Archive for 'Development'

Why Friends Matter

Why Friends Matter

How friendship teaches kids important life lessons. Why Friends Matter Ask a kid what’s so great about having friends and they’ll probably say “friends are fun”.   They’re right.  But learning to socialize and get a long [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

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 [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

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 [...]

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

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 [...]

Development and Weight Changes

Development and Weight Changes

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 [...]

Signs of Reading Difficulties

Signs of Reading Difficulties

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, [...]

Speech and Socialization

Speech and Socialization

 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 [...]

What To Do If Your Child Has Growing Pains

What To Do If Your Child Has Growing Pains

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 [...]

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

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 [...]

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

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 [...]