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Daily routines are events (like mealtime, nap time, bath-time, and bedtime) that happen at about the same time and in the same way each day. There is a major difference between a ‘routine’ and a ‘schedule,’ as the word ‘schedule’ seems to have a clear expectation of time associated with it
Ever notice how all toddlers tend to fight and tantrum when cleaning up a favorite toy, turn taking with a friend or get buckled into a highchair? These all represent a transition for your little one. Toddlers do not learn how to control their impulses and to develop self-control until later in their third year of life.
Check out this article about the Rock-a-Baby program founded by Marc Trachtenberg from Providence RI and why it's such a fantastic music class for infants and tots. Marc was definitely on to something when he saw how the power of music can be used to engage young children but that it should ALSO be fun for the grown ups!
Thank you to one of our Little Beats moms for sharing her experience transitioning back to the work force this winter after a year home with her baby girl. For anyone trying to figure out your work/life balance, here's some nice insight and perspective the reassure you that no matter what you do, you "have it all."
First of all, who doesn't LOVE bubbles? We can't deny we smile (or at least become somewhat entranced) when we see shiny bubbles floating in mid-air around us. We also know the thrill is about twice as strong for our little ones. Did you ever wonder, WHY bubbles are so effective in engaging us all? Well the truth is, it's no coincidence. Here are some reasons:
One thing we love most about dance, is that it's a place where imaginations soar. In the dance studio AND on stage, you can be anywhere you want to be. Even more, any one you want to be!