We all want the best for our children and are filled with hopes and expectations for them from the moment they are born. As they grow, it’s so difficult not to compare your child to their same age peers. My first son, Cody, who’s now six, was a very late crawler and walker. He did not crawl until 11 months and didn’t take his first steps until 16 months. Several of my friends and I were pregnant at the same time and it just so happened that we all had boys! It was very difficult not to feel badly about what Cody wasn’t doing compared to my friend’s babies. It would have been easy to brush it off and say he was just a late bloomer, but instead I wanted the opinions of professionals.
One of my favorite holiday stories growing up was, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” by Dr. Seuss. Reading this book with your child would be a great way to not only incorporate practicing his/her literacy skills, but it is also [...]
My three children have been immersed in the alphabet practically since they were born. We have a foam letter mat covering the floor of our playroom and an alphabet train hanging across the wall. We have the Leapfrog Fridge Phonics [...]
There is typically a sensitive period between the ages of 3 and 5 years old, where children become curious about reading and writing. At this age, children are looking at picture books and listening to stories being read aloud to [...]
I am excited to be joining the blogging team for Kidsfunplaza.com! I am originally from Saratoga Springs, NY. I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education PreK-6 from SUNY Plattsburgh and my Master’s in Literacy Education from The College of [...]
The school year is in full swing by now and all of the anxieties and tears are gone. Just because the school supply list is taken care of and your child has settled into the routine doesn’t mean your job is done. Parents should remain an active part of their child’s education throughout each school year
As the start of school comes closer, you and your family may want to consider ways in which you can foster good studying habits at home! A great starting place is finding an appropriate time and place for study. Setting [...]