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Mealtimes offer great opportunities to develop language skills in young children!

Did you know?! Mealtimes offer great opportunities to develop language skills in young children? Mealtimes are an inherently social experience that offers lots of opportunities to support language development in children. Whether it is the daily conversations happening at the dinner table, the listening of instructions as you read a recipe together, or the search […]

To Optimize Your Child’s Health, Learn to Avoid Ultra-Processed Foods

Article contributed by Zest Pediatrics – The Nest Schools Medical Education Partner To Optimize Your Child’s Health, Learn to Avoid Ultra-Processed Foods As the saying goes, we are what we eat. A healthy diet in childhood is not just a key to optimal growth and development but also to instilling life-long healthy eating habits. As […]

Making the Most Out of Mealtimes

Meaningful Meals Did you know?! Mealtimes offer great opportunities to introduce and practice skills such as identifying colors and shapes? During mealtimes young children are surrounded by foods of various colors, shapes, characteristics, and even from different food groups. This can be a great opportunity to expose them to different colors, shapes, and even methods […]

The Great Outdoors: 7 Reasons Why It Is Important to Your Child’s Development

In the ever-evolving landscape of early childhood education, one aspect has remained a constant beacon of learning and growth: outdoor play. The natural world presents an invaluable classroom for young children, offering a rich array of experiences contributing to their holistic development. From sparking curiosity to fostering physical fitness and emotional resilience, outdoor play is […]

Understanding and Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood

Young children are like sponges, absorbing knowledge and experiences at an astonishing rate. However, they can also exhibit a wide range of behavioral issues as they navigate their early years. As parents, caregivers, and educators, it’s essential to understand and address these behavioral challenges with patience, empathy, and effective strategies. In this blog, we will […]

Screen Time and Your Child – Why and How to Manage: Part 1

Article contributed by Zest Pediatrics – The Nest Schools Medical Education Partner Screen Time and Your Child – Why and How to Manage: Part 1 One of the most common concerns of parents today relates to managing the ever-present screens in our lives. This is an incredibly important topic for parents with children of all […]

Embracing Diversity: The Crucial Role of Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Embracing Diversity: The Crucial Role of Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education Early childhood education serves as the first stepping stone in a child’s lifelong learning and personal development journey. During these crucial formative years, children begin to understand the world around them, including its rich tapestry of cultures and traditions. In this blog, we’ll […]

Wellness Wednesday: A Meal Incorporating all the Colors of the Rainbow

A Meal Incorporating all the Colors of the Rainbow Colorful Pizza  Red – Tomatoes, red peppers, Sauce Orange – Orange peppers, orange tomatoes, carrots Yellow – Yellow Peppers, Banana Pepper, Cheese, Pineapple Green – Spinach, Broccoli, Green Pepper, Basil, Pesto Blue – Blue cheese, blue mushrooms, blue cabbage Purple – Onion, purple cabbage Rainbow Chopped […]