Image via Unsplash 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 extracurriculars isn’t the answer either. Rather, it’s all about finding the right balance between structured activities and fun. That’s where enriching hobbies come in. Hobbies aren’t just about boosting your child’s college applications. When a child is invested in a hobby, she has an area where she can set
Do I Talk to my Child About Tragedy? Haim Ginott said, “Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.” So, if you are pondering, do I talk to my child about tragedy, the answer is an astounding YES. Yes, talk to them. A tragedy is not something that should be hidden from children. They are going to learn about it through the media or overhear someone, including their own family members, talking about it. They need to hear this news from the people that love them, the ones that care for them and keep them safe,
We built it and you came Dreams… hopes… a desire to make something bigger and better. Everyone should have a dream. To borrow a quote from A Field of Dreams… “If you build it, they will come”. Well, Kidz World built it and you came! You came by the tens, hundreds, thousands, and tens of thousands! On February 28, 2017, Kidz World opened our website. Our dream was to introduce Kidz World to the community and provide resources for families through information contained within our blog articles. We wanted to highlight the importance of early childhood education and the strides
Why Sensory Play is so Important to Child Development Rose sat quietly running her fingers through the milk spilled on the highchair. Her eyes fixated on the patterns being formed as her fingers streaked through the liquid. The milk puddled around an open marker. Rose’s eyes lit up and a smile brightened her face. The purple tint from the marker bled into the white milk. Rose slowly lifted her hand and held it above the swirling colors. She wanted very much to touch this new color, but her fascination in watching the colors meld together was very soothing to her.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month Nothing warms the heart quicker than the smile of a child. But… that pearly white smile takes a lot of maintenance. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and dentists must work together to ensure that smile remains healthy. One way we do this is by shining the spotlight on this cause… February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Though we want you to be concerned with your child’s teeth every day of the year, February is the month we shine the light on children’s dental health, hopefully, the information you receive here will keep you and
Have you considered a career in Early Childhood Education? Are you aware of what Early Childhood Education is and why it is so important? Do you know what the requirements are to become an early childhood educator? In this article, I hope to provide you with the information you need to make the choice to take that leap and move into the field of Early Childhood Education. What is Early Childhood Education? The quote below clearly defines what Early Childhood Education is and why it is so important. The contribution by early childhood educators is of immense importance to a
Indoor Winter Activities for Kids Do you have those snow day blues? Are your children bouncing off the walls? Are you sick and tired of answering the question, “Can we go outside now” or hearing “I’m bored”? Well, it’s time to get creative!! Let’s put them busy hands to good use! Now, is a great time to find that teachable moment with fun through indoor winter activities for kids! Reading If you are wanting something to quiet them down… pull out a book! Now, is a great time to read to the kids. Make it a family event! Take turns
Is it Bad Behavior or ADHD? As parents and caregivers, we have to know if the behavior we are witnessing is just outright bad behavior or is the result of a condition. Unless you are in the medical profession or have experienced the aftermath of ADHD behavior, one has to learn the difference and become informed. So, in this article, we will attempt to learn… is it bad behavior or ADHD. What is ADHD? According to WebMD, “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of