Hello Neighbors! Our Director of Learning and Curriculum Design, Samantha Creighan, PhD, and her son, Cole, recently had a beautiful discussion about the lessons that Mister Rogers left us with. With the release of the movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, we wanted to celebrate the fact that kindness (and cardigans) never go out of fashion.
Raising an independent child and watching them go out on their own is one of the most fulfilling and difficult parts of parenthood. Whether you’re encouraging them to try out for a sports team or to try a new skill, there are plenty of ways that you can begin fostering an independent spirit within your child. If you start encouraging this independence from an early age, you’ll help set your child up for future success. It will help them think for themselves, which is a valuable and practical life skill that will serve them throughout their lives. Regardless of whether you’re a new or seasoned parent, these four easy-to-use tips can help you raise an independent child.
During this season of thanks and giving back, we’re challenging ourselves (and you!) to take a minute to really appreciate all the good things we have in our lives. We are especially grateful for the kids and families who are learning to read with HOMER!
Join our #gratitudechallenge and help your child share what they’re grateful for. They’ll learn the power of gratitude, build their writing skills along the way, and maybe even win a Parker Bear!
As a parent, you know you should get your kids to love reading. With all the research about reading and child development, it can feel overwhelming. But, just because it is important, it does not mean it has to be difficult. Keep reading for easy ways to bring reading into your day-to-day lives.
Each child learns to write in their own unique way and at their own pace. However, there are predictable stages of writing development. This article shows how you can identify your child’s stage of writing development and gives you tips for encouraging them to keep writing.