Benefits of Family Style Meals and Snacks

Benefits of Family Style Meals and Snacks

“Family style” is when kids and adults sit together for a meal or snack. Food and drinks are served from shared plates, pitchers, etc. When kids eat family style, they learn...

Benefits Of Water Play

Benefits Of Water Play

There are so many benefits to playing in water for kids!  Here are a few reasons why!    You can download this printable HERE.

Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Starting your baby on solid foods can be an intimidating transition. Here is an overview of new foods to try and when to add them to your baby's diet. You can download...

Early Transitions: Learning to Walk

Early Transitions: Learning to Walk

It starts with rolling, and then crawling, and before you know it your baby is walking … and running! You can support your baby through mobility transitions by encouraging...

Early Transitions: Learning to Crawl

Early Transitions: Learning to Crawl

It all starts with rolling. Whether your baby rolls from tummy to back or back to tummy, or does a half-roll to the side, this means your baby is officially mobile! You can...

Choosing the Right Pediatrician for Your Family

Choosing the Right Pediatrician for Your Family

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a pediatrician, because you want them to be the right fit for your family. Here are some things to think about. Where did they go to...

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

It’s important to feel comfortable with your pediatrician and to have an open line of communication. Well checks are a perfect time to talk about how your baby is growing...

Domains of Development: Strong & Healthy Bodies

Domains of Development: Strong & Healthy Bodies

Developing strong and healthy bodies has to do with the food children eat, the physical activities they participate in, their ability to help themselves meet basic needs,...

The Domains of Development

The Domains of Development

The Domains of Development   Growing and learning go hand in hand. As young children learn and grow, interact with the world around them, and begin to understand...

Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids

Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids

  Help set your kids up for a great ride by making sure they have all the right equipment in place.   Wearing a Properly Fitted Helmet Adjust sizing pads or fit...

8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play

8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play

8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play Give your children time for play and you will see all they are capable of doing when given the opportunity. Children learn...

The Six Cs of Playtime

The Six Cs of Playtime

The Six Cs of Playtime It’s never “just play,” it’s learning. Learning that emerges through play is deep and meaningful to children because they have shaped it themselves....

Outdoor Play and the Domains of Development

Outdoor Play and the Domains of Development

The American Academy of Pediatrics says lots of unstructured outdoor play is critical to the health of children. That’s because outdoor play benefits children in every...

5 Benefits of Playing Outside

5 Benefits of Playing Outside

Kids should play outside! Here are 5 reasons why. When kids are given unstructured time to play alone or with other children, especially outdoors, they make up their own...

Encourage Physical Activity Early in Life

Encourage Physical Activity Early in Life

Physical activity can start very early in life as part of your child's everyday play! When you're choosing activities, focus on activities that are fun. If children enjoy...

Good Nutrition | Where to Start

Good Nutrition | Where to Start

Good Nutrition Where to Start A variety of grains, dairy, proteins, fruits, and veggies is a good starting point for any healthy diet, but the necessary portions of each...

Eat Healthy and Enjoy It

Eat Healthy and Enjoy It

Instead of focusing on foods your kids can’t have, help your kids think about foods they can have, and make eating them fun! Eat the Rainbow Having a variety of colors on...

When is it Safe to Go Outside?

When is it Safe to Go Outside?

It's always important to protect your children from the sun, and in the summer it's equally important to be mindful of the heat. 80 degrees Fahrenheit or below is considered...

Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills

Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills

Many of your child’s daily activities require fine motor skills. Your child can do more things for themselves when they have opportunities to practice these skills.

How does nutrition affect the developing brain?

Brain development is most sensitive to a baby's nutrition between mid-gestation and two years of age. Children who are malnourished–not just fussy eaters but truly deprived...

Infant Sleep Safety

Ask any new mom or dad what they find most difficult in a child’s first year, and they will probably mention sleep deprivation. By a baby’s first birthday, most parents have...

Explore the Great Outdoors with Your Child

Children are natural explorers. Set some basic boundaries, and let the child discover. The learning will come. Children use all of their senses to explore. They look and...