1. Ten Little Fingers: Developing Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

    Fine Motor Skills are learned when children learn to use smaller muscles. These muscles consist of your hands, fingers, and wrists. These muscles are used when writing, holding small items, and turning pages. Mastery of find motor skills require precision and coordination. Fine motor skills come after gross motor skills (large muscle skills) do. Big muscles help small muscles develop. The use of s…Read More

  2. Is tablet time winning in your home?

    One evening after a long day at work I came home, and my three children were sitting on our couch and were on their tablets playing games and watching YouTube videos. I get settled in and start on dinner without interrupting my children on their iPads because they are being totally entertained and I can actually cook dinner and get things done around the house without being interrupted. Win-win fo…Read More

  3. The Spirit of Giving

    Tis the Season to Give as much as it is to receive! Christmas time is a wonderful time of year for many people, especially children. What a magical time to receive gifts, see Santa, perform in Christmas pageants and choirs, have parties at school with friends, and gather with family. It's time off school to celebrate the season enjoy the year. However, for some families this can be a stressful tim…Read More

  4. Flu Season STINKS!

    Flu Season Stinks! Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall if you live in the Midwest you get to experience them all!  This upcoming season can be a drag when dealing with runny noses, coughing, germs and anything relating to a cold or flu.  Although the flu is not necessarily guaranteed to directly affect you and your child, a common cold always has a way to circle around the block and knock at your d…Read More

  5. Summer to Fall: Let’s Play Outside!

    Summer is my favorite time of year! I love everything about it, the warmth of the sun, the longer days, and all the opportunities to just be outside. When I was a child the last day of school could not come soon enough. As the final bell rang all I could think about was how awesome the summer was going to be and what all I was going to do, such as, swim, ride my bike, climb a tree, and spend time …Read More

  6. Counting in the Kitchen

    Kids love to count and add objects as they receive the shouts of “yay” and clapping from parents, this can easily be seen as the only math achievable by young children. Let’s go beyond the counting and adding. Parents challenge yourselves to get your kids to think like real mathematicians! Math is everywhere around us and it must be connected to children’s lives. The kitchen is a place th…Read More

  7. Mommy, don’t leave me!!

    These are the fateful words as a parent, you dread to hear when dropping  your child off to a new environment. Separation anxiety is normal in an infant and toddlers development.  Don't panic Mom and Dad, you are not alone!  Around the age of 2 is usually when toddlers start to notice a pattern that you may be out of sight for a while but not forever. 4 Simple Tips To Ease the Worries of You an…Read More

  8. How did you get him to eat THAT!?

    Children often imitate adults. This also holds true to eating habits. If an adult they look up to does not eat vegetables or fruit, chances are they will choose not to either. It is more important than ever to start the healthy eating at a young age. When feeding your infant or toddler, offer them all the foods. Let them be the judge of what they like. If you never give your child broccoli, then t…Read More

  9. Spring Experiences for the 5 Senses

    Spring is here, and the kids are experiencing cabin fever, I know I am! Think back to when you were a child-- what was your favorite part of spring? When I was a child I remember walking outside to play and the sweet pleasant scent of our viburnum bush would grab my sense of smell and confirm spring had arrived. For me that meant the weather was turning warmer and I knew long warm summer days were…Read More