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Rolling Into Kindergarten

Kindergarten readiness skills include physical, academic, social and emotional domains. All skill areas are of equal importance to kindergarten success. Parents can do a lot at home to help prepare their young child for the transition from preschool/pre-k to kindergarten. Here are some foundational skills to work on this summer. Can your child complete the following? Ask permission to get out of... Keep Reading

Benefits of Block Play

Play of all kinds can be incredibly stimulating and helpful for children in their social and intellectual growth. Play is engaging and fun, and keeps their little minds developing.  One great way to utilize play is building blocks! Block play has dynamic ways of getting children to practice math and science, as well as stretching their imagination and encouraging team building. Building with... Keep Reading

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