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Here’s What Every Parent Should Know About Preschoolers

Parenting a small child comes with lots of joys and plenty of challenges. Your best and worst qualities are often brought to the surface as you undergo experiences that stretch your emotions to what sometimes seems like the breaking point. Because of this, you may occasionally end up feeling like a not-so-good parent, and blame [...]


Boredom Can Be A Good Thing For Your Child’s Development

Do you get concerned when you hear your child say “I’m bored!”? Do you immediately shift into high gear looking for activities to keep them occupied? For some parents, the threat of tedium leads to a long list of things for their children to do every minute of the day. We're here to tell you [...]


Are You Proactive About Building A Healthy Relationship With Your Child?

Typically, the first relationship that any child knows is the one between the child and his or her parents or guardians. There really isn’t a perfect parent-child relationship, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to make it the best it can possibly be. As a parent, you need to be deliberate about building [...]


Here’s Why Summer Camp is Essential for Children

Summer camp has so many benefits for children. From academic benefits to exercise and social skills, camp has many rewarding and engaging experiences to offer. At Spanish for fun! summer camp, kids learn Spanish through play and do all kinds of activities -- science, cooking lessons, arts and crafts, literacy, music, gardening, computer lessons, games, [...]


The Most Effective Learning Methods For Young Children

Newborn children enter this world like blank pages that will be written on throughout their lives by various experiences and learning processes. There are many different sources of learning that your child will encounter along the way. As a parent, you have the privilege of being your child’s primary source of learning. It's a major [...]


Children and Sleep: What You Should Know About Your Child’s Rest Needs

All parents want their children to get the right amount and best quality of sleep. The obvious question for you is: What is the right amount and how do I help to facilitate it? This post will help answer your questions. The first thing to note is that your child’s sleeping needs will vary with his [...]


How Children Benefit from Music Education

Being exposed to and interacting with music has many benefits for children, starting at a very young age. Music helps children develop multiple skill sets by exercising different areas of the brain simultaneously, in both the left and right hemispheres. Here are some of the great benefits to music in the classroom. Music Helps Develop [...]


Here’s What You Should Know About Temper Tantrums

Every parent dreads the moment when their child throws a temper tantrum. It can be quite distressing for both you and your little one. It particularly seems like a nightmare when you’re out in public and it feels like everyone is judging your parenting skills. Don't get caught up in that thinking -- it won't help any. [...]


The Benefits of Play-Based Learning For Your Preschooler

Time flies and kids grow fast, which is why you need to ensure your child’s early years will benefit them for a lifetime. To help with this, you need to get acquainted with the best methods for promoting cognitive development and social skills. Play-based learning has been found to be a very successful method of guiding preschoolers toward [...]