Hitting the material sweet spot: Open and Close

I define “hitting the material sweet spot” as choosing a material/activity   that not only matches your child’s developmental needs, but also challenges him while ultimately leading to success. A material that hits the sweet spot will usually engage the child, encourage repetition and lead to concentration. “We know that development results from activity. The environment … More Hitting the material sweet spot: Open and Close

Cooking with a Toddler: Making Almond Milk

I can’t stress how beneficial cooking is for children. Some of the benefits include: Independence Self esteem and confidence Fine motor skills Gross Motor skills Sequencing Practical life skills Math preparation- counting, measuring, fractions etc. Language Grace and Courtesy Concentration Sensorial- Taste, Color, Testure, Smell and even sounds We make almond milk every 3 to … More Cooking with a Toddler: Making Almond Milk