Archive for 'Development'
Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]
During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]
Recent studies suggest that by exercising now, children will enjoy health benefits that last well into their senior years. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM), children who regularly exercise in childhood are [...]
Why our children’s body weight can sometimes fluctuate. Development and Weight Changes When it comes to a child’s weight, the fact is there’s often little a child can do about shedding or gaining a few extra [...]
What to do when learning to read is easier said than done. Signs of Reading Difficulties For some kids learning to read is quite the challenge. But since reading is so integral to a child’s education, [...]
Is there a connection between speech and self esteem? Speech Socialization For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship. And since communication is so much a part of friendship, it’s important that our children learn to clearly [...]
Those aching legs and sore muscles that our youngsters experience could be growing pains. Are they cause for concern? During the preschool and early school years, many children experience relatively severe pains in their legs, often [...]
Why it’s important to take our children’s grief seriously. Loss of a Pet Does your child have a small pet? Then be prepared for the inevitable. When children loose a small pet like a hamster or [...]
How to know if you’re over scheduling your child’s after school agenda. Over-Scheduling Kids Not only are children starting back into school at this time of year, they’re also enrolling in after school lessons and sports [...]
Why keeping recess alive at school is important for health’s sake. Recess & Exercise Remember when you were a kid, how your favorite subject was recess? In all seriousness recess is a very important part of [...]
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