Enhancing Family Time Through STEM

Enhancing Family Time Through STEM

STEM is important to early childhood education simply because children are explorers by nature and that exploration starts at birth. An infant, born a blank slate, begins learning the moment they are born. It’s that natural progression and enthusiasm in learning that needs supporting by the early...

Parenting – A Success Story

Parenting – A Success Story

Many people will tell you that parenting doesn’t come with a manual, however, Google “parenting” and you will find more information than you will ever be able to read in your lifetime. There is plenty of information. What most of those wonderful sources of...

A Grandparent’s Love

A Grandparent’s Love

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” Charles and Ann Morse

Some of the most precious memories ever made were made between children and grandparents. Those are the memories that stay with you...

Spatial Awareness in Children

Spatial Awareness in Children

Life is complicated and busy. Seldom do we take the opportunity to break down the elements involved in a child’s development. Sometimes, however, we need to slow things down to better care for our children. Spatial awareness is something that a child starts acquiring from birth. Maybe, if we as parents,...

Creating an Environment of YES!

Creating an Environment of YES!

“No!” “Put that down!” “Get down before you fall!” “I said no, and I meant NO!” As a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver… can you count the times you have said these phrases? Impossible, right? Creating an Environment of YES, changes the whole...

Five Crafty Halloween Ideas for Children

Five Crafty Halloween Ideas for Children

As I am all about family time, I can’t imagine a better way to kick off the holiday season than by getting “spooky crafty” with the kids. Children absolutely love to do crafts. We will take a look at five crafty Halloween ideas that will put those...

Analyzing Play

Analyzing Play

In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior. In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.” Lev Vygotsky (Russian psychologist, 1896–1934)

Whether it’s the serenity of a child laying quietly on the...