Early experiences matter!Quality interactions with nurturing and responsive family members and caregivers provide the foundation every child needs to grow, develop and learn. Luckily, kids learn best through play, so helping them achieve the development milestones they need for lifelong success doesn’t have to be a chore. As you support your child’s growth, think about the quality of the playtime interactions you have with them and challenge yourself to incorporate a variety of activities that touch on one or more of the following Domains of Development.
- Curious Minds
- Sense of Self & Relationships
- Strong & Healthy Bodies
Language and Literacy
The capacity to communicate is the ability and desire to connect with others by exchanging ideas and feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. Most children learn to communicate to get a need met or to establish and maintain interaction with a loved adult. Babies…
Being a good listener takes concentration and practice, and it’s an important skill to develop. A good listener is an active listener; active listening leads to better comprehension, communication, and problem-solving skills, and it encourages positive…
Cognition, Knowledge and Approaches to Learning
Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development, including cognitive, social and emotional skills. Here are seven ways participation in the Arts positively affects your child.
Curiosity is a desire to learn, an eagerness to explore, discover, and figure things out. Nurturing your child’s curiosity is one of the most important ways you can help them become a lifelong learner.
Sense of Self + Relationships
Social and Emotional Health
From our earliest moments and at each developmental stage, mindfulness can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. It’s helpful for children, parents, caregivers–everyone! The most effective way to bring mindfulness to your children is to…
Empathy is at the heart of good relationships of many kinds, and it begins with valuing other perspectives and other people. Parents can cultivate empathy in their children by showing their kids how to be empathetic and talking about why it’s important. Empathize with…
Strong + Healthy Bodies
Physical Development, Health and Motor Skills
Dance helps kids develop physically, socially and emotionally, cognitively and psychologically, because dancing involves every part of them – inside and 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 comfortable to be outside, but as the temperature rises from there it’s considered hazardous…
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