Parallel Play

While play and activities involving open-ended play are often looked over as being frivolous or distracting for the child, these activities are integral to their development process.  Especially during the early childhood development process, play is one of the major mediums of learning for children.  For the initial six years of their lives, children are… Continue reading Parallel Play

Play Food for Kids

Have you ever noticed your toddler or preschooler playing pretend in the corner with objects that resemble household items?  If yes, then you may be wondering why and how this form of play can help with your child’s cognitive and motor development.  Believe it or not, pretend play is more than just having a fun… Continue reading Play Food for Kids

Why toys are important for a child’s development?

You might have noticed your child actively venturing out and running around the house discovering new objects in the surrounding environment. Children during the initial stages of their life are highly susceptible to the stimuli present in their surroundings.  Children often explore new information and objects on the basis of their senses to make sense… Continue reading Why toys are important for a child’s development?

What is a Sensory Room and its Benefits

Traditional kindergarten and preschool classrooms are best described as busy, with children partaking in collaborative play activities, brightly colored furniture, and exciting flashy toys.  Classrooms especially for preschoolers and kindergartners can be extremely noisy, busy, and distracting.  For children with behavioral disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) or developmental disabilities such as ASD… Continue reading What is a Sensory Room and its Benefits

Sensory Activities for Autism

Learning can be quite difficult for children diagnosed with learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and developmental disorders.  Autism is one such developmental disability that is caused by differences in the brain that can affect the child’s cognitive, emotional, and social skills significantly.  Associating open-ended play activities with learning and education seems quite unconventional to most parents. … Continue reading Sensory Activities for Autism

Outdoor Toys for 1 year olds

Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, studies have indicated that outdoor play activities are integral for gross motor development in children from the earliest stages of their development. It can be quite unconventional to associate an infant or a 1-year-old’s development process with rigorous outdoor activities, however, based on studies even infants can… Continue reading Outdoor Toys for 1 year olds

Gymnastics for Toddlers

Sports activities are more than just fun and play for the child. These activities are a great way of developing lifelong skills in children requisite for their optimum development.  It is a common misconception to associate gymnastics with professional athletes and fierce competitions, but this is far from true.  Organized sports are a great way… Continue reading Gymnastics for Toddlers

Stages of Play

Children are curious, active, excited, and restless when searching for new and unique stimuli.  Children for the initial stages of their lives are highly susceptible to the stimuli in the surrounding environment and are heavily dependent on their senses to develop an understanding of the world around them.  As your child gets older they begin… Continue reading Stages of Play

What do Kids Learn in Preschool?

Every vigilant parent wants to track what their tiny toddler is learning in a preschool or is it just all play? While most individuals consider preschools to be just fun and games, these educational institutions contribute more to the child’s development process than one can think of.  In fact, Preschools are imperative for the child’s… Continue reading What do Kids Learn in Preschool?