daycare plymouth Tag

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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01 Apr 3 Ways to Get Your Kiddo Comfortable At Daycare

All kids are different which means each and every child’s experience at daycare will be exponentially diverse. If your child seems to be a bit frightened of daycare, they are more than likely uncomfortable with the whole idea of daycare. This is not a problem; in fact, most children are not excited about daycare at first. Since it is very common for kids who are new to daycare to be a bit frightened, our daycare providers at Little Newtons in Plymouth has some handy tips for you to try. Ways to make your child comfortable at daycare: Let your child bring their favorite blanket, binky or toy. Basically, whatever makes your child happy and calm is what you should allow your child to bring to daycare. Or both! There’s nothing wrong with your kiddo taking their favorite toy and blanket to daycare; we actually encourage it! If your child is upset about daycare, let them bring their favorite family photo. Depending on age, your child may reap the benefits of bringing their favorite family photo into daycare. They can keep it in their pocket, in their lunchbox or in the backpack. But if it makes them feel more comfortable, we’ll call it a success. Whether you have a little boy or girl, you can choose to give them a bracelet you will also be wearing. Let them know you are always with them, and if they’re feeling scared, sad or alone, you’re only a glance away. Since you both have the same little bracelet, your little one can feel like they’re protected, even though you’re away for the day. We hope this helps to get your kiddo comfortable at daycare in Plymouth. To learn more about our daycare and its teachers, contact us today!...

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23 Nov 6 Ways To Keep Your Child From Getting Sick

Daycare is a scary around this time of year. Getting sick is something that everyone tries to avoid at all costs, but when you have a child who attends daycare, it can seem inevitable that you’ll be getting the wintertime bug that’s flying around. Luckily, we understand that nobody wants to come down with a cold, which is why we’re giving you 6 ways that you can keep your child healthy at Little Newtons’ daycare in Plymouth. Do what you can do boost your child’s immunity. Experts everywhere agree that a healthy diet that is high in vegetables, fruits and iron-rich foods, as well as plenty of restful sleep are key to any strong immune system. Iron may be a tough food for your child to enjoy, so if your kid is having trouble getting enough iron, give your pediatrician a call. Insist on clean hands. Poor hand hygiene is the most common way illness is spread. If you want to reduce the spread of illness, make sure you keep your child’s hands as clean as possible. Our daycare staff is also very good about keeping up on their hand hygiene. We wash our hands frequently throughout the day, including before and after feedings, after checking or changing diapers, after using the restroom and wiping running noses, drool or spit up. Do not bring your child to daycare if they are sick. No matter if your child has a runny nose or high fever, out of respect for the staff and the other children, it’s a good idea to find other arrangements for child care. Make sure your child is properly vaccinated prior to enrolling in daycare. Your child should have all their immunizations, and a record may be requested by our daycare. It’s important to make sure your child has all of their proper immunizations in case another child does not. Keep them safe and away from illnesses that are no fun. You can rest assured that all of our daycare staff is also vaccinated. Be conscious of cross-contamination. Let’s face it, infants put everything in their mouth, and at daycare, it is no different. Although we do what we can to keep all the toys clean, some germs can simply not be cleaned in time. Do your job at home by cleaning toys after they have been played with to keep things clean and avoid cross-contamination. It's good to ask about our daycare’s regulations and standards. Understandably, every daycare is different. You’ll want to learn all about Little Newtons’ daycare regulations, like the sick policy, when toys are cleaned, etc. To learn more about these procedures and policies, feel free to drop by or give us a call! Contact Little Newtons online now to enroll your child in our daycare services in Plymouth. ...

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23 Oct 6 Awesome Reasons Why Daycare is Great for your Kid!

For many parents, the thought of sending their  child to daycare can be overwhelming. We understand that you’ve brought your child up from the get-go, which is why we understand how deciding if daycare is right for your child or not is a big deal. However, it’s great to point out the amazing features of introducing daycare to your child at Little Newton’s in Plymouth. 6 awesome reasons why daycare is great for your kid: Lower chance of depression. Did you know that your child has a lower chance of becoming depressed if they join a daycare? Depression is a struggle that many mothers go through, and a recent study found that if you put your child in a daycare, there’s less of a chance of passing down depression to their child. If you think about it, it does make sense. When they’re in daycare, they’ll be surrounding by friends who love them, doing fun things together! Socialization. Kids who are exposed to socialization early on are more likely to be outgoing and have great social skills as they grow older. The opportunity to grow their social skills with other kids is likely to help them come out of their shell much easier, and by the time preschool rolls around, it’ll be easier for them to make friends and communicate with others. Structure. Structured days are important for a child. You can expect your child to go about a scheduled day every day in daycare. A day usually goes like this: play, nap, eat, play, snack, play, play and play. Did you know that a child’s developing brain craves routine? Routine even improves their brain! With daycare, you can be excited to know that your child is getting great care and is provided with a daily routine that they’ll appreciate and love. Zero Boredom. Rest assured in knowing that your child won’t be experiencing any boredom when you enroll them in Little Newton’s daycare center in Plymouth. Daycare will keep your child active with play and interaction. They’ll learn to thrive with others as well as on themselves for entertainment. Regardless, your child will have a ton of activities to choose from and other kids to interact with. Academic Readiness. Your child will have the skillset and social experience that prepares them for early childhood education, like preschool and elementary school that follows. Studies have shown that kids who attend daycare from an earlier age tend to be more ready for school than their stay-at-home counterparts. Very basic language and math skills are often learned at daycare, which means the transition to preschool will be that much easier. Your child is in great hands. We understand that it can be difficult to let your child be cared for by another person, but when you put your trust in the daycare professionals in Plymouth at Little Newton’s, you won’t have to worry! We are trained professionals with certifications to back it. We keep our teacher/daycare professionals to child ratio up to standard so that your child is getting the best care and as much attention as they need.   Get to know Little Newton’s and schedule a tour online with us today!  ...

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