Orienting your toddler for school

Is your kid ready for preschool? Here’s how to prepare your toddler for his time away and how to ease the adjustment. Bathroom Skills 101 Going to the bathroom at school often takes the top spot on kids’ list of anxieties, and for good reason: Young children still don’t have total control of their bladder. […]

Make going back to school simple and stress free

Getting back into the school routine can be a challenge for everyone in the family. To make the adjustment easier, start early. Here are a few tips to help you: Move bedtime back to an earlier time. Put a positive spin on going back to school. Talk about the fun things your child will learn, […]

Play based learning

While there is no one definition of play, there are a number of agreed characteristics that describe play. These include: Pleasurable play. This is an enjoyable activity. Although Play sometimes includes frustrations, challenges and fears; here enjoyment is the key feature. Symbolic play. This is often pretend. It has a ‘what if?’ quality. The play […]

Choosing the right pre-school for your child

Contrary to what you might have heard, choosing the right preschool for your child is not as difficult as applying for an advanced degree. The key to choosing the right preschool is going into the process prepared. Yes, prepared with a solid idea of what you want your child to gain from his or her […]

How to find a good day care

Approach your daycare search as you would a job hunt. Be thorough, do your homework, and start your quest early. One: Identify your priorities First, decide what you want. Are you looking for daycare near work? Or would one closer to your home be more convenient? Do you want your child around lots of other […]

Childproof your home to keep your toddler safe

  Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned veteran, you might have many questions about your toddler’s safety.   For a toddler, every day is a new adventure — and constant motion is often the name of the game. That’s why child safety is a prime toddler health concern. Take simple precautions to prevent […]

Children and colds, managing the symptoms and treatment

The average preschool child has at least six colds a year. Sometimes it might seem that your child is sick for weeks at a time, barely getting over one cold before getting another one. Young children get a lot of colds because they haven’t had a chance to build up immunity to the many viruses […]