Entries by Steven Calles

Negative Language and the Word “No”

Keeping a positive learning environment can sometimes be a challenge for parents and teachers alike. Guiding children through the learning process often comes with some frustration. In these moments, it’s easy to use negative language, like the word “No”. But is it harmful to a child’s development to use these words? How language affects thought […]

The Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child

Being bilingual is quickly becoming a vital asset for working professionals, and embracing cultures has become an important topic in new families. When deciding to raise your child to understand more than one language, consider these cognitive and social benefits: The Bilingual Brain Learning two languages at a young age has shown to help the […]

Empathy in 3 Steps

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It can be considered one of the most important characteristics of social behavior and is something that should be taught early on in childhood. Let’s look at the importance of, and how we can teach our children, empathy. Why Empathy […]

The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Preschoolers

Preschool children have an instinctive desire to learn, discover and try new things. Their natural curiosity is attracted to anything they are unfamiliar with, so that makes children interested in trying everything. This interest in learning can be taken advantage of in schools and at home to maximize a child’s development, but only when done […]