While thinking of ‘yoga’ probably doesn’t bring to mind a bunch of kids at daycare holding the downward dog position peacefully and quietly, you’d be surprised at the benefits of teaching kids yoga at daycare. Yoga is not just for adults. Done carefully and with professional standards, yoga can be used to teach kids valuable lessons and improve upon their developmental skills. Here are some … [Read more...] about Why teach kids yoga at daycare? Here are 3 great reasons!
In a former post on this site, we’ve talked about sensory development in young children. We discussed how certain materials can be used at daycare to help aid in sensory development, which involves all of a child’s senses. And in another post, we gave reasons to encourage play in early childhood. But in this post, we’ll delve into some objects that can be bought to help guide you in picking out … [Read more...] about Educational toys for early childhood development
Baby sign language has become popular in the last few years. But it’s also raised some questions. We can’t deny it’s very cute to watch a baby communicate before they can speak. But when it comes to baby sign language and your child in daycare, is it worth trying? Doesn’t baby sign language take consistent effort? Will your baby really learn how to sign while in childcare? Let’s delve into this … [Read more...] about Baby sign language and your child at daycare: is it worth trying for a working parent?
When you watch your child grow, you start to realize the world in general is amazing to them. This happens with sensory development skills, many of which kids continuously explore when at daycare, or even at home in their play space. Seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling and all the other senses (of which there are more than six), help a child learn all about the world they live in. It’s like a … [Read more...] about Why sensory development skills are important at daycare
If your baby cries in front of strangers, even if those strangers are just people he or she doesn’t see often (like grandma and grandpa, or aunties and uncles), you are not alone. This question thread, and others, will clearly show it happens to lots of parents. It can be embarrassing, and at times, it can keep you away from crowds. That can make it tough to attend your usual social events, even … [Read more...] about Should you be concerned about daycare if your baby has stranger anxiety?
This is a debate that can vary between families. And, recently, the American Academy of Paediatrics has made a change to its recommendations of ‘screen time’ usage among children. This is because, as we know, devices are all around us, and it’s hard to get kids off them, especially when adults all around them are using them. So, should young children be using electronics and media at … [Read more...] about Should young children be using electronics and media?