Kindergarten Activities: The Listening Game – for Teaching Effective Listening and Clear Communication

In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky refers to 7 essential life skills that every child needs to be taught. Two of those skills are “perspective taking” and “communicating”. Part of perspective taking involves being able to listen – a task that can be quite challenging for young children. In the Tools of the Mind program,Continue reading “Kindergarten Activities: The Listening Game – for Teaching Effective Listening and Clear Communication”

A Powerful Message for Our Children – “How to Succeed When You Have No Special Skills”

I have always loved these inspirational stories about parents who stumble on an activity that becomes their child’s passion… Like the 4 year old who makes paper dresses… That kid who reviews books on his own blog… The amazing kid who shoots “impossible” hoops… And then that kid goes on to become something amazing… AkianeContinue reading “A Powerful Message for Our Children – “How to Succeed When You Have No Special Skills””

What Your Child Really Needs for a Prospective Future

If you still think that good academics alone will give your child a secure future, it’s time to reassess your misconceived beliefs. It is a rapidly changing world that our children are growing up in and the future is uncertain. All we know is that the days when a good degree will guarantee you a goodContinue reading “What Your Child Really Needs for a Prospective Future”

Melissa and Doug Basic Skills Board

Dress the adorable bear puzzle and learn to zip, buckle, lace, snap and more Brightly colored, smooth-sanded pieces help build early shape, color and size differentiation skills Incredible value and superior craftsmanship Childhood favorite Newly redesigned board features a colorful bear with tons to explore! “Dress” the adorable bear puzzle, and learn to zip, buckle,Continue reading “Melissa and Doug Basic Skills Board”