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

    At around the age of three (preschool age), young children begin to ask, “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. In this blog post, our childcare staff and preschoo…Read More

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    Fears and Phobias in Young Children and How to Tackle Them

    If your child has developed a fear or phobia of something specific, whether it’s the water, the dark, or an animal such as dogs, there is generally a point at which that phobia began. Perhaps he had a scary encounter with an overly enthusiastic dog, or the water stung his eyes when he was splashed at the local pool. These types of experiences can evolve into persistent phobias that deprive child…Read More

  3. Helping Socially Anxious Children Make Friends at Daycare

    Many toddlers and preschoolers have a bit of trouble making friends at daycare. Even the most talkative, playful child at home can become a bit more reserved in a childcare setting. Children who are a bit socially anxious may avoid large groups of same age peers, may have trouble knowing how to converse with other kids, and may not always want to join in on the rambunctious fun their cohort is enj…Read More

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    Supplies Every Kid Needs to Start a New Year at Daycare or Preschool

    If you’re sending your child to daycare or preschool for the first time, knowing what to pack can become overwhelming. It’s hard enough to pack for a quick outing to the park or the grocery store, let alone an entire day without you! Our list of essentials will make sure that your child is covered. Milk or formula for infants. If you plan on sending breast milk to daycare with your infant, rem…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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. Child’s World Academy is Monroe’s leading child care center and we are passionate about…Read More

  7. Drop-off and Pick-up: Tips for Easing These Transitions

    The way you drop off your child at childcare can be critical to how your little one’s morning goes... and pick-up is just as important!  Making these daily goodbyes and transitions a little smoother and treating them with more care can make your day and your child’s day much easier. How to Make Day Care Drop-off a Breeze: Prep for daycare the night before by laying out clothes, preparing lunc…Read More

  8. Early Reading; How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child at a Young Age

    When your child learns to read, it will become a skill which enhances every part of their lives. Whether they begin to read voraciously for pleasure, use reading as a door to specific interests, or become interested in news and current events, reading will be an integral part of their lives as they move toward adulthood. At Child’s World Academy, we love seeing children grow and learn on their o…Read More

  9. Helping Your Introverted Child to Make Friends: Do’s and Don’ts

    It’s difficult for parents of introverted children to watch their child struggle to initiate conversations, make friends, and socialize in large groups of other children. You can’t force your child to act in an extroverted manner, and you can’t make friends for him, but there are small ways in which you can help him to extend himself in social situations. Do’s: Do try to role play with you…Read More

  10. From Preschool to Grade School: Signs Your Child is Ready

    As your preschooler goes from “still a toddler” to “big kid”, you’re likely starting to think about grade school, and how your child will cope once he has graduated from his preschool environment and is going to elementary school everyday. Is your child ready? Here are ten signs that he is ready to pack his book bag and get started! Can follow basic directions. No kid is going to obey th…Read More