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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

7 Ways to make the most out of travel experiences with toddlers and preschoolers


Traveling with toddlers might sound daunting but we all gather our courage and do it any way. It is a great learning experience for our little ones too. The action involved in watching their parents packing the bags, the excitement of a long road trip or getting on an air plane; all of this is very stimulating for them. It might be a little out of their comfort zone but they learn to be flexible and make do with limited supplies that we can carry. If you build enough excitement about it, many toddlers will even try new foods. All in all it’s a learning experience that they will carry with them for a lifetime.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Greetings cards – Creative literacy development tool for young ones

Greeting cards bring cheer to all of us. The feeling of being remembered, loved and cared for is always heartwarming. As a mom, I have found one more reason to be excited about greeting cards. Wondering what? Well, they bring the joy of learning to my toddler. Watching how he has progressed with alphabets making these greeting cards has been really special for me.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Perfect Square – collages to help kids develop pattern forming skills

We are all surrounded by all sorts of patterns. We make sense of our world by deciphering patterns. Our brains need to group everything we see, hear or touch and try to predict what's next. We are dealing with patterns  starting at a very young age. It could be in our routine, with rhythmic patterns in language, behavior of adults around us to mention only a few.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How to develop focus and working memory of preschoolers


When it comes to a job well done, we all focus on one’s ability to focus. Pun aside, in this fast paced world we live today, one’s ability to focus is highly coveted. Not just us adults but kids need to focus a lot just to get through their day. With all the learning in the early age and their brains still developing, it can sometimes be a daunting task for these little people.