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Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids?

Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids?

It’s the beginning of the school year which means we are also pressing the restart button on all of the after-school and extracurricular activities. Buckle your seatbelt and get ready to be your children’s personal Uber driver! If you have a chance to...

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Boost Creativity to Bust Boredom

Boost Creativity to Bust Boredom

As a parent, there are two words that make me cringe like none other: "I'm bored!" In today's fast-paced world we are quick to load our calendars with play dates, extracurricular activities, and family outings. The goal: Eliminate every moment of boredom from our...

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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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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...

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