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Play Ahead – Playtime

March 28, 2020

Play is such an important part of a child’s growth and development. Children use play to discover,explore and imitate the world around them. Play helps children develop physically (balls, bikes, push-pull toys), mentally (blocks, puzzles, books) and socially (group play, talking and using new words). Children learn to think creatively and to become better problem…

How to Play

March 27, 2020

Ten Tips for Helping Kids Play Ahead As any parent or caregiver can tell you, the list of responsibilities that comes along with raising child can sometimes seen unending. Just keeping a child well fed and well groomed can feel like a full-time job, and that’s without even considering the social, emotional, and academic oversight…

Shaving Cream Water Color Painting

March 26, 2020

Get out that shaving cream and some markers or water colors! It’s time to paint in a creative way with your little one. Follow Cameron as he shows you this unique painting technique!

Play Ahead – Preschool

March 26, 2020

This information sheet is intended to suggest psychological, physical, social and emotional behaviors often identified with the preschool years. It is important to remember that each child is unique and develops skills at his or her own rate. Concerns regarding your child’s growth and development are best addressed by your family doctor. The Typical Two-Year…

7 Essential Life Skills Children Develop Through Play

March 25, 2020

To the casual observer, seeing children at play may not look like much at all — a fun and often silly way for kids to pass the time with their friends, neighbors and classmates, but nothing more than that. But make no mistake: while play is often fun and silly (and should be!), it’s also…

Making Playdough at Home

March 24, 2020

Join Mrs. Hilary as she shows you an easy way to make playdough at home with common household objects. Add essential oils for extra sensory stimulation! Basics Focus: Maximize Love, Manage Stress Make homemade playdough in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and…

Play Ahead – Safekeeping

March 24, 2020

Every parent would like to feel they could keep their children completely safe from all harm. The reality is that in today’s increasingly complex and violent society this is not possible. There are, however, appropriate steps parents can take to guide their children through uncertain times. The following tips offer some suggestions for parents to…

Relief Rubbing Art Activity

March 23, 2020

Join Cameron as he shows you a really simple way to create some cool art using cardboard and crayons!

Play Ahead – Self Esteem

March 23, 2020

Self-esteem is the value we place on ourselves. The opinions we have about ourselves influence everything we say and do. Our self-esteem often allows us to feel happy or sad, bold or shy, optimistic or pessimistic. It adds to or subtracts from our peace of mind and the pride we take in our personal, academic…

Play Ahead – Sibling Rivalry

March 22, 2020

Why can’t they just get along? Rivalry happens between children in most families. Having a brother or sister is wonderful, but it doesn’t mean they will always get along. Sibling rivalry, or competition between the children in a family, is usually a struggle to protect a share of the parents’ love and attention, a result…