Latest articles by Sara Chapman, MA
Attention – When should I be concerned and who do I contact? Most children develop appropriate levels of focused attention during their school years. But some children may continue to demonstrate difficulties keeping attention and focus. Wh..
Building Early Mathematics Skills Math is more than adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers. Developing early math skills helps build critical thinking and problem solving skills for young children. Rest assured, there’s no need to hire..
Understanding Attention Spans of Young Children Attention problems in children, and their potential impact on learning, have been in the media spotlight for several years. As a result, many parents want to be alert to any early signs of attention span i..
Cuando su niño se enfrente a un “problema”, como que se rompa un juguete, o que no pueda encenderlo, déle tiempo para que trate de solucionar el problema de manera independiente. Una pequeña dosis de frustración motiva a los niños a usar su..
Provide opportunities for different types of experiences – nature walks, visits to the park, trips to the zoo. Talk to your child about what you see along the way and remember to point out things from your child’s level. Everything is new and exciting..
Childproof the house or specific rooms so that your infant can move around freely and safely. If he spends too much time in a playpen, bouncy chair, or infant seat, it restricts his movement and limits his opportunities to make discoveries about the physi..
Los problemas de atención en los niños – y su efecto potencial en el aprendizaje – han estado en la primera plana de los medios de comunicación por varios años. Por ese motivo, muchos padres quieren estar alerta frente a cualquier señal t..
Provide play materials that encourage independent thinking and creativity, such as LEGOS, building blocks, and pretend play items. Infants prefer toys with many sensory properties that they can feel, shake, and mouth. Simple toys provide more chances for ..
When your child encounters a “problem,” such as a toy breaking, or difficulty turning on a toy, give him time to work out the problem independently. Children are motivated by a little frustration to use their problem-solving skills. Try to catch your ..
Young children develop an understanding of science concepts through active engagement with their environment. Infants begin learning about science as they begin to explore the world through their senses. In the preschool years, children learn to make obse..