healthy dietHere at We Come to Learn, we believe that our learning games are part of an overall healthy "diet" for young children. That healthy diet also includes physical play such as running, jumping, and climbing; imaginative play like building with blocks or "playing house"; artistic play such as coloring, painting, and sculpting with modeling dough; and academic play such as interacting with books, counting objects, reciting nursery rhymes, and yes, playing learning games.

And speaking of a healthy diet: An article in this morning's Washington Post has reminded me of the incredible importance of adults' attitudes when talking with children about the choices in their lives. While the article is about food choices specifically (Very helpful! Worth a read!) there are certainly correlations to be made in many other areas, including learning and play.

Just as a slice of watermelon can be considered a "treat" (as opposed to, oh say, a slice of cake), so too can a bike ride with a parent, a favorite book reading with a teacher or principal, or some tech-forward learning game time with a smart device. These are things you'd like to see your children doing anyway, and with the right guidance from adults, even young children can be taught to enjoy making healthy choices.