Why kids ask many questions

Why do kids ask so many questions?

“Do frogs have friends?” “Are there more trees than buildings?” “Why do I have to eat three times a day?” According to a recent study, our children ask around 73 questions each day. Exhausting... So what’s going on in their heads that makes them…

Two little boys with magnifying glass in grass

Why The Great Outdoors May Be the Best Classroom for Kids

We all want to provide our children with the best possible environments and opportunities to learn and succeed. In recent years, there has been a debate about learning in the classroom versus the…

Children imitating teacher's hand gesture

How to Boost Literacy with Hand Gestures

It's amazing the way babies come into the world as natural communicators. After their first cry, they exhibit an increasing variety of gestures and sounds; quickly becoming expert communicators,…

Little girl reading book on floor

How to Raise a Reader in an Age of Distraction

My own love of reading was cultivated in an era with fewer distractions than today. At that time, all of our play was physical and concrete—we played with hands-on toys and games, we…

Little girl looking through library books

5 Proven Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

How many times have you heard that it's time to spring into reading? Your child, however, still hasn't taken a confident step toward literacy. Well, this is a season of new beginnings, and maybe the…

Little boy and girl cleaning up their toys

How to Involve Kids with Toy Purging

Believe it or not, in just a few days it will be spring! Now is a great time to spring into action and ask your little ones to help you clean out the house. Spring cleaning and toy purging are…

African American father and daughter reading book together

How Their Favorite Book is the Ultimate Teaching Tool

Reading aloud to children is one of the most important activities parents can do to help little ones develop essential skills in reading, math, and more.

In fact, you can use story time to…

Little boy touching a rabbit's nose

6 Simple Ways to Boost Vocab in Toddlers and Preschoolers

In their first year of life, while kittens are catching mice and foals are galloping about, human babies are carefully studying and mimicking their parents. Unlike other mammals, children need adult…

Two little brothers practicing reading a book

How to Prep Your Preschooler for Reading Success

If your preschooler will head off to kindergarten this fall, you're probably starting to prepare for the transition. From school registration, to planning the change in family…