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August 29, 2018     Category: Sensory Play

Toddlers explore – they have the tendency to get into everything; they get into everything from unraveling a roll of toilet paper to splashing in the dog’s water bowl. Engaging in sensory activities for toddlers allows them to touch, taste, listen, watch, smell, and above all – move!  These little kiddies love the chance to make a bit of a mess as they explore the world around them using their senses!The Benefits of Sensory ActivitiesCalming effects: Playing with dry rice, sand, water, play dough, and other materials ...

February 28, 2018     Category: Potty Training

What is Potty Training Like Around the World?Naturally, no country or culture is standardized in its approach to potty training. Check out these examples of potty training techniques used all over the globe. ChinaYoung children in China wear an outfit that resembles a onesie and has a split crotch. If the child indicates a need to go to the bathroom, the parent opens the crotch area and holds the child in a way to prevent self-soiling and the child goes on the ground. Apparently, it doesn’t seem to matter where the child is or doing.GermanyIn...

February 17, 2018     Category: Preschool

Choosing full-time or part-time childcare, preschool or early learning center for your child is both an exciting and scary prospect.Keep in mind that space is often limited with your preschool choices, so it's is wise to start your research early.How can you tell if a preschool is the right one when your child hasn’t been to school before? And what daycare center is good, if your kid can’t really express himself well?Even if you have conflicting opinions about whether you want socialization opportunities, a good educational foundation or si...

December 17, 2017     Category: Holidays

Enjoying Holiday Traditions . . . Old and New! Holiday celebrations are wonderful opportunities to teach young children about traditions that are cherished parts of our lives. However, in today’s fast paced-world, you may be seeking more family joy and deeper meaning to this holiday season!The key is simplifying and focusing on what really matters. Nobody can spread joy and good cheer when they are rushing!First, just say no to everything that seems obligatory and then reflect on what your family loves about the holidays. Consider what tradit...

November 30, 2017     Category: Rivalry Siblings

Sibling rivalry is real, yet can be managed.Whether one child or several - toddler, preschoolers or teens - sometimes it can be more of a competitive atmosphere than a harmonious one.Ever notice that whenever the word, sibling, is mentioned, it is often followed by the word, rivalry? Sibling refers to children who are related and living in the same family and problems with rivalry usually start right after the birth of the second child. This rivalry often continues throughout childhood and it can be very frustrating and stressful for parents. S...