Infant/Toddler

  • 7 Things a Daycare can Teach your Child

    Daycare is the first kind of learning facility your child is going to experience. This is their time of learning so many things are crucial for them to survive formal school. This is when they begin to learn some important life skills. They will grow in social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Daycare may look like fun and games but young ones learn through playtime and creative activities. Every activity that kids do in daycare teaches them important life lessons. Building blocks teach them problem-solving, story time teaches them listening skills and creativity. Good habits, proper conduct, and positive self-esteem are being developed in daycare or preschool. Daycare teaches children that it’s okay to make mistakes. They learn from their mistakes and won’t do it again the next time. Here are other things a daycare can teach your children. They Learn the Alphabet and Phonics One of the basic things […]

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  • How to Choose the Right Kindergarten for your Child

    For many parents, choosing a kindergarten is an overwhelming task. It is imperative to find a kindergarten that will match your child’s needs. The school you will be selecting must have a positive and encouraging environment. It must also offer programs that nurture a child’s growth and development. Take note of the following tips. These will help you navigate the journey of selecting a kindergarten. Do your research Avoid last minute decision-making by doing research months before the enrollment season. Utilize the internet and visit websites of different kindergarten schools. Check information thoroughly and pay attention to the programs they offer. Also read parents’ reviews on their site if available. See if there are photos posted on the website so you can peek into the classrooms and school grounds. Make sure that the school’s website up-to-date. Otherwise, it may be a warning sign that you should move on to the […]

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  • How to Get Your Kids Talking About School

    Your youngest comes running towards the car, artwork clutched in her hand and a big grin on her face. As she settles into the passenger seat you ask the same question that countless parents ask at the end of a school day…”How was school?” Fine…good…or any variation of a single sentence is typically the response to your query. You rephrase the question, but are often left with little to no information about what your child learned or discovered at school that day. As any parent will agree, getting your kids talking about school can feel like pulling teeth…no matter how old they are. Wondering if there’s a way you can get your kids to open up more and share more about what they were doing all day?  There is, and it all stems around being more specific – and fun – with your conversational tactics. How to talk to kids […]

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  • 5 Ways Outdoor Learning Benefits Early Education

    In recent years, the onset of technological advances combined with a cultural shift in society due to fears for children’s safety, has led to a reduction in time spent outdoors. With no space restraints and the freedom to run, jump, shout and play, outdoor learning opportunities give children a chance to explore, release all of their pent up energy and learn more about the world around them. Research has shown that free play outdoors aids the development of cognitive, emotional, physical and social skills. That’s why outdoor learning activities should play a key part in the curriculum of every educational facility as they offer fantastic benefits to the development of each child both physically and mentally. Following are just some of the ways outdoor learning benefits children: 1. It encourages an active lifestyle With the alarming increase in childhood obesity, active outdoor activities play a more important part in the health of […]

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  • 3 Reasons Investing in your Child’s Preschool Education Beats the Stock Market

    Investing in your child’s preschool education will yield a greater return than the stock market. Cost-benefit analyses reveal that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, there is more than a $10 return in terms of cost savings in the following areas: remedial education economic well-being criminal justice tax revenues Adjusted for inflation, the annual return of investing in preschool programs is 18% over a child’s lifetime leading to a cumulative return of 900 percent! The actual benefits of investing in early childhood education go beyond saving money, however. Investing in preschool programs benefits children in the following ways: Self-Control Children attending early education preschool learn vital social and emotional skills such as self-control and the ability to self-monitor. By encouraging children to become engaged in their environment and their own learning, children learn self-control that studies show will follow them into their adult lives. Better Health The publication […]

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