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...

Noggins Theater: The Cure for Rainy Day Boredom

It’s a rainy day in the summer. Your kids have wall-papered your refrigerator with their art and are now singing “I’m bored” to the beat of the “Super Why!” theme song. You’re ready to pull out your hair. Then you remember the Noggins you bought a few weeks ago. And...

Avoid the “Summer Slide”

When summer rolls around it’s hard to get your child interested in anything that doesn’t involve water, swings, or slides! While outdoor play and summer fun are certainly essential parts of the season, you can sneak in some learning and skill-building between...
Play and Skill Development

Play and Skill Development

Play is an integral part of fine and visual motor skill development. What are Fine and Visual Motor Skills? Fine motor skills involve the coordinated movements of the small muscles in the hands and fingers. These skills include, but are not limited to, using...