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Help Your Child Learn to Succeed by Failing
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Help Your Child Learn to Succeed by Failing

We naturally want to help our children succeed. However, as parents, sometimes the very best thing we can do is help our children succeed by learning to fail. Life isn’t success after success. Life is a series of failures. Often times, perseverance through these failures makes the achievements we make feel that much greater.

Laughter is Learning!
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Laughter is Learning!

There is no funny business here, laughter has proven to be a vital part of child development for our little ones. One of babies’ first instincts are to smile. By 8-10 weeks babies can smile in response to stimuli and soon after they begin laughing spontaneously. This laughter shifts to a response to their environment by about 3 months old. Smiling and laughing are some of the very earliest forms of engaging with others and connecting in a social form.

Sensory Play: Taking it Outdoors!

Sensory Play: Taking it Outdoors!

It’s no secret that sensory play is crucial for early childhood development. The importance of sensory play cannot be overstated. You support cognitive growth, language development, gross and fine motor skills and more by encouraging the use of all senses through play.

Why the First Five Years are so Important: The 10 Stages of Play
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Why the First Five Years are so Important: The 10 Stages of Play

From day one, your little one is growing, changing, learning and developing. We now know that from the time of birth until age 5, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in their life! 90%! These five years are essential and, the best part is that as caregivers, you have the ability to really steer how the brain develops. This early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn, to develop social and emotional abilities and ability to succeed in school and life.

So, how can you help?

Spark Meaningful Connections with Your Kids
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Spark Meaningful Connections with Your Kids

It is the month of love and, for some of our kids, these occasions are their first taste of how to show the people we love how we feel. Our conversations with our children stay with them. Happy or sad, positive or negative, our words matter. When is the last time you felt truly heard by someone you love? How did that feel? As a parent, that’s a feeling we want to give to our children. Meaningful conversations with our children today lead to meaningful connections with our children in life. We don’t have it all together all the time, it’s not going to look perfect. However, every effort you take does matter.

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