Fire Prevention and Safety Tips For Your Family

Since October was Fire Prevention month, we thought we would give you some fire prevention and safety tips to go over with your children.  It’s crucial to be prepared for a fire, since they can start quickly and unexpectedly. Take the time and review fire safety with your children so they are prepared in case […]

Tips for Having a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher

Now that your child is back in the swing of things at school, it’s important to let your child’s teacher know you want to partner with them and share the responsibility for your child’s academic growth. Here are some tips to keep in mind for a successful school year: Stay in touch Keep your child’s […]

Have a Ball With Your Children This Fall

With fall right around the corner, officially beginning September 22, we thought we would give you some fun family activities to try out! Go for a nature stroll After school, find a local trail or park and go on a nature walk with the children. Stepout Buffalo lists the best hiking trails in Western New […]

Benefits of Pretend Play

Your child has probably played “pretend house” or “pretend school” every now and then and research suggests encouraging it since it’s an important part of childhood development. So the next time you hear your child talking to him or herself in a make believe scenario they have created, let them continue and try not to […]

How to Prepare Your Child for Daycare

Have you decided to enroll your child in daycare? The transition will take some time for you and your child to get used to, but the benefits your little one will receive from daycare are endless, so rest assured. Here are some suggestions to help both of you adjust to this new milestone: Familiarize your […]

Learning a Foreign Language From a Young Age

Did you know that children who grow up learning a foreign language from a young age benefit tremendously? Children’s brains are able to retain a foreign language at an impressive rate. Are you wondering whether or not your child will benefit from learning a new language at a young age? Let us help convince you: […]

Benefits of Arts & Crafts for Children

If your children go to daycare during the weekdays, you may be struggling to entertain them when the weekend rolls around. Instead of letting them sit in front of the TV all weekend, why not plan some fun arts and crafts activities? Having your children to dig into arts and crafts allows them to learn […]

Technology Can Help Child Development

It’s common to see children playing with their parent’s smartphone or tablet while waiting for food at a restaurant or passing the time at a doctor’s appointment. These devices are simply easy and always on hand and may not harm the child if given to them once in a while. When used appropriately, technology can […]

The Importance of Children Playing Outdoors

Talk to older people about children these days and they’ll almost all lament that they wish children weren’t so into their screens. Indeed, young children today are more likely to look at a screen than to play outdoors. It’s “just the way it is,” but it doesn’t have to be that way. Children should definitely […]

Tips for Selecting a Summer Camp for Your child

Summer camp is something most children love to attend. Indeed, many adults look back on their lives fondly remembering all the cool things they saw, did, and learned at summer camp when they were younger. If you have a child who falls between the ages of 5 and 12, this is primetime for them to […]