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The Importance of Tummy Time

Tummy time is an opportunity for your baby to play, learn, and develop. In the first few months of life, infants spend the majority of time on their backs, but spending just ten to fifteen minutes per day on their tummy helps to increase strength and motor skills. Tummy time works to build strength in … Continued

How Owning a Dog Benefits Your Child

Has your child asked for a puppy? At some point, every kid wants a dog. As a parent, the first thought is the extra time, work, and cost of owning a pet. You worry about walking the dog, feeding, watering, fur and dander, and veterinarian bills. However, the benefits to the health and development of … Continued

The Benefits of Cooking With Kids

Measuring a half cup of flour, stirring in the eggs, spreading frosting, and a wide variety of cooking tasks all help to support children’s development. They each encourage cognitive, conceptual, and motor skills. Sharing time in the kitchen is not only a lot of fun but an opportunity to teach important skills. Some of the … Continued

The Benefits of Positive Feedback

Is your two-year-old already speaking in full sentences? Does he or she know all of their colors and many of their letters? Is your three-year-old counting to ten? It’s very natural to be proud of your child’s accomplishments and you may wonder if he or she is showing signs of a gifted child. You might … Continued

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Changes in your child’s life can cause some difficulties. Switching to a new daycare or starting the year in a new classroom sometimes creates stress when it comes to dropping off your children. While some transitions go smoothly, it’s not uncommon for kids to become anxious when it comes time to say goodbye. These moments … Continued

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

A backyard swimming pool not only offers a wonderful source of fun and exercise but provides a gathering place for friends and family time. Swimming can also be a great learning opportunity with games that incorporate counting, searching, organizing, and strategy. However, swimming pools can be dangerous. Keep Your Children Safe in the Pool This … Continued

The Benefits of Signing Up for Baseball

As parents, we’re eager to enroll our kids in sports, clubs, and activities, but we often wonder what they are getting out of these time-consuming programs. You might be surprised by the many benefits of something as popular, fun, and simple as playing baseball! The Impact of Sports on Child Development Improve Teamwork Skills – … Continued

The Importance of Limiting Screen Time

It can be tempting to use a screen for entertainment and a little break for both you and your child. According to the American Heart Association, children are spending too much of their time in front of screens. How much screen time is okay for children? While kids from age eight to eighteen are averaging … Continued

How important are naps for babies and toddlers?

Babies and toddlers require a great deal of sleep. Skipping naps or disrupting the schedule can lead to crankiness, issues with meals, meltdowns, and a restless night. If you’ve never heard of the circadian and homeostatic process, they are the two biological sleep regulators. The circadian process transmits stimulatory indicators based on light and dark. … Continued

The Importance of Family Time

The hectic schedule of modern life makes it easy to overlook the importance of spending time with our children. From birth to adulthood, children thrive on attention from their parents. Our time is one of the most beneficial things we can offer them. The positive effect of personal interaction is huge, impacting social and emotional … Continued

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