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.” […]