Take Home Ideas: Creative Art Projects for Home

After realizing the joys of observing the creative process in your TLC class, you may find the courage to attempt art projects at home.  In hopes this will be the case for your family, following is a host of developmentally appropriate ideas...

Weekly Parenting Topic: The Myth of Perfect Parenting

I suggest reading this supportive and powerful piece on The Myth of Perfect Parenting.  Unlike many of the parenting resources available for us to learn from, this series of articles embraces our parenting missteps—imperfect parenting is even good for our children!...

Take Home Ideas: Sensory Activities for Babies and Toddlers

The following article from PBS.org reminds us how important it is for our little ones to have these sensory-rich experiences: http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development/sensory-play/developing-and-cultivating-skills-through-sensory-play/.  For the Take Home Idea, we...

Weekly Parenting Topic: How Effective are Time-Outs?

How effective are time outs?  Further, are time outs harmful for our children’s developing brains and relationships with caregivers?  Please read a recent article from Time Magazine reviewing Dr. Daniel Siegel’s new book, No Drama Discipline (...

Weekly Parenting Topic: Healthy Family Sleeping

Our scheduled Parent Topic this week tends to be a popular one- Healthy Family Sleeping.  Following is an excellent resource to keep at hand: http://childsleepscience.wordpress.com/category/resource-blog/.  Please do bring your sleep questions to class- I have no...

Weekly Parenting Topic: Healthy Family Eating

Following is an excellent and trustworthy collection of articles from HealthyChildren.org, a website supported/edited by The American Academy of Pediatrics.  Keep this link close at hand due to the many helpful articles on nutrition....

Take Home Ideas: 25 First Books for your Child’s Home Library

To connect our class activity with home, we hope you will enjoy this lovely list of 25 first books for your child’s home library.  Yes, many of the books should already be quite familiar- either books in the TLC book corner or books already shared in our classes...