Preschool Crawling

Preschool crawling provides a healthy way to strengthen a young child’s mind and body. Often parents and caregivers think of crawling as “baby’s work.” Thinking that once a little one pops up onto two feet, the child shouldn’t go back to that baby...

Parents Reading Aloud

Five-year-olds, now more than ever, are being asked to read to their parents. A recent report from NPR reported an increased expectation of independent reading of 31% between current kindergarten teachers and those surveyed in 1998. Does this push out the importance...

Why Peek-a-Boo Matters

Peek-a-boo, I see you! Isn’t it wonderful how babies squeal with delight at this simple game? Peek-a-boo is not just great fun for you and your baby, it can actually teach the important concept of object permanence. At first your baby will think that when an object...

First Smile: Serve and Return

The first time a baby smiles back at a parent is an exciting and early milestone in their young life. As the parents reinforce this behavior, it becomes more common. Every bit of evidence, practical and scientific, shows that smiling at one another stimulates healthy...