• Get ready to go back to preschool

    August 25, 2016

    To make sure your child has a smooth transition from summer freedom to school, start with small steps that can be integrated into daily routines. Whether your toddler is going to preschool for the first time or returning for another year, below are some tips to a parent!

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    Teach them to be vocal

    Try role-playing situations that will come up during the school day with your child. Make them feel comfortable to make requests such as "I need help" or bathroom breaks. Communication and ability to communicate will only help the toddler in the classroom.

    Set the stage
    Even if your child is returning to preschool, a summer break for a young child can seem like an eternity. Prior to school's beginning, start communicating the new routine to the child. Create excitement for the child and focus on all the positive things that will come with going back to school! Go shopping for a lunch box, school clothes, drive by the school....

    Practice skills

    Get back in mental shape - alphabet, geometry shapes - practices with your child what he or she have learned in the past to make them feel confident in their skills. Also, keep in mind that by age 4 most preschools expect a child to recognize his or her name, and will encourage to start writing it. Make this activity fun by writing it in chalk on the sidewalk or with a stick in the sand. Similarly, preschool calls for more use of kids' fine motor skills. Some ideas to practice motor skills include ripping paper into long strips, cutting with kid-safe scissors or puzzles.

    Stress Self-Help Skills

    Bathroom training, velcro their shoes, putting a backpack on - basic self help skills are crucial in the classroom.  Kids feel pride mastering these tasks and this encourages their independence and helps them learn organization. Break it down into one manageable step at a time.


  • Family Spotlight: Meet the Family behind JuststaBXmom

    August 5, 2016

    This month we're feature Melissa Velazquez, the owner of justaBXMom chatting parenting, pretend play and her blog!

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  • Family Spotlight: Two Boys and a Hubby

    July 10, 2016

    Meet Two Boys and a Hubby! This month we feature the mastermind behind blog Two Boys and a Hubby. 

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  • What chores should your child do (based on their age)?

    July 3, 2016

    Children love to help out! They love to feel included in our daily lives and feel like they are contributing to "adult activities".

    Engaging your child in a chore helps them develop practical life skills. It goes without saying, that these chores should always be supervised by an adult.

    Some things to keep in mind as you engage your child into these chores - don't force the child; look for child sized items such as brooms; keep the movements and their pace slow; let go of perfection and make it fun!

    Here is a list of age appropriate chores for children (click on infographic for full size).




  • Fun Activity: What's Your Name?

    July 3, 2016

    Want to get active with your kids?

    Check out this game "Whats Your Name". Fun and easy family activity that keeps your kids active while having fun!






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