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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

Benefits to Early Sign Lanaguage

Imagine living your life without being able to verbalize your desires. That is your child's reality in the very beginning stages of life before they develop language. Without a way to communicate needs and wants, children resort to crying and physical outbursts.  Young children can process more than they can express, so it's easy to get frustrated when they aren't understood. A great... Keep Reading

Winter Science: Crystal Snowflakes

Do you live in a place that's a little too warm for snowflakes? You may want to make your own. With just a few easy steps and materials, you and your children can grow your own beautiful snowflakes. Making crystal snowflakes is a great way to have fun indoors and integrate science into your child's life. All the materials you'll need can be found at crafting and grocery stores, or easily ordered... Keep Reading

The Art of Appreciation

It's easy for children to get lost in the feeling of wanting everything they see.  They get wrapped up in new and exciting moments! However, this can sometimes turn into children developing a sense of entitlement.  Instilling appreciation is an important characteristic to develop in young children.  It benefits their perception of the world and makes them more joyful of the things... Keep Reading