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Creative expression activities for your child

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/2/17 5:19 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, development

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Creative expression activities for your child

Education doesn’t have to be constrained by traditional learning. Activities promoting creative expression are a great way to expand your child’s curiosity and cultivate their imagination. Encouraging children to communicate through movement, visuals and through sounds and words is an essential developmental tool that can make learning FUN for your child. The following activities are an interactive and entertaining way for children to learn and express themselves:

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Come Grow With Us evolves into valuable online parenting resource

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/1/17 11:16 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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Child Care of Southwest Florida creates online parenting resource: Come Grow With Us

With 50 years of service to the community, Child Care of Southwest Florida created a go-to parenting resource, Come Grow With Us. Visitors to the resource-rich blog will find dozens of features that highlight critical child development areas and address challenging issues like bullying, potty training, problem behaviors and more.  

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Teaching manners to young children

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/24/17 5:13 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, development

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Teaching manners to young children

With all the responsibilities you juggle on a daily basis, it can be hard to invest time in teaching your child to be polite outside of the standard “please” and “thank you.” But did you know that good manners are often the first step in teaching your child right from wrong?

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Second annual Par-Tee for Tots

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/23/17 12:56 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, children

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Join Brown & Brown to hit with the pros on the beautiful greens of the exclusive West Bay Club in Estero on Friday, Sept. 15 for the second annual Par-Tee for Tots to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. Register to golf alongside PGA players Nolan Henke and George McNeill at parteefortotsgolfouting.com and take advantage of a variety of attractive sponsorship opportunities.

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Preschool changes lives

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/16/17 2:56 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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As a leading child care center and parent resource in the region, Child Care of Southwest Florida's CEO, Carol Conway, will be speaking at the upcoming fourth annual Business Building Symposium on Wednesday, August 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Click here for more information.

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United Mechanical is teaming up with Child Care of Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/17 3:26 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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We've teamed up with United Mechanical to launch "Helping Our Mini Engineers," or "HOME," to teach pre-schoolers about STEM fields.  Southwest Florida children will now get the chance to learn about mechanical, electrical and plumbing concepts and careers.

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Some life lessons from Dr. Seuss

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/17 3:15 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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Wednesday is National Book Lovers Day! Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel), created some of the world’s most famous children's books and illustrations, including such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Cat, and The Lorax.

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Why preschool is the smart choice for your child

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/6/17 10:31 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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90% of a child's brain growth occurs before they turn 5 years old, which means that more and more parents are choosing preschool for their children. Check out this infographic that helps explain why preschool is the smrat choice for your child:

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How pre-reading skills can help prepare your child for adulthood

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/17 1:57 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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We all know that learning to read is important skill young children need to develop, but did you know that reading skills are directly correlated with success as an adult? Developing pre-reading skills improves your child’s phonological awareness, which is the ability to hear and manipulate sounds within spoken language. According to Ruth Rumack, creator of Alpha Mania Adventures, pre-reading skills have a significant impact on a child’s ability to read and understand.

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Coloring books aren't just for kids

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/4/17 5:31 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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This week, schools across the country celebrated National Coloring Book Day! Did you know that coloring books aren’t just good for children, but for adults as well? Some benefits of coloring books include experiencing feelings of relief by entering a meditative state, less negative thoughts, focusing on the present, and lower stress and anxiety levels.

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