Get Creative! Exploring the Benefits of Art

If you have a child, or know one, you know that children naturally love art. You’ve probably noticed their eyes light up when given paint, crayons, or other art supplies. You may have also noticed that schools seem less able to allow time for creativity or art. Simple creative activities...

Feeling Thankful – Tips for Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

The holidays often stir up feelings of joy and excitement. For many families, the holiday hustle can also lead to feelings of overwhelm. Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, it is up to us to ensure that the holidays mean more to our children than stress...

Building Cranium Character – Raising Kids Who Care and Contribute

Chances are you’ve read or watched the news lately and felt discouraged. Stories of kindness and compassion seem harder and harder to come by. As parents, we all hope our children will grow up to be kind, caring individuals who make a difference and leave a positive legacy. But how can we be...

Send-Off Success! Tips to Ease Your Morning Drop-Off

So you finally managed to get your child through breakfast, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and getting in the car, but one hurdle remains - saying goodbye! Whether going to school for the first time, or returning after a summer at home, going to school involves transition. Feelings of...

Keeping Children Curious Over the Summer - Encouraging Critical Thinking

With the long, hot days of summer upon us, parents often ensure kids stay hydrated with plenty of water. But what about your child’s thirst for learning? Although school is out, their need for learning continues. Children are naturally curious. Did you know that all of those questions,...

The Cranium Academy Story – Help Us Write the Next Chapter

The story of Cranium Academy began in 2002. Allison and Eddie Gray were visiting preschools and private schools, searching for the perfect place for their daughter. They were frustrated with what seemed to be very basic curriculum offered at even the...

Choosing a Preschool Program - Some Research Tips for Parents

There are many questions that can be asked to help in selecting the best preschool program for you and your child. From the learning environment, to what type of method the school uses to teach your child, you can expect to find many differences between child care and development facilities...

Summer Camp - The Solution for Your Child to Help Them Stay Sharp

Parents are constantly on a mission to find the best opportunities for their children. Enrolling them in a summer camp program can not only help keep children sharp and active over the summer, but can also increase independence by developing problem-solving and social skills. From self-esteem...