During the first year of life, babies are communicating their needs through crying but it isn’t always the easiest to figure out what their different types of cries mean. Within the first month, you will begin to pick up cues from your baby’s cry. Most of the common reasons behind a babies cry include being tired, hungry, having a dirty diaper, teething, feeling too hot or too cold, stomach issues, or overstimulation. When none of these seem to help ease your little one try one of the following techniques to help soothe your crying baby. Continue reading How to Comfort a Crying Baby
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
We know going to the dentist is important, but even adults can be uncomfortable during their annual dental checkup. If you’re uneasy, imagine how worried your little one might feel.
Get outdoors and play in the snow! Use the snow for a fun, new way to practice gross motor skills. Continue reading Let It Snow. Let Them Grow. ’Tis the Season to Improve Gross Motor Skills
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.
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
The smell of hot chocolate is in the air, lights decorate the yards and streets and you’re bundled up to go outside. This can only mean one thing: the holiday season is here! To get in the spirit, we’ve got some fun craft ideas to help your little one get involved in the festivities of the season. Continue reading Fun Holiday Crafts For the Whole Family
The grocery store is the perfect place to help kids develop important skills like planning, time management, communication, and completing tasks. Every aspect of grocery shopping – from making a list to cooking a meal with your purchases – touches on important skills your child needs to develop.
Fall is here and Halloween is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing. Pumpkins are rising! Those orange little orbs are popping up everywhere; you may have even gone to a pumpkin patch to pick out that perfectly shaped pumpkin to carve. You’ll come home, set it down on some newspaper and scoop out the goop. But then what? Continue reading Pumpkin Sensory Bag