The statement “you should read to your child” isn’t one many people would contradict. There are lots of obvious reasons that reading to children is a good idea. (We’ve already talked about the magical benefits of reading.) The incredible thing about reading, though, is it can have effects on kids that seem truly magical.
If you’ve ever had the privilege of watching what happens when you introduce kids to books, you may wonder if something magical is happening. Amazing things occur in the brain of a child when they are introduced to books and storytelling at a young age. And when we say young, we mean young. As in “read them a book 10 minutes after they are born” young.
We believe that parents and teachers are partners in education. Working together is the best way to give your child the quality education they deserve, and parent-teacher conferences play an important role in that partnership. Here is a list of questions you can ask during a parent-teacher conference that will maximize the time you have with your child’s teacher.
Kiddos really do depend a lot on their parents to make potty training happen. Consistency has to be maintained both at home, in public, and at school. Here are some quick tips on how you can help your kid be that diaperless all-star you know they can be.
Research has shown that, at the earliest, kids don’t start understanding the difference between fiction and reality until the age of 3. Lots of educators and experts assert that they don’t fully understand the difference until they are 6 years old. So what’s a parent to do before, during, and after this stage? Here are some tips.
The amount of decisions a preschooler demands to make can be trying for even the most patient parent. But when that same toddler can’t seem to actually make a decision, it can be infuriating. Lots of parents may wonder if their child’s indecisiveness is chronic — will they EVER pick something and/or stick with it?
The same goes for kids. The emotions they feel are raw and wild. Without some kind of direction, they can easily get lost in them. Here is some guidance on how to help your child navigate three “scarier” emotions: anger, fear, and sadness.