A 3-year-old girl hands out crayons one at a time to her tablemates as if they were her own property — keeping the box close by her side and deciding...
Ages & Stages
Whether it’s an unexpected day off from school, a meeting that runs late at work or a last minute invite to an event, at some point there will be a scenario when you consider leaving your child home alone. There’s a lot to think about before you take the first step into a new level of independence with your child. ...Read more 0
Incorporating sensory play with your child's activities can encourage him or her to use their senses. It allows children to discover and investigate the world around them by building nerve connections, which increases their ability to understand. It also can improve language development, social skills, critical thinking skills, and fine and gross motor skills. ...Read more 0
The Greater Cleveland area offers many options when it comes to preschool. If it's time to start considering which program would be the right fit for your child — and your family — begin your search for information by consulting our list of Northeast Ohio preschools. ...Read more 0
These days, we’re obsessed with success — particularly big book smarts, AP classes, higher education, and a preoccupation with straight As. But piling on the homework and study time doesn’t always yield results. New research shows that physical activity has a positive effect on school performance. Learn more about the study, as well as what you can do to help set up your kids for success. ...Read more 0
While academics do play a large part of kindergarten readiness, there are other skills that are important for kids to master prior to the transition from preschool. Here are five focus areas besides academics that parents can use to help their preschool age children prepare for kindergarten. ...Read more 0
For many kids, organized sports aren’t much fun anymore.
Overbearing parents, over-the-top coaches and overzealous competition are frequent images associated with youth-athletic leagues today. Though playing ball often used to...
Social communication is important in developing effective interpersonal skills and is critical to various aspects of daily life. Important social skills in early childhood include emerging abilities to manage feelings and behaviors, recognize social cues from others and engage in positive interactions with peers. Learn more about the development of these skills in young children, including where to turn if there appear to be problems. ...Read more 0
Did you know that reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning? Reading aloud stimulates language development even before a child can talk. Find out other benefits associated with reading to your child, plus learn how one organization is working to eliminate the "word gap" that affects children whose families live at or below poverty level. ...Read more 0