Infants spend the majority of their day sleeping which means it is important that parents provide the safest possible sleeping environment. The team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb offers several infant care tips to keep your infant safe while sleeping.
Sleeping infants should only be on their backs
The most important thing a parent can do is place a baby on his or her back for sleeping. This should be followed strictly during an infant’s first year. “Stomach sleeping” is dangerous since it allows the potential of rebreathing old air from pockets in the mattress that can be pulled up, covering the mouth and nose. Inhaling the carbon dioxide trapped in the bedding can be both dangerous and life-threatening.
How to ensure a child’s crib or sleeping surface is safe
A second important thing to remember for safe sleeping is to provide adequate bedding and a firm sleeping surface. Always use a child-approved mattress covered by a fitted sheet that is less likely to come loose during the night. There should be no other bedding, cushions, pillows, or stuffed toys in the crib when your baby goes to bed.
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Most preschool numerical activities involve counting, since children at this age are not able to grasp higher mathematical concepts. There are many numerical activities and games available which can be used to help your preschooler learn to count and begin to understand numbers.
The number tunnel game
This is a simple game that can help your young child learn about numbers. Take a long piece of cardboard, and cut out some doors along one side. Vary the shape of the doors but ensure that a small ball can fit through each one. Above each space, draw a number. Then, you can prop up this cardboard frame in a hallway or other clear area. You and your child can sit on opposite sides or on the same side and roll the ball through one of the numbered spaces. Once your child becomes comfortable, you can ask your child to roll the ball through a specific numbered door.
Connect the dots
Connect the dots is an activity that can aid your child in recognizing and identifying numbers, and it can help develop fine motor skills. Since most preschoolers can count up to ten, but only comprehend numbers up to five, use five numbers to create the activity. Make a shape, for example a star, using dots and give each dot a numerical value. Show your child how to connect the dots using a marker, and count the numbers as each dot is connected.
Get creative with a number mat
Using a similar concept as connect the dots, this activity also helps your child focus on recognizing numbers. Place a number mat on the floor and have your child stack numbered blocks matching the number on the block with the number on the mat.
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The nine month period of a pregnancy is far more rewarding than the process indicates because of the prenatal development taking place. Join us at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb/Post Oak Tritt as we discuss the various stages of prenatal brain development and how your ‘internal care’ allows your child to grow into a functioning infant.
From week nine
During the growth period of the second trimester, the first stage of actual brain development begins. There is not as much brain development as one would see in childcare and preschool learning environments. It is during this time that your child will start developing behavioral habits and will react to movement and light intensities.
The final trimester
During the final trimester of the fetal stage your child’s brain will be growing at a rapid pace. Some evidence exists that the child will try to cover his or her eyes if a strong light is shown on the mother’s abdomen. During this stage of brain development the cerebral cortex grows bigger. Many doctors can even begin to see personalities develop. Your child will spend more time awake during this final trimester and he or she will start practicing common functions and activities such as breathing.
Your child’s prenatal months are vital for early brain development. After pregnancy, however, you certainly will want to maintain this positive progression by enrolling him or her in a top quality educational preschool like Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb/Post Oak Tritt in Marietta. We offer specialized child care services that are far superior to other environments, while encouraging the child to grow into the champion he or she is destined to be. Contact us today for more details.Show Less
While every infant’s brain develops at a different pace, milestones can help you to track your child’s progress. The best way is to observe the milestones your child achieved in the last week or month. If you are worried that your child is not developing properly, it’s best to consult with your pediatrician. Here’s a helpful guide to important physical milestones in your child’s first year:
- Lifts head for a few seconds
- Strong grasp reflex
- Lifts head while lying on stomach
- Starts to push up while lying on stomach
- Can bear weight on forearms
- Able to hold objects
- Smiles, especially at familiar faces
- Good head control
- Sits with a little support
- Uses both hands to hold objects
- Teething starts
- Is able to roll over
- Begins to put objects/toys in mouth
- Can lift up on hands from stomach position
- Sits without support
- Bears much of own weight when supported in standing position
- Can move objects from one hand to another
- Bangs objects on surfaces
- Stands while holding onto furniture
- Reaches for toys
- Can crawl
- Develops preference for right or left hand
- Better balance control while sitting
- Able to wave
- Cruises – walking while holding onto furniture
- Can roll a ball
- Can stand alone
- Takes first independent step
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb/Post Oak Tritt, we offer a unique program that assists your child in reaching his or her developmental milestones, by working one-on-one with individual needs. Our infant child care program, open to your child from six weeks old, focuses on all areas of early development, from cognitive and language development to social-emotional and physical growth. At our facility, we offer your child love and care and age-appropriate activities, providing an exceptional start in life. For more information, please contact us today.Show Less
Technology continues to develop rapidly on a global level, which means that these advancements can provide an advantage in teaching your preschooler. Given their ease of use, you can utilize much of the new technology to teach your preschooler at home. As a parent, you may be unsure as to how and when to use digital applications to help your child. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb/Post Oak Tritt has prepared a few points to assist you in the process.
