Bloomfield Blog

5 Free Outside Summer Activities for Preschoolers

It’s finally summer and school is out!  How do we keep our little ones occupied without the structure of school? We don’t need expensive toys or pool privileges. Going outside with your kids and exploring God’s creation in your own backyard can...

Christ-Centered Parenting

I was asked to pen a blog on how to raise Christlike children from our oldest daughter which is surprising since I am often reminded of my parental shortcomings of our 3 children, ages 28, 25, and 21.  Still, here are 5 tips that helped us raise...

The Magic of Reading Aloud

Children are gaining literacy from infancy – reading the expressions on faces, learning the rhythm or beat in a song or poem, beginning to associate spoken words with objects, experiences or emotions. The rate at which they absorb it all and...

4 Practices that Prepare a Child for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting time in a child’s life. For many children, it is the first time they will spend away from the familiarity of the home environment.

Kindergarten is where habits, friendships, and lasting lessons are first formed. What...

3 Great Disciplines to Practice in 2019

All of us have habits-- good or bad--that determine the course of our days. Whether we like it or not, our habits dictate our futures. January is a perfect time to stock of our lives and make adjustments. Organization is a key part of fostering...