Kids Ask Why? Here’s a Resource with the Answers.

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy Why do I have to brush my teeth, Mom? How can I make my friends feel better when they are sad? What happens when we die? Why do I have to eat my vegetables? How am I differentRead more

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy   With the chaos of day to day life, a handheld device and a favorite cartoon on the TV can seem like an easy way to keep children entertained. These electronics are simple go-to to avoid a meltdowns atRead more

Concordia Place

The following article is by Jessica Trumbull, an Early Childhood Director at Concordia Place in Chicago. Concordia Place serves children, teens, adults and seniors through their multi-generational programming. For information visit their website at or call 773.463.1600. Get Out and Play! “Children need toRead more

April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month!

Provided by Black Bear Academy What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful and purposeful everyday life activities (occupations) for the purpose of successful participation in roles and situations in home, school, work place, and community. (Case-Smith, J. 2010)Read more