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Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

If you’re a parent of a school-age child chances are you’ve heard of the “summer slide”. It’s what happens when kids forget what they learned all year long while they’re enjoying their summer vacation. Experiencing a summer slide can be discouraging...

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Back-to-School: Supply Shopping 101

Back-to-School: Supply Shopping 101

When I was a kid, I loved getting all my school supplies for the new year. I’d get my pencils sharpened, organize my pencil case, and fill my binders with paper. I’d put everything in my new backpack and be ready to go weeks before school started. I...

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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...

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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...

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