Most parents are aware that reading to children is beneficial, but did you know that reading aloud to your child actually improves his or hers numeracy skills? An Australian study shows that setting aside some time to read once a day or at least 3-5 days a week will have a direct causal effect on your child’s schooling outcomes regardless of family background and home environment. There are numerous other benefits that your child will enjoy as well.
Green spaces matter to your family’s overall health and enjoyment. Studies reveal the power of nature to inspire positive mood and creativity while free play grows a child’s imagination and social skills.
Before I tell you how to tackle procrastination, I’m going to adjust the font, style and size of the typeface that I plan to use in this piece. Then, before I actually get to the part where I explain how to defeat evil monsters that stop you from completing tasks, I will lure you in with an unnecessarily descriptive hook, detailing what the experience is like. I’m procrastinating on writing this piece on procrastination, by writing this sentence about procrastinating, right now. It’s happening right now.
Toilet training is a major milestone for your toddler – and for you! It is no wonder there are so many questions and concerns that arise on this topic.
Oftentimes when we think of self care we think of adults; managing work, taking care of families and everything in between that occurs as our lives mature and evolve. However, children are not exempt from stressors of their own, and they too benefit significantly from self care. As parents, it’s vital to teach our children practical ways to cope with stress and other emotions for a healthy mental well-being that will follow kids into adulthood.
Bright Horizons NYC provides children with intentional guidance and rich experiences to build up their individual strengths and talents. Mommybites was lucky to sit down and speak with Bright Horizons’ Hudson Yards Executive Director, Ean Gensler to discuss today’s hottest teaching style: Child Emergent Curriculum (CEC).
For the musically inclined, parents should be paying attention to what their little ones listen to because it is critical to a young mind’s development. “Ready or Not!,” the latest album from The Not-Its! and released on Sept. 21, displays positive and relatable themes to children through an indie, or rather, “kindie,” sound.
I don’t know about you, but each morning I wake up and aim for a balanced day. A day of balance between being a mom first, and a psychologist/professional second. I have aspirations of staying calm, planning ahead, and staying on top of the schedule and demands of my children and private practice.