Child Safety Series: Bath Time Safety

Each month, this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety in an effort to support parents and caregivers as they navigate reducing risks and creating the safest environment possible for the children in their lives. Did you know that January is National Bath Safety Month? Bath time can be such a routine […]

Finding Ways to Celebrate Reading this January

This January, there are a few varied reasons to celebrate reading. The entire month of January is known as “National Book Blitz Month” while January 23rd is “National Reading Day.” Both celebrations are aimed at promoting a love of literacy, from young readers to seasoned literary critics. January is often a difficult month to find […]

Bringing the Kids Indoors – The Sporting (Indoor) Life

Youth sports is big business. Kids across Forsyth Country partake in a wide array of athletic leagues and activities year round. The young athletes do not stop just because the temperatures drop. Many gyms, training centers and athletic facilities are positioned as the perfect locations for getting out of the elements. Being able to tap […]

It’s A Grand Life – Reinforcing Manners and Respect

Recently, I read this question posed on a social media site, “Does there seem to be a lack of manners and respect in our youth? And, if so, why?” The responses were overwhelmingly “yes.” It gave me pause to compare the lessons taught to my sister and me by our parents, rules to be observed […]

The View from My Section – A Father’s Perspective

“Little boy blue and the man in the moon…” There’s an interesting posting on social media by entrepreneur and writer Sahil Bloom. In it, he summarizes six graphs of data (source: American Time Use Survey. Our World in Data.) on how humans spend their time throughout most of their life (age 15 to 85), divided […]

Child Safety Series: Holiday “Stranger Danger”

Each month this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety in an effort to support parents and caregivers as they navigate reducing risks and creating the safest environment possible for the children in their lives.  Understanding Elevated Risks During the Holidays Winter holidays are best known for the memories we make with […]

Educational Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Aisles full of toys with bright colors, high-interest buttons, and curious sounds have been integrated by technology; yet, not all have the wow factor to be ideal for a child between the ages of two and six.  Parents, relatives, and all those who want to see a child engaged in a toy for hours need […]

Good Habits Make for Easy Days

By Kim Watkins, Redeemer School Think of things you and your family do daily without thinking. Get out of bed, brush your teeth, get dressed, brew coffee, let the dog out … the list goes on. Can you imagine if you had to decide whether or how to do each of these things every day? […]

The Pre-K Priority

Research shows that high-quality, early learning through Pre-K better prepares children for kindergarten, increases test scores, and results in higher graduation rates and college attendance. So, why is access to affordable, quality Pre-K not a priority in Forsyth County? Well, now IT IS, thanks to the efforts of The Pre-K Priority, a collaborative of over […]