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...

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...

the importance of art in early years

Arts in the Early Years

The day your pre-schooler writes his or her first name is one of the first great academic achievements you see as a parent. But did you ever wonder what steps your child took to reach that goal? Would it surprise you to know those steps are rooted in the...

STEM Activities for Preschoolers

Preschoolers have a wide-open curiosity about the world and often ask creative questions about STEM. Most preschoolers enjoy exploring science, building blocks, and crazy sculptures. Hence, the best way to facilitate learning is to provide STEM activities while also sitting back and observing their growth. STEM activities are one of the most...

Early Maths Activities

Not every kid learns at the same pace, and unfortunately, math is one of those topics that challenge most children. It would be best to incorporate math into your kids’ routine as it is a vital skill needed in their everyday lives. Research shows that children having excellent math skills is...

Interesting Skills that Parents Can Teach Their Kids

Teaching your children vital skills is one of the most rewarding jobs a parent can have, yet it is also tedious. You get to raise well-rounded kids and give them the skills they need to thrive in their adulthood at an early age. These skills are not limited to just learning...

Improve Your Kid’s Creative Skills

How to Develop Creativity in Kids

Cultivating your little one’s creativity is one of the most valuable skills to nurture from the toddler age. Creativity comes in various forms, ranging between dancing, reading, drawing, sculpturing and painting, writing, and imaginative play.  Often, people believe that resourcefulness and imaginative skills are in-built talents and not a skill taught...