Creative Writing Starter Pages

You can start encouraging writing now with your child at any age. Start with building a love for books and images. Talk about the books with exaggeration. Increase your child’s vocabulary by describing everything with the most vivid adjectives. From birth your baby is learning language and how it is used. Feed that need to build their vocabulary so they can express how they feel verbally and nonverbally. Some fun ways to welcome language and literacy into your child’s life is by reading everything, describing your child’s emotions, describing what your child is wearing or doing, introducing books from letting…

6 Puzzles to Make Using Household Items

Puzzles are a great way to help your early learner with problem-solving and thinking skills.  Cognitive Development gives your child the tools they need to explore their environment and to problem solve. Puzzles also help with other areas of development; fine motor, language development, and math. Early Learners can get bored with traditional puzzles, so to keep things fun I have provided 6 puzzles to make using items found in your home. The bonus is, it cost nothing to help your child develop in this area of learning. Cereal Box Puzzle When you are all done with your cereal, take…

5 New Year’s Eve Party Activities for Kids

If you are a parent of young children, you are already trying to decide if you are going to party with or without your children, when bringing in the New Year. Now, if you are anything like me, you already feel the guilt of leaving your children with someone else at this momentous time. I mean, welcoming in a New Year without the joys of seeing your children destroying your home, acting delirious because they are sleepy but need to stay awake, or the best one yet bouncing off the walls because they have had too much sugar so late…

5 ways to put an end to tantrums in public

  The dreaded tantrum. In the store, on the plane, at a restaurant, at drop off, at a friends house, or the best one yet, at the movies. You would like to think that our children love us enough to have tantrums at home or in the car on the way to the public area, but no, that does not give them the attention they so desperately need. Is it unfair to think that our children have us wrapped around their little fingers at least 80% of the time? I mean there are some parents who would say 99% of…

Early Intervention EI,why it’s important.

If you are a parent with a child birth through three it is important to know about the benefits of Early Intervention EI.  This is a federally and state funded program for families who have children born with delays in areas of their development. In some cases children are born with disabilities or some delays in their development which would qualify the family to receive Early Intervention services. These delays may be seen by a doctor, caregiver, or the parents.  When you are aware of your child’s delay there is help. The EI program is available in all 50 states. Your…

Winter Activities

We have been preparing for winter by reading some fun winter books and doing some winter crafts.  We love watching the snow fall from the sky and filling our yard with beautiful white fluff that we can play in when the weather is not to cold. My toddler was excited by our first snow that I decided to turn our day into a winter craft day. No more Daniel Tiger for our felt board, now we have a winter wonderland. I used all my scrap felt to create this wonderland that my toddler can rearrange whenever she feels the need….