Enjoy the insights and ideas of our teaching team on child development, parenting, and how to incorporate the arts at home.
The most common answer I get from former preschool parents when I ask them “How’s Kindergarten going?” is “Well, adjusting to a full day of school has been really hard…”. I can only imagine how exhausting it can feel for a 5 year old to be engaged...read more
It is important to understand how to talk with children about their art to help them develop and increase their creative confidence as well increase your connection to their inner world. Use the acronym C.R.E.A.T.E to talk with your child about...read more
Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving celebrations can be a bit stressful, and expectations can be set high. Kids are expected to get dressed up, be on their best behavior, and sit and socialize through Thanksgiving dinner with people that you may not see...read more
“Is TV OK for my child?” “How much TV is OK?” “What shows do you recommend?” I get these questions from parents ALL the time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the recommendation is to prioritize creative, unplugged playtime for...read more
August 25 & 26, Navy Pier The 2018 Chicago Baby Show, August 25 & 26 at Navy Pier, will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. No other event offers a broader range of brands, education, buying opportunities,...read more
Holidays with young kiddos can be so much fun, but a bit of a different ball game. If loud noises and late nights aren’t in the cards this year, opt for some fun sparkly firework art instead! You’ll need: Cardboard tubes (Bath tissue or paper towel...read more
Hi there! I’m Katie Dimond, mom of 2 boys, speech pathologist, and founder/director of Dimond Therapy and Tutoring Group. I am a huge advocate of reading. Reading will assist in learning to talk, help in maintaining and increasing attention span,...read more
Hi there! I’m Katie Dimond, mom of 2 boys, speech pathologist, and founder/director of Dimond Therapy and Tutoring Group. I am a huge advocate of reading. My mom and dad always read to me as I was growing up and it instilled a love for reading....read more
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