We all know how proud we get to see our little one recite the alphabet, draw very nicely, or figure things out on their own, like Rubik's Cubes. “They’re so smart!” we can proclaim. Or boast to everyone around us. But where does the boundary lie between ‘normal’ development in a child, to being intellectually gifted? And, how young can an ‘unusually smart’ child be identified as something special? … [Read more...] about Is my toddler or preschooler gifted? What are the early signs of intellectual giftedness?
In a recent article, we delved into teaching kids about food safety. As a follow up, it’s important to also teach kids about food cross contamination and cleanliness. This is such a major topic, it deserved its own article! Young preschool-age kids should also learn that that our cleanliness as humans also affects how easily we can get sick from foods. This is because those ‘tiny little bugs’ … [Read more...] about Teaching early learners about food cross contamination and cleanliness
In the past we have written about managing your child’s allergies at daycare. However, aside from allergies, all kids at daycare can be susceptible to food-borne illness, if precautions are not taken. The government of B.C. requires licensed daycares to practice food safety guidelines, which they publish here. As childcare facilities, we can do our part to prevent food contamination with our … [Read more...] about Teaching daycare kids about food safety
As parents, we know toy costs can build up! But thankfully, you can make educational DIY toys from home materials! These can be just as effective as keeping kids busy with store-bought toys. And in some cases, they can be made with your child as an activity, for even more creative fun. You may have thought of doing this before, but never got around to it. Well, today we’re going to show you some … [Read more...] about 8 Educational DIY toys you can make from home materials
As a parent of a young child, you’re naturally wondering if your little one’s development is normal. This could come when comparing their milestones to kids around you. Are they saying enough words? Do they understand enough instructions for their age? Are they maturing properly? It’s normal to wonder about these things. So in this article, we’ll cover a particular concern you may have as a … [Read more...] about Symptoms of dyslexia in preschool-age kids and how to help at daycare
Sometimes, you may notice your child is a little slow in some areas, physically or socially. It may be not making eye contact when talking to others. Or it may be that they just can’t figure out how to tie their shoes, even if they should be able to for their age. Or perhaps they really don’t like certain food textures in their mouth. Maybe they cry when you brush their hair. Maybe they can’t hold … [Read more...] about Does your child need an occupational therapist? Here is what to know