Rx for Cabin Fever: Ideas for Active Indoor Play

by Lindsay Dunckel, Ph.D. This time of year, it can be even more of a challenge to parent a young child since rain can keep us indoors for days at a time. All that pent-up energy has to go somewhere: why not give up fighting against it and guide it instead? Young children need to […]

Come Play! Encouraging Development by Playing with Your Child

Play is children’s work, as Maria Montessori said. Child development is driven by play—children explore and pretend their way into knowledge. The more a child uses his body and his mind during play, the more he learns. And when a child plays with a parent, the learning is extended even farther—so play with your child […]