Introducing the New Trinity Kids Club Junior Playschool

Coming to Brillkids Family this June 2015… Trinity Kids Club – the Junior Playschool Who is it for? Junior 1: children between 6 to 17 months parent accompanied 1 hour per session 1, 2 or 3 times weekly Junior 2: children between 18 to 30 months unaccompanied 2 hours per session 1, 2 or 3 times weeklyContinue reading “Introducing the New Trinity Kids Club Junior Playschool”

Early Learning: Be Happy, Be Positive

For the parents who are still on the early learning journey or about to embark upon it, I thought I should share this… Positive Emotions Help Infants Remember Early learning experts – Doman, Shichida, Heguru, TweedleWink – have always stressed the importance of being joyful, happy, and loving when teaching young children. In fact, four of Doman’s earlyContinue reading “Early Learning: Be Happy, Be Positive”

Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Child’s Brain Development from Birth Through Age 5 1/2

Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child’s life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child’s love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas,Continue reading “Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Child’s Brain Development from Birth Through Age 5 1/2”

Lamaze Play and Grow Mortimer the Moose Take Along Toy

Both cuddly and stimulating, with bright colors and sounds Cuddly body, chewy antlers and tail rings, legs and hooves make sounds Brightly covered hooves chime, squeak, rattle and crunch when baby grabs or shakes Attached Lamaze link makes this handy as take-along toy Newborn and older; 90-day limited warranty Mortimer the Moose will keep babyContinue reading “Lamaze Play and Grow Mortimer the Moose Take Along Toy”

Tools of the Mind: Supporting Infant Development – 6 to 12 Months

This article is written as my interpretation of the Tools of the Mind program.  If you wish to read the words from the horse’s mouth, you should purchase your own copy of “Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education” by Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong. Click here for Part 1Continue reading “Tools of the Mind: Supporting Infant Development – 6 to 12 Months”

Does too Much Baby Wearing Impede an Infants Motor Skill Development?

There is an interesting article from the 2009 July issue of Scientific American Magazine: “Crawling May Be Unnecessary for Normal Child Development“. As a parent who is pro-baby wearing, I have to admit being somewhat conflicted about “over carrying” my baby since it is commonly accepted that babies need “tummy time” for their development.  FailureContinue reading “Does too Much Baby Wearing Impede an Infants Motor Skill Development?”

Diaper-Free Part 3 – Practicing Going Diaper-Free

In my previous post, I looked at how parents can learn their baby’s elimination cues.  In this post we’ll look at some of the more practical aspects of going diaper-free. The Benefits of Going Diaper Free There are many benefits associated with practicing diaper-free: saves the environment – less disposable diapers, less washing of reusableContinue reading “Diaper-Free Part 3 – Practicing Going Diaper-Free”

Diaper-Free Part 2 – Learning Your Baby's Elimination Cues

Continuing on from my earlier post on the Diaper-Free Movement, this post examines how parents can learn to read their baby’s elimination cues and practice the art of going diaper-free. How Do You Learn a Baby’s Elimination Cues? There are essentially four ways you can do this, although a combination approach is usually the wayContinue reading “Diaper-Free Part 2 – Learning Your Baby's Elimination Cues”

What is the Diaper-Free Movement?

In some of my earlier posts, I wrote about the diaper-free movement – something I heard about early on in my parenting days with Gavin.  Although I did attempt to do this with Gavin, I confess that I wasn’t particularly active with it.  We had some successes and lots of regressions, and eventually ended upContinue reading “What is the Diaper-Free Movement?”

5 Tips for Keeping Infants and Toddlers Happy in Car Seats

Although Gavin has improved tremendously when it comes to cooperating in the car seat, I thought I would consolidate everything I have learned from my earlier experiences of having to deal with a fussy child in the car seat.  I’m sure I can’t be the only parent who suffers from anxiety attacks whenever I thinkContinue reading “5 Tips for Keeping Infants and Toddlers Happy in Car Seats”