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How Music and Movement Is Important in Child Development

You may consider music and the arts to be nice extras but not vital in a child’s development; however, research demonstrates a strong link between music and brain development. When children listen to and learn about music, it strengthens everything from math skills and pre-reading skills to social and emotional skills. Let’s take a look […]

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Why Socialization Is Important for Children

While people often think about education in terms of developing academic skills, equally as important are the social and emotional skills children develop. Social interaction helps young children form their sense of self and learn about what others expect from them. A lack of social interaction in child development can be problematic. Sending your child […]

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Why You Should Include Literature During Early Childhood

The importance of reading in early years to children is well established. Study after study has demonstrated that children whose parents read to them regularly have better outcomes in everything from cognitive development to language skills to concentration. Let’s take a closer look at why you should read to your children. Supports cognitive development Reading […]

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How to Prepare Your Child and Know They Are Ready for Pre-K

It seems like just yesterday that your child was an infant, but now they’re getting close to big-kid territory. You’re wondering if they’re ready for preschool and what you should do leading up to this milestone. Let’s look at the leading things to do for preschool preparation. Potty training Not every preschool will require children […]

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Developing Social Skills in Early Childhood

Social skills development begins with infants and continues well into the teen years. Early childhood is a very formative time for basic social skills like empathy, sharing and taking turns. Here’s a quick overview of what to focus on and how social skills are developed at home. Expressing emotions in healthy ways Once children develop […]

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