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How To Care For Your Child’s Psychological Well-Being

As a parent, there is so much to think about when it comes to your children’s welfare. Before they start school, you are largely preoccupied with their diet and health. Just making sure they are healthy and strong is a full-time preoccupation. When they start preschool, the game changes. This transition introduces your child to a whole new environment. This is why it also becomes [...]

2017-10-10T22:58:57+00:00 Parenting Tips|

How Important Are Routines In Child Development?

As a parent, you desire the best life for your little one. New parents are always willing to find out what they should do and what they should avoid. It is important to get this knowledge and then apply it to your own situation so that it works well for you and your child. An important fact to understand about children is their need for [...]

2017-09-18T13:30:37+00:00 Child Development|

Assessing Your Child’s Friends – How To Handle A Sensitive Issue

There are many wise sayings related to friends, the company we keep, and the effect their presence and influence has on us. As a parent, you may be wondering how to manage the impact -- both positive and negative -- of your child’s friends, especially when he or she reaches school-going age and peers become a significant social force. It is important to know when [...]

2017-08-01T00:13:32+00:00 Parenting Tips|

This is How Your Child Spells Love… T-I-M-E

Your presence in the daily life of your child is irreplaceable. Children understand that they are loved when they feel like they are important to you and they don't have to compete for your attention. Setting aside time every day for direct interaction with your child is one of the best ways to make them feel loved, confident and boost their self-esteem. The following post talks [...]

2017-07-06T13:46:19+00:00 Parenting Tips|

Here’s Why Summer Camp is Essential for Children

Summer camp has so many benefits for children. From academic benefits to exercise and social skills, camp has many rewarding and engaging experiences to offer. At Spanish for fun! summer camp, kids learn Spanish through play and do all kinds of activities -- science, cooking lessons, arts and crafts, literacy, music, gardening, computer lessons, games, sports, gymnastics, Latin folklore and more are all part of [...]

2017-06-27T14:40:35+00:00 Preschool Benefits|

Interesting Facts About Language Learning In Children

Have you ever really considered how amazing it is to have language and be able to communicate with it? Just think, you were born knowing nothing about speech (or much else, for that matter), but within a few years you could express yourself and understand others. It's no surprise that the process of language acquisition has been a subject of inquiry for many years. One study revealed that a person with even [...]

2017-06-08T11:54:56+00:00 Bilingual Benefits|

Do Toddlers Really Need Structured Exercise and Workouts?

You may be wondering why anyone would think of exercises for toddlers. After all, aren’t they already super-active? You the answer to that is a big "YES" from trying to keep up with them every day. What we're talking about here, however, is being more deliberate about your toddler's activity. The goal is to instill in your child a lifetime appreciation for exercise to maintain health and [...]

2017-05-10T12:10:38+00:00 Child Development|

Potty Training – How To Handle This Important Milestone

Children have several stages they go through as part of their development journey. For parents, major milestones are a source of both anticipation and anxiety. It helps when you are prepared for them. You can get yourself ready by learning from older parents, especially those with more than one child, since they have the advantage of experience. Reading widely will also give you the information [...]

2017-04-10T22:00:10+00:00 Parenting Tips|

How Children Benefit from Music Education

Being exposed to and interacting with music has many benefits for children, starting at a very young age. Music helps children develop multiple skill sets by exercising different areas of the brain simultaneously, in both the left and right hemispheres. Here are some of the great benefits to music in the classroom. Music Helps Develop Vocabulary Music is a powerful vocabulary teaching tool. By singing [...]

2017-04-08T11:54:27+00:00 Childhood Education|

Parents: Are You Holding Your Preschoolers Back?

Parenting brings its fair share of anxieties. We want to ensure that our children receive every developmental advantage, but sometimes we're not even sure how to provide them. And sometimes, we actually create a negative impact without realizing it. The good news is there are many people who are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about early childhood development. These experts have dedicated a great deal of [...]

2017-03-16T22:59:57+00:00 Parenting Tips|