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27 Great Picture Books: What to Read with Your Kids

12 Jun

great toddler books

Children’s picture books are a great way to engage kids of all ages into literature. They can teach so much.┬áThe illustrations can draw them in, while great text can truly add to it. You can start reading to your children before they are even out of the womb and can continue as long as they […]

Electronics and Child Development: 5 Guidelines

18 Apr

electronis and child development

Electronics and child development seem to go at war with one another and yet seem inevitable. We all can judge the mom or dad who lets their child watch tv or play on a phone or device but is it really as harmful as everyone says. Here are some guidelines to use: Rule 1 There […]

Baby Talk: Helping Children’s Speech Grow

1 Apr

baby talk

Baby Talk is an important part of development. It is a bridge stone to so much more. Early language will lead to success in school later on. Research shows that children who are more successful with early communication will arrive to school more on time, more ready to learn, and have an easier time learning […]

Developmental Milestones: Prenatal to Three Years Old

22 Jan

Developmental Milestones

As a child develops, there are many typical steps for parents and professionals to look for as age appropriate guidelines in their development. Prenatal Development Weeks 1-8: develop heart, upper limbs, lower limbs, and start to develop many other organs Week 9-16: develop palate and ears, continue to develop other organs Week 17-38: develop central […]

Smarter Baby: How to Help Your Child’s Brain Grow

12 Aug

smarter baby

I ran across this awesome article last week on how to help get a smarter baby. Really It’s just ideas on how to help stimulate their brains and get them motivated to learn. Some of the great ideas on getting your baby stimulated include simple ideas like: Stick out your tongue. Studies show that newborns […]

Helping a Shy Child: How to Overcome the Fear and Become Their Best

22 Jul

Helping a shy child

Helping a shy child can seem challenging. As I know from experience, shy children seem to be born and not raised. The question is how to get your child to overcome their shyness in order to grow into a responsive, social individual. Shyness can get in the way of many aspects of life: making friends, […]

Learning Websites for Kids: 10 Free Online Websites for Children

20 Jun

free learning websites

In the digital age, there are so many wonderful resources available for kids. I came across this great resource lately. It includes 10 free learning websites for kids. So although you may be limiting the amount of time your children spend in front of the screen, when they are using your computer, they can be […]

Transitioning to Toddler Bed: How to Ease the Move to a Big Kid Bed

3 Apr

transitioning to toddler bed

Transitioning to a toddler bed might seem like a daunting task for your little one, but here are some things to help when making the move to a big kid bed: Let them pick out their own sheets and made a big deal out of it Tell them that they aren’t allowed to get out […]

School Ready: 5 Key Steps to Help Your Child Succeed

6 Mar

school ready

As a parent, it can seem a daunting task to get your child school ready. Here are five key elements that will help your child find success in school. It’s not only academics. It’s social and emotional and so much more as well, and if your child is prone to shyness, you wonder how to […]

Getting Your Child to Sleep Alone Through the Night in Their Bed

20 Feb

getting your child to sleep alone through the night in their own bed

Getting your child to sleep alone through the nigh in their own bed can be challenging and exhausting. Here are some ideas to help both of you get a peaceful night’s rest. First: Assess the child. What is enabling their sleep pattern? What steps do you need to take to change things? Second: Assess what […]