What Are the Signs Your Child is Gifted?

Every parent loves to brag about their child’s achievements, talents, and special skills. It’s perfectly natural for parents to brag on their children and everyone feels their child is so smart. With smart toys designed to challenge and encourage learning and development, it’s easy to see how a child’s intelligence can be influenced. Children’s minds are like sponges that absorb a lot of information, but some may be better at retaining it than others. Your child’s brightness on certain things {Read More}

Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Children

It’s very common for young children to become attached to their parents. In fact, separation anxiety in children is actually a natural part of development. It’s a stage that can be just as difficult for the parent as the child to cope with, but in time this phase will pass. Some children experience separation anxiety before they reach the age of 1 while others may experience it later. Crying, screaming, or clinginess when a parent leaves are typical indications. It {Read More}

Top 5 Fun Attractions for Preschoolers

Family vacations are a fun experience for everyone to bond while doing fun activities together. It can also pose learning opportunities for little ones that help encourage and stimulate development. If you’re unsure of a travel destination to take for your next vacation, check out some of these cool and fun attractions for preschoolers that the whole family can enjoy. The Crayola Experience Now here’s a place where your little Picasso can take their art skills to a whole new {Read More}

The Transition with Multiple Children

Are you thinking of expanding your family? There are many things to take into consideration. Often times parents wonder how much harder it will be to make the transition with multiple children. For every parent it’s different. Age difference also plays an important factor when you are going from one baby to two or going from two kids to three. As a parent of two (and another on the way) I can speak from experience. If you are planning on {Read More}

Handling Sibling Rivalry

If you’re a parent with more than one child then I can guarantee at some point you will have to endure sibling rivalry. When we told our daughter she was going to be a big sister, she was thrilled at the thought of having a baby. For the most part, she was actually very sweet and loving towards her baby brother. As he grew older, it began. And now with a third, it’s yet another battle to come as he {Read More}

Best Kid-Friendly Apps That Are Free

If you own a smart phone or other mobile device then you know how useful apps can be. Likewise, you have probably already let your toddler or preschooler play on it from time to time. I know mine is a lifesaver when the kids have doctor’s appointments, rather than chasing them all over the waiting room as they get impatient while waiting. Apps can be really beneficial for kids as well with fun games that have educational value and encourage {Read More}

Homeschooling: Best Free Learning Websites

I’m all up for hands-on learning when it comes to teaching toddlers. That’s not to say that I never let my kids watch TV or occasionally play games on my phone. There are many online educational websites that offer games and learning activities for preschoolers that help them learn fundamental skills. Pay close attention, because some of these learning websites for kids require a monthly fee in order to use them. With so many resources available thanks to technology, it’s {Read More}

Best Book Recommendations for Kids

Story time is a great way for kids to learn through what they see and hear in books. Reading to your child, no matter how early, aids in their development of language skills while instilling a love for reading. It can also help them identify objects from what they see in the pictures. I’ve compiled a list featuring some of the best book recommendations for kids based on age. There are many wonderful things that come from reading books to {Read More}

When Do Babies Start Talking?

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms you begin to think about all of their firsts; their first cry, first smile, and first words. You quickly find out just how vocal your little one can be before they every utter their first words. So just how long is it before babies start talking? We’ll go over this and how to encourage your little one to begin expressing themselves without the waterworks.  Baby’s First Words Your baby will {Read More}

When Do Babies Begin Crawling?

New parents often look forward to baby’s milestones. Crawling is a big step as your baby’s first attempts to becoming mobile. Every baby is different and moves at their own pace. We’ll discuss what age is average that babies begin crawling as well as how you can help to encourage them to get moving. Age Babies Begin Crawling All babies develop at their own rate and hit each milestone at various stages. The average baby (born full term with no {Read More}