Enjoy the insights and ideas of our teaching team on child development, parenting, and how to incorporate the arts at home.
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
Daylight Savings Time is no fun for anyone, but especially for parents of young children! Kids are creatures of routine, and they don't understand the concept of loosing or gaining an hour. Below are some suggested strategies that you can and...read more
Cultivating Kindness in young children can seem like an impossible task at times, in large part because developmentally the brains of toddlers and preschoolers are still forming the neural connections that help them to understand that other people...read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that, “Babies should be put on their stomachs while awake for 3-5 minutes at a time 2 to 3 times a day and building up.” The importance of tummy time in relation to our child’s development is one of...read more
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
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