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 [...]
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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 [...]
Early childhood education is a crucial factor that all parents must at least consider. The fact is the first eight years of a person’s life have a huge impact on their long-term success, whether academic, social or even emotional. According to research, much of what we need to be successful in life is already established by the time [...]
In the past, it was assumed that teaching children foreign languages was futile. However, this idea has been proven inaccurate based on actual facts. Research shows that learning another language at a young age offers incredible psychological benefits that go way beyond the ability to ask for directions in a foreign language. Enhanced cognitive [...]