Although there is no definitive map for arriving at the “right” preschool, programs do have some signposts. You just have to know they are there. What I learned from visiting schools and talking to experts boils down to this: Focus on the teachers.
Parenting is complex work. Many parents have different perspectives about how to raise kids — based on their own upbringings, beliefs and values, and expectations for their children. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to increase parenting harmony.
For the girls out there who love all things pink and girly, Pinkalicious gives them a role model who is valued by her community: a girl who is never made to feel like she has to choose between loving pink and being a smart, creative thinker.
Did you know that arts activities can improve children’s school skills and “smarts”? Activities like singing, playing instruments, dancing, and drawing can help children be better at math, science, and literacy.
Look at toddlers banging pans, wiggling their bodies to the music, and scribbling on the floor. They are exploring their world and making their mark on it. But how does this early exploration turn into artistic skill?
Even though getting your kids into art can be invaluable to their development, it doesn’t have to be expensive for you! Here are some simple, low-cost ways to make art a part of your family’s everyday life.