Finding the best day care centre for your child can be extremely difficult. Here are two factors you should take into consideration when making this important decision.
Unless you are in a very comfortable financial position, you will almost certainly need to factor in the fees charged by day care centres when deciding which one to choose.
There is no point in selecting an expensive day care centre (even if it seems to be a perfect fit for your child) if the fees are going to put a huge strain on your finances.
Many parents take the time to help their children learn to read and improve their literacy skills. It's an enjoyable activity and one that adults are generally confident about. Reading is something that most people are able to do with reasonable competence, so it's easy to pass that onto kids.
When it comes to maths, however, it's often a different story. A lot of people have more of an aversion to numbers, doubting their ability and fearing teaching their children bad habits.
Starting a new childcare routine can be a stressful time for you and your child. You might worry that they won't settle in, and they might be anxious about being away from you in a new environment. Using the tips below, you can help make the transition as smooth as possible.
The techniques you use now will be helpful throughout your child's development—for example, when they start a new school or club.
Anyone who regularly cares for children knows how frustrated kids can become if their carers cannot easily understand their requests. Here are some tips to help your toddlers to speak more clearly.
It can be easy to get worked up yourself, especially if your toddler is in full meltdown tantrum mode. It's important to keep in mind that it is not developmentally normal for toddlers to make all sounds clearly yet.
The first day of preschool is often a traumatic event, but usually not for the child. Sure, they might scream and cry when you say goodbye, but ask any preschool teacher and you'll know that your child will often almost completely forget you exist five minutes after their tears have dried. They're having too much fun making new friends, learning to share, and discovering, "Wow, mummy! Did you know that preschool has a slide?