School's Out . . . It's Time To Play!

June 13th, 2018

School's Out . . . It's Time To Play!

School is finally over, and the kids are ready to play all day! While this may sound fun to some of you, playing with children doesn’t always come naturally to parents. Spending time playing with your children is essential as children learn so much through play.  In fact, three play is so important to a child’s development, that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has recognized it as a right of every child.

The most important thing is to spend time with your child that is intentional and present.  Kids know when we are distracted so try to put away your phones and have fun together this summer. Once the organized activities that keep our days and evenings busy are over, we have more time to make playing our job!

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Parent Preschoolers: Supporting emitional health and building resilience

May 8th, 2018

Helping our kids to recognize their feelings and develop their ability to express themselves is key. As parents, we often want to solve or fix the hard things our children encounter but we also need to create space for them to just feel heard. In our most recent blog post, Leanne Shannon discusses how to support emotional health and build resilience in our preschoolers. Read more . . .

 

May June 2018 Issue of Big PLANS in Print Newsletter

May 1st, 2018

Are you struggling with how to handle your child's challenging behavior? Are you wondering how to manage what your kids see and do with their devices? Maybe with the summer months approaching, you are looking for fun ideas to do outside or how to handle road trips? You will find all of this information and MORE in this issue of the Big PLANS in Print newsletter! The May/June 2018 Newsletter is now available!

The Big PLANS in print newsletter is published five times a year and is loaded with information for parents, teachers and program participants. The newsletter will often describe programs within your communities that are either low-cost or free for participants and provides examples of activities that help promote the development of certain skills for children within your own home.

A new publication of the newsletter comes out every two months and is available below by clicking on the link above. Please take the opportunity to enjoy the resources that are available to you through the Big PLANS newsletter.


Parenting Preschoolers - Are you doing it right?

April 9th, 2018

PARENTING PRESCHOOLERS - Are you a parent of a preschooler who sometimes wonders if you are doing it right or if you are doing enough? Leanne Shannon is back as a guest author of our blog to help you answer these questions.

November December 2017 Big PLANS newsletter now available

November 1st, 2017

Discover tips on how to help your shy child make friends, answer the question "When Should My Child Start Kindergarten?", discover fun you can have with a cardboard box and MORE! The Nov/Dec issue of big PLANS in print is now available!

The Big PLANS in print newsletter is published five times a year and is loaded with information for parents, teachers and program participants. The newsletter will often describe programs within your communities that are either low-cost or free for participants and provides examples of activities that help promote the development of certain skills for children within your own home.

A new publication of the newsletter comes out every two months and is available below by clicking on this link below. Please take the opportunity to enjoy the resources that are available to you through the Big PLANS newsletter.


June 13th, 2018

School's Out . . . It's Time To Play!

May 8th, 2018

Parent Preschoolers: Supporting emitional health and building resilience

May 1st, 2018

May June 2018 Issue of Big PLANS in Print Newsletter

April 9th, 2018

Parenting Preschoolers - Are you doing it right?

November 1st, 2017

November December 2017 Big PLANS newsletter now available