Besides being lots of fun, fantasy and dress up have important cognitive and emotional benefits for our kiddos, and deserve your full encouragement!
Children have a much less developed sense of the future, and thus short-term benefits carry even more weight for them than adults. So how can we strengthen their resolve to take on difficult topics and tasks, such as homework?
Self-explanation, otherwise know as re-explaining a concept in your own words, is a powerful way to deepen understanding and comprehension, in school work, and beyond.
The real benefits of creativity kids are internal: getting into the flow state, developing flexibility, trusting their inner voice, growing in competency, and realizing their own vision, among others.
Lots of research backs up the notion that kids perform better when we expect more of them... except when we expect too much. Here's how the get the balance right.
A collaborative family gift-making session is a special way to spend time, connect, make lasting memories and more.
Kids learn best when they reach flow – a state of deep immersion and engagement in their work or project. The good news is, you can create the conditions for flow at home.
Digital technology has many benefits, as well as many potential negative effects for children's well-being. Engage your child in proactively managing screens.
You may be pleasantly shocked to learn that now, in early elementary school, your kiddo can actually take over some of their own time-keeping and routine-following.
Summer is great time for kids to explore the natural world and practice the scientific method at the same time.
Every activity we do impacts the way we feel. Structure your family's day to achieve balance and wellbeing.
Life doesn't always go according to plan. But there's no need to wallow in regret - we can help our kiddos process these curveballs and bounce back.
Your child will learn best if you partner with their teacher to reinforce their learning at home. Read on for strategies.
Many people think of math as an isolated (and sometimes disliked) class in school, but your child will benefit greatly from math thinking and talk at home.
It's a great time of year to prioritize literacy. Here are some ways you can help as a parent.