Ducklings School News

How Crossing the Midline Impacts Your Child’s Development

Everyone knows physical movement is an important part of a healthy life, especially in childhood. Physical activity impacts our health in many ways but did you know that one specific type of physical movement can impact a child’s cognitive and emotional development? “Crossing the midline” requires both sides of the brain to communicate and work… Read More

Tough Talks: Answering Children’s Questions about Violence

With the current 24/7 news cycle, it can difficult to shield your children from hearing about violent acts and tragic events. Many parents wonder, “how do I talk to my young child about something so serious?” We have collected various resources to help. The first thing for parents and caregivers to understand is that safety… Read More

Summer Safety Tips (FREE CPR Class Info)

The summer months can be full of so many fun events and activities. Though, this summer fun can also raise some safety concerns. It’s okay though! Don’t let these concerns impede your summer plans. It’s just important to be knowledgeable. We’ve collected some tips on choosing sunscreen, keeping children hydrated and water safety. Below you’ll… Read More

Gender Bias Starts Early

No one can deny we want young children to develop confidence, dream big and understand that everyone is smart and strong in their own, individual way. The Boston Globe recently shared findings of a study published the in journal┬áScience. The study looked at 400 children between the ages of 5 and 7 and found “girls… Read More

Big Apple Circus Makes Inclusive Adaptations

The Big Apple Circus is now offering Autism-friendly performances and Circus of the Senses in order to welcome audience members with varying needs. The Autism-friendly performances offer “modifications to sound and lighting, a professionally staffed calming area in the lobby, extra signage, volunteers with helping hands, fidgets and earplugs.” You even get a downloadable social… Read More