Play Therapy to Help Children Cope

Toddler girl in child occupational therapy session doing sensory playful exercises with her therapist.

The What and Who, Why, When, Where, and How of Play Therapy for Children   In the best of all possible worlds, our kids experience their early years as a time of sunshine and roses … growing up in a loving family, enjoying a decent home and good schools, hitting all developmental milestones, storing away pleasant […]

5 Benefits of Taking Daily Walks With Your Child

5 Benefits of Taking Daily Walks With Your Child - Early Learning Children's Academy

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 […]

These Back-to-School Tips Make School Exciting

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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 […]

How to Help Your Preschooler Handle Their Emotions

Helping Preschoolers Cope With Their Emotions - A child lying with their father displays an angry face.

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 […]

Benefits of Music on Child Development

Effects of Music on Child Development - A little boy with spikey hair in a leather jacket attempts to tune an electronic guitar.

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 […]

How to Improve Your Child’s Behavior With Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement - A happy child gives two thumbs up.

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 […]

Did Your Child Have a Bad Day? Here’s How to Turn It Around

Turn Your Child's Frown Upside Down - Early Learning Children's Academy

As a parent, when your child hurts, you hurt. While you would love to protect your children all the time, there will be times when that isn’t possible. Your child will get his or her feelings hurt, a friend might let them down, or they might just have a bad day. Whatever the cause for […]

4 Ways to Connect With Your Kids Every Day

4 Ways to Connect With Your Kids Every Day - Early Learning Children's Academy

How often do you take time to connect with your children? Studies show that spending just 10 minutes every day with your child can boost their confidence and strengthen your parent-child bond. It’s important to realize that your children need social connections. They need to feel validated in their emotions, and they need to know they have […]

How to Help Your Child Cope With Big Feelings

How to Help Your Child Cope With Big Feelings - Early Learning Children's Academy

If your child is in that stage of life where their emotions seem to overwhelm them, it might be a good idea to start thinking of ways to help them cope with their big feelings. As a parent, your job is to support your child through the pitfalls of puberty, friendship drama, and pre-adult stages […]

4 Ways to Help Your Child Deal with Separation Anxiety

Child Separation Anxiety: A child hides under couch pillows.

Has it become more difficult to drop your child off at daycare or school? Some children will not experience separation anxiety. It is still very common for children to become upset and agitated when saying goodbye. This can be an unsettling experience for any parent. It’s important to remember that separation anxiety is very common […]