Give Them an Experience as a Gift

We all know, this Holiday Season is unlike any other. But thanks to many great online companies, there are still plenty of holiday experiences to enjoy with the family. One of them, is timeless favorite, The Nutcracker ballet. Check out the places streaming it (some are even for FREE!) Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, “Fireside Nutcracker,” Dec.Continue reading “Give Them an Experience as a Gift”

More Gifts for Holidays: Family Games

Let’s Move Together! This year, many of our kids spend more time in front of the computer then before. So, let’s get them moving with family games. Wonder Forge Cat in The Hat I Can Do That! Game. I have yet to find a young kid who would resist this game! Unfortunately, it’s currently onlyContinue reading “More Gifts for Holidays: Family Games”

May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?

I love classical music, and I think that 4 is a perfect age to start introducing it in more direct way. Many of us, likely, played “baby Mozart” type of music for our babies and toddlers. Some of us, probably, attended “mommy and me” types of classes where our little ones moved to the classicalContinue reading “May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…

More suggestions for Holiday Gifts: this time board games and brainteasers! Board Games and Logical Puzzles Have you ever played cooperative board games? They are fun, but most importantly the players need to put their heads together to solve the problem rather than to beat each other. Check out this Canadian company that makes them.Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…”

Fine Art and Classical Music for Preschoolers?

Absolutely! At four children are curious and imaginative. They like doing “grown up stuff”.  KLLC (or Kids Look Listen Create) integrates their skills and abilities to facilitate interest, create engagement, and build basis for future involvement with classical music and fine art. Imagine coming into the room with some four-year-olds carrying a big thick bookContinue reading “Fine Art and Classical Music for Preschoolers?”

Why “Bother” Exposing Preschoolers to Classical Music and Fine Art?

Many of our likes and dislikes have their origins in childhood. Often, the answer to the question “Why do you like something?” would be “Because I did it (played it, watched it, tried it, saw it, heard it) as a kid.” Our first experiences and early exposures become lifelong preferences.  Some “likes” might grow intoContinue reading “Why “Bother” Exposing Preschoolers to Classical Music and Fine Art?”