Ah, the holidays are upon us. For many families, there is more than just joyful family reunions and a plentiful pie selection to look forward to. Holidays can also mean long car rides, tired kiddos, loss of routine, and so many kid’s tables.
Making food together is an amazing way to bond with your kids and family members. There’s something special about working together to create something that’s then shared by everyone involved. And food made around the holidays has even more special, memory-making potential. This fall, spend time with your young ones by making any of these 10 edible Thanksgiving food crafts.
The words “play” and “learning” don’t get used enough in the same sentence — especially since they work so well together! Even though a traditional classroom is what most people think of when they envision learning, there’s no reason play can’t be a part of the discovery process.
From the moment your little one takes their first steps, their journey toward becoming a respectful and empathetic individual begins. Preschool age is a remarkable time in a child’s life, characterized by curiosity, wonder, and the blossoming of their social and emotional skills.
Don’t you just love the sheer delight of your little ones immersing themselves in a world of sensory exploration with laughter echoing through the air? This season is an endless opportunity for both learning and pure fun!
Pumpkin spice-filling bellies and cozy decor on front porches can only mean one thing: the last golden days of summer are upon us, and we are transitioning into fall! Fall is one of the most fun seasons to experience with kids, no matter what their age.
The preschool age can be so fun and exciting, yet kind of confusing as the parent. What are the appropriate expectations for your child? What should they be able to do themselves? Toddlerhood does not feel that far away, where you were at their beck and call for every need, and now it’s time to start transitioning out of that. If you are a little overwhelmed on where to start, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite and most helpful tips for developing independence in your preschooler.
Universal fact: Kids love to play. Fortunately, there’s a nearly universal track that children take as they learn to play and interact with others. Decades ago, researcher Mildred Parten identified six stages of play that children go through, and what she observed is still relevant today. Here’s the 411 on 90-year-old research that still applies to modern parenting, cognitive development, social development, and overall child development.
Parents are more health-conscious and money-conscious than ever before. Not only are more and more studies coming out about the problems with ultra-processed food, but the cost of living for most parents has only increased. For parents with infants and babies, one of the easiest ways to address both issues is to make their own baby food
Using positive language can have a significant impact on how we communicate with our children, and ultimately, their behavior and self-esteem. As parents, it’s important to use positive language regularly to foster healthy communication and positive relationships with our children.