The Benefits of Playing Music in the Womb

Playing music in the womb - A pregnant mother is holding her hands in the shape of a heart over her stomach

Introducing Music to Your Baby Are you expecting a new bundle of joy? Or have you recently welcomed an adorable newborn into your family? If so, then you’re probably familiar with the multitude of questions and concerns that come along with parenthood. One of these is: ‘How can I give my child the best start […]

Preschool Holiday Art Projects  

Making holiday art projects for this season's festive

12 Days of Holiday Art Projects for All to Enjoy   With all the holiday celebrations happening—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa—kids are excited, families are busy, festivities are planned. Want to personalize the thrill of the season? Deck your halls with holiday art projects crafted by your family’s own hands. That includes adults and children, with particular focus on […]

Motivating Children To Do Chores 

Getting Kids Involved in Chores Shouldn’t Be A Chore    Chores are good for kids. By the time they’re two years old, toddlers can pick up toys and put away books. At four, preschoolers are perfectly capable of setting the table with placemats, napkins, and silverware and clearing away utensils after a meal. Little do they […]

Chores as a Youngster Can Pay Off Throughout Life  

Look, Mommy—no more blocks! All put away, all by myself!  Whatcha doin’, Daddy? Picking up sticks? Can I help?  The answer is yes, absolutely! Getting your kids involved in household chores is one of the best things you can do for them and for the family. Immediate benefits to youngsters include developing skills and learning […]

Helping Your Child Improve Gross Motor Skills

We celebrate every milestone. Cheering when our babies roll over. Applauding when they sit up. Praising when they crawl across the room. Taking videos as they step, then walk, then run as fast as their legs can go.  What our youngsters are doing is developing their gross motor skills, which are the essential foundation of movements […]

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 […]

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 […]