28 Jul · Tim Carter · No Comments

Introducing Your Child to Art

[raw] Introducing Your Child to Art Art is said to be one of the earliest forms of human expression. Therefore, introducing your child to art at an early age during child care will encourage his natural ability to become creative and this will go a long way in helping him or her succeed even in other subjects when they eventually start schooling. Here are highly effective ways of introducing your child to art that are bound to work. 1. Visiting a local art museum You can begin by taking the child to a local art museum and since children are fast learners, they will retain what they learn in their ...

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13 Jul · Tim Carter · No Comments

Zs for As – Why Your Kids (Even Teens) Need Plenty of Sleep

[raw] Zs for As – Why Your Kids (Even Teens) Need Plenty of Sleep When you notice that your child’s performance is suffering at school, your first instinct is to assume that his/her lack of attention in the classes being failed stems from a lack of interest or a strong dislike for the teacher (as witnessed with most teenagers). What might fail to cross your mind, however, is that your child might simply be lacking sleep. TheSeriousness of the Matter Sleep deprivation is no joke, especially in extreme cases where it can even lead to serious permanent damage. However, even in mild cases, lack of sleep still has effects that ...

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6 Jul · Tim Carter · No Comments

Saving for College – A guide to get started

[raw] Saving for College - A guide to get started One of the items that should not be missing from any parent’s child care agenda is saving for college education. Many experts are in agreement that college education plays a vital role in developing human capital. According to estimates, by 2018, a large percentage of jobs in the United States will need some degree of post-secondary education.  The cost of higher education is rapidly rising and it has created an obstacle to college education access and completion particularly for low and moderate income families. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to start saving for children’s college fees as early ...

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1 Jul · Tim Carter · No Comments

5 Brainfood Breakfasts to Kickstart your Preschooler’s Learning Everyday

[raw] 5 Brainfood Breakfasts to Kickstart your Preschooler's Learning Everyday The human brain only requires two substances to function; oxygen and glucose. However, many other nutrients are needed for higher functions such as thought, memory and self-control. Children’s brains are still in the early development stages and therefore proper child care includes appropriate nutrition. In order for parents to stimulate the learning process, they have to ensure that preschool children are provided with the necessary nutrients for optimum brain function. The most important meal for children and adults alike is breakfast. A hearty breakfast guarantees the glucose supply to the brain for the whole morning, and improves school performance. Below ...

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