Parents should worry more about their own screen time and less about their kids’ screen time when thinking about early child development
Fun Ideas for Outdoor Play
Headed to a park or playground this summer? If so, keep these fun ideas in mind to foster your child’s development and creativity while outdoors! Birth-6 Months Simply being outdoors, where your child can experience a multitude of new sounds, sights, and smells, will provide your child with new sensory experiences. Allowing your child to touch leaves, grass, flowers, and …
Screen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives
Computers are everywhere! No matter which direction we turn, access to a computer – or more specifically “screen time” – is everywhere we look. In many homes, computers and other ways to access the internet are available in almost every room of the house. As parents, we want what is best for our children. If we listen to the commercials …
5 Winter Crafts For Toddlers
What can you do with your little one when it’s so cold outside? While we wait for the sunshine and warmth of Spring, here are some winter crafts you can do with your toddler to bring some snowy fun to the indoors. Please note all of these activities will also work on language skills as you talk with your child …
Ways to Make Story Time Fun For Your Infant or Toddler
Many parents love the idea of sitting with their infant or toddler on their lap and snuggling in to listen to a great book. This magical moment of reading to your child can quickly fall apart, however, as he or she squirms out of your lap onto the floor, tries to eat the book, or even grabs and throws the …
How to Prevent Boredom with Toy Rotation
Have you ever wondered why your child gets bored with his or her toys? Often even after the holidays when your house may have an abundance of new and exciting toys, children still tend to lose interest in toys after a few weeks. So, why does your child becomes bored with his/her toys so easily? And how can you help …
10 Fun, Easy Summer Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers
Paint with Water: Use a large cup, bowl or small bucket and an extra large paintbrush (such as the ones you use to paint the house) and let your child go to town painting the fence, sidewalk, outside of the house, etc. This provides tons of fun and is a nice fine motor activity. Fly a Kite: Remember doing this …
Turning Oral Motor Activities into Play
Parents and their children are actually participating in oral motor activities and modeling oral motor skills during their daily routines without even being aware of it. Here are some fun ways to target oral motor skills during play and daily routines with your child that provide multiple opportunities to practice each skill and are fun for everyone!
Promoting Early Literacy with Infants and Toddlers
As children grow and develop, their literacy grows with them! It is never too early to start. Here are just a few ideas to help you get your journey started.
Tips for Playing With Your Toddler
Parenting a toddler is a challenge, even more so if you already have older or younger children in your home. Many parents often wish that their children ages 12-36 months would just “stay still” for a bit so they could catch a break.
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