1. Fall Baking with Kids

    Fall is here, the temperatures are finally dipping down and it’s cool enough to turn the oven back on for some fall baking. Here are some tips to make whipping up some autumn treats with your kids enjoyable!   Keep Safety in Mind While the first thing most parents think of when baking is the piping hot oven, that’s not the only potential hazard. Make sure children always have a stable surfac…Read More

  2. Tips for a Safe Night of Trick or Treating

    Halloween is a night filled with treats, playful tricks, festive costumes, and lots of chocolate!  However since most activities, especially trick or treating, take place after nightfall, it's important to keep safety at the forefront of your mind.   Skip the Masks Masks are as hard to see out of as they are uncomfortable which makes it more likely your child will trip or fall down as they move…Read More

  3. Commonly Overlooked Baby Proofing Measures

    By nature, parents want to protect their children. As babies leave the newborn stage and begin to explore their world, the possibility of disaster grows. Baby proofing the parts of a home where babies spend the majority of their time can cut down on preventable accidents. While cabinet locks and baby gates are obvious additions, here are some commonly overlooked and potentially dangerous areas.  …Read More

  4. How to Teach Your Young Child About Strangers and Safety

    “Stranger danger” is a term many of us first heard in our own childhoods, and it’s a concept parents still need to teach to their children today. However, the conversation should not be black and white. Discuss the various aspects of how children can keep themselves safe, starting as early as the age of two, during their daycare and preschool years. First, teach your child about basic body s…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

  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. Nurturing Your Young Child’s Love for Animals

    Whether you have a family pet, love your neighbor’s dogs, or just enjoy bringing your family to the farm to see the baby animals in the spring, fostering a love for animals in your child may be a part of your family’s life. What you may not know is that in addition to bringing your children fun and happiness, teaching them to love and care for animals helps them to develop empathy, considerati…Read More

  8. Teaching Young Children About Consent

    Consent is a topic that is being widely covered in the media, as high profile celebrities and politicians are being accused of inappropriate behavior and violation. A large part of ending this type of behavior is teaching young children about the importance of consent and agency over one’s body. It’s not too young to teach your children some valuable lessons. Modeling consent is key. While som…Read More

  9. Three Things Parents of Kids with Food Allergies Wish Other Families Would Do

    Parents of children with food allergies experience a tremendous amount of stress over the types of situations and interactions that other parents simply shrug off. A birthday party, a shared snack, or even a visit to a new home, can all be sources of stress. Learn more about the perspective of parents of kids with allergies in order to be supportive and sensitive, and to help keep their kids safe.…Read More

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    Try Something New This Halloween: Introducing the Teal Pumpkin Project

    Playdates, sports activities, and family-friendly local events. All of these activities are fun parts of many kids’ lives, but for parents of kids with food allergies, they can be sources of nonstop worry and fear. A snack containing nuts, eggs, wheat, or dairy, or even a snack cross-contaminated with traces of those ingredients, can trigger a life-threatening reaction in a child with food aller…Read More