How Young is Too Young for Screen Time

It doesn’t matter where I am, I constantly see small children glued to some type of device. And when I say glued, I mean glued. An earthquake could happen and they wouldn’t even flinch from their screens. It seems like kids can’t bear to live without their...
Pretend Play with Your Child

Pretend Play with Your Child

While every day is a great day to focus on the relationships we have with our children, ‘everyday life’ often gets in our way. But acknowledging this gives us the opportunity to search for time to relax and enjoy with our children. Pretend play can be beneficial for...
The Value of Play

The Value of Play

When children are playing, it certainly looks like they’re having a lot of fun, but they are also learning and developing important skills. As Leo Busclagia said, “It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a...

Activities for Beginning Writers

Whether your child is just beginning to explore letters or is on the way to writing sentences, here are some ideas to help encourage a love of writing. Forming Letters When children are learning how to form letters, they can begin by simply using their index finger....
Tips for Helping Your Young Learner

Tips for Helping Your Young Learner

When we’re supporting our children along their learning journey, sometimes things go smoothly, like when we’re cuddled up beside them, reading a favorite book. Other times, things can get a little bumpy, like when we’re trying to explain a math question and we’re not...

(Nearly) FREE Father’s Day Activities

I’ve always had a motto that I try to live by: “If it’s free, it’s for me!”  Finding free activities, especially when you have a family, is key. Kids like to be entertained 24/7 but that doesn’t mean you have to empty your bank account! The same goes for Father’s Day...

Unplug and Connect with Your Kids

To connect with your children is so important as they navigate through the world around them. Kids need to feel safe and secure and know they always have someone rooting for them. Bonding with your kids doesn’t have to be complicated. Taking a day here and there to...

Spend Time Together

Some days can feel like a whirlwind, rushing home from work, hurrying through supper, then heading off to the kid’s lessons, practices, or games. You might even return home just in time for the kids to go to bed! It can be challenging to stay on top of what your...

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just about here and that means time to go out and buy Dad another toolset to go along with the four others he has in the garage. Right? Wrong! Father’s Day is a great time to put on those creative hats and have your kids make a gift for dear old Dad....