As a mama of a Deaf child, I know that signing is critical for her to succeed. But I also know from experience that it is super beneficial for children without a hearing loss. With an educational background in Early Childhood, I know the benefits early communication has for successful child development as whole. Between … Continue reading Why Baby Sign?
"Mom, I'm bored." "Mom, there's nothing to do." Anyone else remember saying this growing up? My parents response: "Well, I have *insert chore* for you to do." Quickly we were no longer bored and found something to fill our time. My children are excellent at finding activities to fill their time. Why? Because I don't … Continue reading The Benefits of “Boredom”
I love organized programs! They are so helpful in helping children connect with other children, allow children opportunities to increase skills, and allow parents a chance to connect with other parents. Sometimes they're just what we need to get out of the house after being stuck at home for various reasons. I love that we … Continue reading The Effects of Over-scheduling
Blocks really are one of the GREATEST things created! I love the open ended possibilities that they present, and the hours of learning that they create! A recently found favourite around here are foam blocks! I picked these cool little guys up from the Dollar Store a few weeks ago, and we have had lots … Continue reading Blocks, Blocks, and More Blocks!
One of my favourite things to do with my kids is play games. I grew up playing a lot of card games and board games at family gatherings, and loved the time spent together. So I was happy to see that my children are developing a love for games too. They're a great opportunity to … Continue reading Games!