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.
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.
Babies cry for many reasons and this can be frustrating for parents. I know when my baby was having colic during the night, she would cry for what seemed like hours, and I would feel so helpless despite all my pediatric knowledge about managing colic.
Sending your kids off to kindergarten or school is a big step for most parents. It can be an emotional time fraught with many details you may not expect. From choosing the right school for your child to all the paperwork you have to fill out, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rest assured, we have you covered.
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 recently received a phone call from a parent; she was confused and concerned regarding a shift in her ten-year-old son’s approach to his schoolwork. This, unfortunately, is a common occurrence in the world of tutoring. Many children begin their academic careers with passion and promise, only to show signs of hesitancy, and even apathy, as they near the end of elementary school. Parents are left wondering, “What happened?”
In today’s column, guest columnist Evan Quinones shares what he has learned about the Gogos. As Evan notes, “Being a grandmother in Swaziland is very different from being a grandmother in the United States!”