Printable: Animal + Sign Match Up!

It’s always the season for playing and a little learning just makes it more fun!  Celebrate the fun with this cute animal and sign matchup.  Perfect for the preschool and elementary school set, this free printable can help the little learners learn about animals and practice their signing skills (the…

Quiet Time Activities

By: Jordan Herbst Edited by: Gelsey Brizo Quiet Time Activities After the age of 4, naps aren’t really necessary anymore because it’s time for kids to transition into the grade school schedule. However, quiet time is still beneficial. It gives children time to rest and calm down instead of constantly…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Baby Talk?

by Mirta Desir Most new parents know that early communication is critical for early childhood development. But how early? Mom can only narrate to a four-month-old the cloth-diaper-changing process for so long before she starts wondering, “is this amazing little infant truly processing this?” “Is this really considered ‘communication’?” Well,…

Embracing Dyslexia

by: Jessie Mundo Embracing Dyslexia Your child might have dyslexia, but there’s no reason why dyslexia should have your child. Dyslexia is a learning disorder which, according to studies done by the University of Michigan, affects 70%-80% of people with reading difficulties. Although it might be thought best to focus…

How to Start Baby Signing

[metaslider id=1320]by Smart Coos   How To Start Baby Signing: 5 Simple Tips   Have you ever spent countless hours trying to figure out what is wrong with your baby? The lack of communication between you and your little one can be one of the most frustrating things about parenthood.  …

Tara Goodfellow and her girls: Keeping fit with martial arts!

  by: Smart Coos Tara Goodfellow and her girls: Keeping fit with martial arts! [caption id="attachment_1074" align="alignleft" width="224"] Tara Goodfellow with her two daughter (on the road to become black belts)[/caption] Tara Goodfellow, MBA is the managing director of Athena Educational Consultants, Inc in Matthews, NC.  Since keeping fit is so…

Kathryn Lagden: Weighted planks the natural way

  by: Smart Coos FITNESS TUESDAY Kathryn Lagden: Weighted planks the natural way Kathryn Lagden is a part-time WAHM (work at home mom) and co-creator of Burlington Parents, a website to share family-focused events and activities in Burlington, Ontario. Kathryn loves working out! She was so excited to share some…

Niki & Shaokao Cheng: Keeping fit the AcroYoga way!

by: Smart Coos FITNESS TUESDAYS Niki & Shaokao Cheng: Keeping fit the AcroYoga way! [caption id="attachment_994" align="alignleft" width="300"] Niki and Cienna-yoga[/caption] Niki and Shaokao Cheng, are co-­owners of BoConcept NY furniture stores.   This husband-wife duo are both yoga addicts and they love practicing acro yoga with their daughter Cienna. What…