Your Growing Child

Tips to help alleviate your baby’s teething pain.

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Tweet We asked Isis parents what worked to help alleviate teething pain for their kiddos. Here’s what they suggest: Natural remedies: A cold pacifier. He doesn’t use a pacifier in general but it always calms him down. Never used any medication. ~ Crystal D. Frozen celery sticks cut the long way down the middle. It…

Teeth, teething, babies and toddlers: 6 Popular Myths

Think of the first dental visit as a “well-baby check up” for the teeth. The visit serves to introduce you to your pediatric dental office and screens for any potential issues.

Tweet Myth #1 “Hands in the mouth, chewing on everything, rivers of drool, waking and fussing much more night: this means a tooth is coming!” Debunked: False. This is classic 4 month old baby behavior and is entirely developmental. It may still be many months before the first tooth arrives (on average 6 months). Increased…

A Long Distance Thank You: Support via Isis Sleep Webinars & Social Media

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Tweet When you become a mother for the first time, there are a million and one things that you have doubts about. Will this come naturally? Will my instincts fail me? Will all of this love I have, for this tiny person, be enough to get me through the hard stuff? And, it seems, once…

Meet Our Toddler Yoga Team!

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Tweet By now, you’ve probably heard about our Isis Toddler Yoga class. We’re getting ready for a Toddler Yoga Open House on December 29 (happening in all four centers) and for the next round of classes which start the first week in January. The winter semester will be an exciting one, with a brand new…

Why Isis Moms Love Toddler Yoga

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Tweet Winter is here. It’s getting colder; and it’s getting darker earlier. Taking little ones to the playground gets more challenging this time of the year. If your children are anything like mine, they may be getting restless indoors. Are you looking for something to do with your active toddler? At Isis, we offer a…

Early Bilingualism Can Enhance Early Learning

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Tweet The face of our nation’s youngest children is changing. Recent (2010) census data shows dramatic changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of our nation’s youngest children. The numbers of Hispanic and Asian children in particular are on the rise. Furthermore, one in four children under the age of 8 grows up in a…

Scribbling and Stacking: Fine Motor Development in Toddlers

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Tweet Handing your two year old a crayon and some paper can be a great way to occupy them before dinner, but it is also a wonderful way to promote fine motor development. Fine motor development, or the development of the small muscles found in our hands, is similar to the development of our large…

The Present Game: Helping children practice the art of gratitude

"The Present Game" is a unique way to teach your children how to politely receive a gift.

Tweet What is it about getting gifts that makes my kids forget every lesson in polite behavior that I’ve ever taught them? When presented with a pile of gifts, my normally sweet and (mostly) polite 3- and 5-year-old children turn frantically greedy and bluntly honest. That toy you spent so long to choose and wrap…