1. The Importance of Early Vocabulary Acquisition

    We hear it all the time: read with your child. We all know that reading with our kids is important, but why is that, exactly? The crucial nature of reading with our young ones has a lot to do with developing vocabulary. Without a good vocabulary, one that is established early in childhood, the negative impacts can be staggering. Read on to see why Adventures in Learning advocates so highly for ear…Read More

  2. Being a Parent Is Tough, Let Us Help!

    It can be difficult being a parent. There are so many unknowns and there is never a good indication of whether your are doing it right. It is not like there is a scorecard that is circulated, and if there was I think that many of us would see we are doing a much better job than we think we are. At Adventures in Learning, we are committed to providing your children with the best early childhood edu…Read More

  3. The Post-Holiday Blues

    We made it parents. Through the craziest time of the year. Now what? The commercialism of the holidays is definitely overstimulating and it can be difficult to get in the swing of things again. Getting back to the daily grind is not easy for any of us and if you are four, it is probably pretty traumatic. That being said, it’s extremely important for your child to have a positive place to return …Read More

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    The Smell of The Season

    This time of year seems to get busier and the sheer number of people out and about is almost overwhelming. The roads seem somehow more crowded, anywhere you go shopping is absolutely packed and there is a distinct smell of something in the air. What could that smell be? Under the mask of the traditional holiday scents like pine needles, cinnamon apples and Chanel No.5, lurks the undeniable stench …Read More

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    Relieve the Stress This Holiday Season

    The kids love this time of year, but as adults it seems we get into a more cynical type of mindset and forget how magical this season once was for us. At Adventures in Learning in Tustin we attempt to make everyday feel as magical as that. Now, learning can be difficult, even for the best of us, and we choose to focus on making the act of learning a positive one. That being said, the holidays shou…Read More

  6. Little Sponges of Atomic Energy

    Kids are funny. These little creatures look like us, talk like us, and seem to be little sponges. They soak up whatever is around them and seem to regurgitate the embarrassing things at just the wrong time, or maybe it is the right time depending on who is listening. These little miracles are our future but they very much represent the current state of our adult relationships. At Adventures in Lea…Read More

  7. Creating a Plan for Parenting Your Preschooler, Part Two

    As joyous as the preschool years can be, as your child explores the world and forms relationships with themselves and others, you may be dealing with tantrums, whining, and other seemingly out-of-nowhere emotional shifts. In this beautiful but tumultuous time, it’s important that you are firm in your parenting, and in order to do that, you need to understand exactly what your child needs and how…Read More

  8. Creating a Plan for Parenting Your Preschooler, Part One

    Preschool is an incredible time in your child’s development, and while it is a joy to watch your toddler develop into their own person, there are the less-than-joyful aspects of parenting a preschooler. To help you cope with this tumultuous time and establish a strong foundation for your preschooler’s childhood, it’s important to have some perspective on your parenting. One way to do this is…Read More

  9. Fostering Independence in Your Preschooler, Part Two

    Independence is a quality that will get your child far in life, but it isn’t as simple as pushing them out of the nest when they turn 18. The journey towards independence begins in infancy, and the preschool years are ideal for instilling self-reliance in your child. In our last blog, we began going over ways you can foster independence in your preschooler; in this blog, we will continue. Offer …Read More

  10. Fostering Independence in Your Preschooler

    As much as you love caring for your child, you don’t want them to be completely dependent on you. In fact, the parents’ role in a child’s life is to teach them how to be an independent person. Independence is a lesson that begins in infancy as your child begins to feed themselves, and often doesn’t end until well into adulthood. The preschool years are primetime for learning the intellectu…Read More