Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient

I recently spoke to 300 camp directors about how to make children more resilient to life stress. Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development. After all, summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies. There are the simple challenges of learning how to build a fire, going on a hike, or conquering a high ropes course. There are the much more complex challenges of getting Read more [...]

Montessori Style School and Why Grouping By Age Holds Many Children Back

At The Montessori style school in King City emphasis is given to encouraging your child’s sense of independence and respecting the natural arc of their intellectual development. In a nutshell this means mixed-age classes, longer than average class length, activities chosen by the children, few rules regarding movement within the classroom and teachers trained in the methods of and using the materials developed by Maria Montessori and her associates. Benefits of Choosing the Montessori style School Read more [...]

Day Care, Nanny or Au Pair: Making the Best Decision for Your Family

Returning to work after having a child can be nearly as stressful as giving birth. A million things factor into the decision of who to entrust your child to including safety, cost and logistics. Everyone will have an opinion about what’s best but in the end the decision is yours. Selecting a Nanny, Au Pair or Day Care in Aurora Nannies - Whether you choose a ‘live-in’ or ‘live-out’ nanny their job is to provide for your child’s overall well-being during the hours you can’t be Read more [...]

Before and After School Programs: Factors that Should Weigh into Your Decision

Selecting the right before and after school program for your kids can be a confusing, time-consuming process. Who will be responsible to transport the kids to and fro? How much should it cost? What are the qualifications of the people running the program? Is the program environment safe? These are just some of the questions you’ll need answers to. Selecting the Right Before and After School Programs in Richmond Hill Most before and after school programs in Richmond Hill are licensed and as Read more [...]

Tips to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Preschool

Parents send their children to preschool for different reasons. For some it’s a form of child care. Others do it to help their children learn valuable social skills and grow accustomed to the school environment before heading off to kindergarten. Whatever the reason it’s important that your kids receive as much benefit as possible from the early learning experience and here are a few tips that may help you help them do just that. Don’t Leave Preschool at School It’s often hard to juggle Read more [...]