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03 Jul The Perfectly Packed Bag For Daycare – Part 3

Hello again! Welcome to the final part of this blog series. If you’ve followed thus far, you’ve learned about why packing diapers, bibs, burping towels, blankets and extra clothes are so important for every kiddo that is headed to daycare. While it may seem that we’ve covered it all, there are two more items that will always be helpful for your child in daycare. Without further ado, here are the last two items that you should be packing into your child’s daycare bag. Bottles One of the absolute must haves for your little one at daycare is a bottle. Just as with diapers and the other essentials, bottles should be packed based on the amount of time that your child will be in daycare. If they are planning on being there for a full day, you need to make sure that you have enough, if not a little bit extra, milk or formula to keep your baby content through the day. A hungry baby is never a happy baby, so this is another instance where it is much better to over prepare than to under prepare. Sheets or Blankets Nap time is a staple in the daycare routine. We’re able to provide your baby with the supplies they need to get a good nap in, but we do ask that you bring in a sheet for us to put on top of the mat or inside of the crib. This makes it easier to wash sheets and keep them from getting mixed up within a daycare. It also provides a sense of comfort to your little one, making it easier for them to get comfortable for a nap. Always consider the material that you’re bringing in and how it relates to the season; fleece will always be a better match for the cooler seasons while like materials are great for summer. We have finally completed the list of essentials for your daycare bag. Each of these items truly will make a difference for your little one while they stay with us. Be it a half or a full day, coming in prepared will make a difference in the way that they adapt and the way that they act when they go home with you. For any further questions about any of these essentials or any questions regarding other supplies you think may be suitable to bring to daycare, call the Little Newton office. We are the leading daycare in Plymouth and would be more than happy to help you along this new journey! That’s it for today, check back frequently to see what other topics we cover here!...

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27 Jun The Perfectly Packed Bag For Daycare – Part 2

Welcome back to the Little Newton's blog post! If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you know that our current topic of discussion is properly packing a daycare bag! In our last blog post we covered the ideal amount of diapers to pack for a day at daycare, as well as why a few extra pairs of clothes can make all the difference. Today, we are going to cover two more essentials to every daycare bag as well as why we believe them to be an absolute must for your child to have access to while at daycare. Blanket or Teddy When babies have a tough time falling asleep at night, we comfort them by giving them a blankie or a teddy bear. Once this bond is made, it’s pretty hard to break. When your child comes to daycare, it only makes sense that they have access to the teddy or blanket that provides them with comfort. Being able to find that comfort in the classroom keeps your child from getting fussy and allows for them to develop a routine, which is one of the primary necessities as a child grows and continues on in daycare. Whether it be a teddy, a blanket, or both, we do strongly suggest at least bringing one item that your child consoles for comfort so that nap times run smoother. Bibs or Burping Towels Every good meal ends with a burp, and if it doesn’t, it ends with a bigger mess. We love those tiny little burps, but it definitely saves a mess when we’re able to tuck a nice bib in during the meal and use one of your burping towels immediately after. When you pack burping towels, consider how long your child is going to be at daycare. We suggest packing one for each meal, simply in case their little burps call for a bigger mess. We aren’t done yet. There are a few more essentials to double check for. We’ll be back in the next couple of days to dive into yet another two items that we love to see in the bags of our daycare students. See you next time!...

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23 Jun The Perfectly Packed Bag For Daycare – Part 1

In our last blog post we briefly went over how beneficial packing a bag for daycare can be. From the times that your child has an accident and needs a new pair of clothes to the times that they’re upset crying and asking for their favorite stuffed bear, packing a bag allows us to be the best possible care providers for your child, simply by being prepared. If you are dropping your kiddo off at daycare, these are a few of things to include in your bag, regardless of their age. Diapers This is one of the things that parents always remember to pack, but won’t always pack enough of. Diapers are an essential to the comfort of your child, and if while we are often able to improvise in the instance that your child doesn’t have enough, it doesn’t help us to be under prepared for an accident or too many dirty diapers. We suggest anywhere between 8 to 10 diapers for a full day at daycare. It doesn’t hurt to pack a few extra. Extra Clothes Let’s face it, as adults we still have accidents where our shirts end up with lunch or coffee displayed on them, so can you imagine what the life of a baby is like? We suggest bringing at least two or three extra outfits each week just in case. If your child does have an accident, it helps to bring an extra pair of clothes to replace that set. Many parents are accustomed to bringing one set of extra clothes each day their child goes to daycare, but there are definitely days where more than one spare pair of clothes is used, so keeping 3 sets with us is never a bad idea. These two crucial components of your daycare bag will definitely make our life easier, but there is so much more that you can help us out with. Check back in a couple of days to see what other essential items you should be packing in your child's daycare bag....

