When it comes to getting your kids ready for school in the morning, Murphy’s Law always seems to rear its head: Anything that can go wrong, typically will. Failed alarm clocks. No milk left in the fridge. Traffic. Meltdowns. Late or early school buses. And of course… “But I don’t want to wear that shirt!” If you can imagine it, it can (and likely will) happen to you as a parent. In fact, when it comes to establishing a morning routine for your kid, it’s best to expect the unexpected. Except, it doesn’t have to be. The need for structure is an innate part of human nature, and it’s no different whether you’re a kid or an adult. It’s more
Whether it’s the television, computer or mobile devices, screen time is inevitable in the lives of modern children. Kids today no longer spend the majority of their free time playing outside, running freely and enjoying the outdoors. They’d rather stay indoors and spend hours in front of TV screens, iPads and smartphones. While screen time isn’t entirely a bad thing, considering that there are helpful educational apps and programs, too much screen time can be detrimental to their overall growth and development. When young children get hooked on electronic devices, it can lead to irreversible damage to their developing brains. This is why too much screen time is strongly discouraged. So how do you manage screen time among kids? Monitor your child’s
Early childhood is a time when a lot of cognitive, emotional, social and physical changes take place. It is considered a critical period because it is when a child’s brain develops rapidly and when a great amount of learning happens. For this reason, parents are encouraged to make sure their kids are placed in an environment that helps maximize their development. This is where daycare comes in.
Developing language skills at an early age is important for children. It is language that enables us to convey our thoughts and feelings. When kids learn how to use language, they learn to effectively express themselves and exchange information with others.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us will be gathering with our families. This will be an excellent time to share stories, and listen to grandparents talk about family history. Because wonderful and interesting stories get passed around during this time of the year, November is called the National Family Stories Month. It is exciting to have this celebration, but the National Family Stories Month is not just about collecting and sharing family stories. It’s also about preserving family traditions. Be sure to enjoy and make the most of the National Family Stories Month with these brilliant ideas! Share stories about your childhood One of the most interesting stories everybody loves listening to is the story of your childhood.