Archive for 'Kid Culture'

A Child’s First Friends

A Child’s First Friends

Socializing is one of the most complex skills a child will learn. As parents, we can do a lot to help them develop these skills positively. Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s [...]

Benefits of Siblings

Benefits of Siblings

Forget rivalry. The upside of sharing life with a sibling. Benefits of Siblings Usually when you think about being the parent of siblings, rivalry comes to mind.  But there’s so much more to sharing life with [...]

Walk to School

Walk to School

How a few rules can make walking to school a safe and healthy activity Walk to School Today most parents insist on driving their children to school even though walking is healthier; kids get exercise and [...]

Kids and Sleepovers

Kids and Sleepovers

Why sleeping over at a friend’s is a childhood rite of passage. Kids and Sleepovers Sleepovers are a rite of passage for most kids, and no wonder. Sitting up giggling into the wee hours of the [...]

Homesickness

Homesickness

 What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness.  In [...]

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Sending children off to their first overnight camp can give both parents and children a case of the jitters. But with a little preparation, residential camp can be the thrill of a child’s lifetime. Going away [...]

The Benefits of Daycamps

The Benefits of Daycamps

The many benefits of signing your child up for day-camps. Daycamp Benefits For many parents, childcare can be a big problem during the summer months. But day-camps are a great alternative for summer childcare, offering a [...]

Overnight Camp Readiness

Overnight Camp Readiness

The signs that your child is ready and raring to got to overnight camp. Overnight Camp Ready Are you thinking that this summer you’re going to send your child off to an overnight camp for a [...]

Music and Young Children

Music and Young Children

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the love of music. Fortunately it doesn’t require expensive lessons and instruments to do this. Singing, even speaking in a sing-song voice to children is [...]

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 [...]