Child Care Article Directory
What Divorce Parenting Practices is Best Appropriate for Preschoolers?
How do you spare your preschoolers for the negative effects of divorce? How do you promote your preschooler's healthy growth and development? The answer is appropriate divorce parenting practices. The next question is what appropriate divorce parenting practices for preschooler really means? Let'. . .
The Barney Cure: A Cooperayion Technique for Preschoolers
Every parent has dealt with a preschooler who won't cooperate. They're crying, screaming, kicking, waving their arms, or dropping to the ground and refusing to walk. Parents and preschoolers have two different agendas. Your preschooler wants to play, watch TV, color with crayons, or whatever. As . . .
Cooking With Your Kids Helps Develop Motor Skills for Preschoolers
Did you know that cooking with your kids is a natural way for them to develop motor skills? If you've never looked at cooking that way before, think again. There's a reason why kids have a universal love for cooking - just like for stacking blocks and banging!Cooking is especially good for pres. . .
Whine oh Whine am I the only one?
I thought I was the only one in the world with a whiny 5-year-old. All the other 5-year-olds that I know of are either well-behaved or are total monsters! My elder child is a cross between the two - most times he's well-behaved and sometimes a total monster. And when he's a monster, mommy turns i. . .
Playing Baby Computer Games - The New Parent-Child Tradition?
Imagine cuddling up with your small child to look at a picture book together that is interactive, musical, responsive and talks to you?This is the experience that people are having who are engaged in that relatively new pastime - playing computer games with babies.JumpStart's Knowledge Adventure . . .
Small Children, Languages and Myths
Our children are growing up bilingual in the French part of Canada - Qubec. "That's fine", says everyone. "Even though they'll probably start speaking later because they're learning two languages at once, they'll catch up."Well actually, this well-entrenched idea that bilingual children are slow. . .
Healthy Snacks & Fun Activities For Your Kids Health & Education
Kids today need Healthy Foods and Snacks more than ever. Poor diet, junk foods, lack of physical and mental activity, cause lazy , over weight children with poor concentration/social skills as well as poor learning skills. Our website : www.preschoollearningonline.com provides an abundance of Hea. . .
Triumphing Over Tantrums
Before you had kids you probably witnessed an out of control child having a temper tantrum at the store. More than likely you thought or said, "If that was my child, I would ______". Well now here you are with children of your own dealing with these exact situations. Temper tantrums are a nor. . .
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
The song says it all, "Hot Fun in the Summertime." Our summer was certainly full of fun: outdoor barbeques, neighborhood cookouts, making ice cream, 4th of July parades, a trip to grandpa's house, sleeping late, moving my oldest daughter into her first apartment. It never seems like the season is. . .
Raising "Advantaged" Kids - (An everyday, ordinary mother and her guide to teaching)
As a mother of 2 - a 4-year old and an 18-year old, it was important to me that I give my my children all that I have to offer as far as education (I don't have much...a high school diploma and 1 year of college). So, for me, I had to become creative in my efforts to give my children "the edge" . . .
The Need for Balance in Childhood Education in Singapore & Asia
"Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it"Sir William HaleyWhat is considered a good education for my child (and your child, for . . .
More than Mom and Dad
Love, love, love. It makes the world go round. It makes a family. So why does it seem the moment you have a baby, love, or at least your love life as you know it, goes right up in a cloud of baby powder? Let's face it, you're tired, you're overwhelmed, and there's a good chance you're wearing bab. . .
Mom's Imagination - Open 24/7
Walking on one of the wooded trails around my older son's school, I noticed a man walking with a child that resembled my toddler, clothes and all. They were on the trail a small distance above mine separated by a ravine. I was not absolutely sure about the accuracy of my increasingly-aged visio. . .
Parental Involvement In Learning
Whether children attend public or private schools, they benefit when parents become involved in their education. According to the National Institute for Literacy, when parents or other family members frequently read to children entering kindergarten, those children were at a distinct advantage ov. . .
What Divorce Parenting Practices is Best Appropriate for an Infant?
