The achieve-at-all-costs educational culture is taking its toll on kids and their performance at school. Experts suggest that there are six things that kids really need to succeed in the classroom. Continue reading →
As his little hands reached into my purse, his face reflected a familiar sheepish grin and twinkle in his eyes! Once again my grandson was reaching for the normally forbidden fruit… my smart phone!
The relationship between technology and my grandchildren is a constant battle for me. As an old educator, I want to stay current wit Continue reading →
Is there anything more beautiful than Chattanooga in the fall? As the trees start their transformation and the temperatures start to cool, children in our area have the perfect opportunity for outdoor play.
Playing outside is not just a fun way to pass the time; it’s an important factor in a child’s development and overall health. From birth to age 5, children learn a great deal about the world around them and their role in it. The best learning comes in sensory-rich environments like the great outdoors. Continue reading →
By Lisa Moore, Guest Blogger
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategic Services
The benefit of bicycling is not just a physical one. Researchers are discovering exactly how we can maximize the cognitive benefits of a good bike ride. Every pedal that we make forces more nerve cells to fire. As these neurons light up, they intensify the creation of proteins like derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and noggin, which promote the formation of new brain cells. Continue reading →
Parents often ask for activities they can do at home that are fun and that will positively affect their child’s development. I encourage parents to offer their children a lot of art materials since the developmental benefits of exploring with art are immeasurable, especially Continue reading →