For Families Blog

Woman and son sitting in the library smiling.

You are here

Our Learning Moments is a blog where families share stories about their children’s learning.

Most Recent

Happy teacher with happy students
Blog
March 7, 2017

Encouraging Your Child to Lead

When children have opportunities to make decisions and increase their independence, they see that their own identity is important. They are able to build confidence when their thoughts and opinions are valued by those around them.

Authored by

Authored by: Andrea Laser
Members Only
Laughing toddler
Blog
November 29, 2016

Play with Free Stuff: No Batteries Required!

There are many, many items you dispose of every day that could be perfect toys for your young child.

Authored by

Authored by: Toni Sturdivant
Members Only
Parents singing with child
Blog
November 14, 2016

Sing With Me Baby!

Singing to a child is a great way to encourage musical development; but what are some additional ways to support very young children in this developmental milestone?

Authored by

Authored by: Amanda Holliday
Members Only
Children learning how to cook
Blog
August 18, 2016

How a Cooking Class Became a Lesson in Engaging Children

We left with a much richer understanding of the foods in the region, a great set of recipes to recreate back in the states, and a role model in Lily for finding ways to engage children’s interests.

Authored by

Authored by: Mary Harrill
Members Only
Young girl playing on rock outside
Blog
June 19, 2017

Forget the Playroom...Take Them Outside!

there are so many reasons you should consider more outdoor play time with your child, and here are a few.

Authored by

Authored by: Toni Sturdivant
Members Only
Father and baby boy smiling
Blog
June 12, 2015

Saturday Mornings with Dad

It’s a space where men can talk about topics like napping, share with one another the best deals on diapers, and at the same time talk about their interests like sports, motorcycles, or computer games.

Authored by

Authored by: Robert Capuozzo
Members Only
Teacher with student to encourage learning
Blog
May 25, 2017

Five Ideas to Encourage Learning This Summer

School may be out for the summer, but there are still lots of opportunities for young children to play and learn!

Authored by

Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
Members Only
Two young boys at a table laughing
Blog
July 20, 2015

Buon Appetito: Sharing a Love of Food with Infants and Toddlers

How old did Henry have to be before I could share my love of food? Could I share this passion with him while his food consisted of pureed vegetables or bite-sized finger foods?

Authored by

Authored by: Natalie Haney Tilghman
Members Only
Teacher smiling with a group of young children.
Blog
April 7, 2016

Back When You Knew I Loved You

You taught me and I taught you. We were companions and while you may have forgotten me, I will never forget you!

Authored by

Authored by: Cecilia Maron-Puntarelli
Members Only
Teacher smiling with 3 young children playing blocks
Blog
May 3, 2015

Spread the Love (of Books)!

No one can predict what habits and interests will stick with a child. But if you never offer up the opportunities, the odds will always remain at zero.

Authored by

Authored by: Mabel Yu
Members Only
Young boy playing with plastic cubes
Blog
January 4, 2016

Did Your Children Receive Tech Gifts? What to Keep in Mind As They Play

Whether someone purchased a technology related gift for your child or your child used a tablet that was a gift for you, it’s important to think about the quality of the content your children will interact with while using screen media as well as how much

Authored by

Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
Members Only