The Parish School Blog
Dec 6, 2017
The holidays are filled with beautiful sounds (and sights) that make this time unlike any other. And a much-needed break from work, however brief, gives us an opportunity to rest and enjoy the simple things that fill our lives – family, friends, meals and traditions. Our children are also taking a well-deserved break from their own routine. However, the sudden lack of structure can often be a difficult adjustment for children and families alike. The increased time with your child can be a wonderful opportunity to find new ways to play together, that rejuvenate you both! Music is one of the most simple and ideal ways to achieve this. Here are 7 simple suggestions to connect and refresh in play with your child through music.
Nov 15, 2017
Getting dirty just for fun is one of the privileges of childhood. Climbing trees, scaling hillsides, fashioning hiding places with leaves and sticks – all of these are built into a kid’s DNA. We don’t necessarily think of these activities as a crucial part of a child’s development. But research demonstrates that regular interactions with nature contribute in many ways to learning and socialization.
Sep 15, 2017
Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane or other traumatic event can leave a lasting impression on a child. Thankfully, children are naturally resilient and can recover with the right supports, empathy and empowerment. We share 5 tips to help turn a traumatic event into a lesson on compassion.
Aug 23, 2017
The word 'play' can bring up the image of a large variety of activities. Each stage of playing, learning and discovering has a purpose in a child's development. It's important to be aware that there are different ways to "play" and have a basic understanding of where your child is at in their development.