Toddler Reading Milestones

At this stage, your toddler learns about reading through everyday experiences with books.Simply through reading with adults, your toddler learns that books contain lots of interesting pictures and words and that stories show her worlds to explore. Toddlers who have been read to will invite others to read to them. When adults stop and talk […]

How Dads Create a Blueprint for Relationships

Today, many dads are far more involved in raising their children than at any other time in history. They play an active role in everything from paternity leave to diaper changing and from drop-offs to pick-ups. Dads are homework helpers and soccer coaches. There are dads who stay at home while their partner works. Other fathers, […]

Education Station Preschool celebrates its 10th year anniversary!

Education Station Preschool celebrates their 10th year anniversary. At Education Station Preschool we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our preschool experience is designed to promote each child’s own individual social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We are celebrating 10 years this month! Come and see why Education Station Preschool […]

How To Determine What Level of Book is Right for Your Child

Your child isn’t going to become a great reader over night, but it can happen one book at a time. What is the best way for you to choose the right reading material for your child to read? It may be second nature to feel like you should be picking your child’s books, but the fact […]

Preventing Youth Violence Starts At Home

As parents, keeping our children safe and protected from violence is an important factor. In today’s society it seems children are exposed to and engage in acts of violence more often than in the past. While this may be partially due to increased exposure of this issue through social media, it is also a very […]

Maintaining a Healthy Diet and Still Allowing the Foods They Love

Maintaining a Healthy Diet and Still Allowing the Foods They Love Every parent has the same battle at some point in their lives – getting your kids to eat healthy but not completely depriving them of the foods they love. It can be a challenge, yes, but it doesn’t mean you need a degree in […]

Helping Children Deal with Stress

Helping Children Deal with Stress It’s no doubt that children are one of life’s miracles but as our offspring we sometimes tend to forget that while they may be all that is good in us, they are not our clones and are certainly not little adults. They are incapable of handling things in the same […]

Learning with Your Hands

In the introduction to Hands-On Science and Math: Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children, author Beth Davis observes that “…children exposed to hands-on science instruction gain greater subject-matter understanding than students exposed to only book learning or traditional worksheets. When I doubled the amount of hands-on instruction give to the lowest performing student population in […]

Seven Elements of Resilience

In her article in the July 2014 issue of Exchange, “Making Happy Happen: Building Resilience in Children,” Rachel Robertson points out that “one of the best ways to nurture happiness is to prepare children for the adversity they are guaranteed to encounter in life: in other words, develop their resilience.” In the article, Robertson shares […]