Really…How are you feeling? When was the last time you checked in on yourself? As adults, we may have to navigate a variety of emotions on a daily basis, sometimes even pretending things are going well when we are having a rough day.
Most families with young children greet the end of summer with a natural and healthy mix of sadness and excitement. Our sadness has a few sources. We’re sad because summer is typically a less stressed and more carefree time.
We’ve all likely heard the cliche, “It takes a village,” more times than we can remember. But like many cliches, there is more than a kernel of truth.
The development of a child’s strength, balance, and coordination is crucial for participation in age-appropriate gross motor play skills. We often think of the benefits for participation in games and sports. But they are also important in preparation for independent self-care skills and participation in the classroom.
Here at Nurture we are fond of saying that “it takes a village to raise a child.” That’s because any adult reading this blog post knows this to be true. Take a moment and think back to your own childhood.