They’re the most mundane of household staples. Yet in the hands of enthusiastic preschoolers, paper towels are transformed into colorful works of art. The process is simple, the materials minimal, and projects can be easily adjusted to match the ages and skills of the kids. The results are sure to delight your budding artists and … Continued
Seek, Find, Play – That’s the Magic of Scavenger Hunts Shhh … don’t tell the kids they’re learning. Because they think they’re just having fun. Which scavenger hunts are, of course. But the activity is also a valuable teaching tool. Why Scavenger Hunts Are Good for Preschoolers The scavenger hunt format is simple: You prepare … Continued
With the increase in technology use for both children and adults, it can be hard to get outside or take a breather during the humdrum of everyday life. In addition to quality, outside playtime, it could be a great idea to introduce daily walks with your child. In this blog, we’re going to go over a few … Continued
As the final weeks of summer approach, you’re likely getting your children ready to return to class––and essentially, the classic school year routine. Long gone will be the time of sleeping in, lazy days, and outdoor hangs with neighborhood buddies. Instead, your child’s afternoons will be filled with homework and nightly prep for the rest of … Continued
Preschoolers may look older than toddlers, but don’t be fooled by their expansive vocabulary and growing independence—they can still feel overwhelmed by strong emotions. Children’s brains grow rapidly and can’t always keep pace, so it’s important that you help your preschooler develop healthy ways to cope with their emotions when they seem overwhelming. In this … Continued
As children learn and grow, they make discoveries about themselves and the world that surrounds them. Childhood is the most critical time for building the physical and mental foundations that will support us for the rest of our lives. As a parent of a small child, you should strive to provide the tools necessary to … Continued
Weather is part of our everyday routine. We wake up and let the weather decide what we’ll wear for the day. In some instances, we let the weather decide what we’ll do for the day, too. Though the weather is a mundane part of our everyday lives, it’s an exciting, unusual concept for children. “Why … Continued
In the event of a meltdown or bad behavior, rewarding your child might be the last thing on your mind. However, studies show that reward systems for kids are effective if you use them wisely. You can use positive reinforcement to encourage good behaviors, like sharing or following instructions or listening. You can also use … Continued
As a parent, when your child hurts, you hurt. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can help turn your child’s frown upside down when they have a bad day.
Connecting with your child can set your children up for success well into adulthood. Here are a few ways to connect with your kids every day.