Preparing For A Montessori Preschool Program At Home

Posted on: 9 December 2015

Montessori schools use the premise that children will learn effectively through the use of hands-on activities. These activities are constructed to teach children about life-based experiences as they play. Adding an activity station in your home to teach your preschooler the same values can be beneficial in transitioning them to the practices they will be using when they are enrolled in a Montessori schooling program. Here are a few ideas you can use to make your own activity station, preparing you child for the tasks they will do in preschool.
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Change The Channel On Childcare Centers With Televisions

Posted on: 4 December 2015

You might be surprised to learn that many child care centers and home daycare operations have a television front and center in rooms where children are playing, eating and sleeping. Sometimes these TVs are on all day in rooms where children under 2 are present. If you have a child under the age of 2 in a daycare center with a television, you should consider a change. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adults avoid any screen time at all for kids under 2.
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How To Connect With Your Teenagers

Posted on: 25 November 2015

Remember the days when all you had to say was that your family was going to play a board game or visit grandparents, and your kids would get all excited? Now that they're teenagers, they have probably shown more interest in being with their friends than in hanging out with parents and siblings. Don't worry too much about that, as it's pretty normal. In fact, teenagers wanting to be with their peers is just one way that they're establishing the fact that they're on the road to adulthood.
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