Brrrrr! Many people are starting to feel the winter weather creeping up on them. We all do our best to avoid the cold, but sometimes going outdoors in frigid temperatures is unavoidable. And going out into the cold, snow, and wind with a young child can add an extra layer of challenge. Parents and caregivers will have to do a little more planning to make sure little ones are safe and warm. While very young babies should avoid extreme temperatures whenever possible, if your child is over 6 months old, small periods of being outdoors should be alright. Use these tips to help ensure they are comfortable during your outdoor adventures! Continue reading Help Baby Brave the Cold with 3 Easy Tips
Spending time outside, parades, barbeques, fireworks. Doesn’t that remind you of a perfect 4th of July? Well for some kids, the 4th of July means being overly hot, crowds of people, feeling overwhelmed, and loud noises.
That’s a lot for your senses to take in. Use these tips to make the day a little less overwhelming. Continue reading 7 Tips for a Sensory Friendly 4th of July
The New Year encourages people to look towards the future. The school year is already half over and it’s not too early for parents to start thinking about summer camps, family vacations, and preparing their child to succeed in the year ahead.
The holidays are an exciting excuse to spend time with family and loved ones. Your relatives will be especially excited to spend time with one of the newest members of the family, your baby! Here are some tips to prepare for baby’s first holiday: Continue reading 6 Tips for Your First Holiday Season with Baby
That time of year is finally here! The sun is shining and spending time outdoors seems like the norm. There will be plenty of fun in the sun this summer, but don’t forget to protect yourself and your child from the sun’s harsh rays. Even just 15 minutes in the sun can damage unprotected skin, according to the CDC. Many parents worry about keeping baby safe in the sun but we’re here to help!
Before you fire up the grill, light up a sparkler, launch a firework, or settle in to watch your hometown’s Independence Day parade; make sure you talk to your children about staying safe during these fun July 4th celebrations.
The sun is shining bright, flowers are blooming, and summer is right around the corner. Make the most of Earth Day this year by teaching your child how important nature is through fun and engaging outdoor Earth Day activities.
Use the activities listed below to not only make Earth Day fun, but also to promote your child’s development. Continue reading Earth Day Activities
Have fun making this heart shaped decoration with your child as a Valentine’s Day activity.
Threading beads and twisting pipe cleaners are great activities for learning fine motor skills that are used daily to write, draw, use small utensils, and operate computers and other digital tools. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Craft for Fine Motor Development
Did you know crinkling small pieces of tissue paper is an excellent finger exercise to build fine motor skills in children? Continue reading Using Fine Motor Skills to Make a Valentine’s Day Wreath