Is there such thing as divorce parenting practices that is best appropriate for an infant? I tell you, yes there is. In fact, it's not only for infant. At every stage of children's development, whether infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school age children or adolescents, there is such. . .
A New Year's Resolution to Learn a New Language
Danny Glover, the famous American actor, once said that his new year's resolution was to learn French, because everyone he wants to speak with in West Africa speaks French. If you would like your fun new year's resolution to be to learn a new language, then there are quite a few different ways yo. . .
Watering Your Young Child's Mind
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,How does your garden grow?With silver bells and cockle shellsAnd pretty maids all in a row.It's an everyday nursery rhyme, it's simple to sing with your small child, and apparently this nursery rhyme about a little child watering her garden is watering your little child. . .
Article based on a friend's experienceI just wanted to share an experience I just had with my daughters, Yee Ting and Yee Sin. Yee Ting is three years old this month while Yee Sin is only one-month old. Yee Ting has always been a rather good girl, apart from the occasional tantrum outbursts sprin. . .
A Year's Worth of Character Training to Last a Lifetime
Ever wonder why some kids are the way they are? Ever wonder why some kids seem to lack the basics in true inner character? Well, just exactly how did we think children would ever get character - without being taught character. Long gone are the days when whole communities worship weekly. . . .
You Better Not Lie, I'm Telling You Why.
Santa Claus Is ComingHoliday season brings the perennial return of Santa Claus. According to traditional lore, St. Nick flies around the world on his reindeer-powered sleigh. He lavishes gifts upon the good children of the world, and as for the naughty youngsters.well, they can expect lumps of fo. . .
Introduction To House Training
The information in this article is based on the successful crate training method. Crate training is not cruel. I repeat: Crate training is not cruel. If used correctly, it uses the dog's natural den instinct to your own advantage by encouraging the dog not to pee or poop where it sleeps. . . .
Kids Party Etiquette for Parents
INVITATIONSThe rule of thumb passed down by experienced Moms and Dads is to invite the same number of party guests as your child's age. Resist the temptation to invite every child in your child's classroom. Be discrete and avoid hurt feelings by mailing invitations home instead of passing them ou. . .
Speaking on Behalf of Our Children: Stop Blaming the Victims
How many times have you flipped through the pages of a magazine or newspaper and seen images of children with captions like "Brats," "Bullies," or "Mean and Selfish"? Unfortunately, these are common occurrences in today's media. For some child advocates, these images serve as a call to action: W. . .
The Science of Mother Love
A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the way babies are cared for by their mothers will determine not only their emotional development, but the biological development of the child's brain and central nervous system as well. The nature of love, and how the capacity to love develops, ha. . .
5 Ways To Tell If A Preschooler Is Living In Your House
1. You reheated the same cup of coffee three times this morning.2. There is always one more person in your bed in the morning, than there was the night before.3. You can't imagine life without the Cartoon Network.4. The lock on your bathroom door is purely for decoration. After all, no locked doo. . .
Baby Shower Favor Ideas
With so many different aspects of a shower to plan, coming up with a baby shower favor idea is often the last consideration on a long list of planning.There are several unique, exciting and interesting baby shower favor ideas that will work well for almost any shower. Whether traditional or alter. . .
Are You Prepared?
Neighborhood PreparationNOW is the time to share this information with every neighbor and form a neighborhood group that can help each other. Anarchy and riots could break out and law enforcement agencies may be operating sporadically if at all as we have witnessed in New Orleans. Your first qu. . .
Planning for Your Financial Future
Two heads are better than one, so sit down with your spouse and plan out your financial future together. Prioritize your bills. By determining which bills to pay in which order, you'll get in the habit of making sure your essentials are always paid first.Be careful using credit. Sometimes a finan. . .
October: Time to Focus on Protecting Children
No one wants to hurt a child. Yet each year since 1928 our nation's leaders have felt it's important to stress how we can unwittingly allow our children to be harmed in and around our own homes.Children are vulnerable. Pound for pound, they breathe more air, drink more water and eat more food tha. . .
