Parenting Corner: Bonding Through Play

July 3, 2019 Playtime with your kids won’t only make your connection stronger, it can also relieve that summertime cabin fever.  It’s summertime, which means sunshine, snoballs, and stress! With children bein...

Structure makes playtime more fun for all.

When you reflect on some of your most enjoyable memories of playing as a child, what kinds of experiences come to mind? For me, these are memories of playing at my grandparents’ homes. One grandmother set asid...

The Importance Of Playtime

by Sarah Keith Playful interactions between a parent and an infant provide all-important bonding opportunities and encourage a baby’s natural development. What you say Your baby is noticing and reacting to s...

Sensory Play Outdoors

Do finger painting, glitter art and play dough strike your heart with fear? Do you imagine play dough smushed into the fibers of your rug, paint smeared on your counters and floors, glitter in hair and on cloth...
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Raising Peaceful Children In A Violent World

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut invigorated social interest in what leads to violence. The primary factors being debated include gun control, screening peop...