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Screen time and children's brain development

Screen time and children's brain development

Interoception: The Missing Piece in Our Screen-Time Puzzle I know how it feels to just want a quiet house for 5 minutes. I know how it feels to just want...

Screen time and children's brain development

Interoception: The Missing Piece in Our Screen-Time Puzzle I know how it feels to just want a quiet house for 5 minutes. I know how it feels to just want...

How to increase movement for kids at school

How to increase movement for kids at school

  Some children have spent over an hour staring at a device or screen before going to school each day.   That's an hour where their brain and body hasn't...

How to increase movement for kids at school

  Some children have spent over an hour staring at a device or screen before going to school each day.   That's an hour where their brain and body hasn't...

What gross motor skills 3 year olds need

What gross motor skills 3 year olds need

Here are 6 gross motor skills areas that are important for 3-year-olds: ✅ Running and Jumping: Encourage your child to run and jump in open spaces, such as a park...

What gross motor skills 3 year olds need

Here are 6 gross motor skills areas that are important for 3-year-olds: ✅ Running and Jumping: Encourage your child to run and jump in open spaces, such as a park...

Why crawling is needed for preschoolers

Why crawling is needed for preschoolers

Crawling isn't just a skill that is important to encourage for babies.   Crawling plays a crucial role in a child's motor development and helps lay the foundation for learning to read...

Why crawling is needed for preschoolers

Crawling isn't just a skill that is important to encourage for babies.   Crawling plays a crucial role in a child's motor development and helps lay the foundation for learning to read...

Why obstacle courses need to be included in early childhood planning

Why obstacle courses need to be included in ear...

My son Hugh used to love playing with blocks, puzzles, and sedentary table top activities when he was in kindergarten.   However, Hugh often avoided climbing frames, swings, slides, and balancing across...

Why obstacle courses need to be included in ear...

My son Hugh used to love playing with blocks, puzzles, and sedentary table top activities when he was in kindergarten.   However, Hugh often avoided climbing frames, swings, slides, and balancing across...

how to support children's separation anxiety

How to support children's separation anxiety

Can I let you in on a secret?  Separation anxiety isn't fixed by - expecting a child to 'deal with it' or ‘grow out of it’ - distracting the child...

How to support children's separation anxiety

Can I let you in on a secret?  Separation anxiety isn't fixed by - expecting a child to 'deal with it' or ‘grow out of it’ - distracting the child...