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...

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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...

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The Benefits of Positive Reinforcement

“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.” —BF Skinner, American psychologist, behaviorist, and authorWhen 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...

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