Enjoy the insights and ideas of our teaching team on child development, parenting, and how to incorporate the arts at home.
I’ve been in training for almost 22 years now. While my oldest is nearly 21 he was relatively easeful as a toddler, and my now 18 year old daughter was simply a breeze from day one. However, my now 15 year old daughter was a challenge from the...read more
Mornings are rough. Especially for parents and caregivers who have to load up their little ones (and all of their stuff), and fight though rush hour to make it to school drop-off in time. Now, if you also have to factor in a toddler or preschooler...read more
When my daughter, Hayley, was three, she came home and declared that day would be her last attending the preschool she loved so much. When I asked her why, tears began streaming down her face. She explained to me that the teachers hung up a growth...read more
Preschool is an entirely new social context for your child. Not only are they in a room full of their peers, for perhaps the first time, but they are also transferring their caregiving model to their teacher. This requires a whole new level of...read more
Having a baby is an overwhelming, emotional experience. The realization that this tiny and fragile being is completely dependent on you—paired with the physical exhaustion and recovery of delivery, rapid hormonal changes, and sleep deprivation—can...read more
Sight words, having a child memorize the shape of most commonly used words such as "it" "the" "is" etc., are a popular trend in literacy education. However, there is no research to indicate that this method supports long term success in learning to...read more
Tips for visiting the museum with your preschooler: Bubbles Academy visits the Art Institute of Chicago!
This past weekend we took 15 preschoolers (and their grown-ups) to the Art Institute, and no one cried, no statues got knocked over, and everyone had an amazing time! You may be thinking, "Why would we attempt this?" Well, in my classroom we use...read more
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “mess.” Ummm, was it something like “hate it,” or “no way,” or even an intense bodily reaction of tensing up in fear? Well, I hate to break it to you, but kids are messy! And, it is IMPORTANT to...read more
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