Encouraging children to read during the summer helps them to keep their reading skills strong. There are a lot of different summer reading programs both at local libraries and nationwide (check out this list) that offer incentives for kids to read. You can also start you own, homegrown summer reading program. Here are some tips […]
It’s that time of year again!
Beginnings. A fresh start. Imaginings. Goals. Intentions.
New year Resolutions.
I want to share with you some ideas for family-centered resolutions that can make a difference, right here in Lane County. These ideas encourage quality family time, build empathy for fellow community members, and teach kids that they can make a positive […]
Getting your child motivated and dressed to go to school or ready for any type of event can be difficult sometimes. Your child may prefer to laze about in bed in the early morning, or perhaps distract herself with various toys strewn about. And, as time goes by and the need to leave your house […]
Baby toys are essential for both learning and play, helping your child to develop healthily as well as keeping them occupied and staving off boredom. You need to be able to have peace of mind that the toys you give to your baby will nurture and engage him or her, not present a safety hazard […]
LaneKids is excited to announce our first series of dad blogs written by Lane County’s Michael Hoekstra. Michael is the father of a seven year old daughter and will be chronicling his dad adventures monthly – sharing with readers his parenting successes and frustrations as well as creative parenting techniques he’s used to get through […]
Remember when your baby went from bottles to sippy cups? Or from diapers to big kid underwear? Transitions in your little one’s life can be hard, on both you and them. Parents seek guidance from trusted sources like friends, grandparents, pediatricians, even Google to help us through these adjustments.
One of the biggest transitions of all […]
Earth Day is right around the corner on Friday, April 22nd! This day is a perfect day to get outside with your kids to explore nature. You can also use this day to teach your little ones about conservation, recycling, and other earth-friendly activities. Use the following ten ideas to get started and make the […]
Does it seem like your child is in a different time-zone than you when you are trying to get out the door in the morning? You need to leave in ten minutes and your child thinks they have two hours and ten minutes!
You can ease morning stress by getting organized, creating routines and setting ground […]
Tu peque está desarrollando nuevos gustos, ideas y sentimientos. Junto con su rápido crecimiento y su increíble independencia, también puede pasar por momentos de frustración y enojo, con los cuales aprenderá persistencia y determinación.
Como padre y madre, puedes guiar a tu peque utilizando una disciplina asertiva ayudándole así a ser independiente, a aprender a controlarse, […]
Todos necesitamos atención a cualquier edad. Nos sentimos bien cuando alguien centra toda su atención en nosotros. Tu bebé y tus peques más mayores, también se sienten bien cuando reciben tu atención. La atención es más importante a esta edad que para nosotros los mayores. Para poder crecer de manera saludable, desarrollar la autoestima, y […]