5 Hidden Ingestible Dangers to Toddlers

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/18/16 2:38 PM / by Claudia Auger posted in Safety, Children, Health & Nutrition

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Do you know the most common dangers in the home for accidental ingestion by toddlers? See below for five of these items and suggestions on how to avoid them.

 

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Using Playdough to Teach Your Preschooler Important Skills

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/16/16 9:03 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Children, Play, Development, Activities

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When your preschooler is experimenting, they’re also learning. This is especially true when they’re playing with a easy-to-mold clay like Playdough. It stimulates their senses, as well as gives them an opportunity to use their imagination. Just one tube can provide endless hours of excitement for your budding learner, not to mention helping their hand-eye coordination, and general concentration.

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5 Tips and Tricks for Early Learners and Dogs

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/10/15 12:00 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Child Care, Safety, Children, Development

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Your dog loves your early learner—otherwise you wouldn’t have your dog! Countless articles online are devoted to what to do when bringing your baby home from the hospital and introducing them to Rover, but what about as your early learner grows and becomes more curious with him? See below for five tips on how to keep the relationship between your early learner and your dog safe, healthy, loving, and fun!

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Letting Go of Screen Time

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/21/15 10:00 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Learning, Children, Play, Activities

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How much time do you spend each day in the car with your early learner? If you're like most parents, driving your child to and from school and then to other activities, it could add up to over two hours per day!

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17 Best Learning Books for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/16/15 9:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Children, Education, Reading, STREAM

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Just because your child isn’t reading yet doesn’t mean he or she can’t gain a wealth of information from books! So put on their pajamas, cuddle up, and settle into a good book. Preschool and Kindergarten aged children are ready to be introduced to the world of reading through any classical, modern, funny, moral, and colorfully illustrated books you can provide for them. Below are some of our favorites:

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9 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/15 8:23 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child Care, Learning, Children, Development, Activities

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Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child's life, it's their first step into formal education. Preparing children for this step is the job of parents and early learning centers. Nowadays, parents are feeling more and more pressure to make sure their children have the necessary skills that will put them on the same level or ahead of their peers.

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