Wise Wonder Blog

This is where we’ll write about many of the early childhood development topics you’ve asked us about. We’ll share our views on the benefits of reading, essential developmental skills, separation and how to ease separation anxiety, socialization, and how children collaborate and learn together.

The Struggle with Separation: What Every Parent Should Know

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First time separation is a major milestone for parent and child alike. It can be a cause of nervousness, anxiety, and an ever-changing array of emotions. Luckily, there are many ways to ensure that first-time separation is a success for both you and your little one!    And as you begin this process, there is […]

Feel the Rainbow: How Colors Help Children Process Emotions

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Emotions are constantly changing. Some are so wonderful that we bask in them like sunlight! Others are difficult and we wish them away. Even as adults, communicating the complexity of emotions can be challenging. So imagine what it’s like for children! How do you explain sadness when it’s the first time you’re feeling it? Or […]

5 Easy Ways To Help Your Child Avoid Summer Reading Loss

Children reading at a summer event.

Summer is in full swing and while we want our little ones to enjoy their fun in the sun, we also need to ensure we are continuing their education and avoiding learning loss (often referred to as the summer slide). The easiest way to do this is to keep your little one reading during the […]

How to Avoid the Summer Slide

Two Children sitting in chairs outside reading

The school year is winding down, and as we prepare for summer break, there are two words that loom large and unwelcome: summer slide. Routine is key to a well-rounded education, and months without that routine take their toll. When students do not have a strict academic schedule, performance and retention slip. What is the […]

Turning the Page, Building Minds: Why Books Are the Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Development Amidst a Screen-Saturated World

The Power of Story

Discovering joy in reading at a young age is the foundation for life-long learning. Books not only teach us language and literacy skills, they teach us empathy, creative thinking, and expand our world by exposing us to ideas, cultures, people, and beliefs beyond our own. Another thing we are all exposed to more and more […]

5 Ways Books Boost Social Skills in Children

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[For Lil’-Big Hoots and beyond (ages 18 months-12 years old)]  There are over 7.7 billion people in the world, and for the better part of 2-years, we had to literally keep each other at arm’s length. Babies were born. Children walked for the first time while family members watched over Zoom and FaceTime. Our kids […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading to Prepare your Child for Kindergarten (3-5 Years Old)

Child reading book on the floor

School is in session! Even if your child has been going to pre-school or prep classes, kindergarten is likely the first time they will be attending a full-day, 5 days a week class. Kindergarten introduces the educational framework that will lead your child through their adolescence and into higher education. Luckily, your child has been […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Toddler (12-36 Months)

Ahhhhh toddlerhood. Exploration takes off. Independency blooms. Suddenly, every object in the house is an object of desire. And it may be more difficult to keep these objects out of your child’s wandering hands because they’ve, well, begun to toddle!  It’s a wonderfully challenging stage, full of developmental milestones, impulse control (or lack thereof), trial […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Infant (0-12 months)

There is nothing more magical than welcoming your child into the world. Introducing them to life is scary, thrilling, challenging, and completely enchanting, and books are wonderful companions to have along the way. You may have begun reading to your little one during pregnancy, in which case your child has already begun absorbing the wonder […]

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