Creating an Environment of YES! “No!” “Put that down!” “Get down before you fall!” “I said no, and I meant NO!” As a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver… can you count the times you have said these phrases? Impossible, right? Creating an Environment of YES, changes the whole way of thinking about child development. It’s really a different world from when I was young and even from when my children were young. Children don’t come with an instruction manual and parents don’t have one automatically uploaded to their brain when they become a parent. The “parent” is born the moment
Five Crafty Halloween Ideas for Children As I am all about family time, I can’t imagine a better way to kick off the holiday season than by getting “spooky crafty” with the kids. Children absolutely love to do crafts. We will take a look at five crafty Halloween ideas that will put those creative little minds to work. Craft ideas are just that… ideas… add your own little twist to them. You will be surprised what children come up with while creating their crafts. Halloween is a holiday that sticks with you throughout your lifetime. Every Halloween you remember characters
Coping with Seasonal Allergies Aah..ahhh..choooo! And, that’s how it starts! Before you know it, you are in a full-blown allergy attack mode and carrying tissues everywhere you go. With eyes watering, throat itching/burning, sinus drainage, nose running… you go about your day. By the time night falls, this thing has you exhausted into a weepy pile of mush. So, how do we go about coping with seasonal allergies? What are seasonal allergies? Do you know your triggers? What’s your favorite brand of tissues? What are seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis is an immune
Analyzing Play “In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior. In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.” Lev Vygotsky (Russian psychologist, 1896–1934) Whether it’s the serenity of a child laying quietly on the floor coloring a peaceful landscape or a group of children running screaming through the house, there is nothing quite as amazing as watching a child at play. But, what exactly is play? We played when we were children, yet we didn’t analyze why we played. We simply played because we loved it. But, have we
The Path Back to Nature Following a butterfly across a field of wildflowers, laying in the grass picking out cloud animals, watching squirrels play a game of tag, or a father holding hands with his son as they walk gingerly through the woods in search of wild game. Those are simple things that trigger fond memories from childhood. For many, sadly, that is not the case today. Somewhere in the age of technology our children have lost touch with nature. The closest some children come to nature is the enchanted black forest in an intense computer game. It’s time to Kidz World Childcare Mission Statement Kidz World Childcare exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate Christian, environment for infant to school age children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience, which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support a child’s desire to be a life-long learner in an affordable, high quality, home-like environment. Our Philosophy Kidz World Childcare, Inc. is based on the child development model which incorporates the quality care of STARS, the standards set in ITERS, ECERS, and SACERS, and the Kentucky State Regulations. Learning through
Finding Quality Time Children, aged toddler to eight, typically spend eight to ten hours a day in school and/or daycare and on average ten hours a day sleeping. That leaves four hours a day for eating, playing, sports, homework, and family time. It’s here that we are faced with dilemma. Four hours is very little time. Finding quality time to spend with your child is of utmost importance to their development. So, how do we find time to teach our children and build that relationship they need so badly? A child’s first teacher is the parent and according to Dr.
Back to School Prayer It’s the night before the new school year starts. All through the house momma’s scurry about… labeling supplies, cramming backpacks, laying out that the new outfit’s… and with a gleam in her eye… scurrying wee little ones back to their beds. Parents everywhere have mixed emotion about the start of the new school year. All summer long we love them and squeeze them. We spend every moment possible just loving them. Then, suddenly the summer is gone and fall is creeping along. The school bells start to ring and the children sing, “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off