20 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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    • Parenting
    • 4.6, 12 Ratings

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.

    Ep. 19: Parenting through Uncertainty

    Ep. 19: 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
    Ep. 18: Mindful Kids, Calmer Days REPLAY

    Ep. 18: 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
    Ep. 17: Build Healthy Habits Early – Part Two

    Ep. 17: 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
    Ep. 16: Ready, Set, Read REPLAY

    Ep. 16: 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
    Ep. 15: How Children Learn to Be Grateful

    Ep. 15: How Children Learn to Be Grateful

    As much as you might want your child to say “thank you” and mean it right off the bat, the concept of gratitude requires a high level of social-emotional skills, and it grows over time. How can you promote and support that development? Find out from Rachel Robertson, education and development vice president, and Ruth Fidino, senior education advisor. Learn when to start, how to model gratitude, and how to differentiate between saying “thank you” and actually being thankful.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 14: The Digital Dilemma REPLAY

    Ep. 14: The Digital Dilemma REPLAY

    Technology is everywhere. As adults, we rely on it constantly. And for kids, it provides great value, as long as it’s used in the “right” way. In a look back at our premiere episode, Debbie Hoppy, director of curriculum and education at Bright Horizons, and Rachel Robertson, education and development vice president, share what really matters: interactive experiences and co-exploration, questions that encourage deeper thinking, and opportunities for integrating technology into the real world.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Alimoto29 ,

Great info, odd presentation

I really like the content and topics but it’s painful to listen to the scripted “conversation.” Listeners expect a podcast to be conversational, not read word-for-word in a way that attempts to sound spontaneous but clearly isn’t. It’s like a confusing mix between an audiobook, theater play and podcast.

EJH802 ,

Scripted

The content is good but these episodes are so painfully scripted, it’s distracting. I would suggest writing down the talking points and then speaking on them off the cuff. Reading off of notes sheet is terrible for the listener.

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