Kidz World will begin using Kinderlime, our new childcare management system, on June 25, 2018. This means you can share in your child’s daily activity, and receive notifications and alerts, all directly on your phone and email. We have training meetings scheduled for parents on June 19th & June 21st from 6:00-7:00pm. We encourage you to attend one of these meetings to better learn how to use the app. Friday, 6/15/2018, all parents will receive an invitation to activate your Kinderlime account. This activation is not optional. All parents must have an account. A secure PIN has been assigned to
Sign Language in Early Childhood Education Sign language is not just for the hearing impaired. There is a great need for sign language in Early Childhood Education. Sign language is a form of communication. By teaching infants and toddlers sign language, we are giving them the ability to communicate far sooner than the timeframe in which their verbal skills develop. Frustration Have you ever experienced a young child trying to tell you something and you just couldn’t understand? Maybe they lacked the vocabulary to communicate. Maybe they had speech difficulties. Either way, you simply could not understand. What happened? Frustration!
Teaching Life Skills Through Center Play Does your four-year-old know how to sit down in a restaurant and order sushi? Do they know how to take an order? Cash out a purchase? Cook a meal? The odds are the answers to those questions is probably no. At Kidz World, we pride ourselves on teaching life skills through center play. A four-year-old is not going to walk into a restaurant and cook a meal, however, by learning life skills, they become familiar with the process and understand the behaviors that’s expected of them and those around them. Ms. Justus and Ms.
The Best of the Parenting Hacks Gena Lee Nolin said, “My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning,” they are also the reason you’re exhausted, losing your hair, and yoga pants your favorite article of clothing. Parenting is the hardest, yet most rewarding job you will ever have. There are days you will hang your head and cry and other days you will laugh until your cheeks hurt. You will spend countless hours second-guessing yourself and times patting yourself on the back for beating the odds and making the right decisions. There will
Teaching Math to Infants and Toddlers “One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door,”, “Jack and Jill went up the hill,”, “You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out,” these are tools that we have used forever to teach math language to children. Many caregivers never realize the connection between the lyrics to the math concept. Of course, we hear the rhythm and the sing song fun of it all. But, above all that, we are teaching counting, spatial awareness, patterning, shapes, and so much more. Teaching math to infants and toddlers can be
Science with Infants Science is an intimidating subject for many people. Throw that subject in with the word “infants” and people run screaming. Many believe that science is something that can only be taught by highly trained and certified teachers. Those same people believe that science is something that cannot be taught to an infant. Science, however, can be taught to infants and it doesn’t require a degree in the field. Science with infants can be exciting and a lot of fun… not only for the infant but also the teacher. I had the pleasure of observing Ms. Elizabeth Anne
Separation Anxiety Often a parent will misinterpret the anxiety the child is displaying for unhappiness over being at childcare or who they are being left with. Drop-off’s with the childcare giver can be very tormenting for child, parent, and caregiver. In this article, we will attempt to explain why a child reacts with separation anxiety and identify techniques that can be used to alleviate the problem for the benefit of all. The Theories In Piaget’s Sensorimotor Development stage, between ages 7-9 months, the infant’s memory begins to develop, and they begin to understand objects exist even though they can no
Benefits of Children Cooking Do you allow your two-year-old to assist with cooking? If you say “no” … well, you are not alone. I went on a little fact-finding mission recently. Many parents these days said they really don’t cook a whole lot. There is a lot of frozen food going in the microwave and oven. Of the parents that did cook, their response to my question was, “NO!”, “Not happening, I don’t have time to clean up that mess!”, “Nah, she’s just not big enough yet.”, “He’s not really interested.”, “I prefer to be alone in the kitchen, fewer