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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Strong Literacy Program is Vital for Child Development

Literacy Programs

Literacy is simply defined as the ability to read and write. It also, however, encompasses the ability to view, design, speak, listen, discern, interpret and connect– to communicate effectively in society. A strong literacy program is vital for a child’s development because it sets the foundation for lifelong learning. If a child cannot properly read […]

The Importance of Friendship Development in the Preschool Years

Friendship is something many music artists have sung songs about, from the fabulous Bette Midler in 1972 to Randy Newman in 1995 and then some. If you listen to songs about friendship, you’ll notice how singers emphasize phrases like “but you’ve got to have friends, the feeling’s oh so strong” and “friends are friends forever.” […]