ADVERTISEMENT
Sign up for our daily newsletter!

ADVERTISEMENT
Sign up for our daily newsletter!

Tag: Excellence Baby Academy

Accidents Will Happen – Don’t Beat Yourself up

Former EBA program parent as Infant safety/CPR Instructor By: Vanessa Penberg, Supervisor of Children's Services One of the most universal feelings that parents experience is regret over decisions that they believe caused their child to get ...

Read Books, Live Longer

Sharing the Benefits of Book Reading By Robin Smith, Executive Director At Excellence Baby Academy, we relentlessly promote reading to children because it fosters parent-child attachment and bonding, growth in every developmental domain (even gross motor ...

How to Incorporate 15 Minute Read-Alouds into Your Day

By Vanessa Penberg Reading is one of the most joyful and beneficial activities that parents can share with their babies. Not only does early exposure to books promote brain healthy development and increase babies’ vocabulary, but reading also improves children’s ...

Your Child: Much Ado About Temperament

By Vanessa Penberg Highly persistent temperament - won't give up until it is done In this turbulent political climate, there has been much talk about temperament, but what exactly is temperament and why is it such ...

Children’s Summer Skin Care

Photo: http://catchinfo.org By: Vanessa Penberg With summer in full swing and temperatures getting progressively hotter, questions and concerns about how to best protect babies and children from sun exposure and insect bites arise.  Strong evidence links ...

Good Night, Sleep Tight — Top Bedtime Tips

By Robin Smith, Excellence Baby Academy Getting Ready for Nap Time Supplementing suggestions offered by Excellence Baby Academy to help you get your children to sleep as well as bedtime book recommendations, some of which appeared ...

What Is Sensory Development and Why it Matters

  Sensory development is the growing and developing of the five senses which consist of hearing, smell, taste, sight and touch.  Young children learn through the sensory exploration of their environment, which exploration contributes to much of their brain development.  There ...

Prescription: Reading

Reading is fundamental and fun! Written by Vanessa Penberg, Excellence Baby Academy Books are incredibly special.  They can provide tremendous enjoyment and bring you and your children closer.  Reading with your children is a wonderful way ...

Are We Losing Our Grip?

By Robin Smith, Excellence Baby Academy “Rather than sit and color the way they used to do, our kids are part of the burst of technology,” says Linda Cunningham, an occupational therapist working in a Denver elementary school. “It’s amazing ...

We Are All Flint

By Robin Smith, Excellence Baby Academy As Nick Kristoff writes in his The New York Times piece entitled “America is Flint," lead poisoning goes far beyond Flint and seems to be even worse in many parts of the United States.  ...

The Power of Play in Early Childhood Development

There is a growing movement in early childhood education that prioritizes teacher-directed instruction over imaginative play, such as inventing new worlds out of blocks and art materials, storytelling, and navigating friendships and social roles through dress-up and dramatic play. In ...

Young Artist Hard at Play

Hands-on Learning for All

By Robin Smith   Young Artist Hard at Play Brain science has proven that there is real power in play for children.  Play is often dismissed as "just fun."  However, it is through play that children, ...

Excellence Baby Academy

By Simone Colbert Excellence Baby Academy (EBA) is my "Mommy Circle." That is how I described it to my husband when I came home each week. At this early childhood and parenting education program, you get tons of support from ...