There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal as a family. In today’s busy world of schoolwork, soccer practice, and music lessons it can be tempting to let family meals slide. Continue reading Why Family Meals Matter
Play is such an important part of childhood! Play helps kids learn new things while building social skills, developing creative thinking, and learning about their interests and talents. Because life is so busy, these “Do’s” and “Don’ts” will help your family make the most of playtime!
Taking turns can be difficult at first. Do you remember that cool red fire truck you never wanted to give up? Or the doll that was too special to part with? Whatever your prized possession was, it was hard giving that toy to someone else. In preschool years, children are still learning how to share, so it is okay if your child isn’t great at this skill yet. At this age it is typical for children to play side by side in what we call parallel play, but not really with each other. That’s fine! They are still learning how to interact socially and play together. Continue reading Getting Preschoolers to Share…How Do You Do It?
Do you ever wonder why Tummy Time is so important?
I mean, you probably don’t remember doing Tummy Time as a baby, if you even did it at all! And many of you didn’t, because many babies just slept on their tummies until 1992, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) launched their Back to Sleep campaign.
Chores. Kids don’t like them, and parents use them to get some extra help around the house. But don’t worry parents; you’re actually helping with your child’s development.
Play is all about having fun! Any activity, organized or unstructured, your child finds fun and enjoyable is considered play. But play is much more than just a fun activity for your child! As a child grows they go through different stages of play development. Continue reading How Kids Learn to Play: 6 Stages of Play Development
It’s a great idea to make reading aloud part of your family’s daily routine. But did you know that moms and dads can sometimes have different reading styles? Continue reading Did You Know Moms and Dads Read Differently?
What is W Sitting?
W sitting is when a child sits on their bottom with their knees bent and feet positioned outside of their hips. If you’re standing above your child, you will see their legs and body make the shape of a W. Continue reading What is W-Sitting?
It seems like we hear about a new food allergy or food intolerance every day. Nut allergies and other serious allergic conditions were once rare and infrequently diagnosed.
Continue reading Has There Been a Rise in Food Allergies?