When children are born, they can pretty much be compared to blank books, having no experience or preconceived judgments about any aspect of life. As such, it is our responsibility as parents to ensure that they get the right foundations as early as possible. One way of doing this is by ensuring that they [...]
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As a parent, you have the special privilege of laying the foundation for the quality of life your child will have. Obviously you want the best for them in all respects. One way you can help facilitate this is to ensure that your child’s communication skills are being sharpened from an early age. This [...]
It's been repeated to the point of cliche but still rings true: Children grow up so fast. One minute they're in the crib, the next they're crawling and before you know it they're ready for preschool. It can be a challenge when the latter milestone arrives, because it's the first time many parents relinquish any [...]
The fact that young children learn new languages faster than adults and older children is not in dispute. Beyond the anecdotal claims of parents and others who are around children who are exposed to a second language, there’s research out there to prove the fact. For instance, children of immigrants to Canada learn to speak both [...]
Most parents are willing to go to great lengths to ensure their children grow up happy, healthy and smart. However, many of them don't know what is actually needed to ensure a child's holistic development. This post explains what you should know and what you can do today to help your child become a [...]
Preschool can be an emotional time. As children take their first steps into the world of learning, they also begin experiencing emotions on an interpersonal level. It's important for children to learn how to process these new feelings in a healthy way, which is why many schools now take a social emotional approach to education. [...]
It is often said that the most common feeling a parent has when it comes to their child is guilt. Whenever something goes wrong with your child, the default reaction is to blame yourself. It becomes even worse when other people belittle your parenting skills and judge your child’s behavior. However, you don’t have to [...]
Traveling is an opportunity to learn about new people, places, cultures and events. Many people welcome the experience with open arms. However, not everyone feels this way due to the hassles that come with the adventure. This is often particularly true for those who would be traveling with a toddler. For the sake of your child's enrichment, [...]
Your little one has attained preschool age and like many before you, you’re probably amazed at how fast the years have flown by! Within no time, you find yourself planning on where to enroll your preschooler. You probably have a lot to think about, and it may be a bit overwhelming to know how [...]
-- by Karina Martinez, Spanish for fun! Regional Manager Two months ago, I traveled with Ms. Gabriela Lowry, founder of Spanish for fun!, to Lima, Peru, her native country. During this trip, I was able to gain knowledge visiting childcare centers and preschools, and had some wonderful bonding time with Ms. Gabi. It was a [...]