Screen Time for Infants to Toddlers At what age do you believe screen time is appropriate? There are many studies out there that show screen time for infants to toddlers should be zero. Society, on the other hand, seems to disagree with the study. “Everything within limits” is a thought I hear echoing in my head. The truth of the matter is that times are changing, and more and more is being learned about early childhood development; what is acceptable and what is not. What does an infant get from screen time, anything, too much, too little? Do the pitfalls
Enhancing Family Time Through STEM STEM is important to early childhood education simply because children are explorers by nature and that exploration starts at birth. An infant, born a blank slate, begins learning the moment they are born. It’s that natural progression and enthusiasm in learning that needs supporting by the early educators. Childcare centers, such as Kidz World, who are focused on education, use STEM to aid in the child’s development and encourage that exploration. “All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators,
Parenting – A Success Story Many people will tell you that parenting doesn’t come with a manual, however, Google “parenting” and you will find more information than you will ever be able to read in your lifetime. There is plenty of information. What most of those wonderful sources of information don’t tell you is that not every piece of instruction, advice, tip… will work for you. As a parent, your job is to determine what does work for you and your child. It’s all trial and error… even from one child to another in your home. Finding the Right Tool
"My Oma here!" A Grandparent’s Love “A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” Charles and Ann Morse Some of the most precious memories ever made were made between children and grandparents. Those are the memories that stay with you for a lifetime. The ones that make you smile long after the grandparents have gained their angel wings. Today, Kidz World celebrated grandparents and made precious memories for so many children. The rooms were filled with Nana’s, Grandma’s, Oma’s, Papa’s, Papaw’s, Pappy’s, Memaw’s, Mawmaw’s, and so many others just stepping into
If You Want to Find Joy, You Must First Find Thankfulness “The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God. It is one’s attitude that determines whether life unfolds into a place of blessedness or wretchedness. Indeed, looking at the same rose bush, some people complain that the roses have thorns while others rejoice that some thorns come with roses. It all depends on your perspective. This is the only life you will have before you enter eternity. If you want to find joy, you must first
Letting Millions of Children Down Are you a numbers person? Well, I’ve got some incredible numbers for you! In 2015, there were 23.9 million children aged 0-5 years of age in the United States. Forty-five percent of those children live in poverty aka “working poor” homes. Of that 23.9 million, 12.5 million children are in childcare with 72% of those children in private sector programs. Amazing numbers, right? Over half of the children, ages 0-5 years, are in childcare. Now, let me ask you this… why are we, as a society, letting millions of children down? Why? Did that question
Why Do Daycares… Have you ever wondered, why do daycares do the things they do? The answer is simple… to meet the standards of the rules and regulations as established by the state and federal government. Well that certainly makes sense… but, after a moment of thought you might remember how many wipes your infant goes through in a day. Then, your thoughts turn to, “come on… the government couldn’t possibly care about how many wipes a daycare uses”. Am I right? Hopefully, you will find the answers to your questions here. Each state has their own set of rules,
Spatial Awareness in Children Life is complicated and busy. Seldom do we take the opportunity to break down the elements involved in a child’s development. Sometimes, however, we need to slow things down to better care for our children. Spatial awareness is something that a child starts acquiring from birth. Maybe, if we as parents, understood more about it, we could better assist the child in the development of their spatial awareness. So, let’s get started!! What is Spatial Awareness? Before a child can begin to understand the concepts of distance, time, speed or depth, they must first learn to