From the moment parents bring their newborns home from the hospital, they are encouraged to introduce their babies to “tummy time” in small increments on a daily basis. The theory behind tummy time is that it strengthens babies’ neck and shoulder muscles so that they can perform much bigger tasks only a few months later, […]
Crawling is a major milestone in a child’s development and for good reason: it engages different areas of the brain simultaneously. The mechanics of crawling stimulate gross motor skills, fine motor skills, spatial understanding, hand-eye coordination, and binocular vision, just to name a few of it’s key benefits. One of the best ways to encourage […]
There’s nothing more inspiring than watching little ones get lost in their own imaginations. From the way children take pleasure in everyday experiences (that adults often overlook) to their excitement over the fantastical to their endless curiosity about the world around them, the magic of childhood is simply that: MAGIC.
Happy 4th of July! Today in the spirit of celebration and reflecting upon the values of America, we want to share about our recent experience collaborating with Stansport as they hosted at-risk youth at their fourth annual camp out at Castaic Lake!
The car is packed to the brim with enough gear to last everyone an entire year, the kids are tired and hungry, and you’re trying your best to boost morale while wondering to yourself, “what are we doing??” If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because we’ve all been there. Family vacations — especially with little […]
With tablets, computers, and cell phones at our disposal, sometimes the mystery of technology is, well, a mystery. As much as we all love our gadgets (thank goodness for YouTube Kids!), it’s refreshing to go back to basics and inspire our kiddos to look beyond a screen for entertainment.
It doesn’t matter if you are the parent of a toddler or a teenager; the transformative power of nature captivates us all. In fact, one of the best ways to lift your mood (or your child’s mood!) is to go outside and take notice of the natural world that surrounds you. Feel the sunshine on your […]
As the parent of two little ones (ages 2.5 years and 7 months respectively), I’m forever learning and relearning how to juggle both of their needs. The first time I took them out in public by myself felt like a major life accomplishment. Then when I figured out how to interact with the toddler at […]