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20 Jun The Importance of Dayare Bags

The hardest part about dropping your child off at daycare is that you won’t be there in the instance that something happens. Whether it be an accident that requires fresh pants, an owie that you can’t kiss, or a nap time that just isn’t going well, your child won’t have you to turn to. As parents we would all love to be there in the instant that our child needs us, but that simply isn’t realistic for some of us. For this reason, it’s important to have a reliable and trustworthy daycare like Little Newton. Help Our Employees As Much As Possible At Little Newton, we ensure that our team of daycare employees are certified and capable of providing your child with all of the care that they need throughout a standard day. Each of our care providers is someone that you truly can trust your child with. While they are as prepared as they can be, they’ll never know your child as well as you do. In the times that they’re upset, nap time isn’t happening or they’re simply just looking to feel comforted, we need all the help we can get. Daycare Bags Make Anything Possible   One of the ways that are able to do this is through well packed daycare bags. These bags are easy to leave here and are filled and ready with all of the supplies that we could possibly need. If your child has a certain toy that calms them, a pacifier that they use to fall asleep or has accidents often, you can prepare us by letting us know and providing us with all of the tools that we need to keep your kiddo happy at daycare. In the next couple of blogs we are going to touch on a few of the things that we suggest consistently carrying in a daycare bag and the times that they are especially important. If your child is just beginning their time here at Little Newtons in Plymouth, or if they’ve been here and have had a difficult time transitioning into daycare, these next few posts could provide crucial pieces of information. Make sure to check back next week so that you can start preparing your little one’s daycare bag....

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18 Jun Books Children’s Minds Love

When you were little, we’re guessing you love to open a brand new book and look at all of the color pictures. If this sounds like something that was familiar in the past, it’s time to raise your child with the same excitement. There are many wonderful benefits that reading to your kiddo provides; however, many parents aren’t sure what books are the best ones to purchase. In our previous posts, the leading daycare center in Champlin has been giving parents the types of books that children’s minds love. Continue reading to learn more. Types of books to read to your young child: Patterned Concept Books Patterned concept books wonderful to include in your child’s library. These types of books allow your child a way to expand their understand of relationships, themes, ideas and so much more. They also use their illustrations as examples of various words and ideas. In fact, any type of book with strong rhythmic flow and patterns are great books to help children predict what’s next to come on the following page. Patterned concept books we suggest you read include the following: The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown Monday, Monday, I Like Monday by Bill Martin Jr. Learn how our daycare team incorporates reading into the daily curriculum at Little Newtons. Are you interested in learning how our daycare professionals introduce reading to your kiddo at Little Newtons? We encourage you to learn more from us by giving us a call or contact us online today. Also, stay tuned for our next blog: Do Children Enjoy Wordless Books?...

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09 Jun Types Of Books Children Love

Understandably, there are plenty of children’s books out on the market that are entertaining, engaging and perfectly suited for your newborn, toddler or young adult. However, there are some books that you may want to purchase over others. The leading daycare center in Maple Grove wants you to understand what books are the best to read and why. Types of books to read to your young child: Picture Storybooks Picture storybooks are a great place to start. When you go to the store to look for a new book, search for one with plenty of illustrations and bright colors. Children who are engaged in the look of a book are going to be more engaged in the story as well. Plus, sometimes children don't understand exactly what the words mean, but the picture may be able to explain the story to them in a much clearer way. Picture storybooks we suggest you read include the following: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting Quick as a Cricket by Don and Audrey Wood Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen Reading is a very important activity you should be doing with your child; we read to our daycare children every single day! In fact, there are plenty of benefits and scientific findings that state why parents and daycare providers should be doing so. We encourage you to read some of the benefits in our past blog post. However, stay tuned for more types of books we highly suggest you purchase for your child’s book collection. ...

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29 May Provide Benefits To Your Child Through Reading

Reading is so important to your child. Whether you enjoy reading or not, giving your child 30 minutes to an hour of story time per day can help them achieve great power and knowledge as they grow older and mature. In fact, we believe that reading is so vital to your kiddos, that our child care providers do it daily! Previously, we mentioned some of the most influential benefits children can obtain; keep reading to learn more. Reading to your child can give them the opportunity to obtain the following benefits: Children will be offered the opportunity to pick up on relationships, personalities, situations and also, what is good and bad within the world he lives. Moreover, reading a fantasy book to your child can help with free play as well as their imagination. Fairy tales through books can help your kid distinguish what is, and what’s not, real. There will be a time in your child’s life where their body, emotions and experiences will start to change. Reading them a story with a similar story will help to calm your child’s anxiety about how their growing in life, mentally and physically. For instance, if your child is not to fond of a new daycare you have enrolled them in, reading them the book I Love To Go To Daycare, written by Shelley Admont, may help ease their nerves and even get them excited to go! Get your child excited about reading and excited about growing up! With the help of our daycare professionals in Maple Grove, we know we can help your child get the benefits they need. Learn more from our professionals online now and stay tuned for our final blog about the benefits of reading: Reading Is Not a Chore, It’s a Habit!...

