1. The Benefits of Family Dinner

    Life gets busy, especially when you have children. When you are constantly ferrying your children between day care, play dates, and soccer practice, and trying to find ways to spend time with your spouse despite your opposing work schedules, it seems like there is always some issue to deal with, and that can make it easy to neglect certain routines. One that, unfortunately, falls by the wayside fo…Read More

  2. Fun Ways to Teach Your Preschooler Communication Skills

    When it comes to social skills, learning how to communicate effectively is of utmost importance. It doesn’t matter how brilliant you are; if you don’t know how to convey your ideas, you won’t get far. Good communicators are the most successful people in our society; they enjoy life more, perform better academically, and make more money at work. To set your child up for a successful life, it…Read More

  3. 5 Tips for Raising a Kind Kid

    Being kind is not only the right thing to do, it is the healthiest thing to do. When you are kind, your relationships are stronger and more meaningful, you experience less interpersonal stress, and you smile more. Therefore, you want to help your child foster kindness. Not only will they be a compassionate child, this care for their fellow man will extend into adulthood. Fortunately, teaching kind…Read More

  4. How to Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

    After spending all day shuttling between school, after school care, playdates, and home for homework, dinner, and bedtime, it can feel like one day lasts a year. Yet in a blink of an eye, your infant is a five year old, and suddenly, a teenager. Your kids grow up so fast, so you want to make sure you are spending the quality time with them while you can. Getting meaningful, face-to-face time with …Read More

  5. Fun Ways to Enhance Fine Motor Skills

    When your child is in preschool, it’s important to prioritize helping them to develop fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are those that deal with the tiny muscles in the hand. These skills are essential for many tasks that are important in daily life, from using a fork to zipping your coat to writing and typing. At our child care center in South Windsor, we prioritize helping our students deve…Read More

  6. Easing the Stress of Day Care Pick-Up

    After a long day at day care, it’s typical for children to go through a phase of throwing a tantrum at pick-up time. When picking up your child from day care becomes a bear, it can become something you both dread. Fortunately, if you are proactive about it, you don’t have to worry about this problem long term. In this blog, we will go over some time-tested tips that can help ease the stress of…Read More

  7. Simple and Healthy After School Snacks

    When your child gets home from preschool, chances are, they are hungry. After all, they have spent the day playing, learning, and growing, and they need to refuel after spending so much energy. You want to make sure that you are feeding your child only healthy snacks, but plain old apple slices get boring after a while. That being said, you are a busy person and you don’t have time to slave over…Read More

  8. Potty Training Tips for Parents

    It’s an exciting time for parents when your child is finally old enough to use the toilet themselves. Your baby is growing up and taking important steps towards independence. However, potty training is easier said than done. This can also be a frustrating time for parents, particularly if their child is resistant to the idea of using the toilet. Fortunately, we have compiled this list of potty t…Read More

  9. Unlocking Your Child’s Hidden Genius

    Imagine this: in the midst of a spelling lesson, you find your child singing the words to the tune of “Bob the Builder” instead of writing them down. Or, perhaps you might notice a giggling kindergartener who tends to use classroom chairs as an obstacle course during naptime. Though it can be easy to associate these behaviors with disobedience or simple mischief, there is something much deeper…Read More

  10. 5 Ways to Affirm Your Child’s Unique Qualities

    In today’s classrooms where your child’s abilities are already placed in stiff competition with their peers' as early as preschool, it has become standard practice for many schools to pit children against each other through numbered or lettered ranks, grades, or points. Though these tools for measuring progress can be useful in assessing skills like math or spelling, too much emphasis on these…Read More