How Parents Can Help Their Children To Be Better Readers

You don’t need to take a course… It’s inexpensive… it is joyful and it will make a difference. You can help your child be a better reader by talking, smiling, gently touching, singing, playing baby games, reading aloud, reading and being responsive to your newborns – beginning at birth – for 15 minutes or more, wherever […]

Why Play is So Important

There has been so much researched and written about play, that I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the great resources on WHY children should play. Dr. David Elkind asserts, “If we encourage and facilitate children’s true play, we bequeath them an important and priceless gift, an album of joyous […]

Reading to Babies: Building Better Brains

“The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. From this almost mystic affirmation there comes what might seem a strange conclusion: that education must start from birth.” -Maria Montessori The most recent research by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2014 states that babies should be read to by their […]

Home With Your Baby

You are home with your brand new baby. You and your significant other took courses, read books, made sure you had purchased all the ‘right’ baby equipment. You set up the nursery, interviewed pediatricians – and perhaps met a few. You’ve talked with lots of moms about classes for babies and, while in the hospital, […]