Monthly Archives: July 2013

Benefits and Tips for Time Outdoor

By |July 29th, 2013|

Whether these words conjure up a 1950’s style neighborhood with a gang of kids playing in the street or a harassed parent cleaning up a spill, this phrase is one we have all heard at some point. And for good reason, the benefits of playing out of doors have been proven again and again.

It is […]

Must-see Video: A Baby’s First Year in 365 Seconds

By |July 11th, 2013|

Most new parents take hundreds, maybe thousands, of photos to document their baby’s first year. Sam Christopher Cornwell and his wife found a genius way to capture these sweet moments by compiling a one-second snippet from each day of their son Indigo’s first year into one incredible time-lapse video.
We literally see Indigo growing with each […]

How Many Ways Can You Practice Math?

By |July 10th, 2013|

Babies and toddlers’ brains are ready to learn small numbers and simple concepts like “more” and “less.” As our children grow into preschoolers (ages 3-5) they are able to understand bigger numbers and more complex concepts like “how many” and simple addition and subtraction.

There are lots of fun ways to help them learn these concepts.

One […]

Ten Great Strategies for Communicating With Toddlers

By |July 10th, 2013|

We have all heard the term, the “terrible twos.” What is it that makes this such an infamous time in child development? This stage can be challenging for parents and toddlers alike, as each toddler tries to find a balance between autonomy and dependence. Differing opinions about how to handle toddler behaviors are common. However, […]

The President’s Early Learning Proposal

By |July 2nd, 2013|

The beginning years of a child’s life are critical for building the foundation needed for success later in school and in life.  Leading economists agree that high-quality early learning programs can help level the playing field for children from lower-income families on vocabulary, social and emotional development, while helping students to stay on track and […]

Happy Fourth of July from LaneKids!

By |July 2nd, 2013|

We’ve loaded our Pinterest with lots of 4th of July recipes, activities, crafts and more!Here are our top picks from Pinterest for dye-free treats:Super easy and adorable ideas from CoolMomPicks:Berry Bliss Rocket Pops from FreshFamilyCooking:Patriotic Punch from sweetcsdesigns:Firecracker Ice Pops from marthastewart:July 4th Cheesecake Bites (a no-bake recipe) from momsshoppingengine:For more ideas and inspiration, visit […]