Summer is coming soon! From game-changing comfort for expecting moms and poolside fun for the whole family, to child development tools and kids’ styling products – here are some of our favorites for moms and littles to ring in the summer season.
Summer is a great time to encourage language and reading development in fun ways. Below are some suggestions for strategies and games that can help you support your child’s literacy development and prevent the summer slide.
Last week Mommybites held a very important momcast on car safety for expectant and new moms, generously sponsored by SafeRide4Kids.
We all want our children to do well and to be as smart and as successful as they can be. There are always new methods being discovered that reveal how parents can encourage mental growth in their children. Teaching children a musical instrument is one of the most fascinating ways we can help our children develop.
This is not an article about the college admissions scandal. You’re welcome. Rather, this is about how grandparents can help their college-bound grandchildren. When this topic of helping is raised, providing financial help with tuition often first comes to mind. There are many resources available for grandparents with this intent. For example, in addition to consulting with their own financial planners, there are innumerable online resources for grandparents who want to help with tuition, e.g., (1) (2) (3).
Children with special healthcare needs should have an individual healthcare plan (IHP) to clarify exactly what medical care or accommodations they need in school, when they need it, and who is going to provide it.
We all “know” that calm parents are good for children. Parents know that in the midst of the mayhem, staying calm and not yelling is key. But unless you’re made of stone, it’s extremely hard to maintain even keel when you are dealing with kids day in and day out.
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.