The nature of our digital age makes everything interactive, which is one of the best features of the new digital playground applications. Interactive applications can help your child learn communication skills and expand his or her imagination while also having a good time. When your child is having fun, he or she is more open to learning, which provides a good opportunity to try some interactive touch books at home. This provides you with the opportunity for an enjoyable bonding experience.
There are many child-friendly apps coming online everyday, including social networking sites and interactive games that can help your child learn reading, math and science skills among others. Since your child is unique, you can choose applications that speak to his or her interests and developmental level. In this way, you can be sure that your child has the types of applications that will benefit strong brain development.
Learning with a friend
Today, your child has the ability to extend learning beyond television to mobile applications featuring their favorite television characters who make learning fun. You can also find learning games and apps online that your child and a friend can enjoy together.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb/Post Oak Tritt, we have the most updated technology in our Fast Track CurriculumTM to enhance your child’s learning experience. We introduce your child to technology in a safe, secure and fun way to enhance his or her learning and development. Our preschool fast track curriculum can help maximize your child’s preschool development. Contact us today to learn more.Show Less
Parents are an infant’s first – and most important - connection to the world. Infancy is a time of rapid brain development and through your bond with your child you become their first teacher during this critical time. Here are a few things your child will learn from you:
- Trust: When your child fusses or cries, respond immediately to them in a positive manner, soothing them and offering exactly what they need, whether it is food, warmth, a diaper change or physical contact. This positive response teaches your child to trust you, rely on you and seek you out when they need something. This essential socio-emotional development results in a secure, confident and balanced child who is open to trust and strives for healthy relationships with others.
- Play: Playing is pivotal to early learning, helping your child to develop cognitive, physical, socio-emotional and language skills. You are teaching your infant to play when you move them around, introduce them to toys, make funny faces and tickle their tummy. Your child thrives on this positive interaction and your praise when they learn something new. This will make playtime an even more valuable learning experience.
- Verbal skills: Long before your child can speak, they are learning language skills. Research by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences has shown that parents who spend plenty of time using “baby talk” to communicate with their child play an important role in maximizing this learning process. A child who is exposed to an abundance of one-on-one child talk recognized more than double the amount of words, 433 to be exact, than a child whose parents did not engage in child talk.
As a parent, there is a lot you can do to enhance your child’s early development, whether it be attending stimulating infant-oriented events like the Barnes and Noble story time sessions or by choosing an exceptional early learning center.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb / Post Oak Tritt, we go beyond what is offered by a traditional day care. Our state-of-the-art learning academy is nationally and state accredited, and offers the exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum to children between six weeks of age and five years old. This program ensures that your child receives the right targeted mental stimulation at the right time to ensure optimal brain development. Our dedicated staff strives to create a loving, trusting bond with each child in our care, helping your child to get the most out of each learning experience while receiving plenty of attention, love and support. To find out more about this curriculum and our facilities, please contact us today.Show Less
At the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb in Marietta, Georgia we offer the exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum, which promotes early childhood development from preschool through the first five years of a child's life. It provides a stimulating and interesting learning approach, which encourages your child to learn through play. These lessons and activities are designed to enhance language, social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our experienced and qualified teachers use a hands-on approach. They will work closely with your child to ensure he or she is progressing, with the opportunity to develop, grow and learn.
Ideas to introduce some preschool activities at home
During the various stages of childhood development, parents and teachers can stimulate and improve upon the potential for sound development for a child. Not every pre-school or daycare in East Cobb County offers a curriculum that promotes healthy development at every stage, but at Kids 'R' Kids this is our educational emphasis.
Within the home environment, we suggest you provide opportunities for your child to try certain things on their own. Opportunities for stacking rings or placing blocks on top of each other are good, however both activities require concentration and planning.
In East Cobb there are numerous venues where you can take your child for family playtime, and where the development of fine motor skills is encouraged and promoted while also having fun. Visiting Monkey Joes or Catch Air can maximize play time with your child!
You will discover that we have the ideal learning environment for your child's early childhood development with our great pre-school brain development Curriculum at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of East Cobb. We encourage you to take the time to find out more about what our Brain Waves Curriculum can offer and meet our experienced staff members. Contact us in East Cobb County today for more information.Show Less