Author Archives: Modesty Brantley

Want a Better Night’s Sleep? Read this!

A good night’s sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for young children. If you are a parent of a child under 5 years old, you know how important sleep is for mood stabilization and energy levels. To ensure your child is getting adequate sleep for their age, try implementing some of … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Messy Play

Children learn through their observations and hands on experiences in the world around them.  Like sponges, they take in everything! As you and I know, the world is not a sterile, everything in it’s place environment.  If we limit our children’s play to only well ordered and clean play, we take away a whole world … Continue reading

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Creating a Safe Backyard for Your Children to Explore

  Guest Post Article by Anya Willis- Anya Willis is a mother of three and has been a yoga instructor for the past 12 years. For most of her childhood Anya struggled with her weight.In school, she was bullied because of it, and it wasn’t until she took a yoga class in college that things … Continue reading

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15 Ways to Ask About Your Child’s Day

If you have a child who is preschool age or older you are familiar with the afternoon conversation that goes something like this… Parent: “How was your day?” Child: “Good.” Parent: “What did you do today?” Child: “Nothing.” Nothing?! That’s all we can get after a day full of learning?  In fact, what that same … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Have you ever watched a child create a drawing or painting and wonder what their little minds were imagining?  Maybe you thought they were drawing a house but once it’s finished they tell you its a castle or maybe even something different all together.  As adults it’s easy to label a child’s creative play.  We give … Continue reading

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Read Across America Day!

Schools across America observe Read Across America Day to celebrate literacy for young children.  The day is always on March 2nd which fittingly, coincides with author Dr. Suess’ birthday.  We celebrate by reading Dr. Seuss books together in all our classrooms throughout the whole week!  Here are a few of our favorites: Dr. Suess’ ABCs: … Continue reading

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