WInter Fun for Children

It’s that time of year again. After school, on the weekends and during breaks children are home and unable to spend time outside playing, learning and exerting energy. In living rooms and bedrooms children and parents have to find new activities to do. It’s crucial however that these activities not only entertain a child, but… Read more »

The Numerous Upsides to Your Child Learning an Instrument

Encouraging your child to learn an instrument is very beneficial to so much more than just being a well-rounded individual. Of course it’s great to know how to play a musical instrument and to pick up a life skill your child will carry with them the rest of their life. But there is so many… Read more »

Why Youth Sports are Very Important

Youth sports don’t just promote teamwork and develop athletic ability they also improve hand-eye coordination. For example, playing basketball from a young age forces children to hone their hand-eye coordination skills. These skills are used in every aspect of the game: passing, shooting and dribbling. The better an athlete wants to be, the more they… Read more »

Homeschooling Pros & Cons

When electing to homeschool, there are a lot of aspects to consider. With so many advantages and disadvantages, exploring the possibility of homeschooling from all angles will give you insight to make the right decision for your child.   Educating your children from home, you can control what your children learn and how they learn… Read more »

Teaching Your Child Manners Speaks Volumes

As parents, we spend a lot of time teaching our children things. One of the most important things whoever that you can teach you child, is manners. Not only are children expected to have good manners, but also being polite, respectful and using courtesy words like please and thank you will help your children throughout… Read more »

Physical Activity Paramount to Youth Development

In an age of video games and the internet, children are much less inclined to play outside and participate in sports. Lately this is due in great part to fear of getting hurt, particularly over the latest controversy concerning concussions in football. But football of today is nowhere near your father’s or your grandfather’s sport…. Read more »

How to Encourage Your Child’s Learning Journey

The majority of US adolescents are on a normal path to a healthy, happy adult life. However, the adolescent years can be challenging and there is always a portion of these young adults that face juvenile delinquency. Alcohol and drug use as well as violence, illegal activity and unprotected sex all exist within this category…. Read more »

Childhood Learning Starts in the Home

Learning doesn’t just happen at school. Children that have a positive educational environment at home are normally the best prepared (and excited) when they enter or return to school in the fall. Here are some of the ways you can turn your home into a well-rounded learning experience for your child.   Young children are… Read more »

Childhood Obesity a True Epidemic

Childhood obesity has doubled amongst pre-teens and tripled among teenagers over the past 30 years. Not only does obesity impact a child’s self-image and esteem, it could lead to long term risk for heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. This growing epidemic all stems from children and parents establishing poor eating and lifestyle habits. According to… Read more »

The Importance of Infant Learning

The first three years of life are crucial to a baby’s brain development. Each day newborns progress physically, mentally and socially making infant learning an important aspect of childhood education. Positive experiences that challenge and captivate infants are the keys to learning. Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing all help with cognitive reasoning, motor skills… Read more »