How to Help Prep Your Child for Daycare

The transition to going to daycare can be a scary time for children (and for some parents), especially for kids that haven't been away from mom and dad before. To help prep them for daycare (and for school), it's important to keep it a positive experience so they'll want to go to daycare rather than dread it each day. See below for helpful tips to prepare your child for daycare. They can be beneficial for you as the parent as well. Read More 

Three Reasons To Sign Your Autistic Child Up For Swimming Lessons

If you've been looking for a summer activity for your child with autism, you should think about signing him or her up for swimming lessons. Swimming is actually a beneficial activity for kids with autism for many reasons. Here are a few benefits of swimming lessons to help you decide if it is right for your child. Swimming can soothe sensory processing issues. Since kids on the spectrum often have trouble processing different types of sensory input, finding areas that are easy on their senses is important. Read More 

Why Your Child’s Preschool Teacher Isn’t Using Worksheets

You might discover that your child's preschool teacher does not use worksheets. This might be surprising, since you may have remembered performing worksheets as a part of your early education. However, teachers have found that worksheets are not as effective as previously thought and that it may be more-effective to have preschool be entirely focused on play. Worksheets Are Convergent Materials Worksheets are what are considered "convergent materials." There is only one right or wrong way to perform a worksheet. Read More 

3 Tips For Becoming A Better Child Care Provider

Working as a child care provider can be fun, interesting, and rewarding. However, it can also be difficult, and it is important to always be striving to become a better provider. The children you care for deserve the very best, so keep the three tips listed below for becoming a better child care provider in mind to help you improve your approach.   1. Learn to be Flexible It is important for children to have discipline and consistency in their schedules and activities. Read More 

Teach Your Child About Colors, Shapes, And Textures With A Homemade Sensory Board

Teach your young child about colors, shapes, and textures by creating a sensory board for them to play with. After you have made the board, encourage your child to explore the items that are displayed across it. Describe each one to your child. Your child will learn about the characteristics of each item, which will help them excel when they begin preschool.   Materials thin piece of plywood hand sander sandpaper latex spray paint face mask vinyl tarp ruler foam letters and numbers carpet remnants various types of fabric stencils fabric pen scissors craft glue stickers Sand And Paint The Plywood Read More