Those of us in the movement field (and those in the early childhood field who believe in the value of movement) often have to answer the question “Why are you doing this stuff?” Answering it knowledgeably and well is especially critical in this age of academic accountability.
Motivation is the key to learning. You can help your child to discover this thirst of knowledge before they even enter school. Here are some key steps in preparing your child to be a stellar student.
We’re always telling children that books and reading are good for them, but have we ever really thought about why that’s true ? Exactly what do older children get out of reading novels? What do younger kids get from being read to? Does reading matter?
As hard as it may be to imagine, there exists a rather basic parenting issue that regularly generates even more controversy than circumcision or the disposable-versus-cloth diapers-debate: whether or not to have your child sleep in the same bed as you and your partner.
Elizabeth Verdick, author of Teeth Are Not for Biting, offers practical tips for biting
Elizabeth Verdick, author of Teeth Are Not for Biting, offers practical tips for teething