1. Best Splash Pads in Phoenix

    Arizona summer can be long and hot, so it is the perfect time of year for you and your toddler, preschooler or school-age child to enjoy outdoor play in a splash park.  Many of the parks offer shooting, swirling and squirting water features, which makes it a lot of fun!  Most of the splash pads are free, or if there is a charge, it is minimal, some starting at $1.00.  No matter where you live …Read More

  2. About a Balanced Breakfast

    When it comes to having enough energy for the day, it is crucial that children are provided with a balanced breakfast. Not only does it set a tone for the rest of the day, but it ensures that your youngster is ready to learn when they get to preschool and have energy to play with the other kids. Valley Learning Center is proud to provide one of the most expansive nutritional programs for children …Read More

  3. Television & Toddlers

    We’ve recently talked about how to best utilize tablets and technology for your children and the contributions they can make to your children’s education. Utilizing screens properly can be beneficial for children, but often television is still seen as the big bad of this technological takeover. Like anything, there are good and bad sides to toddlers and television intake. Today, we want to tak…Read More

  4. When Should Your Child Start Learning an Instrument?

    Often, when deciding some of the early hobbies and activities your child will participate in, one of the first that comes to mind is musical instruments. Mozart and other prolific child musicians inspire thoughts of grandeur and great early success for young artists, but even if your child doesn’t end up in the Philharmonic by the ripe age of ten, learning an instrument and fostering musical ski…Read More

  5. Instruments Boost Skills

    The team at Valley Learning Center loves to encourage our wonderful preschoolers and early learners to take up any and all hobby they might find interesting. Whether your youngster wants to be the next Ken Griffey, Jr. or is more akin to Eric Clapton, there isn’t really a wrong choice when it comes to their early interests. If you find yourself parenting a self-proclaimed instrument virtuoso, yo…Read More

  6. Helping Your Child Choose a Hobby

    Helping your child discover his or her talents and interests is a fun journey that can culminate in a lifelong affection for a certain hobby. Often times children find an affinity for baseball or soccer, attach themselves to an instrument and immerse themselves in music, or they may have an inclination towards both. As a parent, you may be curious if one is better than the other in terms of your c…Read More