Parenting

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?

Is my child ready for Kindergarten? This is a question parents always ask.  As a preschool teacher, I always tell parents not to worry.   Some parents say Kindergarten is the new first grade and want their children to be able to read, write and be able to do...

Is Santa Claus real?

Is Santa Claus real?

Celebrating Christmas with children means happiness, smiles, magic, stories and, of course, Santa Claus. As parents, we want December to be special in many ways. We want to teach Gratitude, we donate and remember the less fortunate families.    We move the...

Mom shaming

Mom shaming

What is mom shaming? I read an article from the New York times a few weeks ago titled “Mom Shaming is Running Rampant During the Pandemic” written by Rosemary Counter.  Then I heard someone else talking about it and how badly it makes mothers feel when another...

Music Education Matters in Children

Music Education Matters in Children

Music Education is an important part of every child's development. A great song can often light up their eyes, inspire them to move around, dance, and even help them with their sense of confidence.   And it doesn't end there. The elements of music education...

Why do children build forts?

Why do children build forts?

Why do children build forts? I believe it's an effort to gain control over their environment. By building a fort you are not only creating your own shelter for your own conditions, you are making a space that belongs to you. The rules in the fort are yours to decide...

Do children still play with dolls?

Do children still play with dolls?

Yes, they do. Play is the way children start to understand and make sense of their world. Playing with baby dolls allows little ones to model what they’ve seen.   By swaddling and rocking their baby doll, or changing and feeding, your child is practicing taking...