Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Summer Skill Builders

Summer is filled with lazy days …. playing in the sun, splashing in the water, watching clouds go by, picnicking under the shade of a huge tree.  Use these great lazy day activities to support your children’s development. Shadow dancing – physical development Use the sun to make long/short shadows.  Make lots of movements and see what [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Summer Skill Builders

Learning to Play – Playing to Learn

What is Play? Play is a child’s ‘work’. It is a critical part of learning. Play is where children learn new concepts, new skills, and to problem-solve. Play enhances a child’s school readiness through cognitive development.  How does Play nurture cognitive development? During play, children use their imagination to come up with ideas and images. [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Learning to Play – Playing to Learn

Top 9 Safety Tips for Children Using Public Bathrooms: When Going Solo is a Must

From Robin McClure, former About.com Guide Although this article is written to help parents deal with the issue of using public bathrooms, the tips hold true for anyone who takes children to public places, including child care providers and teachers. Moms eventually must let their sons use the boys' restroom and dads must allow their daughters to go [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Top 9 Safety Tips for Children Using Public Bathrooms: When Going Solo is a Must

Summer ‘Traveling’ First Aid Kit

Finally, warm days and opportunities to explore the great outdoors!! Are you prepared for injuries that might happen at the playground or other outside activities? Here are suggestions for a great Playground First Aid Kit to have with you. A  Playground First Aid Kit usually has fewer supplies than what is in your home First Aid Kit.  [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Summer ‘Traveling’ First Aid Kit