16th Aug
Preschool Curriculum

Adding Art Into The Preschool Curriculum

It’s easy to look at a child’s art and take it at face value — a mix of colors or mediums with a subject that may or may not be immediately discernible to us. But when we look deeper into the benefits of art in fostering creativity and improved academic performance, that pencil drawing becomes something else entirely. At Stone…

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26th Jul
Infant Day Care

What To Pack In Your Infant’s Day Care Bag

Preparing your infant child (or children) for day care can be an overwhelming task. Having to part with your child for what is likely the longest period you’ve been away from them to date, is an already emotional experience. You’ll want to be sure that you’ve included everything in their day care bag so the day care staff will be…

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19th Jul
Day Care Activities

Day Care Activities That Help Children Understand Their Emotions

Day care provides the perfect environment for your child to begin to develop a deeper understanding of their emotions and how they feel on a day-to-day basis. Big emotions can be confusing and frustrating to deal with, for both the child and the parent. It’s crucial that your child learns how to work through overwhelming emotions so their reactions don’t…

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12th Jul
Safety In Preschool

Teaching Children About Safety In Preschool

Knowing exactly what your child is learning regarding safety at preschool can bring you peace of mind when you drop them off every morning. There are different levels of child development that will result in different rules for different ages. For example, a one-year-old won’t need to know how to hold sharp objects, but a four-year old will. When you…

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28th Jun
Help Your Child Maintain Friendships Over The Summer

Help Your Child Maintain Friendships Over The Summer

Children require more than intellectual and physical growth to develop into happy, successful adults. Good social development is an equally important factor in the normal development of your child. Friendships are the foundation of social interaction and communication which are essential skills that your child must develop. The relationships that your child forms and nurtures at an early age play…

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14th Jun
Teaching Preschoolers Self-Control

Teaching Preschoolers Self-Control

Self-control is a fundamental skill that will be carried through one’s life. Being able to distinguish what you really need and what you want coupled with the ability to understand your emotions and how to react because of them is equally as important. Children are very impulsive by nature, so it is vital they learn self-discipline at a young age….

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31st May
Toddler's Speech Skills

How To Improve Your Toddler’s Speech Skills

When it comes to your toddler’s speech, you’re probably worried about a lot of things – are they talking right, are their pronunciations correct, are they starting too late, am I doing this right… the list can go on. Don’t worry! All you need to do is include these tips into everyday activities that you can do with your toddler,…

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24th May
Childhood Development

Levels Of Childhood Development In Preschool

From the day they are born, babies change and reach certain milestones. The first smile, they first word, the first time the roll over or sit, all these changes are monitored and celebrated by all who love them. The preschool age also sees many changes and as parents we sometimes worry that our child is not developing at the same…

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17th May
Daycare Centers

How Daycare Centers Can Help Teach Tolerance

Your child is exposed to growing diversity every day, and because they spend most of their time at their daycare center, what better place to teach them about tolerance than at preschool. There are many activities that involve breaking the barriers and teaching your child about tolerance – as no doubt they will be exposed to diversity beyond their daycare…

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26th Apr
Child Development

How Toys Can Help With Child Development

Children love to play and they really like toys – a lot! The misconception about toys is they provide entertainment only.  Many of us don’t realize that toys assist with child development. Most toys provide an opportunity for an infant or toddler to learn by touching, feeling, looking. Play toys are designed to ignite imagination, to stimulate the senses and…

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