the same. There is something called “creative play”. Creative play plays an important role in your child’s healthy development and wellbeing. It is through this type of play that youngsters develop confidence and independence. Creative play gives children the opportunity to practice emotion regulation, social skills, decision-making, and other life skills they’ll [...]

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Creative Play2020-12-07T13:16:27+00:00

Digital Detox: 4 Tips to Help Kids Unplug

We live in a world dominated by modern technology. Almost everything we do these days involves the use of the internet and technology, both directly and indirectly. While these advances in technology have made a positive difference in our lives in many ways, there is also a downside when it comes to excessive time spent relying on technology. As parents, we may wish we could spend more screen-free quality time together with our families. We may find that our family mealtimes are lacking when it comes to having meaningful conversations. Instead we often find our family members spending mealtime scrolling [...]

Digital Detox: 4 Tips to Help Kids Unplug2020-11-24T14:32:14+00:00

5 Simple Ways for Raising Grateful Kids

There’s no such thing as a perfect life. Bad days happen to all of us and they’re inevitable. But at the end of the day, it’s all a matter of perspective and having an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude is often associated with contentment. It’s about expressing appreciation for the things we do have, no matter how few they may be. Being grateful helps shift our focus to the positive instead of negative things. This is why it’s important to think about raising grateful kids. Instilling a grateful attitude in our kids can benefit them in several different ways. Learning to [...]

5 Simple Ways for Raising Grateful Kids2020-11-06T14:47:52+00:00

How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

The importance of proper nutrition for both children and adults cannot be overstated. Your kids need proper vitamins and nutrients in order to be healthy and grow strong, both physically and mentally. That’s why establishing healthy eating habits in your home early on is so important. The problem is that ensuring that our children eat healthy foods can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, especially if your kids prefer sweets, fast food, and other types of junk food. Even though teaching our little ones the importance of eating well can be hard, there are ways that you can introduce healthy [...]

How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids2020-10-13T11:16:35+00:00

5 Tips for Developing Good Parenting Skills

For different people, good parenting can mean different things. While there are no set guidelines or rules for parenting, it is a skill that can be learned and developed over time. Being a good parent doesn’t mean being infallible or doing everything perfectly every time. It is more about rising to the challenges of this important role as practically and as lovingly as you can. The way you choose to parent your child will significantly impact his or her  development. Being a good parent means striving to make decisions that are in the best interest of your child. It also [...]

5 Tips for Developing Good Parenting Skills2020-10-05T16:33:41+00:00

Starting Preschool: 5 Tips to Help Your Child with the Transition

Young kids benefit tremendously from attending a quality preschool program. When little ones spend their days in preschool, they have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of academics, develop their social and emotional skills, learn about the importance of routine and structure, and several other aspects of life at school. But how does your child feel about starting preschool? Does the thought of going to school make them feel giddy and excited? Or does the separation make them feel anxious? While it is perfectly natural for both parents and children to feel a mix of emotions at the thought of [...]

Starting Preschool: 5 Tips to Help Your Child with the Transition2020-09-23T11:24:54+00:00

6 Ways to Encourage Good Reading Habits in Children

Between the pages of a book, we can travel from one place to another, explore a different world, live a different life, or be a different person or character, even if it’s for just a quick moment. Reading is a wonderful way to escape reality. And for young kids, reading is more than just a source of entertainment; it can benefit them in several different ways. Reading is essential for a child’s learning and development. Establishing positive reading habits can help children succeed in school and beyond. Reading can help kids improve their concentration and memory, nurture creativity and imagination, [...]

6 Ways to Encourage Good Reading Habits in Children2020-09-07T11:50:08+00:00

4 Tips for Setting Up a Toddler Schedule

As adults, our lives are filled with routines that help us stay on track with our schedules and obligations. Young kids may not have the same responsibilities as adults but they also benefit from following a routine that gives structure to their everyday lives. This is especially true for toddlers. The toddler stage of development can be challenging for many parents. Most parents of toddlers have experienced meltdowns and tantrums at one point or another, and the journey with a toddler is quite the roller coaster ride and this is exactly why a toddler schedule is important.  Young kids often [...]

4 Tips for Setting Up a Toddler Schedule2020-09-04T13:58:42+00:00