During the first year of a child’s life, they will learn a lot. This is an important time in their life when they will be taking in a ton of information. When your baby is born, their brain contains 100 billion neurons and during the first years of your baby’s life, they will develop trillions of brain-cell connections. This is a pivotal time in your child’s life and there are many things that you can do
We’ll say it — this winter has been nasty. It feels like there’s hardly anything left to do except wait for spring to finally arrive. While you’re dreaming of sunnier days and warm afternoons by the lake, our preschool and child care center has a number of crafts and activities for your young ones to enjoy at home. After all, we don’t want to wish away the time that we’re currently in (though it’s pretty hard
What was a book you remember reading and loving as a child? Was it one you read on your own? Was it one that your family read to you? Was it one that you still go back to, or that you read to your children now? Even if we don’t remember our earliest read alouds, they influenced us in an extraordinary way. Our educational child care center has some tips to help you grow in your
We are constantly learning. Everyday we learn something new, even if it is as simple as someone’s name. While we learn many of our personality traits and developmental skills during the first few years of our life, we continue to learn year by year. But some of the most important learning moments in our lives happen within the first few years, as our brains grow and develop. According to First Things First, the brain grows to
Halloween is an exciting time for kids, as well as for many adults. Children get to dress up as their favorite Disney character, superhero, dinosaur, or sports figure and run from house to house collecting candy. What’s not to love? Halloween, much like other holidays, also makes a great theme for fun crafts. And if we know anything, it is that kids love candy and crafts, making Halloween a wonderful holiday for children. Crafts are a
When your child starts daycare, you worry about a thing or two. You may worry about them missing you too much, or not making friends. You worry they will have a hard time making the transition and wonder if they are in the right care. It is most likely that you are more worried than they are. Your child will most likely miss you the first few days, but once they get to know the teachers
Kids are curious. They want to know about the things around them, why things happen, and how things work. All the things adults have already learned and never question or think about anymore, kids are just beginning to explore. They dig up bugs, try to get a closer look at birds, and experiment with things they find throughout the house. Curious kiddos need to feed that curiosity. School is obviously a great place to help them
Have you considered preschool for your child, but you are having trouble making the decision? Maybe you are afraid they are too young, too dependant, or not ready? Preschool can be a wonderful experience for children, and at Yellow Brick Road we strive to nurture every child to develop their strengths and reach new heights. Preschool is a time of learning new skills, making new friends, and forming new routines. Our preschools in Minnetonka and Plymouth
Spring has sprung! Even though we face multiple snow threats here in the midwest, the hint of spring in the air is enough to give you the itch to get out and get active. With your little ones being cooped up inside all winter, the anticipation of sunny warm days is almost too much to handle. For those teeter-totter weather days in these next few months, sometimes it’s necessary to keep the spirit of spring
Entrusting your child to a care provider, whether everyday or a few days a week, is a very humbling act of trust. You should never second guess the providers interacting with your child, or what they are being taught in their atmosphere. Unfortunately, quality child care can be difficult to come across. Finding a center that balances education and individual nurturing and growth can be about as simple as finding a needle in a haystack. At
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