Archives for February2016

Parenting Hacks: Some Helpful Facts About Two to Four Year-Old Tantrums

No question, this is the age where children rebel, and it is a real challenge for parents. The will starts to assert itself and no matter what temperament your child …

Making a Joyful Sound: Why You Should Play Music with Your Child

Whether you are classically trained or mortified by the idea of singing out loud, here’s a new excuse to make some noise. Let’s take a journey to another time and …

Baby Sign Language: The Benefits Behind the Gesture(s)

Teaching sign language to children as young as six months old has become more and more popular over the past decade. This practice of using modified gestures from American Sign …

9 Preschool and Kindergarten ABC Games You Can Do At Home

Education is changing based on what we are learning about the brain. The explosion of knowledge about human development has led us to a rapidly changing approach to early education. …

1, 2, 3, Go! Fascinating Facts About Early Math and 9 Easy Counting Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Children really love it when their activities at home correlate with what they are learning in school. Find out where they are at and what you can do. In Jean …

Bright Colors, Happy Shapes! 9 New and Fun Ways to Help Your Young Learner

Foster your child’s brain growth with some basic shape and color games. Babies start distinguishing colors as early as six to eight months, and their depth perception and tracking come …

10 Acclaimed Kids’ Books: Why They Are Great and What They Will Teach Your Child

Revisit some classic literature from your own childhood and meet some contemporary favorites. Great stories really are the gift that keeps on giving. They illuminate the most essential parts of …

Teaching Your Child How to Recognize and Act in an Emergency

We hope it never happens, but when it does, we want our kids to be prepared. Every so often in the news you will hear a story about a young …

Working Together: Coping Solutions for Sibling Rivalry

Parents share some ways to minimize conflict and promote harmony. You are having the fifth tear-your-hair-out moment of your day; from the second they woke up, they have been at …

Pennywise: 9 Books that Can Encourage Financial Responsibility for your Middle Schooler

It’s never too early to learn about money. Here are some great picture and early reader books to help out. To ensure our kids understand the value of money without …