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Holiday Gifts for Babies

The 2021 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) results are in, and we’ve identified the year’s top products for children in Frederick County. Turn to our gift guide for the best toy recommendations for every child on your holiday gift list. First up: babies! Henry the Bunny This plush bunny has …

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Autism: Sensory Issues and Therapy Solutions

Children play educational games with a sensory bin in kindergarten

  Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can often exhibit sensory issues such as hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to various stimuli. As many as 70% to 96% of those diagnosed with autism can display signs of sensory dysfunction. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association added sensory sensitivity to a list …

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The Power of Asking for and Accepting Help

Kate Gold

  “Can I help you with that?” “No, it’s OK. I got it.” We live in a society built on pushing through, taking on a great many tasks and then somehow “managing” them on our own. I fully respect the value in doing something yourself, overcoming the struggle and knowing …

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Some of the most dramatic brain development occurs during the first three years of a child’s life. During this critical time children are acquiring their ability to think, speak, learn, and reason. According to the US Department of Education, the best way to nurture these young minds is to read …

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