Cooking with kids sounds scary but it could be so much fun. Yes, it will be messy and might not come out right but the effort is so worth it. It gives you a chance to bond with them and teach them life skills. Some tips I have learned while working with kids is:
The unknown. The thing that gives most humans a feeling of anxiety. The unknown also sends children into the same unstable and fearful feelings that adults experience. For adults, the unknown can be big events such as changing jobs, moving, or doing something you’ve never done before. For children, the unknown can be more simple, such as where are we going, are you coming back, and why is something happening. Children handle...read more
Children gravitate to music! Here are 8 easy ways to bring music into your home.
At Bravo, we start teaching sign language to babies when they begin feeding themselves food (like crackers or yogurt). This is typically around 6 months. You may notice that your child may not sign back to you until she is a little older (8-9 months). But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start now! Children learn by demonstration and repetitiveness so the more your child’s family and caregivers sign...read more
Every parent of a music student has been there. Getting your kids to practice can be a "chore" no one wants to do. (Am I seriously paying for this?!) Listen up for some tips from an experienced musician...
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