1. 6 Chores a Preschooler Can Do

    One of the most important things you can do in terms of teaching your child responsibility is to give them chores to do around the house. Everyone in the family should contribute to the household, and preschoolers are no exception. You might think that they are too young to do much, but in reality, preschoolers are able to accomplish much more than you think. Not only that, they are thrilled to do…Read More

  2. How to Save Time as a Busy Parent

    You have a lot of demands on your time. Between work, your children, your spouse, and your friends, it may feel like you can’t possibly fit everything in. Fortunately, there have been many parents who have walked this path before you, so there is a lot of advice out there for making the most out of the limited time you have. At Foundations for Learning, we are committed to making parenting easie…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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