1. The First Day of Daycare Approaches: What to Pack With Your Child

    If that first day of daycare is quickly approaching, you likely have a million questions running through your mind. How will the transition go? What should you be talking about with your child? And, of course, what will your little one need throughout the day when she is at a new place, without the surroundings of home? Two changes of clothes. You likely carry a change of clothes around with you i…Read More

  2. Jumpstarting Reading Ability in Your Young Child

    Reading is an activity that has no age. We begin reading to our babies when they’re in the womb, and we continue through infancy, into toddler hood, and through school age, until they’re reading on their own. How do you speed up the process of learning to read, and get your child interested in books at a younger age? Letter of the Day. Each day, announce to your child which letter is this day…Read More

  3. Preparing for Back to School

      The countdown has began! August is in full swing and very shortly, it will be time to trade in bathing suits for backpacks and Popsicle's for packed lunches. It seems like this summer has ended quicker than it began. Whether you are a seasoned professional at sending your children back to school, or you are bracing yourself for the overwhelming emotions that come along with your child’s very …Read More

  4. When Ignoring Behavior is the Best Approach: Behaviors to Ignore in Your Young Child

    Certain toddler and preschooler behaviors are grating. They can make you grit your teeth, snap, admonish, and scold. But sometimes, even a bit of negative recognition of unwanted behaviors can be enough to encourage your child to continue them. When your child throws a tantrum, for instance, and immediately gets your attention, it may lead to more, and longer, tantrums in the future. Strategically…Read More

  5. Local Outdoor Activities That Adults and Kids Will Both Enjoy!

    You and your family want to enjoy the outdoors while the summer sun is still warm, but your usual excursions to the local playground or splash park may be starting to feel a little routine. Try one of these five outdoor activities in the Westchester and Fairfield county area, and treat yourself and your kids to a new experience. Trinity Cruises offers a variety of boat rides, departing from Peeksk…Read More

  6. When Injury Strikes an Active Kid: How to Help them Cope While They Recover

    It takes just one single moment, whether it’s a fall on a slippery, wet soccer field, or a hard landing broken by a tiny wrist. That moment can land your child in the ER with a sprain or fracture, and while he will recover, that recovery can take several weeks and severely limit your child’s activities. How to keep an active child happy, active, and cared for during this time? Our five tips w…Read More

  7. Five Signs that Your Young Child May be Musically Inclined

    Every child has a few special gifts that can become apparent in their early years. Sometimes it is hard to identify these gifts, however, because it can be difficult to determine what is developmentally typical and what may be advanced. If you suspect that your child is musically gifted, read on for some common signs. She can name a song after hearing only a few notes. After the opening few notes …Read More

  8. The Importance of Physical Literacy for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    What is Physical Literacy? When you are looking for a daycare for your child in either the Peekskill NY, area there are so many things to consider. There are practical matters like the operating hours, the convenience of the location, and the cost. There are also quality matters such as the training and demeanor of the teachers, the condition of the facility. And there are education concerns such …Read More

  9. When Children Interrupt: How to Teach Patience and Manners

    Your phone rings and you know that your friend on the other line needs you in that moment, but you also know that taking a phone call with a toddler or preschooler nearby means constant interruptions. Your spouse comes home from work, and you rush to catch up with him or her, because you know that if you don’t address the important stuff quickly, your child will pop up and demand an end to the c…Read More

  10. Coping with Pregnancy When You Have a Toddler

    Your first pregnancy was taxing, but at the end of the day, you put up your swollen feet, ordered takeout, and hung out with your partner without, say, a small child climbing up your exhausted body. This time around, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Pregnancy is tiring. Keeping up with a toddler is tiring. Attempting both at the same time is no easy feat! Here at Child's World Academy, we …Read More