Cooking with Kids Is More Than Making Dinner

Cooking is a fantastic learning activity for kids because it combines hands-on practice, creativity, and the fun of tasting their creations. Cooking helps children develop important skills: 1. Patience: Cooking requires self-control. Kids get to practice following step by step instructions, waiting for things to rise, and waiting on baking times – a great example Read More

Napping and Brain Development

Why do some children stop napping before others? New research suggests that transition out of napping may have to do with brain development, not age.   The research focused on the hippocampus, which is the memory area of the brain. When little children nap, they “consolidate emotional and declarative [conscious recollection of facts and events] memories…”  Read More