Tracy Thomas

Is My Child Ready To Potty Train?

Is My Child Ready To Potty Train?

Potty training is a major milestone. The success of potty training hinges on physical and emotional readiness not a specific age. The true secret to success is timing and “Patience”!
As a parent ask yourself these Questions:

• Does your child seem interested in the potty, toilet or in wearing underwear?
• Can your child understand and follow basic directions?
• Does your child tell you with words, facial expressions or posture when he or she needs to go?
• Does your child stay dry for periods of 2 hours or longer during the day?

When Buying Toys For Holiday Gifts...

When Buying Toys For Holiday Gifts...

Toys are more than just something to play with, toys should be fun but they should also be age appropriate, stimulating and safe. Toys should be thought of as developmental learning tools as they are so important in the social, mental, physical and emotional development of children. A toy that does too much doesn’t allow a child to use their imagination. When a toy is too specific, it limits a child's ability to use their own imagination, however simple toys like blocks allow children to be creative and spontaneous.

The Value of Books

The Value of Books

One of the greatest gifts you can give a child is the skill of reading, and this begins by teaching them to LOVE books.
By bridging home and school with this one passion we see so many areas of a child’s development soar. The skill of reading sets the foundation for other academic areas such as interpersonal problem-solving skills, and other cognitive and social abilities.