5 fun ways to teach your baby about object permanence

Babies need the comfort of knowing that people and items are permanent even when they can’t see them. Playing games with them to develop that knowledge gives them what’s known as object permanence.

Simple Montessori activities for toddlers and preschoolers at home

During the first stage of Montessori learning, toddlers and preschoolers are introduced to “practical life” activities. These hands-on activities can help little ones develop their fine and gross motor skills.

6 benefits of outdoor napping for babies

I have a confession to make. I forced both of my kids to be outdoor babies. When I say outdoor babies, I mean that they started napping outdoors when they were two weeks old and continued to do so until they were kicked out of their strollers.

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The benefits of being physically active *

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Increased self-esteem and happiness

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Higher test scores

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Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes

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Higher annual earnings

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* Adapted from Aspen Institute Sport for All - Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game