Whether at home, daycare, or preschool is crucial that children have a healthy and balanced diet. "Whether you have a toddler or a teen, nutrition is important to his or her physical and mental development" (healthychildren.org). Not only does a healthy diet help children grow physically, it is a significant part of their mental development.Read Post
Literacy and Personal Interaction
The ability to read and write if often referred to as “literacy”. The question to be asked, though, is this: as parents and educators, what can we do to encourage and increase literacy in our children?Read Post
How to Choose the Right Preschool
Choosing the right preschool for your child can be difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. It is not a decision to be made lightly or half-heartedly. It takes time and research.Read Post
Benefits of Dramatic Play
Children love to play pretend. Walk into a children playroom or classroom, and you are likely to see children playing as chefs, doctors, or race car drivers. While this type dramatic play is common among children, it can have a purpose greater than simple entertainment.Read Post
What is the "Whole Child"?
The phrases "Whole Child Education" and "developing the whole child" are used often in the world of education. We use these phrases often at Building Kidz. But exactly is the "whole child"?Read Post
Does Routine in ECE Really Matter?
Providing children with a consistent routine gives them more opportunity to be successful. According to zerotothree.org, routines have multiple benefits: routines help children learn self-control, reduce power struggles, provide a sense of safety for children, improve social skills, and help when transitioning between activities.Read Post
Why Teach Children to Keep a Beat?
There have been multiple studies that show how music benefits children's social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Recent studies, though, have shown that kids gain similar skills by learning to keep a beat.Read Post
The Importance of Childhood Nutrition
We all agree that our children's emotional and intellectual health are crucial to their current and future success. We also agree that the right foods play are large role in their physical health and growth.Read Post