Sometimes, you may notice your child is a little slow in some areas, physically or socially. It may be not making eye contact when talking to others. Or it may be that they just can’t figure out how to tie their shoes, even if they should be able to for their age. Or perhaps they really don’t like certain food textures in their mouth. Maybe they cry when you brush their hair. Maybe they can’t hold … [Read more...] about Does your child need an occupational therapist? Here is what to know
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Sometimes, preschool-aged kids are shy. They can hide their faces, or try not to look at a person who is speaking to them - whether or not they are the same age. When they’re really young, we expect that of them. But as they grow older, parents find that the importance of eye contact in young children is crucial, and they need to teach it as a social skill. This was the discovery of one mom, who … [Read more...] about The importance of eye contact in young children, and how to teach it as a social skill
These days, it’s not too difficult to set up shop as a daycare or private preschool. Of course, all of these companies should be following government regulations and protocols when operating. This ensures safety for all the children being cared for. But those rules don’t always cover the quality of education or services being received.So, how do you know if you’re enrolling your child in a … [Read more...] about How do professionals evaluate the quality of daycares and preschools?
When your child enters a daycare or preschool program, one question you may have is: how effective will this program be? Does my child need to sit in a desk to learn, or find their own way through play? Is experiential education in early childhood a wildcard? Or should my child be gaining knowledge through measurable instruction?On this blog, we’ve covered some of the common, mainstream … [Read more...] about What is experiential education in early childhood, and why is it important?
Being cooped up in the house with preschool-aged kids is no fun, especially if they’re bored! If your kids are not going to be in daycare in Vancouver on a weekend or holiday, we’ve got some ideas for outings!Here is a list of family fun activities in Vancouver for preschool-aged kids on no-daycare days: Spend hours at the Terra Nova Adventure PlaygroundThis relatively new playground in … [Read more...] about Family fun activities in Vancouver for preschoolers and young kids on no-daycare days
Why teach preschoolers to recycle? Are they too young to ‘get it’? We don’t think so! At Rainforest Learning Centre, we build recycling and care for the environment into our curriculum. We believe it makes for responsible citizens of our future. But more than that, it teaches educational and life lessons too!In this article, we’ll discuss reasons and ideas to teach preschoolers about … [Read more...] about Reasons and ideas to teach preschoolers about recycling