The Importance of Bike Helmets

Summer happens to be one of my favorite seasons–not just because it means plenty of time for sun, swimming, and long-anticipated vacations with the family, but because it’s a time when families seem to enjoy healthier lifestyles. If you’re like many families, you’ve found yourself spending more time out and about, enjoying the great outdoors with your family and becoming more physically active. And when it comes to getting active in the summertime, more often than not, bicycles are involved.…

Develop Language Skills Through Story Reading

March is National Reading Month, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into a book? As you read, encourage your child to participate. At age 3, your little one can begin interacting with the story by helping to turn pages, naming objects or completing sentences and rhymes in favorite books. This kind of participation in story reading enhances memory, develops listening skills and promotes personal expression. It also fosters language development and creativity, because children understand they have…

Helping Children Ages 3-5 Find Calm

Strong emotions can be like a tidal wave that engulfs and overwhelms children…and often everyone around them.  Here are a few pointers on how to help children learn how to express and regulate emotion at an early age and how to find their way to calm. 1. Keep a cool head. Take an honest peek at your own natural, human reactions and practice on a regular basis soothing yourself and finding your own calm first. 2. An ounce of prevention…
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