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Concept of time in children

Infants and Toddlers (0-2): Time is perceived mostly through repetition of actions and routines Pre-schoolers (3-4): Progressively understand the time concepts of “before” and “after” Kindergarteners (5-6): Begin to understand that some events occur weekly, monthly...

Best Toys for Your Child’s Personality

Play is a wonderfully objective way to observe personality traits shine through, even before children can speak! When you are wanting your kids to play longer, it’s good to know their play personality strengths. They tend to play longer in their sweet spot of play,...

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How to live with your stress during this new phase of COVD19

After months of “sheltering in place” and dealing with this anxiety-inducing situation, we can finally enjoy seeing our friends again from a distance. While this feels like a nice first step toward returning to our old ways of life, it also brings many new sources of...

Learn 10 Life Skills through Free Play

It seems like kids are playing all the time, but as they get into school their unstructured play time becomes more occasional. What is free play? It’s that unstructured play that doesn’t have a specific goal, mission or rules developed by the adult monitoring things....

Screen use during the crisis

Screen use during the crisis Screens are always a contentious subject amongst parents. Should we use them or not? Are they the helpful distraction we need? A tool for learning? Ruining our children’s brains?  An opportunity to connect with friends, family and school...

Create a daily work schedule for kids

Now that you have a clear routine for the day, it can still be challenging to know what to do with our children during their school learning time. You can use the Little Dragon school work organizer with your children to plan out their day and week.  Decide if there...

How to set a new family routine during Coronavirus Crisis

We would all love to feel as happy as our kids about their staying home for the foreseeable future. However, we still have to work and run a house, while keeping them busy, happy and engaged, without going to public places! Here are a few steps that will help both...

Setting up environement for success (Elementary child)

 At Home Learning Space Set a space for successful home study. Have your child help find the solutions for each of these questions. They can also be responsible for setting up the space, with help and guidance from you.    Where can your child sit and work?  Are there...

How to calm down – Strategy for children and their grownups

In the unexpected situation we are, families will spend more time together than usual, while still having to do it all. When a child feels like they have something practical and meaningful to do with the family, they are often more willing to focus on their own...

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