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"The more a toy does, the less your child has to do. The more children have to use their minds and bodies to make something work, the more they learn."
A toy is a process not a result.
Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at recess engaging in games of tag, ball, using slides, swings, and physically exploring their environments. But physical play is not the only kind of play. We often use the terms pretend play or make-believe play (the acting out of stories which involve multiple perspectives and the playful manipulation of ideas and emotions), that reflect a critical feature of the child’s cognitive and social development.
"By turning off the television, we have asserted primary control over the harmful messages that will reach our kids.,,"
A few weeks ago I went to a concert. As the concert began I noticed most people were busy taking pictures with their cell phones. I even took a few pictures too. I wanted to capture memories. The...
Keep that spark alive. We could learn a lot from them.
Tips and strategies to promote and strengthen DCRC's protective factors for preschoolers; Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Attachment/Relationships.
Whether parents are happier than non-parents, why siblings are so different, the perils of discipline, bedtimes, TV and more...
Ha! I knew it! ;)
A new study finds that preschool children who take a nap during the day have significantly better memory skills than children who do not rest. These findings suggest naps are an important teachin...
These tips will help families get a daily dose of nature—to improve children’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Time-outs are a chance for both children and parents to pause, regroup, and collect themselves. They are most effective when they are about feeling better and acting better.
Time-In instead of Time-Out.
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Sing, dance, make music with your child(ren) whenever you can.
"What does it mean to be a dad? The art of fatherhood is evolving as society and the traditional family changes. With these positive parenting tips, modern fathers can help their children build confidence and self-esteem."
" ...list of five items that no kid should be without. All five should fit easily within any budget, and are appropriate for a wide age range so you get the most play out of each one. These are time-tested and kid-approved! And as a bonus, these five can be combined for extra-super-happy-fun-time."
These toys save the environment.
Parents, let your children get messy in the high chair: They learn better that way.
Turn off screens and turn on life.
Any week is a perfect week to go screen free.
"... a short online survey that allows parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers to recognize and explore their own temperament traits and those of a child for which they provide care. The IT3 generates results which support parents and caregivers in understanding how adult and child similarities and differences in temperament traits may affect “goodness of fit.” Along with these results, the IT3 generates simple best practice tips adults can use to foster the unique temperament of each child within their care."
20 things kids need to know to live financially smart lives
Short and simple. Tips and activities grouped by age 3-5, 6-10, 11-13, 14-18 and 18+.
So many possibilities for play and pretend. (:
Strangers are people you don't know, so you need to be careful. Read this article for kids to learn how to stay safe.
A useful lesson to teach children on regular basis. Great tips!
Why Children Lie and How to Respond
There are a number of reasons children lie, from developmental to learned behavior. But one thing is certain; it’s often not as intentional as adults think.
Tips for new parents on how to promote a secure attachment bond with your newborn.
"You don't have to be perfect to have a secure attachment with your infant. As long as you notice when you have missed your infant’s cue and continue trying to figure out what your baby needs, the secure attachment process stays on track. In fact, the process of realizing there’s a disconnect between you and attempting to repair it may even strengthen the relationship you have with your infant."
Understanding the earliest stages of child development will help you figure out a “working with” approach rather than a “doing to” approach to natural discipline.
10 Cooking Skills Your Kids Should Know.When Erica was about 7, she decided she wanted to learn how to cook! I had been having the conversation with her: "When you are a mom, you are going to...
"...helping our kids learn how to identify and manage those uncomfortable or strong feelings is just as important of a parental responsibility as teaching our kids how to cross the road safely. When we minimize our child's feelings, it leaves our child to his own devices to try to figure out how to manage those feelings..."