Teaching Your Child to Write, Draw & Become the Next Pollack

Repetition is the key to success. This reality also applies to 15 months old babies and onwards when you teach them how to write and draw. There are different stages that your child will go through before he or she learns how to write and to draw like a pro. If this is something you want your child to develop because you want him or her to be inclined to the arts, you can start earlier than 15 months old and make scribbling a daily activity. Before your child reaches four years of age, you will notice his handiworks are much improved. Here are the different stages of your child’s writing and drawing development, including the age that it takes place.   Stage 1 at 15 months to 30 months old: [...]

By |2019-12-02T09:57:40-08:00December 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Art Activities for Developing Social-Emotional Skills in Children

Regardless of how old a child may be, art activities can help enhance critical skills that they will rely on later in life. Best noted for its ability to shape the thinking abilities, perception, and imagination of children and young adults alike, art activities provide opportunities for an alternative method for self-expression. Aside from providing a safe space for children to express their creativity without borders, art activities are also a substitute method for teaching new skills. Art activities provide a platform for young adults and children to learn because it poses no threat or intimidation while coming off as a fun activity that can be enjoyed by anyone, completely cutting out any hint of a challenge. Additionally, art activities are an effective method for teaching children and young adults who [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:11:35-08:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birthday Party Tips for Active Kids

For kids, a birthday party is something to look forward to. If you're a parent, it's great to throw a birthday bash for your kids every year. Birthdays mean so much to them. More than the gifts they’ll receive or the party itself, the memories they’ll make with you and their friends are something worth cherishing. Please be advised, however, that planning a birthday party can be quite tricky. There are a lot of things to consider, such as the venue, the food, and the activities. If you want the party to be a success, think of fun activities that your kids and their friends will truly enjoy. If you have no idea what kids are into these days, take a cue from these three birthday party ideas for active kids: [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:01:35-08:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Fun Indoor Physical Activities You & Your Toddler Will Enjoy

Keeping your toddlers entertained can be a daunting task in itself. Sometimes, you may feel like you've run out of ideas on ways to keep them entertained. Toddlers are like little bundles of energy, and they love physical activities. Generally, you want the toddler to spend at least 30 minutes on structured physical activities, and at least an hour free to do anything. Do you need help thinking of new indoor activities? Here are seven indoor activities you and your toddler will enjoy:   1 - Obstacle Course Look around your house and get creative. You can use a cardboard box to make a tunnel and crawl through it or allow your toddler to crawl over a large pillow. You can even use chairs as obstacles that your toddler can run [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:09:59-08:00September 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why take your kids to an Indoor Play Area when it’s rainy

Fall is approaching, and that means rainy season is about to begin in Vancouver. It’s also the time that your kids can’t go out and play. Nevertheless, you can’t let the rains spoil their fun. You can go to North Vancouver and let your child have fun in an indoor play area. The only difference between an outdoor playground with an indoor play area is that the latter is under a roof. Your children can still run, crawl, and even draw doodles on the wall. If you are a busy parent and have no time to deal with your child’s rainy day tantrums, an indoor play area is your best alternative.   Protect them from the weather Since indoor playgrounds are under a roof and surrounded by insulated walls, your child [...]

By |2019-12-02T09:37:42-08:00August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Reasons Why Playdates Need Arts & Crafts

When it comes to raising kids in the best possible way, there are different ways you can help them find the right path to follow. From developing certain skills to helping them find their lifelong passions, it’s much easier to ensure their future by helping them take the right steps. However, when it comes to the creative side of things, it’s important to act immediately if you see signs that your child is probably gifted.   Advantages to look out for By getting your kids into the arts, you’ll be able to help your little Van Gogh or Beethoven hone their skills at an early age. Through the different arts and crafts projects you can have them do, it will be easy to nurture their innate talents and engage their creativity. [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:09:05-08:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Indoor Play Areas

Depending on who looks at it, a playground can play different roles. For children, it is a place of fun, adventure, and interaction. For parents, it is a place where they can leave their children and have them stay in one place while having fun. For experts, a playground is the perfect setting for helping children develop crucial skills and different aspects of their well-being. This is because play is largely linked to mental, physical, social, and emotional development.   The Meaning of Play in Relation to Development Simply defined, play is the spontaneous activities done to have fun. However, when you look at it at a more meaningful point of view, there is more to play than just running around. There are a lot of physical activities and movements that [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:07:57-08:00June 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Support Your Child Through Constructive Play

A child's development can be thought of as a ladder, moving from one stage to the next, higher and higher—the first step of the ladder being functional play. Here, a child is easily amused by the movement of objects and loves exploring the world with their senses. Following this step is a stage called constructive play. It is at this level where a child learns what an object can do. As a parent, your responsibility is to support your child during these developmental stages, especially when it comes to constructive play. Here's what you need to know to support your child successfully:   Attention Span and Constructive Play When a child hits the age of two years, their attention span is significantly longer than it was before. They're able to sit [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:12:53-08:00May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First-Aid Knowledge for Children in Playgrounds

Playing is a vital part of children's lives. It ignites their imagination, allows for social interaction, and kick-starts learning and development. What do you expect from kids? As young as they are, they deserve to play and have fun before they have to grow up and become responsible adults. As any parent worth their salt would say, let the children play. When it comes to playing, chances are you often bring your children to a playground. If there's one thing you shouldn't deprive your children of, it’s the chance to explore and go on adventures in the playground. Not only will they be able to run around and play, but they will also get the chance to mingle with other kids and make new friends. As a parent, however, you should [...]

By |2019-12-02T10:15:14-08:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments