Category: Child Development


Developing Positive Character Traits At Daycare

As teachers and parents, we are responsible for creating environments that foster the emotional and cognitive development of the children we care for. The guidance provided during early childhood development will help to shape the adults that young children grow into. It’s never too early to start teaching children character development. Research has shown that children as young as six months…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

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…

Daycare For Toddlers

Daycare For Toddlers Offers Potty Training Tips

Potty training is one of the milestones that every toddler should reach, though it can be quite a daunting experience for both parents and kids. What follows are some potty training tips from us at Stone Brook Academy to help you and your toddler ease through the transition from diapers to using the toilet. Find Out If Your Child Is…


The Types Of Play Your Child Experiences At Daycare

Children learn about their environment from infancy, and this goes hand in hand with how they interact with their surroundings. When they are ready to enter daycare, your little one will begin to interact with their world through different types of play, and this is essentially how they learn. Discover the different types of play children engage in, and what…

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