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The Importance of Outdoor Play

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Children learn much through their senses. Outside there are many different and wonderful things for them to see (animals, birds, and green leafy plants), to hear (the wind rustling through the leaves, a robin’s song), to smell (fragrant flowers and the rain-soaked ground), to touch (a fuzzy caterpillar or the bark of a tree), and even to taste (a raindrop…

Move and Groove with Your Kids – A 30-Day Challenge

Move and Groove with Your Kids – A 30-Day Challenge

Let’s get real – parenting can be exhausting!  There are days I’m sure we all feel like we have run a marathon but if you look back, we really haven’t moved that much.  Summer certainly makes it easier to focus on getting UP, getting OUT and MOVING more!  While it is nice to have more free time to spend together…

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Summer has arrived; the weather is warmer; the days are longer; school age children will be home… which means parents may be searching for ways to keep them busy and entertained all summer long. Make the most of your summer with a “Summer Bucket List”. We’ve got a HUGE list of fun ideas to share with you to help you and…

Tips to Make Your Family Picnic a Success

Tips to Make Your Family Picnic a Success

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, there’s a gentle breeze and your family has no plans…pack up and go on a family picnic! Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family, and they don’t need to be planned out. In fact, it’s easy to have a last-minute adventure with your family—all you need is…

Role of Parents in Child Development

Role of Parents in Child Development

Parents play the most important role in the overall development of their child. It is the right guidance of parents that develops the character of the child. Parenting is an ongoing job. It is not something you can get away from once the time comes, because children need their parents from time to time, to stay on the right track. The role…

Helping Your Kids Spring Forward

Helping Your Kids Spring Forward

On March 13, 2022, we move our clocks forward one hour, which means losing one hour of sleep. This adjustment can be difficult for kids’ sleep schedules. We are sharing some tips to help ease the transition. Go slowly. Consider adjusting your child’s schedule gradually, starting a few days before the day of the change. Move your child’s bedtime 15 to…

6 TIPS FOR RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT GIRLS

6 TIPS FOR RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT GIRLS

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women and their strengths and achievements.   The day is also focused on breaking down barriers that continue to exist.  The strong, vibrant women of tomorrow are girls today and it’s never too early in a child’s development to think about our own biases (and how to overcome them) and…