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...

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...

Is it Bad Behavior or ADHD?

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...

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...

Coping with Seasonal Allergies

Coping with Seasonal Allergies

Aah..ahhh..choooo! And, that’s how it starts! Before you know it, you are in a full-blown allergy attack mode and carrying tissues everywhere you go. With eyes watering, throat itching/burning, sinus drainage, nose running… you go about your day. By the time night...

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...

The Path Back to Nature

The Path Back to Nature

Following a butterfly across a field of wildflowers, laying in the grass picking out cloud animals, watching squirrels play a game of tag, or a father holding hands with his son as they walk gingerly through the woods in search of wild game. Those are simple things that trigger...