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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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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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11 Apr Daycare Touring Questions You Should Ask

Learning the in’s and out’s of a prospective daycare is extremely important. Where you plan to take your child for daycare is something which should be taken seriously, this is why in our previous post the daycare providers at Little Newtons in Maple Grove started giving readers the first two questions you should ask when or before touring a facility. Here are more. Daycare FAQs What will happen if my child is sick? In each daycare or child care facility, there should be a clear plan for responding to an illness. You need to know the answers to questions, including, “Will my child need to come home?” and “Can I take my child to daycare while sick?” Each daycare center will have different answers. So make sure you understand them before you enroll your child. To learn about Little Newtons’ sick policies, click here. What is your facilities staff-to-child ratio? For many facilities, they will have a distinct answer, and for good reason. By law, there are different ratios per age group. Ideally, the ratio for children who are two to three years of age is 1:5; 1:7 for three to four-year-olds and 1:15 for five-year-olds. But like we said, every daycare facility is different. To learn about Little Newtons’ staff-to-child ratio, click here. Continue to learn more great questions you should be asking each daycare provider before you enroll in Maple Grove. Contact us online today to have your questions answered immediately. ...

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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 Mar Three to Six Years Old Sleep Cycle

Sleep is very important. Now, when you compare the sleep you get as an adult, to your young son or daughter, the difference in hours needed may astound you. In our previous posts, the leading daycare in Maple Grove, Little Newtons, started giving readers the information they crave: How much sleep does your toddler need? Three to Six Years Believe it or not, your child still needs about 12 to 14 hours of sleep per day/night to function well the next day. In order to recuperate properly, researchers all agree your child who is three to six-years-old will need an extra hour of sleep at night. You may be thinking, “How can I manage to get my toddler to take an hour nap and then sleep an additional 11 to 13 hours at night?” Well the answer is simple, take out the afternoon nap and give your toddler or young child a scheduled, consistent bedtime. We recommend your child is put to bed between 6:00 and 8:00 in the evening. Seven to 12 Years Your child is in school now, and they are likely experiencing many sorts of growth, both mentally and physically. Because your child is more active during this age, they do require more sleep when night falls. Researchers recommend allowing your child to sleep 10 to 11 hours at night. On average, parents agree bedtimes between 7:30 and 9:00 in the evening allow for the best amount of sleep. Parents, keep in mind, your child’s sleep affects their performance at school, attention, behavior, memory and more. Don’t go anywhere just yet, our daycare in Maple Grove has one more sleep cycle to provide to parents. To learn more about Little Newtons, browse our website or give us a call!...

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