30 May · Linda Searles · No Comments

The Benefits of Hugging our Children

A family therapist has been famously quoted as saying, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Hugs Help Kids Grow Smarter. Human touches are essential to brain growth. Hugs Help Kids Grow. Physical contact is also essential to …


26 Jan · Linda Searles · No Comments

When Should My Child Learn to Swim

When making your decision, keep your child’s emotional maturity, physical and developmental abilities and comfort level in the water in mind. Children develop at different rates and not all are ready at exactly the same time. Learning to swim should be a top priority for every family since drowning is one of the top causes …


28 Sep · Linda Searles · No Comments

When Should I Introduce Reading to My Child?

Learning to read is a unique process for each child. Some children start learning to read in preschool or daycare and some children learn how to read in first grade. It is important to remember that children learn at their own pace and that is completely natural. Toddlers (Ages one to three) At this age …