Kid watching Canticos sing-along videos on Nick Jr.

Five Super Powers to Cultivate in our Kids

I believe we each have our own “super powers” or strengths that make us unique and special.  As parents, we want to pass on our best traits and cultivate our children’s own super powers.

Here are the 5 super powers I use to infuse every part of the Canticos brand.  These are the same 5 super powers I instill in my children. I share them with you in hopes they can inspire the values that you cultivate in your own children. 

 

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Three Tips to Get Little Ones to Engage During Storytime

Three Tips to Get Little Ones to Engage During Storytime

Sometimes, reading to a little one can be hard! They wiggle, they squirm. You might think “are they even listening? What does it matter, anyway?”

Having a Ph.D. in Literature and a Masters in Children’s Literature, I’m here to let you know it matters, and it matters a lot! The earliest years of a child’s life form the basis of all later learning - in fact, in their first three years, your baby is forming a million neural connections every second. Sharing books with your little one, in addition to being a wonderful time for the two of you to bond, builds a love of books and of learning that will last for the rest of their childhood and beyond.

How can you use beautiful children’s books, like those from Canticos, to support this important time? Tandem’s “three tips” for early literacy are great ways to start.

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