By Heidi Alene Harris, Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education Children are like sponges and even if we do not realize they are listening, they absorb everything they hear. We know that the focus of every current adult conversation is the COVID-19. You cannot go anywhere without the topic coming up in conversation, hearing it on
By Dr. Daneen Skube Tribune Content Agency Q: I have kids and worry about how to prepare them for the work world. How do you suggest parents talk to children about careers, education and goal-setting? A: I suggest to parents that they have lots of conversations about the difference between social myths and workplace reality.
But is screen time making books less fun? Recent comments from HM Chief Inspector of Education at Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, have raised concerns that the bedtime story is a dying art, however new data from Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group shows that for one age group in particular this is thankfully not the case. The
by Aya Khalil DON’T MISS THESE FUN FALL EVENTS MacQueens Apple Stir and Crafts festival Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7605 Garden Rd., Holland macqueenorchards.com This yearly event will have barrel train rides for the children, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and children’s performances. Make sure to taste the
By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency During back-to-school season, parents are focused on helping their children succeed academically, socially and, yes, financially. I know talking about money is not easy, and not enough schools incorporate personal finance concepts into the curriculum. That puts the onus on parents and grandparents, who may not feel comfortable with
Go through the recycling bin for those pop cans and help area families stay together! The local Ronald McDonald House is hosting OcTABerFest on Saturday, October 5, collecting as many aluminum pull tabs as possible. The House recycles them and uses the funds to purchase food for the families who stay at the facility. The