Month: December 2015

The Science Of Early Childcare Development

The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. Early experiences affect the quality of that architecture by establishing either a sturdy or a fragile foundation for all of the learning, health, and behavior that follow. In the first few years of life, 700 new neural connections are formed every second. After this period of rapid proliferation, connections are...read more

Parents Can Make Music Practice Fun

Many children like to have a parent keep them company while they practice. You could watch their hand position as they play or count out loud for your child. It is really important for parents to participate in their kid's practice. Students whose parents help them with practicing seem to progress better and faster. Home practice is a time to experiment. After your child completes their assignment, encourage them to explore. Perhaps they can pick...read more

Four Surprising Facts About Karate

You may have some expectations when you sign up for a karate class. Sometimes what we expect and what actually happens are completely different! Here are 4 things you can expect from a karate class at Bravo.

1. Karate can be a challenge.

Fun, but a challenge! All martial arts skills take years to develop well. I spent roughly 20 hours a week in the studio and 20 hours at home practicing. Bravo...read more

Is It Ever Too Early For Art?

Recently Bravo has made some changes to their art program and has opened up new art classes for children ages 3-5! These classes have been offered in response to parents expressing interest in their young child's creative and artistic growth at an earlier age. Some might ask if that might be a little early for them to begin art classes. I had to ask myself the same...read more

Practice and The Awkward Teenage Years – Just Stick With It!

Bravo I went through them, my friends went through them, and I’m pretty sure even my parents went through them as well - awkward teenage years. We thought we were the coolest and didn’t want to listen to our parents or teachers ever. My practice drastically declined because I thought, what’s the point? I was around level 6 and things had just started to get a little tough. I had just started...read more

Better Ways to Redirect than the Dreaded “No”!

We all have had those moments where the only word that comes to our mind is “no” when our child is not following directions or isn’t on his or her best behavior. We as parents need to remember that sometimes using the word “no” can be more harmful than helpful. Hearing “no” too often can make it hard for the child to stay on track with appropriate behavior and know what...read more