A Smarter Beginning 

The Wonders of Puppet Play for a Child’s Development

July 19, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

With so much of the current focus on electronic media for children, the wonders of puppet play are often overlooked. What a shame! Both at home and at school, puppet play offers tremendous benefits for a child’s development. Not surprising considering puppets have been around for about 3,000 years. Yes, they’re old but to last […]

Your Child: Creative and Self-Confident

July 4, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

As good parents, we want our children to be happy and confident, to think creatively and to have positive self-esteem. How do we produce this? By focusing on process rather than on product. How  Can We Encourage Children To Be Creative Thinkers? 1. Let them play and explore freely without being too helpful, hovering or […]

For Children, the Pressure Is On

July 1, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

The pressure is on – for parents, for teachers, and for schools but the pressure on children does the most damage. Just look at the vocabulary commonly in use today regarding learning. We’re told that children need to be “evaluated” during the early childhood years. Moreover, teachers and schools need to be “evaluated” more than […]