On His Own Terms: Celebrating a child’s individuality amongst his or her peers

By Sheila Brar

My son’s first year of preschool was filled with changes for him and me. We both learned a lot, but the greatest lesson for me was rather unexpected. Up until almost age three, he had been taken care of in our home, so both of us had a transition to make. While researching potential schools, I was drawn to parent participation so that we could both ease into the change. One of the best outcomes of working in my son’s school was the ability to see how he reacted to his new environment and interacted with his peers. Continue reading On His Own Terms: Celebrating a child’s individuality amongst his or her peers

Go Out and Play!

By Nancy Rahimi and Rebecca Fewkes

It’s a beautiful summer morning. What should you do with the children today? There is an easy and free option close to you: your local park. An outing to the park holds more benefits than you can imagine. What can your children learn when they play at the park? Surely they are just coasting on a swing… or just throwing a ball… or just planting twigs in the sand? It is just play—and it is just perfect for them! Here are a few ways in which play at the park enriches your little one…. Continue reading Go Out and Play!