Playing cooperatively may actually increase a child’s eagerness to learn. Every child and parent knows the joy and fun that can come out of play time. Taking a few hours each day to play with toys or build new creations out of building blogs or puzzle toys can help to encourage imagination in children and […]
How to ensure that your child gets a healthy mix of work and play this year. It seems as though kids these days have more and more priorities each and every year that they have to balance. Between soccer practice, homework, participating in clubs, playing with friends and spending time with family, it can seem […]
A comparison of structured and free play, with valuable information about both. Structured play, which is also called “guided play,” is generally geared toward preschoolers or those entering kindergarten. It consists of any game or activity that has a specific goal for a child to strive towards. This could be anything from motor skills (the […]
Every parent wants their child to be safe, cared for, and protected. It’s something that is virtually instinctual in moms and dads. But can some parents take it too far? In the past decade or so, a phenomenon termed “helicopter parenting” has taken off, so to speak.