Daycare Champlin Tag

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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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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23 Apr Ask Our Daycare Questions

It is vital you know what questions to ask your child’s prospective daycare. Whether your child will be going to the daycare part time or full time, you need to feel comfortable dropping your kiddo off for the center to care for your child all day. If you’re trying to prepare to drop your child off at the most recommended daycare in Champlin, it’s time to prepare yourself with a set of questions. We highly recommend you catch up by reading our previous posts to learn more, and then continue reading. Child Care FAQs What is your daycare’s visitation policy? This question must always be asked. Every child care facility is different than the previous and the next. If you were once used to the idea of having your sister come pick up your child without it being planned out first, it’s important you ask your new daycare if the same actions are OK. There are reasons every daycare facility has policies put into place, and that’s for protection of the children. However, we do believe you as the parent should never have to schedule an appointment to stop by and visit your little one, or the people caring for your kiddo. Have you chosen a daycare yet? Has the time come for you to set your eye on the day care of your choice? If so, we highly recommend you take a look at our daycare facility, Little Newtons. To learn more and have all of your child care FAQs answered, give us a call!...

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23 Feb How Much Sleep Does Your Kiddo Need?

Getting your children to nap can be a nightmare. Some kids love sleeping and others are not so fond of the idea. Although many kiddos decide to fight the urge to sleep, they need it, and let’s face it: parents could use a daily nap time break as well. The daycare professionals in Champlin understand that kids need to get a certain amount of shuteye to remain in good spirits and to stay functional. But do you understand? Newborn Did you know that newborn babies require the most sleep? It can be hard to put your baby on a sleep schedule because new babies don't yet have any circadian rhythms. So, it’s appropriate to let newborns sleep in short spurts of two to four hours, totally around 15 to 18 hours of sleep within a 24 hour period. One to Four Months Although not a newborn, these one month to four month old babies still need regular feeding and sleeping throughout the daytime and nighttime hours. So, when your child turns one month old, it’s time to start setting a regular bedtime. We suggest anywhere between 8:00 and 11:00 PM. During this age, your kiddo will be developing a lot and feeding more often; however, they will still need 14 to 15 hours of sleep per 24 hour period. Champlin’s daycare experts at Little Newton’s know that sleep is no joke. We allow your child to sleep when they need it. Stay tuned for more information about sleep schedules in our next blog....

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06 Feb Valentine’s Day Lovebug Craft

Crafts with kids are a great way to connect as a family. Previously, we gave you the ingredients and first few steps needed to create an edible lovebug with your kiddos! Brought to you by Little Newtons, the most trusted daycare in all of Champlin, here are the final steps to your lovebug’s heart. After a few minutes, use the black edible marker to add a dot to two of the heart confetti sprinkles. These heart sprinkles are going to be your lovebug’s eyes. Then, take the end of the toothpick and dip it in a small amount of corn syrup and dab that onto the back of the candy heart. Adhere the hearts onto the marshmallow for the eyes! Now, add a red heart confetti sprinkle to the lower marshmallow as your lovebug’s heart. Lay your mallows to rest on the wax paper once again. While the hearts are adhering to the marshmallows, cut two mini gum drops in half horizontally with the knife. Grab a small piece of spagetti (about one inch long), and use it as a skewer. Attach one end of the spaghetti to half of a gumdrop and attach it to the top of the lovebug’s head. Do this two times so your lovebug has antennas. Now, it’s time to take a large gumdrop and flatten it with the rolling pin. Dust it with granulated sugar as you roll it out to give it a sparkling effect. Cut out two mini hearts from the large flattened gumdrop and make another skewer as you did with the antennas. These gumdrop hearts are the wings to your lovebug. Attach the wings to your lovebug’s body in place of where arms would go. Once the wings are in place, bury the lollipop lovebug stick securely into the styrofoam block to dry. Next? Enjoy looking at or eating your beautiful Valentine’s Day creation!...

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30 Jan Edible Lovebug for Valentine’s Day

Crafts are a fun way to stay involved with your kids. As a parent it can be hard to know what your kiddo is feeling or thinking, and one way to connect with them is to do things together that create a bond that’s unbreakable. If you’ve been following our blog posts, you already know that Little Newtons, the most trusted child care center, has been giving parents craft ideas that are Valentine’s Day themed. Here’s a yummy craft that everyone in your family will enjoy. Marshmallow Love Bug What you’ll need: Giant marshmallows Pink sprinkles Lollipop sticks Mini gumdrops Large gumdrops Mini heart cookie cutter Heart confetti sprinkles Spaghetti Black edible marker A rolling pin Wax paper Sugar A styrofoam block Shortening Toothpick Knife Light corn syrup What to do: Take a lollipop stick and slide two giant marshmallows onto it. If you’re having trouble getting the marshmallows on the stick, try greasing it up with a small amount of shortening before you begin. Then, fill up a deep cup or bowl with water and proceed to dip the marshmallow stick into the water quickly. Immediately after dipping, dab the excess water off the mallows with a paper towel. While the mallows are still damp, sprinkle a generous amount of sprinkles over the marshmallows. Be sure you do this over a plate because it can get messy! Once completely covered in sprinkles, lay your mallows to rest on wax paper. Don’t worry, you’re not done yet! Join us by reading our next blog to finish creating your lovebug before Valentine’s Day!...

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23 Dec Is your Child Prepared?

Preparing your child for daycare can be hard, and since we’re about to start a new semester here at Little Newton’s in Champlin, we want you to understand how you can help to make your child’s first day the best day possible! It’s not a surprise that many children, no matter what age, will be a little fearful of their first day at Little Newton’s daycare in Champlin, but we’re here to help! Before their first day at daycare, make sure you prepare them. Go over the schedule with them. It’s important to be as detailed as possible when describing to them what their day will go like. Be sure to introduce them to a new routine. An easier way to introduce them to a new routine is to give your entire family a few days, maybe even a week to adjust to any new sleep schedules. Have your child wake up as they will a few days later for daycare, and have them go to bed as they will once they start daycare in Champlin. It’s also never a bad idea to visit us prior to your son or daughter’s first day with us! We’d be happy to meet your little one and show them where they’ll be learning, playing and spending most of their days. Not only that, but when you come in for a tour of the facility, your kiddo will get to learn who will be taking care of them throughout the days they’re here. Trusting the caregiver is always something that your child will have to develop on their own, but starting early does help! Take your child shopping! Wearing a new outfit on the first day of school, even if it is just daycare, will give them the confidence that they need to feel great about going on this new adventure by themselves. Buy them a big girl or big boy backpack too! ...

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