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...

Building Cranium Character - Teaching Children to be Trustworthy

We all make mistakes, and we can all think of a time when we didn't act honestly. The key is learning from the mistakes we have made and working towards more trustworthy behavior. This is true for both children and adults. The first Pillar of Character that our Cranium Character program focuses...

Maximizing Your Child's Cranium Capacity

Research has shown that 50% of the brain's neural network is set by the age of five, and 80% by the age of eight. This means that a child's capacity for developmental mind and body learning is expanding at an amazing rate, and at a very early age. We've designed the learning programs at Cranium...

Cranium Explorers Use Critical Thinking to Dive into the Earth's Crust

Our young explorers set out on another amazing adventure as we dove into the Earth's layers, exploring its crust, mantle, and core! The further into the Earth we traveled, the warmer we got. We discovered how hot it really is in the core of the Earth, and children used critical thinking to...