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How to Support Your Child’s Social Skills Development

Social skills in children include sharing, cooperating, listening, following directions, respecting personal space, making eye contact, and using manners. When children have good social skills, they’re able to form and enjoy better relationships with others. They also have reduced stress and greater success in school. Try these activities to support your child’s social development: Infants Take turns pressing the button on a toy, rolling a ball back and forth, or holding a rattle or soft … Read more

Healthy Reading Habits

Early literacy is one of the keys to a child’s success in life, including academics. Other than helping your child to grow up happy and healthy, the most important thing that you can do for them is help them develop their reading skills. The brain grows quickly within the first five years of life, establishing early literacy skills can help a child be kindergarten-ready and create a willingness to learn.   Check out these tips … Read more

How Playing in Nature Helps Your Child’s Development

Playing in nature can help children of all ages with their motor skills, communication, social-emotional skills, sensory integration, and so much more! Here are some of the benefits of playing in nature. Playing outside promotes: Executive Function Skills Exploration and Creativity New Sensory Experiences Motor Skills Relaxation & Emotional Regulation The best toys for outdoor play & how to incorporate outdoor play at home