All posts in Early Learning

Aug 17, 2021

How do I help my child build a love of literacy?

By the time we reach adulthood, most of us know that reading is one of the most important developmental tools we have as human beings. From an early age, reading changes the way our brains develop, teaches us how to relate to and communicate with other people, and helps us understand the world in brand new ways. For children, reading isn’t just about literacy.

May 25, 2021

How can I help my child stop picking their nose?

As a child grows up, many parents and caregivers start noticing weird habits or behavioral tendencies in their children. Some of these are typical for kids of all ages, such as biting their nails, sticking their fingers in the ear and smelling the wax and so on. But picking the nose seems to be the grossest and most disturbing childhood habit of them all.

May 4, 2021

How important is it to read to a young child?

As parents and caregivers work hard to prepare their children for success in school—and in life—one of the most important things they can do is start reading to their child at an early age. By reading to a child, adults can help them get ready for formal education, open their mind to creativity and expose them to worlds they never could imagine on their own.

Nov 17, 2020

How do I teach my child to be smart about strangers?

“Don't talk to strangers.” Those are four little warning words that parents and caregivers have given to children for generations. Unfortunately, we do have to teach our little ones that there are people in this world who won’t always have their best interests in mind. At the same time, there are some instances where talking to a stranger can actually help a child who may be lost, in need of guidance or even as a way to simply help them learn to make conversations with new people. But how do we teach a child to know the difference between a good stranger or someone who may cause them danger?

Oct 22, 2020

Why is outdoor play and learning so important for my child?

For most parents and caregivers, it probably does not come as a surprise that children today spend less time outdoors than previous generations. In fact, according to several studies, children spend half as much time outdoors as children did 20 years ago. Most of the blame can be attributed to modern children’s enormous use of passive technology such as computers, smart phones and other forms of entertainment and media.  But parents and caregivers also contribute to kids not spending enough time outside—whether it be for safety concerns or simply not stressing the importance of being active in the great outdoors.