how to choose a preschool

How to Choose a Preschool

Choosing a preschool for your child is an important and complex decision. As well as wanting a happy, nurturing environment that supports your family’s own aims and values you’re also looking to balance cost, convenience and many other factors. This guide aims to help you as you consider which...

educational series for kids

Benefits of “The Incredible Stories of Bimi Boo and friends”

Children love to watch cartoons and parents love to watch their children learning: The Incredible Stories of Bimi Boo and friends is a series that appeals to both adults and children alike. This cute cartoon series about the adventures of a curious puppy, Bimi Boo, and his diverse group...

A Healthy Grocery List for Families

We all want our children to gor up happy and healthy, and most of us understand that nutrition and what we eat play a huge part in this. However, trying to feed a family is a difficult undertaking. With time pressures, the rising cost of living and picky eating...

A guide to developing the vestibular sense in kids

Remember the 5 senses? Taste, touch, sight, sound, smell? What if they don’t tell the whole story? Well, they don’t. It’s now largely accepted that humans have more than 5 sensory systems, though the exact number we have is still debatable. Some suggest 8, others 20, whilst some even argue...

Family Game Night

It is shortly after dinner on a Friday night. When most teens reach for social media, toddlers protest baths, and grown-ups just want a moment of quiet between sundown and bedtime; there is a bonding opportunity. One way to bring everyone together is with a Family Game Night. Some Games...

Cooking With Your Kids

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a girlfriend about the seemingly endless cycle of cooking dinner. “It seems to me,” she stated with a sigh, “like it is the same thing every night. Settle the kids in front of the TV or a game, pull out the...

Social-Emotional Learning for Little Kids

What is Social-Emotional Learning? Recently, Social-Emotional Learning, a new curriculum, was added to many preschools and daycares. Social-Emotional Learning is a set of skills that enables children to make responsible choices, manage big feelings, identify and maintain positive relationships, show empathy, and choose and achieve goals. Little ones do not...

The Benefits of Positive Reinforcement

“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.” —BF Skinner, American psychologist, behaviorist, and author When BF Skinner wrote “Science of Human Behavior” in 1953, he opened a field of study previously unknown to parents before: that children could be influenced positively or negatively by...

Types of Play For Toddlers

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” — Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers, producer of TV’s Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) Play is an essential part of every child’s development. Play begins long before children can hold toys or learn rules, and play helps in brain and personality...

SEL for young kids

Social-Emotional Learning for Little Kids

What is Social-Emotional Learning? Recently, Social-Emotional Learning, a new curriculum, was added to many preschools and daycares. Social-Emotional Learning is a set of skills that enables children to make responsible choices, manage big feelings, identify and maintain positive relationships, show empathy, and choose and achieve goals. Little ones do not...