It’s not uncommon for kids to experience separation anxiety or fear of strangers. These fears typically occur in stages and decrease gradually as kids get older, although some children might continue to struggle with certain situations. Continue reading Helping Your Child in Social Situations
The best thing you can do to boost your child’s language skills? Talk to them, read to them, sing to them, play with them! The more time you spend communicating with your child, the better. Why? From the time they’re born, kids start to develop two types of communication skills: receptive and expressive.
Continue reading Get Your Toddler Talking: 5 Ways to Add Communication to Your Daily Routine
Have you ever wondered…
- When should kids start using sippy cups?
- When should they stop?
- Should they even use sippy cups at all?
Who ever thought it would be good to tell your child to actually play with their food? But kids are curious, and a fun way to let them explore is by playing with food! But this isn’t just for fun. Playing with food can actually help your child develop their senses. Try these ideas to explore and develop the senses while playing with food. Continue reading Playing With Your Food… and Senses
Snow globes are great winter decorations and bonus: they’re fun to create! Making them even helps kids with their executive function skills, including reading and following directions, planning and organizing an activity, and using working memory. Have your child read and follow these directions. You only need a few materials and a short amount of time to create a wintery snow globe! Continue reading Make a Snow Globe, Make a Memory, The Perfect Winter Project to Promote Fine Motor Skills
No parent wants to see their child upset, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to react when your child is nervous or afraid. Do you hug them? Do you let them cry it out? There’s so much conflicting advice out there! Next time you’re faced with reacting to your nervous or fearful child, try these tried and true tips. Continue reading Tips for Comforting a Fearful or Nervous Child
Why do kids chew?
For babies, chewing is a typical sign they’re teething and young children (until around age 2) use their mouths to explore the world. But even some older kids develop a habit of chewing. This isn’t chewing a favorite food or little snack, but rather inedible objects (clothing, pens, toys) that comfort them. When a child is chewing it can be for a number of different reasons. Each child is unique and has their own reason for chewing. Continue reading Does Your Child Chew on Everything? 3 Common Questions Parents Ask
Is anything better than ice cream on a warm summer day? We don’t think so.. And good news, it’s actually pretty easy to make your own ice cream. Try this recipe out and help your kids learn too!
Follow this simple recipe to make homemade ice cream in a bag! This activity is as tasty as it is fun! Continue reading Learning Can Be Tasty! How To Make Ice Cream
Your little one is movin’ and cruisin’! So what’s next? Now the challenge is making sure your house is ready for your toddler’s new explorations. Follow our tips room-by-room to help protect baby from touching, grabbing, and exploring the everyday items they will now be fascinated by!