Learning Together

Get answers, share concerns and join in the conversation.

Get expert insight into early childhood education today.

by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | April 27, 2012 | Child Development

These Fantastic Firsts aren’t what you’re expecting. Sure, walking, talking, potty training, and the other usual milestones are impressive. But developmental experts really get excited about these lesser-known gems that display even more complex leaps in development:  First “Conversation” (3-6 months): Those lovely back-and-forth exchanges of “oohs,” “aahs,” and sweet glances prove that your baby […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 26, 2012 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Try one of these fun activities for school age children, perfect for the whole family! Let’s Make Soap What is Needed: 1-1/2 cup opaque soap base (available at health or craft stores) Knife 2 to 4 drops essential oil in preferred scent–orange is very refreshing (optional) 4 to 6 drops food coloring (optional) Mold – […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 26, 2012 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Try these fun activities, great for preschool or Pre-K aged children! Who Doesn’t Like a Cookie? Anyone can get their game on to release a few sillies. AND who doesn’t like a cookie? So put this game and cookies together, and what do you get? Do this activity and you will find out. What is […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 26, 2012 | Child Development | Learning Activities

These activities are great to do with a two year old! Grooming Our Pets   What is Needed: Stuffed animals Combs, brushes, and ribbons & clips (optional) Doing the Activity: Get down on the floor with your two year old and bring out the stuffed animals, and brushes and combs. Tell your child that their […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 26, 2012 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Enjoy these great activities with your child perfect for infants and toddlers! Little Drummers What is Needed: Find some fun songs that you can beat a drum to. Really any songs other than lullabies would work. Gather wooden spoons, pots of various sizes and their lids Doing the Activity: Get down on the floor with […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 26, 2012 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Do you remember what it’s like to be young? To be silly and carefree, when your only job is to learn and have fun? Back then, it was all about the journey and never the destination. Living in the moment was your only choice, and you couldn’t help but be present for every astonishing and […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 24, 2012 | Work/Life Balance

Solutions for Creating a Work-Life Balance Would you like to have work-life balance? If you’re feeling overworked and finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. Well, we have a solution for you. Here are some of our suggestions to help […]

 |  comments



by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | April 16, 2012 | Child Development

 Neuroscientists say that the noggin power required to play tea party – or any other kind of pretend play – is very complex. Here’s what it takes: The desire to play nicely with friends. The skills to follow the social “rules” of the party. The ability to communicate. And last but certainly not least, the willingness […]

 |  comments



by Learning Care Group | April 12, 2012 | Learning Activities

Keep the learning going at home with these fun and education activity suggestions! Write numbers 1 – 5 on paper bags. Have your child add items into the bags to equal the number on the outside. Count as you go! Look through coupons and have your child sort them into piles based on amount saved. […]

 |  comments



by Melissa Taylor | April 5, 2012 | Early Education & Literacy

Parents, if you’re like me, you’re always searching for free activities to share with your kids. Let me tell you, the library is the best free choice I’ve found. So great in fact, I counted six reasons to love the library. Story time From babies to preschoolers, the library offers story times with songs, crafts […]

 |  comments