9 Jun · Linda Searles · No Comments

The Power of Play

What is PLAY? “Play is multi-faceted, complex and dynamic, eluding easy definition. It is usually felt to be a universal activity and children are often portrayed as having an inherent desire and capacity to play.” Free or pure play: Children have all the control, and adults are passive observers. Guided play: Teacher-child collaboration, with the …


22 Mar · Linda Searles · No Comments

Is Music Good for Toddlers?

Music provides cognitive benefits that support children’s early development. Here are five reasons why music can be beneficial to the development of your child. Music increases toddlers’ sensory development. Exposing your child to different types of music can help create mor pathways between the cells in their brains; This effect increases even more when you …


14 Aug · Linda Searles · No Comments

Moving With A Baby or Toddler

Moving is difficult for everybody, especially young children. To toddlers, moving is similar to having their entire world shaken. If possible, take your toddler and even your infant to visit the new location a few times before the move. You may be surprised at your toddler’s reaction. I could range from excited happiness to being …