Science is all around us. Young kids are actively testing theories too, even if they’re not doing an official school-led, preschool science experiment. For example, repeated ball throwing, water splashing and banging on things is part of sensory development, which we wrote about here. The neat thing about science, however, is that often remains a ‘secret’ until we discover it. It’s not always … [Read more...] about 4 Easy science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers, and more
What do you do if you’re worried about allergies at daycare? Deciding to go back to work, or have your child enroll in before-and-after-school care means having someone else be responsible for their wellbeing. We get it; it’s nerve wracking. And if your child has known allergies, it can be a lot to plan for when seeking out child care. However, there are some steps to take when managing your … [Read more...] about How to manage your child’s allergies at daycare
Daycare spaces may all seem like typical child environmental spaces - colours, small furniture and toys are common elements. However, a profession exists that delves into the effectiveness of child play spaces - both indoor and outdoor. Decisions on daycare space design are not made arbitrarily. Consideration is put into layout, safety, beauty, acoustics, educational effectiveness and more. So … [Read more...] about What makes a good daycare space design?
When looking for a daycare or preschool for your child, you might hear a lot of terms that describe different programs for enrolment. And likely, you’ve heard of Montessori. Montessori is a popular teaching method that doesn’t only cover early childhood education years. It can go as far as high school. However, in this article, we’ll focus on the daycare and preschool aspects of Montessori … [Read more...] about What is a Montessori daycare or preschool, and are they better or worse than other programs?
We often think of story time as adults telling kids stories, or reading storybooks. But we probably less often think of story time as an opportunity for kids to be creative. There are benefits to kids telling their own stories, however. In this article, we’ll explain the pros of allowing kids to be the storyteller, and to make up their own stories to tell you, the adult. 1) Kids telling their … [Read more...] about 4 Benefits of kids telling their own stories
Did you know that music has been studied, and shown to have a significant impact on children and their learning? Specifically, it can affect a child’s brain development. So, while music may seem an unnecessary art form, or a skill that’s just ‘nice to have’ for some kids, it may be more than that. It may affect a child’s ability to comprehend educational subjects and communicative environments … [Read more...] about How music affects young children and their learning