1. Building a Library for Your Young Child

    When your baby is born, a great task begins: the process of building a beautiful, funny, and engaging library of children’s books for your little one. Our recommendations will get you off to a great start. Books For Toddlers 18 Months & Younger When babies are in the newborn stage, their vision is a bit blurry. Picture books with a lot of nuance and subtle colors will not catch their attenti…Read More

  2. Common Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Disruptions and How to Manage Them

    No toddlerhood or preschool years would be complete without a little bit of unexpected sleep concerns. From early wakeups to bedtime fears, many kids this age develop ways of getting out of bed and into yours in the middle of the night. Help them to navigate bedtime and nighttime sleep with these tips. Your Little Jack-in-the-Box You’ve arranged his stuffed animals, tucked him in, adjusted his n…Read More

  3. Five Tips for Moving into a New Home with Young Children

    Moving to a new home is exhausting and overwhelming for anyone, but for parents of young kids, it can be particularly taxing. The five tips will help your move to run a bit more smoothly by taking your own hard work and time into account, while also remembering that your kids will be a bit rocked by the move as well! Pack kids’ items while they’re sleeping. Don’t try to pack a few boxes of t…Read More

  4. Sensory Processing Disorder and How it Affects Young Children

    Your child may have friends at daycare or preschool who struggle with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or you may know families who are going through the difficult process of ascertaining whether their child has SPD, and finding effective therapies for him or her. You may have even noticed symptoms of SPD in your own child, and have wondered if looking into SPD further might be helpful for your …Read More

  5. Gardening with Kids: Five Plants Your Children Will Get Excited About

    Gardening with kids can be a great way to get them excited about a project, get them outside, and engage them with something that requires care and attention and rewards them with some backyard treats! But kids tend to lose interest in fussy or slow-growing plants. These five are some of our favorites that tend to be popular among young children. Sunflowers, of course, are a favorite among kids. T…Read More

  6. Nurturing Your Young Child’s Love for Animals

    Whether you have a family pet, love your neighbor’s dogs, or just enjoy bringing your family to the farm to see the baby animals in the spring, fostering a love for animals in your child may be a part of your family’s life. What you may not know is that in addition to bringing your children fun and happiness, teaching them to love and care for animals helps them to develop empathy, considerati…Read More

  7. Early Speech Milestones: What to Look Out for As Your Child’s Communication Evolves

    Your infant, or young toddler, is gaining new skills every day, and many parents can become confused about what is typical in terms of communication and speech acquisition. Typically, children develop according to a general timeline, so if you notice your child is not meeting certain milestones, you may want to bring them up to your pediatrician. Not every concern is a sign of an impending speech …Read More

  8. Five Ways to Raise a Kind and Empathetic Child

    While so much emphasis is placed on academic achievement, physical fitness, and language and music learning, there is another essential skill that parents must impart to their children. Kindness is essential to the good character of a growing child, and instilling it in your child will be rewarding both for him and for the world around him as he grows. Model kindness. Think of opportunities you ca…Read More

  9. From Preschool to Grade School: Signs Your Child is Ready

    As your preschooler goes from “still a toddler” to “big kid”, you’re likely starting to think about grade school, and how your child will cope once he has graduated from his preschool environment and is going to elementary school everyday. Is your child ready? Here are ten signs that he is ready to pack his book bag and get started! Can follow basic directions. No kid is going to obey th…Read More

  10. 7 Tips for Transitioning Your Young Child Out of the Crib

    In every young child’s life comes that dreaded moment when your toddler escapes from his crib and you must consider a new transition: moving your little one from the security of the crib to a toddler bed or a twin bed. Whether you choose a toddler rail on your existing crib, or decide to make the big leap to a twin, you’re likely worried about the toll on your child’s sleep, and your own, th…Read More