Caregivers can use books for much more than simply reading the written story to their children. Playing with books is a great way to increase communication with kids, spark their imagination, and get them to use their critical thinking skills. Next time you pull out a book try one of the below activities to make the reading experience more interactive and fun! Continue reading How to Use Books to Boost Vocabulary and Communication Skills

These easy to do crafts and activities are super fun, stimulate toddlers’ senses, and promotes using fine motor skills!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Take advantage of this fun holiday with activities that engage kids’ senses and fine motor skills. Give your child’s favorite games a Valentine’s Day twist or try an entirely new activity. Either way, you can make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with these activities! Continue reading Activities and Crafts to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Kids

Whether it’s the shock of cold water hitting their teeth, the smell or taste of the toothpaste, or the idea that brushing their teeth is something they “have to” do, we may never know. What we do know, however, is many children Just. Don’t. Like. Brushing. Their. Teeth.  Like it or not, good teeth brushing habits are a part of life and the sooner kids learn to fit it into their daily routines the better. Continue reading Make Teeth Brushing Fun with 6 Easy Tips

Aren’t playdates great? No matter if you’re the child playing or the adults watching, they’re fun for all. Playdates give your children an opportunity to make new friends but also allow you to talk with other grown-ups. This is a great way for your child to not only develop relationships with other children, but also practice social and communication skills, taking turns, sharing their things, and switching between activities.

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What’s one thing that brings people together? Food! And cooking food together is a great way to spend quality time with your kids, plus the entire family can participate! Cooking and baking can also help development in early childhood and even for your baby! Learn how your child can participate in the kitchen and which skills cooking with you can develop. Just always be sure to practice kitchen safety. Keep young children away from sharp knives and hot stoves, and use your best judgment when deciding if your child is ready for a more challenging tasks. With that in mind, let’s get cooking! Continue reading Cooks of All Ages: How Kids Can Help in the Kitchen

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!

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