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...

Situations to Stimulate Curiosity and Learning

Situations to Stimulate Curiosity and Learning

Have you ever read something that just stuck with you? You know, no matter what else you read or saw your brain kept coming back to that same thought? That happened to me today as I was doing some research. I ran across this question, “How do teachers create situations and opportunities...

Teaching Life Skills Through Center Play

Teaching Life Skills Through Center Play

Does your four-year-old know how to sit down in a restaurant and order sushi? Do they know how to take an order? Cash out a purchase? Cook a meal? The odds are the answers to those questions is probably no. At Kidz World, we pride ourselves on teaching life skills through center play. A four-year-old is not going...

The Best of the Parenting Hacks

The Best of the Parenting Hacks

Gena Lee Nolin said, “My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning,” they are also the reason you’re exhausted, losing your hair, and yoga pants your favorite article of clothing. Parenting is the hardest, yet most rewarding job you will ever have....

Science with Infants

Science with Infants

Science is an intimidating subject for many people. Throw that subject in with the word “infants” and people run screaming. Many believe that science is something that can only be taught by highly trained and certified teachers. Those same people believe that science is something that cannot be taught to an...

Benefits of Children Cooking

Benefits of Children Cooking

Do you allow your two-year-old to assist with cooking? If you say “no” … well, you are not alone. I went on a little fact-finding mission recently. Many parents these days said they really don’t cook a whole lot. There is a lot of frozen food going in the microwave...

3 Enriching Hobbies to Expand Your Child’s Horizons

3 Enriching Hobbies to Expand Your Child's Horizons

By: Guest Blogger, Maria Cannon

If you’re like many parents, you worry about overburdening your children. Kids need a chance to be kids, after all, and too many extracurriculars leave both you and your children overworked and overstressed. However, shunning...