Wise Wonder Blog

This is where we’ll write about many of the early childhood development topics you’ve asked us about. We’ll share our views on the benefits of reading, essential developmental skills, separation and how to ease separation anxiety, socialization, and how children collaborate and learn together.

At What Age Should Kids Learn ABCs? 

Wise Wonder Upper West Side New York City

The journey into literacy begins with the alphabet, the building blocks of language and reading. At Wise Wonder, we are committed to guiding parents through the milestones of early education, particularly the crucial stage of alphabet learning. Understanding when and how children typically learn their ABCs can help you support your child’s development effectively and […]

What are the Hardest Letters for Kids to Recognize?

Wall of white letters on cedar shingles with child-sized furniture in front of it at Wise Wonder West End

When embarking on the fascinating journey of literacy, children encounter a colorful mosaic of shapes and symbols: the alphabet. Yet, not all letters are greeted with equal ease and enthusiasm. Some characters, with their intricate twists and turns, pose more of a challenge than others. In this exploration, we dive into the enigmatic world of […]

What Is the Best Way to Help a Child Learn to Read?

Toddler with a bow on her head reading a book

Unlocking the world of words for a child is like opening a treasure chest of imagination, knowledge, and endless possibilities. Early literacy is a fundamental skill that lays the groundwork for lifelong learning and curiosity. At Wise Wonder, we’re passionate about fostering a love for reading that nurtures young minds to explore, dream, and discover. […]

The Struggle with Separation: What Every Parent Should Know

Struggles with Childhood Separation Anxiety - Wise Wonder

First time separation is a major milestone for parent and child alike. It can be a cause of nervousness, anxiety, and an ever-changing array of emotions. Luckily, there are many ways to ensure that first-time separation is a success for both you and your little one!    And as you begin this process, there is […]

Feel the Rainbow: How Colors Help Children Process Emotions

Wise Wonder's Emotion Color Cards

Emotions are constantly changing. Some are so wonderful that we bask in them like sunlight! Others are difficult and we wish them away. Even as adults, communicating the complexity of emotions can be challenging. So imagine what it’s like for children! How do you explain sadness when it’s the first time you’re feeling it? Or […]

Turning the Page, Building Minds: Why Books Are the Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Development Amidst a Screen-Saturated World

The Power of Story

Discovering joy in reading at a young age is the foundation for life-long learning. Books not only teach us language and literacy skills, they teach us empathy, creative thinking, and expand our world by exposing us to ideas, cultures, people, and beliefs beyond our own. Another thing we are all exposed to more and more […]

5 Ways Books Boost Social Skills in Children

Wise Wonder reading Tutor Near Me

[For Lil’-Big Hoots and beyond (ages 18 months-12 years old)]  There are over 7.7 billion people in the world, and for the better part of 2-years, we had to literally keep each other at arm’s length. Babies were born. Children walked for the first time while family members watched over Zoom and FaceTime. Our kids […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading to Prepare your Child for Kindergarten (3-5 Years Old)

Child reading book on the floor

School is in session! Even if your child has been going to pre-school or prep classes, kindergarten is likely the first time they will be attending a full-day, 5 days a week class. Kindergarten introduces the educational framework that will lead your child through their adolescence and into higher education. Luckily, your child has been […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Toddler (12-36 Months)

Ahhhhh toddlerhood. Exploration takes off. Independency blooms. Suddenly, every object in the house is an object of desire. And it may be more difficult to keep these objects out of your child’s wandering hands because they’ve, well, begun to toddle!  It’s a wonderfully challenging stage, full of developmental milestones, impulse control (or lack thereof), trial […]

Scroll to Top