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Impulse Control

Playing games is a fun way to help young children practice impulse control. In this video our LEGO friends demonstrate a traditional Iñupiaq game called maq. Developing impulse control can help a child get along with others and focus on completing an activity.
This post is part of the ARISE kindergarten preparedness strategic action team initiative. Find out more about this month’s theme at

Words Count!

Read. Talk. Sing. Play. WORDS COUNT when it comes to a young child’s rapidly screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-10-07-17-amdeveloping brain.

The quantity of words is important. Equally important is the quality of those words! Read on for some good ideas to make your WORDS COUNT every day.

Science, Babies, and Families – a Winning Combination

You’ve probably heard people say babies are like blank slates, just waiting to be filled up with knowledge. I thought that, too, until our first baby was born. It became pretty obvious quite soon that this tiny creature was already making a big impact on her world. We were at her beck and call – meeting her needs when she let us know she was hungry, wet, tired, or ready for cuddles and playful Learn More »