1. Introducing a Chore Schedule to Your Children…And Helping Them to Stick To It!

    As your young children get a bit older and begin learning how to do certain things independently, such as feeding and dressing themselves, putting away their toys, and helping you with minor tasks around the house, you may want to think about the idea of instituting chores for each family member, including the kids! Children who complete chores feel a sense of self-worth and accomplishment, and th…Read More

  2. Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Young Children, And What Parents Can Do to Help

    ADHD can be difficult to spot in very young children, as many young children display some typical signs of ADHD in the absence of an actual diagnosable condition. However, if your child seems to display many of these behaviors the majority of the time, it may make sense to consult your pediatrician. A diagnosis, treatment plan, and management at home, can make all the difference for children with …Read More

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    Five Unique Activities for Chilly Days With Young Children

    In December, cold weather is a bit of a novelty. The first snow lightly coats the ground, holiday celebrations commence with hot cocoa handy, and the excitement of cozy winter sweaters and toasty fires consumes us. But when January and February arrive, the cold temperatures no longer feel new, and children in particular have a tendency to become bored, whiny, and riddled with cabin fever. Try a di…Read More

  4. Tips for Safe and Smooth Travel with Kids for the Holidays

    If you’re headed out of town over the holidays, prepare for your trip by making it easier on your kids and on yourself with our helpful tips. Whether you’re traveling by car or by plane, these tips will keep your family safe and will allow for smooth travel. By Car: Consider safety. Before taking a long road trip, especially in chilly temperatures or precipitation, bring your car in for a qui…Read More

  5. Passing On The Gift Of Patience To Your Children

    Throughout our daily lives, there are numerous occasions where it is important to practice patience. From waiting in a line at the store to dealing with a difficult person, patience helps us stay calm and handle a situation that isn’t our ideal. If you are raising children, one of the most important gifts you can give them is the ability to exhibit patience in difficult situations. Teaching your…Read More

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    Six Benefits of an Early Bedtime for Your Young Child

    There is little consensus among parents about what a suitable bedtime is for children, from infancy through preschool age. Many parents desire more time with their children after work, which is certainly understandable, but an earlier bedtime will make for a more well-rested child, which will in turn make the time you spend with your little one more enjoyable for both of you. Fewer night wakings. …Read More

  7. Simple But Effective Ways Of Teaching Responsibility For Young Kids

    When your kids are at home, they are in a comfortable environment. However, they are still constantly learning and growing. While your kid will learn a lot about responsibility at our child care center in Peekskill, that learning can continue at home. Check out these simple but effective ways that you can teach responsibility to your young kids in the home. #1: Create A Chart Of Chores One of the …Read More

  8. Preparing Your Toddler For Preschool: Part 2

    Welcome back to our blog series with tips and tricks for how to prepare your child for preschool! If you read part one, you already know how playing school, attending playgroup, and practicing separation can make the transition into preschool easier for your toddler. Of course, there are many other things you can do to get your toddler excited for attending an early childhood education center like…Read More

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    Navigating the “Why” Phase: How to Answer and Promote Further Conversations

    At around the age of 3, young children begin to ask the question “why” about nearly everything the adults around them discuss. The endless “why” questions can become unnerving and exhausting, but there are ways to manage the “why” phase in a way that actually promotes more stimulating conversations between you and your child. “Why” is not the question. Children don’t necessarily …Read More

  10. How to Build Home-to-School Connections

    An important part of helping your child to feel more comfortable in school is to build a home-to-school connection. Your child’s teacher is likely working hard on building that connection by sending you information and updates, and talking with you about any issues that may be cropping up at school, but parents can take a proactive approach as well. Ask your child. When it comes to divulging inf…Read More