Toddler & Preschooler

What does my child need to know before entering the kindergarten?

Every child is unique and learns at his/her own pace. However, most educational experts agree that some certain skills are essential to prepare for kindergarten, do well at school and develop knowledge further. What are the skills and concepts that children should know before entering kindergarten? How to assess if your child is ready for school? Our [...]

Quick, fun and easy Mother’s Day craft: celery stump bouquet.

“Mom, who did you say was your mom? Grandma?! No waaaay!” Who is whose mom and dad are our frequent discussions. It is adorably weird for my little ones to believe, that mom and dad once have been so little, that grandma had to take care of them. And the thought that once they actually [...]

How to find the best dance school for your child?

You can see your little girl twirling in front of the mirror? You see your boy imitating the street dancers from the TV? They do it or not, bringing your child to a dance studio might be a great idea for your child. Dance is great for children. It develops motor skills, physical balance and [...]

#1 preschool toy for learning numbers

Opening the last batch of birthday presents really surprised: there was a toy that we didn’t have yet (that’s hard), that my preschooler fell in love instantly (that’s even harder, since it wasn’t a truck!), and that was both fun, educational and totally inspirational on how to expand on this whole topic! That was a sweeeeeet [...]

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

How children’s friendships work at every age

Case study: the beginning of a perfect day. I managed to squeeze both bikes into the car, drag them to the park and now my older boys can enjoy making rounds all over the park. Somehow, they keep gravitating back to the little patch, where I camped out with their 2 year old brother. Somehow, [...]