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Baby Talk: Sleep Training, Part II

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In our first sleep training post, we shared a few popular methods you can use to help your baby achieve a consistent sleep schedule. Of course, no matter how persistent you are with sleep training, it is unlikely you will find immediate peace and quiet. …

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Baby Talk: Sleep Training Series, Part 1

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Fading sleep, Ferberization, the chair method–there are many different strategies professionals recommend for helping your baby fall asleep (and stay asleep). While one method advises letting your child “cry it out,” another suggests picking him or her up every time they make a peep. The …

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Motor Skill Development for Toddlers – Everyday!

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Babies grow up so fast! In what feels like the blink of an eye, our little ones develop from crying, eating, sleeping machines into mini-adults who are talking (somewhat), walking (sort of), and becoming more self-sufficient by the day. Part of this learning process involves …

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10 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Outside of the Classroom

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Education is so much more than straight A’s and memorization–it’s a lifelong pursuit of knowledge, the cultivation of creative solutions, the independence to solve a problem from square one. Where does this learning take place? In a classroom, certainly. But it also happens every day, …

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Budding Scholars: What is it, and How Does it Work?

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At Little Sprouts, we pride ourselves in our Budding Scholars™ approach to curriculum, which begins to prepare children as young as one month for a lifelong love of learning. But, what is it all about and how is it practiced every day in the classroom? …

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Baby Talk: Infant Learning from 0-12 Months

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Infant learning begins the moment your baby enters the world. As a newborn, your baby’s reactions are driven by their rooting reflex, an impulse to respond to stimuli in search of food. On the outside, your baby appears to be “going through the motions” of …

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Growing with Gratitude: Raising Thankful Children

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In a world measured by material success, gratitude can be hard to come by—and difficult to teach, especially to toddlers and young children, who are egocentric by nature. This inability to perceive the world from another perspective is a normal part of the growing process; …