7 Foam Blocks Sets with Fun Free-Play Potential

7 Foam Blocks Sets with Fun Free-Play Potential

Blocks are part of every adult’s treasured childhood memories. From wood to cardboard to plastic to foam, kids eagerly build for hours. Foam blocks now come in plenty of shapes and sizes to enhance children’s imaginative play. Modern blocks are lightweight and come in a variety of colors and textures. Parents and educators alike often…

Embrace Fatherhood and Your Child Will Reap the Rewards

Embrace Fatherhood and Your Child Will Reap the Rewards

While research tells us that embracing fatherhood will dramatically impact a child’s life, the father’s role used to be limited to providing the income. The changing role of fatherhood enables men to express their emotions and share the parenting role with the mother. It has changed dramatically over the years. As a child in the…

13 Questions to Consider When Choosing a High Quality Child Care Center

13 Questions to Consider When Choosing a High Quality Child Care Center

Selecting a quality child care center is difficult and requires a lot of research. With over thirty years working in the early childhood field, I know quality! Here, I’m going to outline some of the most important things to look out for when you’re making your decision. Children Benefit Research documents the importance of quality…

A Future Artist May Be in Your Preschool Classroom—Some Things to Consider When Setting Up Your Art Centre

A Future Artist May Be in Your Preschool Classroom—Some Things to Consider When Setting Up Your Art Centre

The art area in a preschool child care center can be one of a child’s favorite spaces. Just imagine, mounds of crayons, boxes of colored pencils, markers in every color, plain paper, glue, plastic scissors, magazines for cutting or tearing, construction paper, examples of 3D creations, art displayed, paints of all kinds, clay, easels, smocks,…

Bursting Through Those Baby Blues: Tips for Getting Through Those Post-Pregnancy Emotions

Bursting Through Those Baby Blues: Tips for Getting Through Those Post-Pregnancy Emotions

When I met our baby girl for the very first time it was pure euphoria. Her sweet face, that little cry; I could barely let the nurse take her in to be weighed. I was over the moon in love… except when, quite inexplicably, I wasn’t. That’s when I said “hello” to baby blues and…

Co-sleeping: Is it Safe, Is It Convenient, Will They Ever Leave My Bed?

Co-sleeping: Is it Safe, Is It Convenient, Will They Ever Leave My Bed?

If you have a baby, know a baby, or have just heard of babies, you’re probably aware that sleep does not necessarily come easily to them. Most people go into parenting knowing that they won’t be getting as much sleep as they’d like, but really, they have no idea what they’re in for. (Full disclosure: When…

How to Create P.E.A.C.E. When Your Child Tantrums and You get Triggered…

How to Create P.E.A.C.E. When Your Child Tantrums and You get Triggered…

As a conscious parent coach, I have worked with many families who find themselves “at battle” with their children. Whether it is not listening to what is being asked of them and throwing tantrums around not getting want they want, to facing challenges with school matters or bedtime routines. These are amongst some of the…

7 Superb Shape Sorters to Engage Your Little One

7 Superb Shape Sorters to Engage Your Little One

We all remember our favorite childhood toy or toys. Perhaps it was a telephone with googling eyes or a toy vacuum so you could “help” with chores. We never realized that many of the toys we played with had some educational value as well. These shape sorters are a great toy to allow your child…

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