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Ready for Kindergarten?

Date: February 26, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks, Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s competitive world,  preparing your child for Kindergarten may seem overwhelming!   Not only is there conflicting information at every turn, but also a sea of products to navigate through!  Where do you start and what should you believe? Let’s begin with a little about your bundle of energy… According to developmental psychologist Jean Piaget, early learning progresses from concrete to abstract…

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Oh Baby… Top 25 Must Have Toys!

Date: February 24, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks 0

Welcome to the world little one!  Now that you’re here, and officially de-blobbing (if that’s even a word!), it’s time to start the important work of learning about your world! Mom’s and Dad’s, as parents, you are your baby’s first teacher!  Since your baby is still completely dependent upon you, it’s up to you to stimulate, captivate, and…

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Top 40 Must Have Books and Toys for Your Inquisitive and Imaginative Preschooler

Date: January 20, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s competitive world parents often ask “How can I best prepare my child for Kindergarten?” In a nutshell, here’s a bit of background on your little bundle of energy and my recommendations… First and foremost, (as discussed in the Reading Readiness article), immerse your child in language from infancy by talking to him, singing…

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Stimulate and Captivate Your Newborn – Top 10 Must Have Toys

Date: April 16, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks 2

Recent research states that infants’ brains at birth are equipped with most of the brain cells they will ever have; however, connections or pathways between these cells must develop to help them think and learn.  As a result, it’s very important to take baby out into the world regularly to experience new people and places. …

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