Teaching children to brush their own teeth is an important milestone. Beginning in infancy, parents should begin brushing for the child. As toddlers develop, they can begin placing their own hand over an adult’s hand to help brush. Allow young children to feel the bristles of the toothbrush and learn the motions necessary to brush effectively. 1. Apply a small (pea size) amount of … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Clean Teeth, Tooth Template, and a Daily Checklist Printable!
Is your child getting ready to enter Preschool or Kindergarten this year? Learning how to get dressed independently is a BIG milestone. Look at the checklist below to see which skills your child may need work on. Shoes - Lift up the tongue or flap of the shoe, open the shoe, put foot in, and push the heel down into the shoe. With the invention of velcro closures, shoe tying is not a … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Helping Preschoolers Get Dressed Independently!
Reverence noun 1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration 2. the outward manifestation of this feeling: to pay reverence. 3. a gesture indicative of deep respect. 4. the state of being revered. verb (used with object) 1. to regard or treat with reverence; venerate Reverence is a basis for all human values. The reverent attitude will recognize … [Read more...] about Teaching Reverence and Patriotism to our Kids!
Child care?....the question alone is one of the most important decisions facing working couples/singles today. Our children deserve to be loved, educated with age-appropriate materials, and nurtured to their full potential in the absence of parents. The options in child care are often overwhelming...especially for parents who are seeking their first child care arrangement. There are family … [Read more...] about Tips for Parents Searching for Quality Childcare!
Wow – no one said that being a MOTHER is an easy job. I’ve often wondered why God didn’t hand us a blueprint to our child’s life at birth; if we DID have the blueprint, we’d probably want to bargain for another version. I have five young adult children and a 5 yr. old that will enter Kindergarten in the Fall. Letting go of some desires to protect and hover over my children has not come easily, … [Read more...] about Wisdom, Grace, Hope, and Love this Mother’s Day!
Let's face it...it is a weekend morning and what you'd REALLY like to do is take a moment to breathe, get a cup of coffee, chat with your spouse, and RELAX a moment. Seems like some far off dream for parents who have preschoolers at home, but even with church, errands, etc. you CAN find a little downtime!What does your child like for breakfast? On Saturday Mornings we have what is known as GYOF … [Read more...] about Help for Weekend Mornings!