7 Gaming Computer Models for Toddlers through Teens

7 Gaming Computer Models for Toddlers through Teens

Gaming is for everyone. There is a gaming computer out there to suit everyone too. Whether you’re a toddler or an adult, studies suggest that gaming improves basic skills like problem solving, memory and decision making. It has also been proven to increase literary, social and executive skills, and reduce impulsiveness and increase mental flexibility. There’s…

7 Baby Monitor Options for Parents of Babies and Toddlers

7 Baby Monitor Options for Parents of Babies and Toddlers

As a mom and a daycare provider, I have purchased several different baby monitors over the last few years. I have found different features to be helpful at different times with both infants and toddlers. One of the most surprising things for me is how helpful having a baby monitor has been with toddlers, long…

7 Mickey Mouse Games for Disney Family Fun

7 Mickey Mouse Games for Disney Family Fun

Mickey Mouse has been delighting children of all ages for generations. I was a fan of Mickey Mouse and all of his friends when I was a child. In fact, I still am. And now I get to watch my daughters enjoy the magic of Mickey though his newest kids’ show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The…

Preschool Learning Centres Provide a Basis for Lifelong Learning

Preschool Learning Centres Provide a Basis for Lifelong Learning

According to research, learning centers in preschool provide the tools for learning all throughout life. The early childhood classroom (ages 2–5) is a huge factor in children’s development. Classrooms are usually set up so that children can be engaged with exploratory activities. Materials Purposefully Planned In an ideal setting, the materials are purposefully planned, changes…

9 Rokenbok Toys for Super STEM Recreation

9 Rokenbok Toys for Super STEM Recreation

Rokenbok construction toy systems are an ideal way to introduce your child to STEM concepts and learning. Science, technology, engineering and math skills promoted by STEM toys are not only useful in school, they are important skills for understanding how the world around us works. Building Rokenbok cities and then interacting with them with remote…

7 Dinosaur Games for Passionate Young Paleontologists

7 Dinosaur Games for Passionate Young Paleontologists

Dinosaur games—there is nothing quite like the lure of Prehistoric creatures to get kids excited about science, and no better way to do it! From the roaring T-Rex to the soaring Pterodactyl, dinosaurs are the pet project of of many young children. You may even know a handful of serious enthusiasts—you know the type: too…

9 Awesome Art Sets To Inspire Imagination And Creativity

9 Awesome Art Sets To Inspire Imagination And Creativity

Artistic activities like painting, drawing and coloring are wonderful activities for children and teens. Art positively affects children’s brains by encouraging neural connections. Artistic expression promotes creativity and problem-solving skills and helps children understand and process the world around them. In addition, scribbling serves as a pre-cursor to writing for younger children. Art sets are a…

The Solar System for Kids: 11 Out of this World Options

The Solar System for Kids: 11 Out of this World Options

People have been looking up at the sky for thousands of years of human history wondering about what is up there. We now have telescopes and satellites that take some of the mystery away for us adults – but kids still have the wonder. Children are naturally curious about the world, ours and the ones…

Is Your Child Having Friendship Problems?

Is Your Child Having Friendship Problems?

At some point throughout their schooling years, children will experience problems with their school friends. Have we not all been there? Because of this, it is important to differentiate “normal” childhood conflicts and bullying. Normal childhood conflict is characterized by both children having equal power where neither one is seeking control. They just happen to…

9 of the Best Learning Tower Options for Families

9 of the Best Learning Tower Options for Families

Involving young children in cooking and meal preparation is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. Measuring, stirring, and cooking are all tasks that present useful opportunities to teach simple math and science concepts. Meal preparation is also a great time to discuss nutrition and healthy eating. Cooking is a useful skill…

Holiday Hazard Guide – Keep the Kids Safe!

Holiday Hazard Guide – Keep the Kids Safe!

Be aware of holiday hazards within a child’s easy reach! Our homes are filled with Christmas flowers, ornaments and table adornments. While it provides a rich ambiance, the novelty and attractiveness create an appeal to a young child that is hard to resist. With young children, everything goes into their mouth. As the holidays approach,…

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