Why Routines Matter: 8 Healthy Eating Habits for Kids
By modeling healthy practices and making eating a pleasurable experience, you are laying the groundwork for nutritious and enjoyable eating for the rest of your child’s life.
The Importance of Daily Routines for Kids
Routines give children a sense of comfort and security. Set your family up for success with ParentPal’s free downloadable Family Routine Chart.
Meet Will Weisbach
When the ParentPal developers began envisioning a young child’s first experiences with music, they turned to William Weisbach. Weisbach had created, performed, and produced the music for the very popular Baby Einstein line of products. Plus, his experience as a composer and producer of award-winning media productions and sound design gave him the perfect credentials for this work.
Fine-Motor Skills to Watch for the First Six Months
With every advancement in fine-motor skills, a child becomes increasingly independent. What fine-motor skills will your child develop in the first six months?
The Importance of Unstructured Play
Every object is a potential play object. This includes everyday objects around the child, and not necessarily just toys.
Let’s Dance! The Benefits of Music and Movement for Children
Music and movement have become increasingly important aspects of children’s day-to-day lives—on a par with mathematics, science, literature, and so forth.
Tips to Teach Your Child Patience, Remembering, and Problem Solving
A resilient child thrives in the classroom, tending to have fewer or milder behavioral and emotional problems, greater engagement in school, and stronger academic skills.
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.
Social-Emotional Milestones to Watch For: Months 7-12
A child’s social-emotional development creates the context in which they develop and exercise all of their other abilities. Discover four critical social-emotional milestones for you to watch for during baby’s first year.
The Importance of Serve and Return: Promoting healthy attachment with your child
Serve-and-return interactions help infants and toddlers encourage neural connections, and improve parent-child bonding. Learn more.
3 Simple Ways to Foster Persistence in Your Child
Developing perseverance early in childhood leads to later academic success. Read our 3 tips for fostering persistence.