1. Your Guide to 4th of July in Phoenix with a Toddler or Preschooler

    Bring on the barbecues, swimming, and fireworks- the 4th of July is just around the corner! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for some quality time as a family and set aside time to teach your preschooler what the holiday is all about.  We have a few suggestions for things your family can do to make the holiday fun for everyone! Celebrations across the Valley... If you're like us - w…Read More

  2. Springtime Activities to do with Your Kids

    As we are entering the warmer seasons of the year, adults and their young children alike are starting to feel the itch to get back outdoors. From sports and other physical activities to simply enjoying the sun, the spring brings with it a sense of revival and the opportunity to try new things. This means that your toddlers and preschoolers now have the ability to experience more and more things as…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. Should Your Child Be Using a Tablet?

    In this day and age, technology is the lifeblood of efficiency and productivity. From television to conference calls, everything is done in front of a screen. Children today are exposed to this technology earlier than ever, with children knowing how to use and work with a smartphone better than their parents before their tenth birthday. Though it will without a doubt be a part of their lives, is i…Read More

  5. Social Skills and Preparing Your Child for Preschool

    When children are just starting preschool, it is normal to worry about their social skills and how they will develop around other children. Valley Learning Centers wants to ensure that your child will have the opportunity to create a social foundation and make some great friends before they head off to the big kid world of kindergarten. Here are some tips for helping your kids be ready to make som…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Multivitamins for Kids

    Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Maybe your kiddo is dealing with a dietary restriction such as lactose intolerance or a gluten sensitivity. If so, they are probably facing the dilemma of not getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals in their diet. From strong teeth and flexible joints to overall health, children benefit greatly from a diet that is high in nutrients they need for the…Read More

  9. 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