Category: The Power of Play

Staff Favorites: Children’s Books

Staff Favorites: Children’s Books

For International Children’s Book Day, we asked our staff to share their favorite children’s books. They found it nearly impossible to narrow down their list, but here it is (in no particular order): My Friend Rabbit and Clara & Asha by Eric Rohmann Tuesday and...
The Secret Life of a Jacket

The Secret Life of a Jacket

In the daily hustle and bustle, much of children’s schedules revolve around choices made by the adults who care for them. Many children move throughout their day being shuffled from one transition to another. Often, the transitions lead to frustrations and meltdowns...
Focused:  When You Just Can’t Stop Playing!

Focused: When You Just Can’t Stop Playing!

It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen…..often. Your child will be completely engrossed in something when it is time to do something else. You kindly ask them to wrap up what they are doing, and their reaction appears as if they didn’t hear you. You remind them again. Still nothing. One final plea to finish up and this time, without even stopping what they are doing and looking up, they beg you for “5 more minutes.” As frustrating as this may be to us as parents for other reasons, this situation is also your child showing their ability to focus.

Core Strength does More Than You Think

Core Strength does More Than You Think

Warm and sunny spring weather practically requires a trip to the local park. Before you swing  with your your kids, pause for a moment to take in the sea of excited children in constant motion. You may be sitting, standing, or about to join them in activity yourself,...
Interdependence:  Relying on Others & Working Together

Interdependence: Relying on Others & Working Together

When your child is around other children, have you ever noticed them carefully watching what another may be doing and then doing something almost exactly the same just moments later? Perhaps they are watching someone put together an elaborate Lego sculpture and then...
Cultivate an Open Mind in Your Children

Cultivate an Open Mind in Your Children

If we were to ask adults, “What is this?”   most people would say a black dot. Well, they might also call it a circle, a period, a blob or polka dot too. Show children the same black dot and ask, “What is this?” and you will hear boundless possibilities. A pupil. A...

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