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Creating a Reading Nook

Reading is one of the most fundamental practices that help children grow and become more successful in their lives. There are countless reasons why reading is important for children. How can we as adults help children develop a love of reading and encourage this practice? One fun way is building a reading nook for you and your child. Here are some ways to create the coziest spot to dive into a... Keep Reading

Technology and Children

Technology is a big part of almost everything we do in the world today. Some find it disheartening, while others see technology as an asset in their lives. Either way, there’s no denying technology’s presence in all of our daily lives. When it comes to our children, it can be difficult to find the line of how much technology we should allow them to have and at what age. Here are some... Keep Reading

Winter Fun For Everyone

Well-intentioned people have taught us that letting kids play outdoors in the cold will cause them to get sick. But with the proper clothing, playing in the cold is not only okay, but can actually promote a healthy immune system! There are plenty of ways to get active outside in a safe and fun way. It is true that sickness tends to spread in the colder seasons, but the reason is that viruses and... Keep Reading

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities

When teaching and raising children, it can be easy to get caught up in the numbers game of academics and cognitive development. Making sure your child is learning and progressing to their full potential in school is important, but don't overlook the significance of extracurricular activities. Getting involved in after-school activities can promote positive life skills, cultivate friendships and... Keep Reading

Learning Through Play

A child's natural inclination is to play. It's a creative avenue where they are free to experiment and explore the world around them. If parents, teachers and caregivers provide productive play opportunities for children, real benefits can grow. Studies have shown that learning through creative, hands-on activities jumpstarts a child's development in a variety of ways. It has been proven that... Keep Reading