1 03, 2014

Lay off the TV and Let’s Move!

By |March 1st, 2014|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments|

It’s springtime and the weather is starting to get warmer.  Here in Arizona it’s the perfect time to get outside and be active before it starts to get too hot.  Let’s Move is a great resource to find new ways to get outside and be active, especially as a family.

Some Facts

Did you know that children need at least 60 minutes of play every day?

Or that 8 to 18-year olds spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment […]

12 02, 2014

Seven Secrets of Shifty Shape Recognition

By |February 12th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|1 Comment|

For the month of February we’re going to be focusing on Shape Recognition to correlate with Valentine’s Day.

Shape Recognition is another important part of a child’s cognitive development.  Children as young as two can begin shape recognition exercises and then increase in difficulty as they become more knowledgeable and better able to identify shapes.  There are three basic phases of learning shapes: matching, identifying and naming.  We’re going to be listing exercises for each phase so your child will […]

5 02, 2014

Are you prepared for Valentine’s Day?

By |February 5th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments|

Being a parent with a school aged child during Valentine’s Day means that you will most likely end up with the responsibility of ensuring that your child has enough Valentines for the whole class and probably also helping them to make their Valentine Mailbox too.  We know you’re stretched thin as it is and need some time to breathe every now and then.

Here are some activities to help keep your child busy after school:

Use a heart shaped sponge (just […]