Bonding with family nurtures deep connections that last a lifetime and helps build a firm foundation for kids. Here’s one important tip that will bring your family closer.
Play is more than just fun for children. It’s how they learn and develop and is as important as exercise or healthy diet. We can relax and let our kids play to their heart’s content. Turns out it’s good for them!
Inside: Screens have become a huge part of our lives. Have you ever wondered how screen time affects your child? I went looking for answers and discovered what recent studies and brain scans have to tell us about the impact of screen time on our children’s brains. Take a moment to read the research and find out how to find a healthy balance (includes free info sheet and helpful tools).
Reading was a big part of my children’s summer. I can still hear my oldest chattering a mile a minute as he told me all about the game of Quidditch. That was the summer we discovered Harry Potter.
I can see my middle son shaking with laughter as he read Bunnicula for the first time.
I remember how excited my boys got when the newest Harry Potter or Redwall book came out. There would be all kinds of lively negotiations as the three of them figured out who would read the books first.
Books have magical properties don’t they? You can send your child to Hogwarts or let them hunt for treasure. You can invite them to travel through a wardrobe to a magical land or ride on the backs of dragons.
But how can we convince our children to pick up a book and keep reading? Here are some simple strategies to help.Continue Reading