Young children learn through play, which by its very nature provides a context for physical, social, emotional, cognitive creative and linguistic learning.
According to the recent ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, kids are challenged to find time to play outside. This summer, get the family outside and give the kids some fresh air. Here are some ideas...
Words like pee-pee, poo-poo and bum-bum are adorable, while potty training. In the years that follow? Not so much.
Monitor the amount of time your family is spending in front of screens – watching television, using the computer, hypnotized by video games or playing on phones or iPads.
Kindergarten is a still a big step for a four-, five- or six-year-old – especially if the child hasn’t been in preschool – and families can help by following these tips.
What two words make parents cringe the most? “I’m bored!” It usually comes with a whine and pleading, desperate eyes. Parents know they want to get kids up and active as much as possible in the summer, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. If your idea bucket is empty, these five activities are sure to capture kids’ imaginations and possibly set you up for some much-needed hammock time.
I recently had my first Centreville experience, and it definitely won’t be my last.
If your kids like roughhousing, don’t fret. It’s an important part of development.
The newest version of dad has a few upgrades.
A mix of down time, structured activities and family time benefits everyone.