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Imagination and creativity for child development

Ellen Skarbeck

Tags education, family, fun activities, kids

Imagination and creativity for child development

<iframehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at0vGmfnNCM&feature=youtu.be>creativity ˌkriːeɪˈtɪvɪti/ noun the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.   Imagination is an essential part of a child’s learning process and can immensely enhance their cognitive development. It is a safe outlet for their growing creative mind and it shapes them into an engaging individual. There is so much of the world that children have yet to see and installing creativity into their lives gives them the opportunity to form their own perception of the environment they are living in.   There are many different ages and stages where a child’s sense of creativity emerges....


How to get your kids to tidy up their bedroom

Ellen Skarbeck

How to get your kids to tidy up their bedroom

        It’s unbelievable how quickly a child’s room can go from that picture perfect magazine showroom to what looks like the aftermath of a tornado, but it is a reality of childhood!  However, there are solutions to have tidying up a bedroom appear more attractive to your children! Lets be honest, cleaning up their toys is not at the top of every child’s priority list. So, how do you lead them in the right direction? Here are a few approaches you may consider taking. Fun Solution: Creating an entertaining environment for the children serves to make the experience...


📚 Why reading is essential to our children’s development 👨‍👧‍👦

Ellen Skarbeck

Tags education, family, kids, reading

📚 Why reading is essential to our children’s development 👨‍👧‍👦

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss  There are countless advantages to installing reading into your children’s daily life. This is not just referencing specifically educational reading, but reading for pleasure has major benefits to a child’s brain development. Studies show that reading for pleasure indicates a positive affect on children’s educational performance. Children who read for pleasure perform better on reading tests, build a broader vocabulary, and tend to grasp unfamiliar concepts easier than children who do not read. What does reading serve...


💤 Importance of a good night sleep and taking naps for kids 🛌

Ellen Skarbeck

Tags blog, health, kids, sleep

💤 Importance of a good night sleep and taking naps for kids 🛌

Sleep: /sliːp/ noun: A condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.   Sleep plays a vital role in everyone’s day to day health but sleep is particularly important for young children, as they are in the process of growing and developing at a rapid speed. So we know that children need sleep, but how much? Most kids between the ages of 5 and 12 get about 9.5 hours of sleep each night, but experts recommend 10...


🥒 Benefits of fruits and veggies and how to get kids to eat them 🍉

Ellen Skarbeck

Tags family, health, kids, nutrition

🥒  Benefits of fruits and veggies and how to get kids to eat them 🍉

According to Produce for Better Health Foundation, children ages 2-12 have increased fruit and vegetable consumption by at least 5% over the past 13 years.   Why is feeding fruits and veggies to your children so important? There are many benefits to kids eating fruits and veggies, so let’s explore some of them! At a young age children’s bodies are still developing and requires good nutrition, and fruit and veggies provide a lot of vitamins and minerals. Fruits and veggies are also very high in filling fiber but low in fat and calories, so they are the perfect balance! Since...