1. 10 Ways to Use Seasonal Fruits and Veggies in Kid-Friendly Meals

    Delicious seasonal produce is easy to come by this time of year, so it only makes sense to use as much as possible in your meals, snacks, and desserts. These family friendly recipes will make your summer healthier and more delicious! Blackberry Citrus Granola Bowl. Blackberries are a quintessential summer fruit, and pairing them with whichever citrus fruit you have on hand makes for great flavor o…Read More

  2. Five Fun Summertime Crafting Ideas for Young Children

    While the summertime means days at the beach, hikes through the woods, and plenty of day trips and excursions, there are likely to be some rainy days and some quiet afternoons indoors as well. Summertime-themed crafts can be a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged, and some of these can actually help you to bring a little bit of summertime into your home décor! A few craft sticks, some c…Read More

  3. Four Key Ways of Showing Respect to Your Young Child

    Parents spend a lot of energy making sure that their kids grow up to be respectful, courteous, generous, and thoughtful. These are important attributes to nurture in young children. But adults don’t always think about the ways in which children need to feel respected, and how important that is to their social and emotional development. These four important practices can help parents to develop a…Read More

  4. Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Routines Intact While on Vacation

    Whether you’re headed to the beach for a week of sand and sun, giving in to the chaotic fun of a theme park, or exploring a new city or country for the first time, vacations are a time when you and your family may find themselves letting go a little. It’s important to make vacation with your kids a little special and a little unexpected. But it’s also important to keep schedules and behavior…Read More

  5. When Your Spouse Travels for Work: How to Cope

    Many parents dread that moment when their partner comes home from work and announces, “I’ve gotta go out of town to a conference the week of the 25th.” While most parents know that they are perfectly capable of taking care of the kids, the house, and tackling their jobs without help, it’s tough to spend those few days without any assistance from their spouses. These tips can make your tim…Read More

  6. Sensory Processing Disorder and How it Affects Young Children

    Your child may have friends at daycare or preschool who struggle with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or you may know families who are going through the difficult process of ascertaining whether their child has SPD, and finding effective therapies for him or her. You may have even noticed symptoms of SPD in your own child, and have wondered if looking into SPD further might be helpful for your …Read More

  7. Teaching Kids How To Make Healthy Choices

    In a society that is full of options, it can become challenging to teach our children how to make smart choices—especially when it comes to food.   At Child’s World Academy, we strive to maintain a healthy and enriching child care center in Monroe where parents can entrust us with providing the best care for your child. If you’re looking for a child care center that brings strong family…Read More

  8. Gardening with Kids: Five Plants Your Children Will Get Excited About

    Gardening with kids can be a great way to get them excited about a project, get them outside, and engage them with something that requires care and attention and rewards them with some backyard treats! But kids tend to lose interest in fussy or slow-growing plants. These five are some of our favorites that tend to be popular among young children. Sunflowers, of course, are a favorite among kids. T…Read More

  9. Terrible Twos Versus Threenagers: How to Weather These Two Challenging Stages

    Parents of young children are often shocked when their child grows from smiling infant and wobbly toddler into a full-fledged kid with opinions, a mind of their own, and tactics for getting their own way! Below are a few tips for navigating the terrible twos and the threenager years. Two-year-old challenges: Before their second birthday, many two-year-olds were still gaining confidence with activi…Read More

  10. Safe Swimming Tips for Families with Young Children

    The advent of warm weather means family vacations, trips to the beach and to the local pool, and more time boating and in the backyard with the kiddie pool. This time of year, it’s important for parents of young children to be aware of water safety tips that will keep kids safe while in or near the water. Our five tips can help to reduce accidents while enjoying the water. Keep your eyes open fo…Read More