10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being. Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the floor kicking and screaming. However, believe...

07/06/2017 0

Patterning Recognition and Creation

Patterns are all around us, from the clothing we wear to the repeating patterns found in nature and everyday routines. Patterning is also a basic math skill upon which many mathematical concepts are based. Times tables, addition and skip counting all require an understanding of and proficiency in patterning. In preschool, identifying and creating patterns is just the beginning of...

08/05/2017 0

Fine Motor Development Checklist

One of our most important priorities in our program is to ensure children develop fine motor control. Some examples the questions we ask ourselves, and, are asked of us... Is he/she on target or delayed? Is he/she able to adequately perform the variety of fine motor skills listed? Will he/she need "extra help" developing these skills? Does he/she need an early intervention or Occupational...

09/12/2016 0

Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen. These are some really important ideas to consider so we've devoted two newsletters to their contents. Stay tuned and we'll catch up next week. We all say the wrong thing sometimes, leaving our kids feeling hurt, angry or confused. Read on for some of...

07/12/2016 0

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy. Now there’s tons of info on raising smart kids and successful kids, but how do you raise happy kids? Sometimes it’s hard to balance what’s best for children with what makes them happy — but the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Happier kids are...

01/12/2016 0

What Is Helicopter Parenting?

Confused about how to be an involved parent without smothering your kids? Here's how to tell if you're a helicopter parent, along with expert advice to curb the hovering. What is helicopter parents? The term "helicopter parent" was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott's 1969 book Parents & Teenagers by teens who said their parents would hover over them like a helicopter; the term...

24/11/2016 0