You’re well aware that free time with kids means you will be on your toes thinking of stuff to keep them occupied.
My answer to this question is not going to make a lot of parents happy but my answer is no. Babies under two-years-old should not watch TV or go to see a movie. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends NOT putting babies under two-years-old in front of television or movies.
A strong core is essential for babies to successfully meet their developmental milestones, such as: independent sitting, pulling-to-stand, crawling and walking. A strong core also allows our babies to sustain a posture against gravity, which will aid development of their fine motor skills (small muscles in the hand), perceptual skills and communication.
Seven years ago, when we both were working, my husband Hayden and I bought an expensive home in a pricey neighborhood, known for its excellent schools. We have two children, a six- and a four-year-old. After our younger child was born we decided I would stay home full time, so even though Hayden has a […]
You don’t have to be a parent to know that a bad weather day – or days stuck at home because of Coronavirus school closings or activity cancellations – can be a nightmare for young kids. The ideas listed below are just a jumping off point for the multitude of fun, appropriate, effective indoor activities for energetic kids.
Are you, like many parents, concerned about your child’s future success in school? Do you wonder if your child will learn to read and write with ease? Here’s one simple strategy to help nurture your baby’s development of writing skills later in childhood: Tummy Time. Every parent has heard of tummy time and the important […]
The colors you choose for your baby’s room defines the mood and ambiance of the nursery. Colors can stimulate or soothe the senses of your baby (and you), so the color choice plays a huge role in making a tranquil place for your baby to rest.
Sometimes in class when I announce we are going to work on mantras as a pain management tool, I get some eye rolling, as if I am asking the students to start bowing down to Buddha. While mantras in their true sense are from the Vedic Hinduism period and chanted in sanskrit, the mantras we […]