26 Mar · admin · No Comments

Potty Training

Potty Training How do I know when my child is ready? Here are some signs for being ready for the big potty training accomplishment for both you and your child.   1. Your child is walking and can sit for short periods of time 2. Is becoming generally more independent when it comes to completing …


8 Mar · admin · No Comments

Toddlers Nightmares or Night Terrors?

  What is a Nightmare? If you child is a “good sleeper” and suddenly wakes up crying, and is clingy, scared and has trouble going back to sleep, she may be having a nightmare. Usually it happens in the second half of the night, when dreaming is most likely to occur. Why nightmares happen Toddler’s …


28 Feb · admin · No Comments

Toddler Temper Tantrums

“Oh Nooooo”-screaming toddler –mine!!! In the grocery store-everyone is looking at me as if I did something horrible to my sweet little child. Why kids have temper tantrums: Temper tantrums are a normal part of child development and are equally common in both girls and boys. Some children have temper tantrums often and some have …


23 Feb · admin · No Comments

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Physical Activity For Your Child Ages 3, 4, & 5 years

With today’s life styles most young kids are not moving enough. Yet the early years are critical, both for children’s physical and psychological growth and for developing lifelong healthy behaviours. More and more countries are developing physical activity guidelines for young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics and leading health and fitness organization all agree …


9 Jan · admin · No Comments

Toddler Exercise

According to the National Association of Sport and Physical education, your toddler should be logging a minimum of 30 minutes of structured exercise (a planned physical activity such as a game of kick ball or a tricycle ride) and at least one hour of unstructured exercise ( like a session of free play at the …


17 Dec · admin · No Comments

Exercising Your Baby? How much?

  Feeding is the only exercise needed for an infant. Breathing, sucking and swallowing all at once is exercise. But you can add to this by taking our baby for a walk in a stroller, put your baby on the floor beside you and practice stretching, play, talk and cuddle your baby regularly and carry …


12 Dec · admin · No Comments

Milestones ages 13 months to 3 years

13-18 Month Milestones (Pathways Development chart) Motor Walks independently Squats to pick up a toy Stacks two objects Helps with getting dress/undressed Sensory  Has a regular sleep schedule Is able to enjoy a wide variety of touch, noises, and smells Eats an increasing variety of foods Communication Combines sounds and gestures Imitate words and actions Consistently …


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MILESTONES IN YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENT These milestones in your baby’s development were taken from the Pathway’s web site.   6-9 Month Milestones Motor Sits and reaches for toys without falling Moves from tummy or back into sitting Creeps on hands and knees with alternate leg movement Uses both hands to explore toys Picks up head …


13 Nov · admin · No Comments

Most Anxieties and Fears are Normal

Today we are talking about anxiety and fears in children 4 – 6 and 7 – 12.   Anxiety is defined as apprehension without apparent cause. It usually occurs when there is no immediate threat to a person’s safety or well-being, but the threat feels real. Everyone experiences anxieties and fears at one time or …