Posted by: Tabbetha Greco on Jul 14, 2021

Did you know that reading with your child from a young age can make them smarter? It also promotes listening, communication, fine motor, gross motor and social emotional development.

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Lessons in Online Learning: How to Navigate the School Year

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The education system, students and parents are in unusual times. Large school districts have adapted to new learning environments while impacted by COVID-19. Here are some lessons learned to help any parent navigate the 2020-2021 school year. Read More

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Why Do Kids Need to Go to the Doctor so Often?

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If you’re a parent, I don’t need to tell you how fast children grow – physically and emotionally. And your questions and concerns grow right along with them. This is why well child visits are so important. Read More

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4 Ways to Encourage Motor Development in Baby's First Year

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Within the first year of life, your baby will develop critical motor skills that help them make small movements, hold up their head, sit up-right, crawl and eventually walk. As a caregiver, there are many things you can do to encourage them reach these milestones. Read More

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Distance Learning: Best Practices to Support Your Student

Apr 03, 2020

Since schools have been closed due to COVID-19, many parents have had to become more hands-on in their children’s daily learning than ever before. Supporting their students at home has been just as much of a learning process for these parents as it is for kids. Read More

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Building Fine Motor and Play Skills with Household Materials

Mar 27, 2020

Families are spending more time at home and less time going out to their favorite places. But you don’t need to go to the store to come up with fun new ways to keep everyone in the family engaged! Read More

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COVID-19: How to Keep Kids Busy and Connected

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In these uncertain times, parents have the added stress of keeping their children busy and connected with friends and family, all while staying home to slow the spread of coronavirus. We did some crowdsourcing to get some great ideas for younger and older kids. Read More

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Food Insecurity: The Hidden Epidemic Someone You Know is Facing

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Does putting food on the table worry you? If you are living in America, 1 in 8 of you will answer yes. Even if it isn’t you, chances are it’s happening to someone you know. Read More

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Shopping for Kids? Think Twice Before Buying a Device!

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As Black Friday approaches, prices on electronics are dropping and toddlers are already using their parents’ phones. Is it a good time to get your child their own device this year? The answer is probably not. Read More