- Make sure you know what your child is watching, if you allow them to watch YouTube use the Kids version of the app. https://www.youtube.com/yt/kids/ This way you can restrict the content to age appropriate videos, and with its built in timer you can limit the time they can use it.
- Limit their use to two hours or less. This includes all screen time including television and computer use.
- When they play games look for games that make them think. "Junk" apps are simple to use and only require a child to tap or swipe the screen. Games which teach letters and numbers: http://www.readbrightly.com/best-reading-apps-for-4-8-year-olds/ , or thinking games: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/critical-thinking-apps-games will help keep them sharp for school in the fall. Just remember games count as screen time too.
- Whenever possible sit with them as they play and watch so you can monitor what they are doing and expand their learning.
As we enter summer, sometimes we struggle to keep our children busy. Its very tempting to give them a computer or tablet to occupy them and keep them out of our hair. I realize this will happen so I have a few pieces of advise;
Summer has arrived along with many fun outdoor activities. Keeping our children and ourselves safe and healthy is vital to enjoying our summer. Here are a few hints and tips:
-Wear sunscreen to protect your skin
-Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
-Supervise children during outdoor play especially near water.
-Avoid animals that you do not know. Pets as well as wild animals.
-Follow safety rules for swimming and water parks
-Avoid heat stroke by taking breaks from the heat and drinking lots of fresh cold water.
Have fun this summer, but don't forget to be safe!
Good eating habits make learning easier for kids. Whether you have a toddler or a teen, here are five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits:
Sure, eating well can be hard — family schedules are hectic and grab-and-go convenience food is readily available, but using these strategies can make a difference in your family's health.
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It's that time of year again. Our ECEAP program is coming to an end and many of our students will be moving on to Kindergarten. At Tiny Tots we celebrate the promotion to kindergarten with a graduation program.
The children will each get a chance to preform a musical number with their classmates, and accept a preschool diploma from their teacher.
Parents and family are invited to attend. Please see your child's teacher for details.