Talking to Children is Important

We’ve all heard it – “Talk to your baby”. Research shows that both IQ and language scores are higher for children exposed to talkative environments as young children. Recently there has also been evidence to suggest that speaking to our baby bump can improve our child’s language development later…

Why pointing is not "just" pointing

Pointing is a skill that children often start using before they begin to speak. Over the years, research has shown the importance of children developing this skill as it is highly correlated with later language development. The reason pointing and language development go hand in hand is because pointing…

It’s All About Tents and Forts

A camping tent in the basement. A snow fort in the backyard. A bedsheet draped over chairs in the living room. These three (seemingly) unrelated play activities are actually variations of one and the same and I have yet to meet a child who doesn’t enjoy this kind of…

Finding the Right Daycare for your Child

In Canada, we are fortunate that most parents are able to take a full year of parental leave and children don’t have to start daycare until they are a year old but for some families (and in many countries), children start much earlier.  As someone who has worked and…

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