The Importance of Unstructured Play
Every object is a potential play object. This includes everyday objects around the child, and not necessarily just toys.
Parten’s 6 Stages of Play
Researcher Mildred Parten identified six stages of play that children progress through in their first 5 years of development.
Simple Ways to Promote Mindfulness and Self-Regulation in Your Child
Children can learn what’s “appropriate” from observation and discussion, but teaching them skills to navigate challenging or new situations can better prepare them to be successful in the future. Some of these skills include self-regulation and mindfulness—two skills that go hand in hand.
Your Baby’s Development: Month 12
Understand your 12-month-old's development with ParentPal's Milestone Guide. Learn which milestones to look for and how you can support your child's healthy development.
The Importance of Routines: 4 Ways to Maintain Good Hygiene
Personal hygiene for children is essential to a healthy lifestyle of killing off germs and avoiding getting sick.
Your Baby’s Development: Month 10
Understand your 10-month-old's development with ParentPal's Milestone Guide. Learn which milestones to look for and how you can support your child's healthy development.
Your Baby’s Development: Month 11
Understand your 11-month-old's development with ParentPal's Milestone Guide. Learn which milestones to look for and how you can support your child's healthy development.
The Importance of Routines: 5 Activities for Building an Effective Bedtime Routine
A consistent bedtime routine promotes healthy sleep and a broad sense of wellbeing, helping your child to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, with fewer awakenings during the night.
Your Baby’s Development: Month 9
Understand your 9-month-old's development with ParentPal's Milestone Guide. Learn which milestones to look for and how you can support your child's healthy development.
Your Baby’s Development: Month 8
Understand your 8-month-old's development with ParentPal's Milestone Guide. Learn which milestones to look for and how you can support your child's healthy development.
5 Ways Support Your Child’s Development in the New Year
The simple act of being present with your child has long-term, positive impacts on cognitive growth, language development, and the overall well-being. How can you resolve to be a more present parent in the new year?