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
Life with all its ups and downs and everything in-between can sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Being able to deal with the ride is a skill that takes time to learn. So how do you help young children understand that it’s okay if things don’t always go as planned? Teaching them ways to accept winning and losing is a great way to start. Continue reading Talking to Your Child About Winning and Losing
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