Did you know if you want your child to join a preschool in September you need to be on the phone and registering that January (or sooner)? Let me tell you, I did NOT know that and discovering preschools in my area were on waitlists for the school year starting in EIGHT MONTHS was quite shocking. Having worked at a daycare that also housed preschool classes I knew what I was looking for but I had no idea I was behind on looking. If you are not behind on looking but aren't sure what you're looking for, I have a list of questions you should ask on your next tour broken down into three different topics.
If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 8 and are hoping to foster a love of STEAM, toucanBox may be the perfect subscription service for you. Offering monthly craft projects for children, toucanBox sends all the materials your child would need to create a craft that is inspired by STEAM as well as Montessori teachings. These boxes help get kids away from screen time and back to hands-on time.
Toddlers are active, like, super active and they need to constantly do something every second that they are awake. During the summer it is easy to let them run around the backyard or at a playground but as the weather gets colder we lose those options. So what can we do? If you're anything like me, you're trying to keep your toddler entertained without always having to open up your wallet. I'm here to tell you it is not as hard as you would think to find free, toddler friendly events near you in fact, you may not have to look any further than your local mall.
When you have a baby you discover there are a lot of debates in the parenting world. One of them being when to introduce your child to lovey another being if you should introduce your child to a lovey at all! Well I have given both of my kids a lovey and so far I've been very happy with what has occurred.
Yep, Urkel really did do that. I grew up watching ABC's Friday night line up, aka, TGIF and shows rotated out every few years but one of the ones I loved was Family Matters. There were a ton of hilarious moments, teachable moments and heartbreaking moments during it's nine year run but there is one episode in particular that really stuck with me and has helped me out a lot.
I thought I had it all figured out. My toddler would declare that she pooped and she would have about an 80% accuracy of having already gone or would go within the hour. After months of this, I took it as a sign that she was ready for potty training. We purchased her a potty, a book about going to the potty and I started scouring the internet for best practices.