Understanding & Supporting a Child’s Sensitive Period for Order

What are sensitive periods?  Hugo de Vries, a Dutch scientist, was the first to discover “sensitive periods,” a term he coined, in animals.  De Vries noticed there was a time when the animal had a special sensibility which guided their instincts, “an impulse towards a determined kind of activity that can differ notably from that … [Read more…]

Learning How to Swim: Following the Child & Preparing the Environment from Birth

It’ll be July in a couple short weeks, and in Texas, between the already-in-the-high-90-degrees-Fahrenheit heat and the humidity, air conditioning will be our best friend through September. A daily trip to the neighborhood swimming pool is already one of the few outdoor play experiences we’re willing to have, and lucky for us, swimming has always … [Read more…]