It’s All About the Kids!

Do you have a little one or two or more that are near and dear to you? Why not celebrate them during the Week of the Young Child this month?

Young children are treasures; recognize their creativity by hanging up their artwork around the house. If your kids have unharnessed energy, like my daughters, sign them up for a gymnastics class to keep those little jumpers off the furniture and on the balance beams! You could also come out to your neighborhood library for a program or two or explore the many family activities suggested by the National Association for the Education of Young Children this week and beyond.

Explore these helpful developmental resources for the little ones in your life:

Reading Magic: Start off the investment in your child by checking out this inspiring work about the importance of reading aloud. Renowned literacy expert Mem Fox doles out practical advice about the transformative effects of reading aloud.

Kidding Around Chicago: Tool around the kid-friendly resources Chicago has to offer. Find out about the landmarks, museums, parks and sporting activities for little ones in the Windy City.

The Everything Toddler Activities Book: This comprehensive gem features all around activities to keep even the youngest child stimulated both mentally and physically. This resource is the perfect guide for keeping your toddler stimulated long after you've run out of ideas.

Mind in the Making: This astonishing and groundbreaking work prescribes the essential life skills children need in order to grow up to be happy, healthy and well adjusted adults. This book is sure to become a parenting classic.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!: This Dr. Seuss classic is the perfect readaloud for advising anyone on navigating life's ups, downs and all arounds!