Why Play Matters

Play is how children have fun, acquire skills, experience success, and build self-esteem. Through play children practice, reinforce and remember what they are learning. Creative play is a central activity in the lives of healthy children. Why, then have we seen the decline of play in the United States and other countries around the world? […]

Start a Family Tradition Celebrating Advent

Children normally get excited in December as Christmas approaches and celebrating advent is a way to use that excitement to build lasting family memories. Traditionally, the advent calendar was a paper-board design depicting a house or village with “windows” that opened to reveal a Christmas image, poem or scripture inside. There are 24 (or sometimes […]