We have all had these moments where we pick up our child and ask their teacher how day or class was and the teacher says “Great!” It could have been rough and you aren’t sure exactly how why their day was rough or great. You want to dig deeper but not exactly sure how to get the answers from the teacher. Here are five great questions to ask the teacher...read more
When kids come after school their first action will most likely be to turn on a screen. This screen could be on a mobile device, television etc. Even though there are some activities that could benefit them when using the screen, there are plenty of other beneficial ways to learn away from the screen. Here are 4 things you can do with your children after school.
Everyone knows how important reading is. Sometimes we struggle to find ways to make it appealing to our children. Here are five tips to make it more fun.
You have decided to have your child start daycare. What an exciting and overwhelming time. As we have seen many first days we are excited to share with your some helpful tips for your first day of daycare. Knowing what to bring your little one for their first day can be hard and varies by age. Here are some suggestions to relieve the stress: Infants: Diapers, wipes, formula or breast milk, a...read more
Moms and dads, you hold the power to teach your child from a young age hot to love their bodies and who they are. You are able to teach them how to love, respect and encourage a positive image within their mind despite what the world may perceive upon them. For example, if you are constantly nagging about your own insecurities and your image they will follow your lead. Putting yourself...read more
There are so many different kinds of activities for children to do and often times as parents it can be easy to become overwhelmed with how to make the best decisions for your child. The key to choosing what your child needs when it comes to active play and learning is to balance the long-term benefits with how much they will enjoy taking part in the activity. To make this easier, the...read more
Your child has been playing all morning they begin to get cranky. They need a nap, you think to yourself, but they won’t fall asleep. Even if a child just sits and looks at a book quietly or colors. Any activity that requires them to sit quietly and rest is a healthy way to recharge for you and the child. Children who are well rested will learn better and retain...read more
Communication, one of the most important human traits you can have. The way we communication with people is a vital. Having good communication with someone is what can build a strong relationship. Everyone has different communication style but what is important is to understand your style and effectively use it. Some believer there are five types of communication styles: assertive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, submissive and manipulative. (http://www.clairenewton.co.za/my-articles/the-five-communication-styles.html) Not one style is better...read more
Why should our children do art? What if they would rather be running around outside? That’s great because it burns off energy and gets them fresh air and to be honest that’s where I would have rather been growing up. In fact I was and I didn’t take the time to do art but now I can honestly say I wish I would have. As a teacher I know and...read more