EFC Parent Blog

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In our Parent Article this month we shared some ideas for fun and easy science experiments. Below are a few more activities to try during the warm weather months! Go on a Sound Hunt Make a list of sounds you might hear outside and then go on...

Creating appropriate limits for children in this consumer-driven, digital age can be a challenge. We've come across a few resources in recent weeks that might help you navigate where to draw boundaries and provide more information from child development experts around these choices. If you...

Among the other wonderful opportunities that warmer weather brings is the chance for children to bring their art projects outside. Creating art in the outdoors allows children more space for their materials as well as the chance to get a bit messy. Outdoor elements such...

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~ Native American Proverb April 22 is Earth Day. It is a great day to talk with your child about taking care of our earth. We've gathered a few Earth Day resources...

As we wrote in this month's Especially for Parents article, you don't need fancy materials to create indoor fun at home. Sometimes, though, it does the body and mind good to get out of the house and move your muscles. When the weather isn't cooperating for...

What a year it was! We celebrated our 40th Anniversary, had visits from firefighters and Santa Claus, explored apple orchards and animal farms, grew fruits and veggies in our gardens, learned Spanish and enjoyed music, movement and dance, and so much more. Most importantly, we learned...

In our Especially for Parents article for December we discussed the importance of fine motor skills for young children. This Community Playthings article provides some great information on the topic, including the activities listed below that you can try at home. In addition, here is our...