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You can make sure your kids are safe and healthy this summer while they enjoy outdoor activities should be a priority. Swimming and playing in water can be just the thing to cool down on a hot summer day. Learning how to prevent water related illnesses and protect yourself and your kids can help you relax and enjoy a summer of fun! Here are some safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and three children die every day as a result of drowning.
Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk. For heat-related illness, the best defense if prevention.
Protect yourself and your family by preventing bites and diseases, like West Nile virus and Lyme disease, which can be transmitted by insects.
Some easy preparation will result in a safe, fun-filled summer for you and your kids!
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Gardening with your children is a great bonding experience and the lessons they learn will astound you. After harvesting a carrot from the garden you may be surprised that your “picky eater” really likes veggies. Plus, you will be outside and exercising!
Here are some age-by-age garden ideas for your little green thumbs.
Ages 3 to 4
Ages 5 to 6
No Backyard? No Problem
You can still grow plants in a container garden on a porch or windowsill, says gardening expert Rebecca P. Cohen. To get started, you’ll need a 12-inch-diameter bucket with good drainage (soil that’s too wet is bad for plants); potting mix; and a location with full sun every day. Or add a fun twist with containers that can be adapted for growing, such as milk cartons, baskets, plastic pails or items in the recycling bin (poke holes in your container if necessary).
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From Parenting Magazine – By Charlotte Latvala
Here are some great tips for eating out with kids and enjoying the experience. Children learn and gain confidence as they develop social skills and manners. Learning restaurant manners at an early age will get your child off to a good start. Prepare for a stress-free outing by using these simple tips.
Make Sure Kids Are Welcome
Not all restaurants embrace children; some are explicit about that, others are not. Play it safe and call ahead. This is a good opportunity to check that there is a children’s menu or something on the regular menu that your kids will eat.
Ease Slowly Into Fine Dining
If this is your first foray into dining out with the little ones, choose somewhere nice, not too fancy, and family-friendly. In the beginning, order just one course. “Most parents can gauge what their children can handle,” says Jessica Ritz, creator of Taster Tots LA (tastertotsla.com), a blog that lists child-friendly restaurants with adult-friendly food in Los Angeles. “By a certain age, some kids enjoy dining role-play too, like placing a cloth napkin in their laps.”
An overtired or over-hungry child is no fun for anyone, so hit your favorite spot in the mid-afternoon, after your little one has had a nap, or while the Early Bird Special is still available. The restaurant will be quieter, you’ll be less likely to disturb other diners, the waitstaff will be less frazzled, and (best of all) your child won’t be exhausted.
Pack Your Own Distractions
Pack a few toys, books, tools for coloring, or anything that will keep your kids quiet and won’t make noise that will distract other diners. Murphy cautions against electronics, though. “Coloring is fine, but please leave the iPads, iPods, DS games, and any other electronic device at home. Parents want peace and quiet when they eat, but the way to get that to happen is not to reinforce that children will get to watch a movie if they scream or misbehave.
Think About Seating
Request a corner table rather than one in the middle of the room or ask your server where the least conspicuous spot in the dining room is. Your kids will be out of the way of other diners and more contained in a private area. This will also help keep any kids’ noises or disturbances from being too noticeable and make the overall experience more enjoyable.
Always Say “Thanks”
“What better setting for adults to model and teach good manners than in restaurants?” Ritz asks. Take the opportunity to explain how important it is to say “please” and “thank you” to waiters when making a request and to say “thank you” again to the restaurant host at the end of the meal. If the kids are old enough, teach them about tipping for good service, and get them to help count out the tip. “If you can spare a minute before you leave, make an effort to tidy up your area a bit,” Ritz says. “Especially if it’s a place you want to eat at again!”
Prestige students love learning about heroes, character traits, artists, composers and manners. Ask them what they learned in school and they are likely to tell you that George Washington Carver invented more than 100 products from peanuts or that helpfulness is all about cooperation! Our proprietary Enrichment Curriculum is part of the learning day at Prestige so there is no additional fee!
Your little one is growing and it’s time to choose a preschool! Here is a checklist that will help you make this important decision. Take this list with you as you visit your local preschool or daycare. If you want to see the preschool in action, visit before lunch or after nap time. The first step is to call and schedule your tour!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
THINGS TO LOOK SEE
THINGS TO ASK
THE PARENT’S ROLE
HOW IT FEELS
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Ask a child, any child, about their favorite superhero and they will quickly name a superhero or princess—-Spiderman, Batman, Elsa, Rapunzel, Superman, Captain America…you name it! So, why the fascination with superheroes? Is there any value in children engaged in superhero and fantasy play? The answer is absolutely yes!
Superhero Play Supports Moral Development
The most common adult belief is that there is no importance or value in children’s fascination and type of play when it comes to superheroes. Most adults quickly dismiss it as nothing more as a common stage for young children—a frivolous type of play and fascination that children will soon outgrow.
The truth is that there has been much research to support children’s interests in these very popular and iconic characters, and how it supports various aspects of children’s development. Most of all, engaging in superhero play actually greatly supports moral development!
Superhero Play Empowers
Sometimes we view superheroes and superhero play as aggressive and potentially physically harmful, and one that promotes violence. However, adults quickly forget the values that superheroes actually instill in children. For one, superheroes give children a platform of feeling in control, empowered, and the all-mighty powers to create good in the world, a world in which they are already feeling small and powerless, and even helpless.
Superheroes, like Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, are all faced with moral dilemmas and must use their good to fight evil. In the article “Children’s Attitudes Toward Superheroes as a Potential Indicator of Their Moral Understanding” Justin F. Martin states that “superheroes often try to avoid the use of violence. They first try to resolve a situation by reasoning with villain. When that does not work and superheroes are forced to use violence, the goal is apprehension, not annihilation. Superheroes use violence only to prevent harm to others.”
Superhero Play Develops Character
According to Butler and Kratz in “From Superhero to Real-Life Hero: Encouraging Healthy Play,” when given the opportunity to connect superheroes to real-life heroes, we must “encourage healthy superhero play by creating opportunities outside of playtime to talk and read about what makes ‘good guys’ good. Qualities like determination, kindness, helpfulness, selflessness, and courage create heroes, not necessarily physical strength.”
Superhero Play Connects to Real Life
How can you help your child connect their fantasy superheroes to everyday real-life heroes like firefighters, police officers, war heroes, medical heroes, family and friends?
HOORAY FOR HEROES is part of the curriculum at Prestige Preschool Academy. In 2016, we will introduce our favorite superheroes!