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Kids will build different types of skills or knowledge at different rates than others, but they can change their brain and reach their goals by practice.

By The Goddard School • January 18th, 2019
Every day after school, it’s the same scene in my house: My son asks for a snack, I offer up an idea (usually starting with what he chose yesterday or the day before), which he promptly turns down. He might come back to it a few minutes later, after I’ve exhausted all other possibilities, but he never says yes to the first suggestion. He holds out until he know what all his options are
I…

Siblings play a huge role in each other's lives. Many siblings who are close in age become each other's first friend. You can encourage a strong, long-term bond by letting your older child take care of his new brother or sister as much as possible.

Simple, play-based activities you can do with your infant to help him or her develop motor and learning skills

By The Goddard School • December 18th, 2018
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Teachers form the backbone of our educational system. They teach us everything we need to know in and beyond the classroom, and with endless enthusiasm, patience, and compassion along the way.
As the year winds down, it’s only proper to show them some love and appreciation. Teaching any…

By The Goddard School • December 11th, 2018
No one likes to be sick. As a parent, when you feel terrible, you just wish that the world would stop and you could just curl up on your bed and sleep. Unfortunately, this is not how the world works. Even when you are sick there are things that have to be done
However, when your kids are sick, you’ll need to decide whether they are contagious or not before sending them off on their…

By The Goddard School • November 16th, 2018
Keep your cool, even when you’re feeling hot
Life demands more from us every day, thanks to everything from a nasty political climate and natural disasters to cranky kids. Moms need ways to deal with stress swiftly and with ease. Life can feel overwhelming and exhausting much of the time, which is why we need simple and effective techniques to help us come back to center when life gets tricky. It only takes one minute…

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2010
Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid. A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day. Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time. Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative. Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as…

From bathing and hand washing to hair and tooth care, learn how to instill healthy habits and teach your children the importance of good personal hygiene.

By The Goddard School • November 2nd, 2018
It’s come to this: Doctors are now being told to prescribe play. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the urgency of the matter in a policy statement . There is a play deficit in this country, and we know it, don’t we? In articles about parenting, it seems that there’s no breed dissected more than that of the bubble-wrapped child who’s shuttled from Mandarin to fencing to organic cheese making classes until bedtime. We love…

By The Goddard School • September 12th, 2013
You love to watch your little one playing and learning, and so do Goddard School teachers. Observation is a core method our teachers use to assess what children are learning, when they are ready to learn new tasks and what their interests are. We use these observations to track the children’s progress, develop lesson plans and share the children’s development with their parents
As parents, we often teach our children, yet they can teach us…

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

Halloween for preschoolers should be light and upbeat, not scary. If you plan to celebrate with your little ones, either with trick-or-treating or a party, here are some fun and simple costumes to consider
Superhero – All you need is a long-sleeved t-shirt, a colored hand towel or a rectangle of fabric for a cape; leggings or fitted pants; and felt for making an eye mask, headband and symbol cutout of your children’s choice. They can pick a superhero from a favorite movie…

According to Dr. Newmark, the fifth critical emotional need of children is the need to feel secure.

With so many activities like wine tasting, water adventures, visit art museums and more, read our top 5 things to do during your next visit Rancho Cordova.

We say, “Don’t do that,” and they do it anyway. We say, “Stop” and they continue. We say, “Pick that up” and they do so just to throw it back down again.

Putting your baby down to sleep when she shows signs of drowsiness, but is not yet asleep, will help her learn to fall asleep independently. This is

In our increasingly technological world, devices are here to stay. Set boundaries and limits now so devices become teaching tools instead of detracting from

By The Goddard School • May 25th, 2018
It can help them build up their own self-esteem and self-worth
Mentors and role models , we all know, serve great value in our lives. They teach, inspire, excite and support us.
Sometimes, however, our culture’s obsession with celebrity and wealth can create an environment where children are choosing their heroes or role models based on status or power.
That’s why I wrote a book to help children identify positive role models who will empower…

If you have a picky eater on your hands, one great way to entice little ones to try new foods is to make eating them fun! * Try turning everyday foods into

Fatherhood is a profound, wonderful journey full of moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are five tips for dads who are new to the experience.

Have you found it challenging to capture your preschooler’s attention these days? Many parents try speaking louder or may yell out of frustration. While yelling

By Sue Adair • October 1st, 2009
There comes a day when your child will ask to sleep over at a friend’s house for the very first time. Whether because of homesickness or fear of bedwetting, sleepovers can turn into a nerve-wracking experience for children. As parents, how can you prepare for your child’s first sleepover? What should you expect
Here are some helpful tips to guide parents and children through the first sleepover.
Start somewhere comfortable. Spending the night in a strange…

By The Goddard School • March 30th, 2018
Playdates are, in a way, like any other kind of date. When they go well, you (as the parent) want to sing a little song and do that move where you jump sideways and kick your heels together in mid-air. (There will be no eating lunch alone in the library for your kid!) When they go badly—like when one child hurls insults at, hits or openly despises the other in front of the woman who…

By newscred • April 23rd, 2018
It’s never too early to learn about financial responsibility
Working moms already do a great job in leading by example and teaching their kids about the value of hard work, but one mom took things a bit further by actually giving her daughter imaginary bills and checks to teach her some key financial lessons.
Lynn Brooks, a working mom of two from Birmingham, AL, posted her parenting hack on Facebook where it has since been shared more…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

How to work on vocabulary with a 5-year-old? 1. Read a ton together. Books use a larger variety of words than we tend to use in conversation. As you're reading, occasionally ask whether he understands. "What does the word ___ mean?" "Why did she just do that?" "What do you think might happen next?" "Remember that time when you did that same thing?" 2. Tell stories. Face-to-face interaction lights up the brain for learning language -- and may be more engaging to him…

“Long days, short years.” How true these words are for parents. Several years ago, a mom with college age children said those words to me, and they resonate

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

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These fun and easy Halloween crafts will keep your kids busy...and help decorate the house for Halloween!

Moving to a new home can be a difficult experience for a child, especially if it means uprooting them from a familiar town or school.