Older children and adolescents may enjoy the ghoulish aspects of Halloween, but your toddler may find them frightening. Young children may prefer celebrations and traditions that emphasize the harvest season such as a visit to a pumpkin farm with corn mazes or hay rides.
Messy (or sensory) play is a fun and interesting way for children to explore and learn about the world around them, but for parents it is just so, well messy! Here are a few ways to minimize the mess. The first is to choose a location that is easy to clean up such as the kitchen, bathtub, driveway, or backyard. Lay a vinyl shower curta...
Preschool schedules will vary depending on the type of preschool you choose. Most preschools follow a routine that provides structure and predictably, while programming in plenty of time for free play and independent discovery.
Take advantage of your son’s natural curiosity, and provide him with plenty of experiences to explore nature using all of his senses. For example, go for a nature walk and let your son have fun navigating his way through rocks, mud, tree branches and roots.
One of the most difficult parts of parenting is the lack of sleep. I can definitely relate to having an early riser—no matter what time I put my son to bed at night, he’s up at the crack of dawn every morning.