Category Archives: Child Development

How To Enrich & Encourage Learning This Summer

Summer break is finally here! Children cannot wait for the break from school, homework, and getting up and on the school bus every Monday through Friday. Your child has learned so much this school year and has really gained momentum! Unfortunately, according to John Hopkins University, summer learning loss can be...
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Teaching Your Child Healthy Electronic Use

Is playing outside or with toys a rare occurrence in your household? Do your children seem to care about watching shows, texting, or gaming over anything else? The use of electronics like computers, cell phones, and video games barely had to be considered a generation ago, and now electronic devices nearly dominate...
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“Mommy, can I sleep with you tonight?”

Helping Children Overcome Their Fear of Storms Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather, new buds on the trees, and of course, storms! Spring storms often bring with them loud thunder, hail, and even tornadoes. While a healthy fear of these weather events is necessary to our safety,...
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Recognizing Depression in Children

Recognizing Depression in Children Is depression possible in children? What does is look like? Is it different from the blues or moodiness that can be common with children as they go through the difficulties of life? Although we tend to think of our children as resilient in the face of...
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The importance of sensory play in the development of a healthy child

What is sensory play? Toddlers and kids learn best through their senses. Any play which stimulates the use of touch, smell, sight, hearing, using fine motor muscles etc is considered sensory play. Stimulating neural pathways through sensory experiences is a crucial part of kids’ early brain development. Sensory play lays a crucial...
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Peer pressure: Helping kids to cope with exclusion and cliques

Negative peer pressure doesn’t necessarily mean your child is being persuaded by “toxic friends” to try cigarettes, beer, or drugs. Quite often, children are excluded by cliques and are left to feel miserable, unworthy of friendship, depressed, and unhappy. Most kids would rather be members of cliques, no matter what it...
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Importance of education – why knowledge is so powerful

Importance of education is noticeable in many aspects of our lives. Knowledge contributes to development of society, self empowerment, financial stability, and creating conditions for decent living. Understanding better the importance of education To understand the importance of education, take some time to consider few facts: -Think about your friends or...
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