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23 May Benefits Of Reading To Your Kiddo

Did you know that reading to your child on a daily basis can provide them with a multitude of benefits without them ever realizing? If you are unaware of the many great benefits your child will get from their parents reading to them, it’s time to catch up by reading some of our previous posts. From letting your child’s imagination expand to teaching them colors, shapes and the ABCs, it’s important to understand the benefits reading can provide. Additionally, because reading can help our kids in daycare gain knowledge, we read to them daily. So, here are more great interesting benefits your child could be reaping! Reading to your child every day provides many amazing benefits! Did you know that reading to your young one could improve their IQ score by over 6 points? That’s right! A study published by Psychological Science in January of 2013 stated that “reading to a child in an interactive style raises his or her IQ by over 6 points.” This is astonishing and is something to consider when deciding whether or not you have time to read to your child. Reading to children allows them to develop early thinking skills. Books have the power to provide your child with the knowledge of cause and effect, which means they are more likely to exercise logic at an earlier age as well as the ability to think in more abstract terms. Your child may also learn to understand the consequences of their actions based off of the cause and effect, in other words, what’s right from wrong. We read to children and help them expand their knowledge. Our daycare in Maple Grove wants the best for your child, which means we take initiative to read to your child every day. Learn more about our daycare programs online today and stay tuned for more great benefits reading to your child can provide: Provide Benefits To Your Child Through Reading....

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10 May Why You Should Read To Your Kiddos At Bedtime

Do you know the impact of reading on children? If not, it’s time you catch up by reading our previous blog posts, because reading to kids can cause them to do well in the future. This is highly important! If you want your child to do well in the future by succeeding in school, have a well-versed knowledge base and in context influentially better than most kids, it’s time to start reading. But we know that your child isn’t with you at all times when growing up, which is why at Little Newton’s daycare in Champlin, we make it a point to read to your kiddo, daily. But why? Well, there are many more wonder benefits they’ll be receiving. Benefits your child will be receiving if you read to them daily include the following: Reading to babies is beneficial too! Even though your baby may not be able to understand exactly what you’re saying, when you read them a book, they’ll start to understand the concept of sounds and learn that words on a page are read from left to right. Plus, they’ll understand that the story will continue once the page is turned. If your child has a tough time keeping their attention on one concept for certain periods of time, start reading to them. Doing so promotes attention span growth, which is highly important for your child to acquire and have at all stages in life. Being able to concentrate will help your child in schooling as they grow older. Have you enrolled your child? When you enroll your child at Little Newtons’ daycare in Champlin, you can rest assured that they will be read to on a daily basis. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t continue to read to your child on your own at home. We suggest you read to your kiddo at least once a day, before bedtime is a great time. If you have questions, give us a call. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more benefits of reading to your kiddo at a young age: Go Shopping For New Children’s Books & Get To Reading....

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01 May Benefits Of Reading To Your Child

What was your experience with reading when growing up? Did you parents read to you every night before bed? Were you cared for at a daycare that read nap time stories? If so, can you remember your favorite books? We bet you can! Now, do you want your child to have the same experiences with children’s books growing up just like you? If so, you’re in the right place. Our incredible daycare, Little Newtons, has been providing parents with the benefits of reading, and why it’s incredibly important to read to your kiddo, and better yet, to choose a daycare that incorporates reading in their program, like us. We recommend you catch up by reading our previous post, then continue reading. Great benefits your child will receive from reading include the following: Did you know that reading can calm your child down? If you have ever experienced a hard time putting your kiddo to bed, try reading to them. It naturally calms restlessness and fret-filled kiddos. Reading automatically increases the amount of communication you and your child have. When you read to your child, they’re more likely to ask you questions, such as “What word is that?”, or make comments to you about the silly pictures in the book. Are you convinced that you should be reading to your child every night before bed? If not, we encourage you to keep reading, because there are some great benefits your child should not have to miss. Because we know how important reading is, we make it part of our daily curriculum here at Little Newtons. Learn more when you contact us. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more great benefits of reading to your child: Reasons To Be Reading To Your Child Everyday....

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