Talk With Me Baby

Talk With Me Baby

Did you know that 85% of brain growth occurs during the first three years of life? That’s an interesting fact, don’t you think? I recently learned the term “language nutrition”. What does that mean? It means healthy, loving words that feed a growing child’s brain and encourages neurons to grow and connect....

Social Studies with Preschoolers

Social Studies with Preschoolers

The smell of apple pie baking, walks in the woods, a song on the radio, a Christmas ornament, holiday traditions… these are all things that trigger family memories. But, did you ever consider that social studies with preschoolers is a great lesson? Passing on those memories helps your child learn...

Math for Infants to Age Five

Math for Infants to Age Five

“If you trust play, you will not have to control your child’s development as much. Play will raise the child in ways you can never imagine.” ~ Vince Gowmon

By the time we reach adulthood we have forgotten what it was like to learn with the excitement and enthusiasm of a child. We take for granted the...

Stone Soup – A Lesson through the Ages

Stone Soup - A Lesson through the Ages

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

Today, I was reminded of a lesson from years ago. It was a story told in my oldest son’s kindergarten class. Even now, after having heard the story many times, it always takes my mind on a gentle journey...

Painting with Infants and Toddlers

Painting with Infants and Toddlers

Have you ever been painting with your older children and look up to see your infant sitting in the bouncer or high chair just staring in amazement and wanting to join in? Well, don’t leave baby out of the fun! But wait a minute, you think it’s not safe… baby will get the paint in their mouths as...

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

The internet is filled with Halloween Safety Tips, but have you ever Googled Halloween statistics? The results definitely make you pause for the cause! Every parent is concerned about the safety of their child on Halloween. And, there is every reason to be concerned! Take a look at some of these...