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29 Nov

4 Ways to Make Holidays Better for Young Children

Tips for keeping kids happy and able to enjoy the fun Rachel Ehmke; Adapted from Child Mind Institute It’s easy for children to be smitten with the magic of the holidays. Fun presents. Extra sweets. A vacation from school—there’s a lot to like. But with the freedom and excess of the season, sometimes kids can get […]


8 Nov

Simple Ways to Raise Grateful Children

You are your child's most important role model. Therefore, you can be the role model behaviors that will help you raise grateful children. Here are a few ways you can teach your child gratitude during the holidays and throughout the year.


16 Oct

Toddler Lunch Ideas

New toddler lunch ideas for sandwiches, wraps, mini-pizzas, and more tasty lunch recipes for kids Adapted from by Jennifer Saltiel, Stephanie Eckelkamp, and Kelly Ladd Sanchez Enjoy these yummy and simple recipes for toddler lunch ideas! Honey, Almond Butter & Banana Spread 2 slices of whole-wheat bread with almond butter or peanut butter. Top […]


28 Sep

Mindfulness Practice for Preschoolers Connecting Kids to Nature

We live in a time when it is all too easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed, and even children are more frequently experiencing these uncomfortable states. When we teach mindfulness practice to children, we are sharing with them skillful ways of relating to life’s uncomfortable and challenging moments. The earlier we do so in their young lives, the greater the opportunity to help them cultivate resilience as they mature


13 Sep

Preschool Reading Milestones

During the preschool years, many young children will be able to recite or sing the alphabet. They may begin to recognize familiar letters, especially letters to their own names. Children who have been read to frequently pretend to read books to themselves or to their toys using their own words or phrases from the story.


4 Feb

Tips on Reading to Your Preschooler

Reading to your child early and often is one of the best ways to help your preschooler develop their literacy skills while they bond with you. Read early, read often, and have fun with it.


17 Dec

STEM Education – It’s Never Too Early

STEM education is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. Our approach incorporates STEM educational topics, toys, and activities to encourage critical thinking skills and exploration.

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