• The Benefits of Boredom

    The Benefits of Boredom “I’m bored.” Of course, you have no doubt heard this phrase from your kids. It’s an all too common chorus at home that causes parents to sigh and sometimes scramble for things to do. However, boredom is not a bad thing. In fact, there are many benefits to boredom. Especially in…

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  • Play and Physical Development

    Today’s episode features Dr. Allison Mell, PT, DPT is a pediatric physical therapist who has spent over a decade working with infants through grade schoolers. After recognizing the need for a place where parents can find answers to all their questions, Allison and her partner Maryann Deutsch MS, OT/,L co-founded Tots On Target, a community…

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  • Open-ended toy myths, BUSTED

    Everyone is talking about open-ended toys. It’s no secret anymore that all toys are NOT created equal. Everyday you scroll social media and see playrooms full of carefully curated open-ended toys and children playing peacefully.  There are many benefits to open-ended toys and providing our children with open-ended toys should be top of mind. That…

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  • Outdoor play + child development

    On today’s episode, Ginny Yurich from 1000 Hours Outside and I chat about the importance of outdoor play and how it impact child development from birth all the way through high school age (and beyond). We explore risk taking, slowing down family life, the education system and how it impacts kids natural development among other…

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  • Play & Emotional Intelligence

    We now know that one of the biggest predictors of a child being successful and happy is emotional intelligence. One of our main goals as parents and caregivers should be to guide the child towards independence. As hard as it is to accept, our little ones will, all too soon, be off and dealing with…

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