Disclosure: This post was sponsored by LUME Institute. As always, thoughts and opinions are all our own.*
Ever thought to yourself that this whole parenting thing would be a whole lot easier if there was a simple, easy to follow manual? *Raises hand high* I know I have! Many parents are working hard to create activities that aid child brain development. Good news! With the help of technology, two organizations dedicated to early childhood development have partnered to create an evidenced-based free tool to give parents easy ways to interact with their kids.
What is LUME Institue?
LUME Institute, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is an organization centered around nurturing the healthy development of children through the transformation of early childhood care and education.
Using a unique child brain development approach that is centered around innovation, insight, and sound theory; LUME focuses heavily on nurturing children through creativity, psychodynamics, literacy, empathy, compassion.
After focusing for many years on educating teachers about evidence-based early childhood education and child brain development techniques; LUME Institute has partnered with Vroom to take things to the next level!
Vroom App for Child Brain Development
If you aren’t familiar with Vroom, it is a nationwide non-profit organization centered around supporting parents and children in child brain development during their first 5 years.
Vroom was developed with leaders in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, parenting, and early childhood development. Their work, along with input from parents and caregivers, informs Vroom tips along with the brainy background. Vroom has 1,000s of tips built in and categorized around times like “mealtime, bedtime, chores,” etc.
We reviewed the Vroom app with the younger girls (5 and 3) and created their own personalized accounts. All of the tips were age appropriate and the categories made it so easy to incorporate Vroom into our day.
Calleah enjoys doing the activities, and it didn’t’ take long before she was excitedly anticipating opportunities for more activities throughout the day.
Both girls personalized plans contain ideas for a nice flow throughout the day. Kids continue to learn, play and interact throughout normally less fun activities like chores. Caelyn acted as a “big helper” on many occasions throughout the day and was super proud of herself.
My favorite features are the ease of use, and practicality of Vroom. The facts that it has reminders built in, and is organized around specific times/dates are ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. There are even recaps that remind you of the areas of learning you intentionally focused on during the month.
Vroom has some great tips that support healthy child brain development through multiple key socio-emotional categories development.
Learn more about Vroom in the video below:
Sign up for Vroom for free by texting Vroom to 48258.
*This article is a review. MrsWrightWrites makes no professional claims nor contributed or otherwise participated in any of the research studies.