It can be easy to spend hours in front of the TV and allow your children to do the same. While you may love the moments when your children are distracted by a screen and you finally have a chance to check items off your todo list or take a moment alone, this should not be a regular occurrence. Getting outside and exploring nature is extremely beneficial for your children. In our last blog, we talked
There are so many things that can help your child learn. From simply observing you to enjoying daily tasks, your child can learn new skills, develop skills they already have, and continue to grow. One activity that can help them learn and develop new skills is baking and cooking. While these are tasks you may often not let them help with (we know that sometimes you just want to make dinner quickly with no interruptions after
Crafts are a fun project to do with kids that help keep them entertained and allows you guys to bond. The best part about crafts is that there are so many fun and unique ones to try, meaning you never have to do the same craft with your child more than once! The second best thing about crafts is that they can also be educational! At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know how
As you start working with your child to learn and develop new skills, one thing you may not think about teaching them is how to be confident. Confidence is an important trait for both children and adults to have. Business Insider mentions that when kids lack confidence, they may be less likely to try new things or challenge themselves because of the fear of failure. By teaching your children confidence, you can help them feel more
Social stories can be a helpful tool for parents to use to help their children understand different aspects of everyday life. These stories help children understand interpersonal communications and teach them how to interact in an appropriate manner. These books can talk about what is happening in your child’s daily lives and what they are going through. It can help them understand and navigate different situations. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we believe
While there are many challenges that we face with the current pandemic, one of those challenges you may not have anticipated is how to talk to your children about COVID-19. Your children will be confused as to why they are staying home so often now, why you aren’t going to work, why they can’t see their grandparents, and so many other changes that don’t make sense. Learning how to talk to your children about what is
Your usual weekend activities or going to the park, planning a playdate, or heading to the movie theater with your children suddenly isn’t possible due to COVID-19. This leaves many parents trying to figure out how to keep their children busy and entertained, without allowing them to sit in front of the TV for hours. While Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center is still open, you may still need some ideas for how to keep
Spring is the perfect time to start enjoying your time outside and planning different activities for your children that get them out of the house. While you can always go on bike rides, play sports, or go to the park, it is always fun to try something new with your kiddos! Whether you have your own garden or have never gardened in your life, this is a fun activity that is beneficial for kids. Gardening is
Winter is a fun time for kids. They get to spend time playing in the snow, getting excited for the holidays, and cozying up by the fire. While your children enjoy spending time outside during the snowy months, sometimes the Minnesota weather is much too cold, making it necessary for your kiddos to stay inside. Instead of watching your children sit around complaining about how bored they are or allowing them to watch endless hours of
While there are many things that you want your child to be, including successful, smart, confident, and happy, raising a caring child that leaves the world a better place is many parents’ ultimate goal. When it comes to raising both caring and compassionate kiddos, there are many things you, as a parent, can do to help guide your child in that direction. While many children are good and loving by nature, giving your child a push
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