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How Can a Teacher Best Help My Child?

Next to parents, daycare teachers are often the most important caregivers in a child's life. They play a crucial role during the formative years: not only do they provide a safe and nurturing environment for infants, toddlers, and pre-k children, but they also help teach them the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Most importantly, their impact also follows the kids home, supporting parents in their efforts to rear happy, healthy, and successful kids. As a parent, you may be wondering how a teacher can best [...]

By |2022-05-28T08:12:07+00:00May 28th, 2022|Child Care Ohio|0 Comments

Baby Formula Shortage: A Crisis in The Making

Parents rely on baby formula to feed and provide the necessary nutrients to their infants. Breastfeeding, the most preferred way of feeding babies, has been impractical for many reasons. And now, with the recent baby formula shortage, parents, especially mothers, are scrambling to ensure that their little ones get the nutrition they need.  This crisis did not happen overnight. Every industry is having problems with its supply chain due to this ongoing pandemic, and the baby formula market is not exempted.  In September 2021, the whistleblower reported to the FDA [...]

By |2022-05-23T19:28:02+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Thought Leader|0 Comments

Nap Advice: How Do Daycares Get Babies to Sleep?

How in the world do daycares get babies to sleep? If you're a parent of an infant, you've probably asked this question yourself. While babies need a lot of sleep - usually between 14 and 17 hours a day - it can be pretty hard to convince them to do it. A lot of parents end up having to leave their babies at a daycare once they return to work. This can be a hard decision, but looking for child care is often necessary. What surprises so many moms and dads, [...]

By |2022-05-22T05:10:16+00:00May 22nd, 2022|Parenting Tips|0 Comments

How Can a Change in Routine Affect a Child?

Children are creatures of habit, which is why they thrive with routine. It helps them feel secure, know what to expect next, and understand the world around them. As a result, sudden disruptions to their routine can be confusing, unsettling, and even upsetting. But why is having a routine so important in the first place? How do you establish one that works well for your family? And how do your deal with a kid who refuses to follow it? We'll explore all of these questions and more below. Key Takeaways [...]

By |2022-05-22T05:21:36+00:00May 14th, 2022|Parenting Tips|0 Comments

Baby Milestones: How Old to Start Tummy Time? 

Before your baby can sit up, crawl, or walk, they need to master the art of tummy time. It may seem so simple: just plop them down on their tummy and let them explore! For little ones who spend the majority of their time on their backs, tummy time can actually be quite a challenge. There's no way to skip it, though - tummy time is an important milestone in your baby's development. Here's everything you need to know about this crucial part of your baby's growth, plus how to [...]

By |2022-05-14T19:13:16+00:00May 7th, 2022|Child Development|0 Comments

YouTube, Kids, and Parents Feeling Guilty

We see kids hooked up on the screen, watching their favorite characters on YouTube. Parents and guardians use it for 2 main reasons: to entertain (or pacify) their kids and facilitate learning. The digital age does indeed provide lots of benefits. Similar to TVs, handheld screens offer the same entertainment and knowledge. These videos are more accessible now and are on-demand, meaning we don’t need to wait for timeslots or depend on big media producers to give us quality content. YouTube and Children's Mental Health Because the more views result [...]

By |2022-04-30T20:48:05+00:00April 30th, 2022|Thought Leader|Comments Off on YouTube, Kids, and Parents Feeling Guilty

10 Cinco De Mayo Art Projects for Preschoolers to Celebrate Mexican Culture!

Cinco de Mayo is the annual celebration of the Mexican army and its 1862 victory in the battle against the French army. It’s also a widely-celebrated holiday in which people come together to recognize and appreciate Mexico’s rich history, culture, amazing food, and music. If you’re looking for some fun Cinco de Mayo crafts for kids, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 super easy art projects for Cinco De Mayo that toddlers, kindergarteners, and kids of all ages will love! 1. Make a Paper Plate Mariachi Hats In Mexico, [...]

By |2022-04-30T13:34:27+00:00April 30th, 2022|Kids Activities|Comments Off on 10 Cinco De Mayo Art Projects for Preschoolers to Celebrate Mexican Culture!

Healthy Snacks for Kindergarteners (Recipes + Ideas)

Kindergarten is a time of incredible growth and change. As your little one prepares to begin their academic journey, they're also developing their sense of independence and exploring new ways to connect with the world around them. That's why it's so important that they get the right kind of fuel for their bodies, minds, and spirits during this period. A big part of that is making sure your kids eat healthy snacks in addition to their regular meals. To help you plan your menu, this list is packed with healthy [...]

By |2022-04-25T07:45:57+00:00April 25th, 2022|Kids Food, Kids Health|Comments Off on Healthy Snacks for Kindergarteners (Recipes + Ideas)

When Do Newborns Start Teething?

Teething is an important developmental milestone during a baby's first year. It's an exciting time, especially when you imagine them smiling with two little teeth peeking through. At the same time, it can also be stressful for the both of you. Here's what you need to know about teething, from what to expect and how to help your little one through the process. Key Takeaways: A baby’s teeth start coming in at around six months. Signs and symptoms of teething include excessive drooling, biting and gnawing, and irritability. Teething can [...]

By |2022-04-25T07:53:09+00:00April 16th, 2022|Child Development, Parenting Tips|Comments Off on When Do Newborns Start Teething?

Youth, Fake News, and the Age of Misinformation Technology

"History is a set of lies agreed upon" - Napoleon Bonaparte. This famous quote cannot be any more accurate, especially in this age of information and misinformation - where fake news spreads like wildfire and undermines the integrity of news and information we dearly treasure. While real news is frightening, fake news keeps me awake at night, especially with how easy it is for our youth to be targeted and how such malicious attacks can mold their vulnerable and innocent minds. After the campaigns against fake news six years ago, [...]

By |2022-04-13T02:14:43+00:00April 13th, 2022|Thought Leader|Comments Off on Youth, Fake News, and the Age of Misinformation Technology