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10 Tips for a Successful New School Year

Date: August 4, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Tips for Moms 0

A new school year is a very exciting time!  The opportunities and possibilities seem endless… Where do you start? What clubs and extracurricular activities should your child join? Will he make friends? Will he like his teacher(s)? As a parent it’s natural to want the best for your child and hope he will adjust well…

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You’re a Mom, Now What? (your new baby and the importance of developing routines…)

Date: July 10, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Tips for Moms 0

You’re finally home with your new baby and are overjoyed, yet overwhelmed and exhausted at the same time.  So what’s next?  What do you do with this little helpless bundle of lung power? Take this time to rest and get into a rhythm with your little miracle.  Don’t pressure yourself to do too much this first month.  Outside…

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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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Physical Development and Exercise

Date: February 2, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

***Little bodies need to move, move, move… Early Childhood is all about exploring and learning about the world…….. Physical movement activities help children feel successful as they develop self-confidence in their ability to do things independently. For a young child, the natural desire to move, run, jump, kick, climb, spin, and hang upside down are…

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Childhood Learning Disabilities… The Great Unknown…

Date: August 10, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Featured Articles, Parenting 0

Something doesn’t seem quite right, but you’re not sure. You ask yourself… “ Is this normal, or could my child have a learning disability?” Rule of thumb —- Go with your gut! You are the parent and you know your child best!!! Here I will lay out some simple truths that most professionals won’t say…

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Language Development

Date: June 24, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

As discussed in the Brain Development article, a baby is born ready to take in his world. Babies are naturally social creatures, willing and able to learn from everything they experience. As a baby or young child is exposed to the world, language is learned. Recent research has shown a direct link between language skills…

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How Baby’s Brain Develops

Date: March 16, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting 0

Up until the early 1900’s most developmental psychologists believed that heredity was the sole factor in determining intelligence.  They believed that a persons’ intelligence was genetically predetermined and environmental factors played no additional role in brain development. Research states that infants’ brains at birth are equipped with most of the brain cells they will ever…

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The Importance of Pretend Play and Unstructured Play Opportunities

Date: November 16, 2013 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Featured Articles, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s technological world with “screen time” on the rise, we cannot stress enough the importance for children to get “back to the basics” as much as possible, and just “play.”  Children learn important life skills by interacting with their peers in unstructured play settings without the direction of a parent or teacher.  Socializing at…

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It’s Not Just Play…It’s Developmentally Appropriate Instruction

Date: September 16, 2013 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

By Developmentally Appropriate, we simply mean that toys, educational products and instruction are designed to directly correlate with the child’s current physical, social, and cognitive developmental abilities. Well-known Psychologist Jean Piaget believed that early learning progresses from concrete to abstract thought. Since a baby or young child learns about his world by manipulating toys or…

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