Lighthouse Learning Wall

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

Taming Tantrums

We all know what it's like to have a child go into full meltdown, and how frustrating it can be to deal with it. Tantrums are inevitable for toddlers; it's how we as adults handle them that makes the difference. How we react to our child shapes the way they will behave in the future. It's important to know why your child is having a tantrum and the best ways to respond whether you're at home or... Keep Reading

Patience in a Have It Now World

pa • tience   noun the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset Synonyms: forbearance, tolerance, restraint, self-restraint, stoicism When I was little, I remember my parents saving money to replace their broken 1950's mid-century modern, orange leather couch. I have a vivid memory of my father readjusting the tan wooden leg as he... Keep Reading