1. Teaching Gratitude

    We all have bad days. Sometimes those bad days turn into a tough month, a few months, or even just a challenging year. Bad times are a part of life, and they’re no one’s favorite. But they teach us resilience and strengthen our character, as long as we know how to handle the turbulent times at hand. Teaching gratitude is one of the best ways you can help your child cope and persevere through t…Read More

  2. The Emotionally Intelligent Preschooler (Part Two)

    In part one, we examined what empathy and the preschooler looks like and how at this stage of development, empathy isn’t able to be fully understood, but should still be taught. We ended it with a couple of ways to cultivate empathy, which is where this post picks up. If you're curious about preschool programs in the Salt Lake City area that encourage kids to create their own learning based on w…Read More

  3. The Emotionally Intelligent Preschooler (Part One)

    There is a growing awareness of bullying in schools as it has been reported that one in three students experience bullying, with a majority of its prevalence beginning in middle school. Although statistics suggest that bullying isn’t necessarily increasing in schools but rather we’re becoming more conscious of it and no longer sweep it under the rug, it’s important to recognize why bullying …Read More

  4. STEM and the Reggio Emilia Approach

    The latest buzzword in the realm of education, STEM is a trend that shows little signs of slowing down. We see STEM toys making their way into stores, STEM academies popping up across town, and this exploration-based acronym painting headlines in news stores from time to time. But what exactly is STEM? Is this a necessary push in education, and is it one that’s best for all children? And how doe…Read More

  5. The Importance of Play for Preschoolers

    If you have a preschooler, you know that they love to play! Whether they are outside or in, at the dinner table or in the bathtub, everything can become a game. Do children need to be restricted on play? Absolutely not! In fact, studies show that children at this age learn through play, and play is an integral part of brain development and growth during this time. If you want to learn more about t…Read More

  6. The Importance of Sleep for Your Preschooler

    You know your child needs a good rest every night, but do you realize just how important sleep is for your preschooler? Your little one is constantly busy, and the preschool years keep both their bodies and minds active. Making sleep a priority can really help your child focus, learn, grow, and avoid meltdowns. Read on to see just what some extra sleep can do for your little one. Growth Your presc…Read More

  7. Healthy Lunch Ideas

    If you are thinking about the next school year and tired of packing the same boring sandwich for your child, you need some healthy lunch ideas! Young children need nutritious lunches that are packed with protein and vitamins to keep their bodies and minds active. If you have been struggling to come up with new lunches for your little ones, read on for some great tips and ideas! Shapes Young kids l…Read More

  8. Summertime Offers a Wealth of Learning Opportunities

    Summer is coming, and there is no better time to get outdoors and get hands-on with learning and exploration. Summertime creates some of the best childhood memories, so get creative this summer and include some activities you and your child are sure to love! Our Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum at Child Time Inc. aims to promote a love of learning and expression, and continuing that approach in a…Read More

  9. Some Great Books for Your Toddler

    Reading is the gateway for creative thinking, and it reinforces the fundamentals skills of reading comprehension that are introduced in early childhood education. At Child Time Inc., we create our curriculum and design our classrooms around the needs of your child through our Reggio Emilia approach, which views your child as an integral component in creating and developing a curriculum. Though we …Read More

  10. Feeding Your Child’s Curiosity

    Being a child means carrying an abundance of curiosity. Whether it’s wondering why something happened, or how the world was created, the mind of a child is full of curiosity that leads to questioning. Curiosity is a fundamental skill utilized in all of schooling, whether your child is going into kindergarten or high school. Curiosity is the foundation for critical thinking, creativity and much m…Read More