10 Feb · Anna Arteaga · No Comments

How the Use of Technology is Affecting Children

  Times are changing. “Let’s play!” no longer implies going outside and making mud cakes or using pillows and cushions to avoid touching the floor because its lava. When the kids of today say “let’s play!” they mean “come sit next to me and watch me beat this game on my iPad”. No parents from …


3 Feb · Bibi · No Comments

5 Secrets of Preschool Teachers

Photo Credit: Brighter Horizons Preschool   During preschool, your child is developing a newfound sense of independence, and while this is a fun period, it also comes with some unique behavior issues. For example, you may see your child lying from time to time. This is often a reaction to the books, TV shows, and …


27 Jan · Bibi · No Comments

How Much Screen Time Should Your Kids Have?

Photo Credit: commons.wikimedia.org One of the most common questions parents have these days is how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The answer is not one-size-fits-all, of course; it depends on the child, the family, and what the child is watching. What’s clear, though, is the importance of limiting your children’s screen time. Research …


11 Jan · Bibi · No Comments

How to Tell a Good Bedtime Story

CC Image Courtesy of flickrized on Flickr Reading your child a story before they go to bed is a great way to bond and get them to relax before they go to sleep. Sometimes, however, you want to mix it up and make up your own story. Not only is this fun for the parent, …


12 Nov · Bibi · No Comments

Want to Train Your Brain? Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

These days you’ll find a plethora of apps and websites out there that say they can “train your brain” and improve mental abilities with various games. However, it turns out these tools may not live up to the hype. In October 2014, a group of leading neuroscientists and psychologists penned an opened letter calling claims …


7 Nov · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

Jamaican Activities You Can Do at Home with Your Kids

Here at Rock and Roll Daycare, our Brazilian adventure is coming to an end. Tchau, Brasil! But the good news is that our Jamaican journey is just about to begin!   To get in the Jamaican mood, we’ve compiled a list of Jamaican-inspired activities you can do with your kids at home. From crafts to …


16 Oct · Anna Arteaga · No Comments

In Honor of Johnny Appleseed Day

Here is Johnny Appleseed’s  Story and Activities to Entertain Your Children With Well, story says John Chapman was the real name of the fold hero and pioneer apple farmer of the 19th century. Born in Massachusetts in 1774, he was a real dreamer. He wanted to produce enough apples for everyone to have enough to eat.  Reflect …


2 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

5 Tips for Making Back-to-School Time as Stress-Free as Possible

  CC Image Courtesy of julie corsi on Flickr   Back-to-school time is an exciting time of year for children and parents alike. Children get to return to their routine and see their friends every day; parents get to relax a bit and not worry about how to entertain their children every day. But, as …


12 Sep · chris@bostonstringquartet.com · No Comments

7 Things Every School Should Have

What makes a school so special? What should every school have to be considered “good?”     1. Parent Involvement Parents make up a huge part of their children’s life. They must support them and be aware of all they are learning so that these lessons can be backed up at home. That is why parents …


6 Sep · vukgroove1 · No Comments

Training Up a Musical Child: Twelve-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Grace VanderWaal

Photo Credit: radio.com Twelve-year-old Grace VanderWaal wowed America’s Got Talent judges and took the country by storm when she auditioned for America’s Got Talent back in June. VanderWaal, a sixth grader from Suffern, New York, sang an original song that she performed on a ukulele. She received a standing ovation from judges and even scored …