3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

So, the day arrived when our son was finally ready to move on up and out of his infant classroom. At first, this was exciting news, as it was a big step for him developmentally. The teachers in his classroom carefully helped us plan the move, taking into consideration his physical development and what was safest for him. Then the transition visits began… and new emotions hit me like never. Here are the three biggest changes that threw me for a loop in the beginning.

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Teaching Children Water Safety

Teaching children water safety is a key part of reducing child drownings. In Florida, drownings are one of the leading causes of child deaths.   The following information is important to teach to children and reiterated through the water safety program: Never go near the water without an adult. While swimming can be fun, it’s important […]

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6 Science Podcasts for Kids

6 Science Podcasts for Kids Adapted from Bright Horizons “Why is the sky blue?” “What is that plant called?” “How can birds fly?” “How hot is the sun?” Sound familiar? You probably have a curious child on your hands…and you might be flooded with more science-y questions than you can answer. Let podcasts for kids help! Whether […]

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Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Adapted from Bright Horizons Family Room  Last weekend at my daughter’s soccer game, my almost 4-year-old son sat huddled with a friend under a shared blanket and played trucks together. Minutes later the boys were running around an abandoned baseball field playing pretend baseball. In a blink of an eye, they lost all interest in […]

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All About Conscious Discipline

All About Conscious Discipline

All About Conscious Discipline – Created by Dr. Becky Bailey ” Conscious Discipline is an emotional intelligence program where children learn to express their emotions, resolve problems with words, and work with others. It was developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, an author, and early childhood educator. It is designed to create an environment where the […]

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Tips for Teaching Your Child about Personal Safety

Tips for Teaching Your Child about Personal Safety

Tips for Teaching Your Child About Personal Safety – Adapted from Lexi Walters Wright ” When it comes to personal safety, kids with learning and attention issues may be more vulnerable than other kids. So how can you teach your child about “safe” and “unsafe” people? ” 1. Say it early, often and very clearly […]

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Start the New Year Off Right: Resolve to Raise a Reader!

Start the New Year Off Right: Resolve to Raise a Reader!

Start the New Year Off Right: Resolve to Raise a Reader! – Adapted from Reading Rockets ” Many New Year’s resolutions focus on developing healthy habits. Here’s one that is important to make and keep: provide a regular diet of books and reading for your preschooler. You feed and care for your child every day […]

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Cognitive Development in Preschool Children

Cognitive Development in Preschool Children

Adapted from Alexandra Louis During the preschool and kindergarten years, cognitive development is accelerated through play. Play encourages all the important areas of development. It includes social, emotional, physical, communication/language and cognitive development. This refers to learning to question, problem-solve, learn about spatial relationships. In addition, they acquire knowledge through imitation, memory, number sense, classification, […]

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4 Ways to Make Holidays Better for Young Children

4 Ways to Make Holidays Better for Young Children

  Tips for keeping kids happy and able to enjoy the fun Rachel Ehmke; Adapted from Child Mind Institute It’s easy for children to be smitten with the magic of the holidays. Fun presents. Extra sweets. A vacation from school—there’s a lot to like. But with the freedom and excess of the season, sometimes kids can […]

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Simple Ways to Raise Grateful Children

Simple Ways to Raise Grateful Children

You are your child’s most important role model. Therefore, you can be the role model behaviors that will help you raise grateful children. Here are a few ways you can teach your child gratitude during the holidays and throughout the year.

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