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
Grandma and Grandpa, Memaw and Pawpaw, Nana and Poppy… No matter what the nickname is in your family, many grandparents play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. Although we feel you should always celebrate grandparents, Grandparents’ Day is officially recognized the Sunday after Labor Day in the U.S. Try these ideas to make Grandparent’s Day extra special this year! Continue reading Ideas to Make Grandparents Day Extra Special
Bath time is a regular part of your child’s routine that sometimes may not be as enjoyable as you would like. But instead of rushing through it, take advantage of bath time by turning it into a fun, sensory activity! Continue reading Rub a Dub Dub: Sensory Fun in the Tub
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
Did you know the average toddler takes 14,000 steps per day? That adds up to more than 2.5 miles your little one is walking! Continue reading Easy Daily Activities to Help Baby Reach Milestones
Playing with putty is a great way for children to develop hand and finger strength along with fine motor skills. There are tons of brands and varieties of “silly putty” and “play doh” you can buy in stores, but making your own from ingredients in your kitchen is much more fun and a great sensory experience for your child.
Halloween can be a fun time of year for children. They get to dress up, eat candy, and carve pumpkins! But for a child with a sensory issue these experiences can be stressful enough to make them feel uncomfortable or unable to participate.