It is bittersweet to send your child off to school for the first time. On one hand, you're excited for this milestone. On the other, it's heartwrenching to send your baby out into the real world. In order to help both parents and children feel ready for kindergarten, I assembled ten dos and don'ts for kindergarten readiness. Get a printable cheatsheet at the bottom of this … [Read more...] about School Principal says to follow these tips for a successful start to kindergarten
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There is a higher incidence of child stress, anxiety and disorders than ever before. This is how to change the course and improve your child's life.My two oldest children bound off of the school bus. Their backpacks bounce with their gate. They're grinning from ear-to-ear, elated to be home and see me. Because the baby is on my hip, they wrap their arms around my … [Read more...] about There is an undeclared war on childhood. This is how to stop it.
There's no question parents want to give their children every competitive advantage. We want to raise children who will be successful and have a leg up in such a dog-eat-dog world. With so many extracurricular activities for kids to choose from, this is what science says is the best approach. With summer holidays approaching, it's natural to worry about our kids' … [Read more...] about Why science says this is the best approach to extracurricular activities
Sadly this generation is spending less time engaged in outdoor play than generations before. Find out why we should prioritize time in nature for our kids.One of the best parts of my childhood was living in a house that backed onto greenbelt.The evergreen forest became the stage for mine and my brothers’ curiosity, imagination, and independence. Summer after summer, … [Read more...] about Why Kids Benefit From More Outdoor Play
It doesn't take a science degree to execute simple science activities for preschoolers. In fact, all you need are common household items and minimal prep to teach children about physical and chemical reactions. Find basic ideas to promote physics and biology as well as three science activities for preschoolers here.This post originally appeared on Happy Hooligans. I am … [Read more...] about How to set up three simple science activities for preschoolers