Archive for the ‘Child Development’ Category
This article is very interesting. Yet another reason why we should protect and promote the arts in schools.
via The New York Times, Health/Science, by Perri Klass, M.D.
When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music.
But a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop. Read the rest of this entry »
According to this list, these are the tools your child needs to succeed in life. It’s pretty thorough – have you got any more you’d like to add to the list?
Thanks to Busy Kids = Happy Mom busykidshappymom.org
- Undress self
- Put own pajamas away
- Wash face and hands
- Comb or brush own hair (with help)
- Brush teeth (with help)
- Pick up toys
- Tidy up bedroom
- Clear off own place at table
- Be able to play safely and alone for a set period of time (1/2 to 1 hour) in own room.
(Under supervision. Children need to know that they can be alone and still have fun.)