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Help Your Child Build Friendships

Children can sometimes struggle building friendships at a young age. Spending time with friends can help a child’s mental and emotional health and having a group of friends provides a strong support system. Here are some tips and activities you can suggest to help your child form lasting friendships. Play

5 Ways to Nurture Kindness in Your Kids

Developing kindness in your children at a young age will help them grow to be conscientious, compassionate adults. Rather than provide a lecture or educational lesson on kindness, there are day-to-day things you can do for and with your child to encourage understanding and empathy. Here are some suggestions to

Motivate Your Kids to Be Leaders

The Parkland, Florida high school students who have become activists set an important example of how our youth can take on powerful leadership roles to inspire change. Motivating your child to be a leader at a young age can help build his confidence, self-esteem, and social awareness. These skills will

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

It’s important for kids to know even small acts can make a difference. Volunteering teaches this lesson and builds caring and empathy in children from an early age. Even toddlers are capable of learning about compassion and community responsibility through volunteering.   Finding the Age Appropriate Volunteering Activities Choosing the

How Books Increase the Self-Esteem of Children of All C…

It’s very easy to assume we all face the same challenges as parents, but this isn’t the case. Consider, for the moment, that all-important question, how to increase your child’s self-esteem? Creating a positive sense of self is important to any child, but some parents face more of a challenge

Why Parents Should Spoil Kids—with Books

Saying no and setting limits is one of the most important things we do as parents. No parent wants to be accused of spoiling their child. For every rule, however, there is an exception. In this case, it’s books. Spoiling a child with books is the one of those situations

Why Reading Out Loud to Kids Relieves Stress

Reading out loud to kids doesn’t just improve their emerging literacy skills and fuel their imaginations. Reading together is also a great way to relieve stress and anxiety—for parents and children alike. Books: The Ultimate Stressbuster Just how effective is reading at relieving stress? According to a study from the

Memory Improvement Games for Kids

Memory improvement games have plenty of benefits beyond improving a child’s ability to recall items. Such games encourage focus, improve concentration, and encourage the development of a child’s cognitive skills. A good memory helps children in all aspects of life. Here’s five memory improvement games kids will want to play

Easy Number Games for Kids

Learning to count to ten is an important skill for any child, and forms the foundation for basic math, telling time, reading calendar dates, and much more. Playing fun learning numbers games helps teach children this important skill—even if they don’t realize they’re being taught. Counting to Ten Games Even

Why Puzzles Are Important for Fine Motor Skills Develop…

Cognitive activities for toddlers encourage logical thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills development, and more. Puzzles can play a significant role in developing these skills, as even a simple jigsaw puzzle engages a child on multiple levels.   Children need to explore their world and, equally important, interact with it.