Hoo to Create Valuable Quality Family Time
Many people in the world today find themselvesworking 60-80 hours each and every week. Losingconsiderable quality family time, enabling themthe time to truly enjoy their lives. Many parent arestuck leaving their children to day care facilities,rather than being home to raise them their selves.The. . .
Secrets to Working and Pumping
When I had my first son I hadn't planned to go back to work. I suddenly had to return to the workforce when he was three months old. I was completely unprepared and my son went from an exclusively breastfeeding baby to a mostly formula baby within a short period of time. I learned a lot from m. . .
Being Creative With Your Fundraising Ideas
Have you realized just how much fundraising is going on these days? There is fundraising for little league, school fundraisers, and the college fundraiser, as well as church fundraisers. Day cares need more funds, hospitals need new equipment, and cheerleaders need to fundraise for their costume. . .
A Skiing Vacation with your Child
Skiing with ChildrenLearning to ski is a wonderful, healthy option for children and one where the youngster will always have fun and exercise whilst meeting new friends amongst the special people who are skiers. It is, however, necessary to take some precautions because the last thing that parent. . .
When Not To Begin Potty Training
Potty training can be a stressful experience for you and your child. It's best to start potty training when your child has an established daily routine and is not dealing with any additional stress. Potty training should be the only major change in your child's life. If your child is showing sign. . .
Potty Training At Daycare and Preschool
With 61% of children between the ages of birth and 6 years in daycare, it's important that parents work closely with their child's care professional while potty training. When you child is ready for potty training, the right potty training guidance and supplies can make all the difference. Be Sur. . .
Childcare Finances - Some Money Basics
Sole proprietor, Inc, LLC, - What does it all Mean? Your childcare is a business. While you may not need to formally create a legal business, there are options to consider if you have an especially large operation, or employ more than one person. From a legal standpoint, different types of ent. . .
Choosing a Provider
You've called and called and finally found a provider you want to meet. What now? Here are some tips to help you when meeting with a potential provider. Remember, you know what's best for your child. Make sure you feel comfortable with the person and the environment before you leave your child. A. . .
Things to Know About Selecting a Child Day Care Providers
Most parents think childcare is a baby-sitting service. This is a misconception, as childcare is a profession as any other. There are so many important things to note about the challenging and rewarding career of being a childcare provider. Childcare is a business and the providers are profession. . .
Attention Live-at-home Moms
How many Women out there are feeling like their family doesn't have enough money because they aren't working while they raise their children? Should they go get jobs and make just enough money to pay for daycare? I have a possible solution for those serious about working from home and still havin. . .
Learning to Share - Conflict Resolution for Parents and Childcare Providers
If your child is in daycare, it's likely that you'll eventually disagree with something your childcare provider does or says. Recognizing when to say something, and how to approach the subject with your provider, will help maintain a positive relationship between you and your childcare provider . . .
Child Outdoor Games- Are Your Kids Breaking a Sweat?
Do you recall playing games like red rover, hopscotch, tag or marbles? Games that used to have you out playing until your mum came out calling for you because it was getting dark.It seems like our own kids spend less and less time playing these simple active outdoor games. Studies have shown that. . .
5 Best Free Child Games for Your Preschooler
There seems to be more and more pressure on parents these days to enrol their pre school children in all sorts of innovative learning programs. There are music and swimming classes, craft centres and activities to promote movement, motor skills or sporting ability.Did you know some of the best le. . .
Developing Community Activities
The basic goal to promoting and maintaining a healthy, safe community is co-operation. People that you already know are likely to co-operate with you. You need to develop positive, respectful relations among members of your community by organizing social, recreational or outreach events that will. . .
Graduating With A Plan Of Action
Congratulations, you've just graduated with a degree in your chosen field. So what's your next step going to be to launch your long-anticipated career?Like a young racehorse at the starting gate, you have tons of energy and determination, and are anxious to get out there and seize new career oppo. . .