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01 Mar Four To Eight Month Sleep Cycle

Many parents place their children in child care when they’re young. The reality is that many parents have to keep working in order to support their new family, and Little Newtons is the best option for child care in Maple Grove. In fact, we think we’re the best because we don’t just keep your kids happy with great games and learning activities, we allow them to sleep when they need to! Sleep is a very important process in every child’s life, which is why we are here to give you some facts and tips about your kiddo’s sleep. But before you start reading, we suggest you catch up by informing yourself about newborn and one to four-month-old sleep habits. Four to Eight Months Babies who are four to eight months old need about 14 to 15 hours of sleep each day, and it’s the period in time when their circadian rhythms are emerging. Because of this, our child care providers recognize that it’s important to have a routine sleep schedule. Ideally, a child should sleep at 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM for short daily naps. This sleep is needed for both mental and physical development. Sleep can make or break the way a child develops, including retaining the new things learned at child care. If you want your kiddo to get the best sleep for developmental purposes, it’s time that you learn more about the required amount of sleep he or she needs. Learn more by staying tuned for our next blog: Eight to 10 Month Sleep Cycle. If you’re ready to enroll your baby at our child care center in Maple Grove, contact us online today!...

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30 Dec Give your Child Comfort this School Year

It’s never easy to prepare your child for their first day of preschool in Champlin at Little Newtons, but we’ve come up with some helpful tips and tricks to make starting preschool an easy and fearless transition. If you have read any of our previous posts, then you know that daycare in Champlin can also be fearful. Catch up now by reading some past tips we’ve posted, and continue reading what we suggest you do on your child’s first day at preschool at Little Newtons in Champlin. Make sure that you're giving your child plenty of time to get ready every morning they have preschool! Preschool is a big deal for your child, and they should be excited. Try not to rush them by giving them an amount of time that will enable them to eat breakfast and get ready for their school day. On their first day of school, it’s important that you send them to school with something that makes them feel at home. If they have a favorite teddy bear or they like wearing a cape, be sure they can bring it to preschool to make them feel more comfortable. When you arrive at school, park the car and head in with them. Help to get your child settled in. If you haven’t taken a tour of the school prior to their first day, guide them to their cubby, where they will place their lunch, etc. Introduce them to their teachers and some students nearby. Discuss a goodbye routine before you leave your home for school that day. Explain to them that you won’t be able to stay with them during the school day and give them reasons why. Tell them what they’ll be learning about, activities they will be able to do and it’s always a great idea to tell them how many friends they’ll be able to make! It’s never a bad idea to tell your kiddo about your experiences when you were a child and let them know that you’ve been through what they’re going through as well. ...

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08 Dec Prepare Your Child For Preschool With A Consistent Bedtime

It can be difficult to prepare your child for preschool in Plymouth; however, if your kiddo is getting enough sleep, school the next day should be exciting and something that they are excited for. Our preschool program in Plymouth is one that many parents rave about, which is why we’re going to give you some tips on how you can put your child to bed without any fuss to prepare them for an awesome day at preschool! Stay away from sugary foods and drinks. Limiting your child’s food and drink consumption before bed is a good idea. Believe it or not, kiddos can have a hard time falling asleep after consuming a large meal or drinking a big beverage. Peace and quiet should take place after you eat dinner. Make sure your kiddo is avoiding stimulating activities, such as TV, video games or anything that may be stimulating to their brain. Use time after dinner to relax as a family. Listen to relaxing music, talk about each other’s day or grab a book and read. Your child should know when bedtime is going to take place, so give them advance notice. Let your child know when to expect bedtime, whether that’s an hour or five minutes away, it will help to put them in the right mindset and let them finish anything they’re currently doing. Make your kid’s room a place that they enjoy! Your kid’s room should be decorated to make them feel comfort, joy and relaxation. This place is theirs and it should be a place that they want to spend time in. With that in mind, make sure that the temperature is comfortable and that their clothes and blankets aren’t restricting any movement to keep them comfortable all night long. Don’t let your child watch TV or use any electronic devices, like a computer or tablet, before bedtime. Studies reveal that kids who have these electronic devices available to them in their room and before bedtime have a tendency to get less sleep than children who do not. Establish a bedtime routine. Kids love routines, so make sure that a relaxing bedtime routine is in place for them. Routines are enjoyable, and they’re manageable for kids. You should put aside about 30 minutes each night for your child to get ready for bed. This should include a bath, reading a book, cuddling and shutting off the lights. We hope that the above tips on how to put your kiddo to bed can help your entire family prepare for the following day, especially your child who will be more than ready to take on a fun and adventurous day at preschool in Plymouth. Enroll with the leading preschool online today and contact us with any questions!...

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