• The Importance of Routines

    October 20, 2021

    Discussions about feeding and sleep schedules are great opportunities to provide families with information about the importance of self-regulation through routines. Routines help children anticipate what is coming next, help them manage or regulate their behavior, and help them feel secure in their environment. As a provider you can let families know that routines help…Read More

  • Understanding & Labeling Emotions

    October 13, 2021

    Labeling emotions is a great way for parents to promote secure attachment, self regulation, and perspective taking skills. Labeling and validating a child’s emotions helps them to feel heard and understood, to learn about how to regulate their own emotions in the future, and to understand the emotions of others. Keep reading to learn how you…Read More

  • Pretend Play

    October 6, 2021

    Did you know that children are learning through play every day? Pretend play is great for a child’s cognitive development. Pretending to be someone else requires concentration, building their self regulation skills, and allows a child to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, promoting their perspective taking skills. As a provider, you can model for families how they can…Read More