Friendships start with kindness, which is why we are asking you to help spread the word! Remind your little ones to take turns, practice patience and help a friend in need. Take a minute to teach your child this valuable lesson. Try introducing the fun tradition of making and giving friendship bracelets! Make one for [...]
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Toothbrushing time at our house used to be so stressful that by the end of it, my teeth would be clenched as tightly as my toddlers.’ Here’s why: Toddlers are hardwired to resist people sticking anything into their mouths. It’s a protective measure Mother Nature created for our little ones’ safety. And sometimes, toddlers are [...]
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Kids love pretending to be grown-ups with jobs. Jobs such as doctor, teacher, librarian, firefighter, scientist, vet, cook, artist or mail carrier. Encourage and enrich their pretend play and you’ll give your children beneficial literacy learning opportunities. As you know, pretend play benefits children in so many ways – with social skills, vocabulary, imagination, self-control, [...]
Kindness Counts in different ways. Here at Sprout we like to remind you that every day is a good day to be kind to your body. Try this quick and easy recipe with your child today! Do you have a favorite recipe that’s kind to your body? Share it below in a comment.
Summer: the season kids look forward to, but parents dread. There can be such a thing as too much free time. So for every parent who is stumped when confronted with the cry of “I’m bored,” here are some suggestions. When the weather is appropriate to go outside Have a family picnic — the picnic [...]
Checklist: How to Avoid Summer Learning Loss Anywhere from one to three months of grade-level learning is often lost during summer vacation. Here’s how to avoid the brain drain — with a little help from technology. By Laura St. John, Discovery Kids Puterbugs and TLC Parentables In today’s fast-paced world, summer is a refreshing time [...]
Three Ways to Keep Your Child Motivated to Continue Learning Great news: you play a critical role in your child’s emerging literacy starting in infant through school-age years! You do this by: Reading with your child Creating opportunities for verbal interactions by playing patty cake together or encouraging a deep conversation about why a character [...]
Playdough, that squishy childhood staple, gets kids’ hands pounding, poking, rolling, and shaping while their brains find the play a valuable learning opportunity which builds literacy skills. Whether store-bought or homemade, playdough is a great way to engage children in hands-on learning. Try one of these engaging playdough activities and your child will be [...]