22 episodes

Confused by all the parenting resources? Looking for the definitive voice? Let our experts cut through the noise. Subscribe to the Bright Horizons® podcast, "Teach. Play. Love. Parenting Advice for the Early Years." Listen as parents and early childhood educators come together to cull the competing advice, separate fact from fiction, and focus on what does – and doesn’t – matter during these early years. Be more confident, have less worry…and let Bright Horizons help make parenting the joy it was meant to be.

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Confused by all the parenting resources? Looking for the definitive voice? Let our experts cut through the noise. Subscribe to the Bright Horizons® podcast, "Teach. Play. Love. Parenting Advice for the Early Years." Listen as parents and early childhood educators come together to cull the competing advice, separate fact from fiction, and focus on what does – and doesn’t – matter during these early years. Be more confident, have less worry…and let Bright Horizons help make parenting the joy it was meant to be.

    Bringing the Classroom to Your Living Room

    Bringing the Classroom to Your Living Room

    School has started, but it’s far from what we’re all used to. Are you scrambling to create a remote learning environment that will make things easier on you and your child? Our early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Ruth Fidino have ideas that can help. Tune in to hear how to set up a learning space, establish routines, rituals, classroom jobs, and more.  

    • 22 min
    A Parenting Mindset for Back-to-School

    A Parenting Mindset for Back-to-School

    Remote learning, a hybrid model, or fully in-person — no matter how your school district decided to start the academic year, it’s sure to look and feel different than you and your child expected. And, on top of that, no one knows what’s coming next. Hear from Rachel Robertson, education and development vice president, and Ruth Fidino, senior education advisor, as they discuss success strategies for approaching this unusual school year. 

    • 13 min
    Parenting through Uncertainty

    Parenting through Uncertainty

    World events shake all of us — parents and children alike. So how do you answer when your child asks, “Are we going to be okay?” On this episode, Bright Horizons early childhood education expert Rachel Robertson gives concrete advice on all of it — supporting your child through difficult times, giving calm, simple reassurances to tough questions, and using play time to help process and express feelings.

    • 20 min
    Mindful Kids, Calmer Days REPLAY

    Mindful Kids, Calmer Days REPLAY

    Full schedules and little downtime can cause stress for everyone – including children – but practicing mindfulness can alleviate that stress. We are bringing back this episode to help you learn about the many benefits of being mindful, how to pay attention on purpose, and how to do mindfulness activities like Shake the Sillies Out and Mind Bubbles.

    • 14 min
    Build Healthy Habits Early – Part Two

    Build Healthy Habits Early – Part Two

    Children need us to focus on their physical development — they need to play, take risks, connect with nature, and more. Why? To enhance fine and large motor skills and encourage exciting milestones. On this episode, Bright Horizons early childhood experts Rachel Robertson and Ruth Fidino discuss simple ways to give your child as many active, physical moments and experiences as possible throughout the early years.

    • 25 min
    Ready, Set, Read REPLAY

    Ready, Set, Read REPLAY

    Do you find yourself picking up the same story over and over again? Are you wondering how to choose your child’s next book? Join Rachel Robertson, education and development vice president, and Ruth Fidino, education and development senior advisor, for this previously aired episode about children’s literature. They discuss what it means for a children’s book to be high quality, the many benefits of reading, the low-down on tablets and audiobooks, and helping your child learn to love reading.

    • 24 min

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