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The Importance of Reading to Young Children

Childcare NEReading to infants contributes to the development of their growing brains and gives them a good start towards a lifelong love of reading and good literature. When you read to babies, it can also help speech development as they are taking in information and beginning to learn about speech patterns. In addition, synapses connect between your infant's neurons as you read aloud, positively affecting child development in many areas.  Choosing a Childcare NE that understands the importance of reading can set your child on the path to healthy development.

 

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Outdoor Play for Kids

Daycare NEYou've probably heard about the benefits of nature and outdoor play for children. According to the National Wildlife Federation, outdoor play boosts fitness and decreases the risk of childhood obesity; increases focus and academic achievement at your child's Daycare NE; and reduces stress and increases feelings of well-being.
As a provider of early childhood education and Daycare NE, we understand and agree with all these findings. While less tangible and quantifiable, the "fun" value of being outdoors can also be beneficial to children, particularly when they can share that fun with a beloved adult.
Conservationist Rachel Carson wrote, "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." We think she's onto something there.  This article contains a few simple outdoor activities for kids that can help nurture a love of the natural world within your child.

 

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Maintaining a Balance Between Work and Family

Childcare NEWork-life balance has long been considered a strict separation between work and personal life, but the lines between the two have gradually become blurred, attributable to the technology advancements which allow people to be constantly connected and businesses to be active and accessible at all times without boundaries. With the capabilities of modern technology, work-life integration, a concept in which work and life are intertwined, is emerging and is perceived to be the future of the working world. The new reality is that many fields allow employees to work remotely at least one day of the work week. This, coupled with an ever increasing global workplace, has brought change to the traditional nine to five work day.

How can you make integration work for your family? Read these work-life tips for ideas on work-life integration, whether you’re in need of Childcare NE for the first time, returning to work after having a baby,  or trying to improve upon your existing routine.

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Children and Technology

Daycare, NEAs technology becomes more accessible and affordable, more and more families are using it and when you are looking for a Daycare, NE you should look for a center that understand the correct use of technology for all ages. According to a 2013 study by Common Sense Media, an organization dedicated to helping families use technology wisely, 75 percent of children under the age of 8 have access to a tablet or mobile device, an increase of 25 percent in just two years. And that number is growing every year.
Are your children technology junkies? If so, you might be wondering about how to make the most of technology in your home. How should technology be used, depending on your child's age? How can you choose high-quality content? And, what types of limits or guidelines are appropriate? First, understand that technology can never replace or replicate the benefits of unstructured, creative play at a Daycare, NE. Children need real-life opportunities to imagine, create, and explore. They also need the supportive warmth that comes from face-to-face interactions with loving adults. On the other hand, technology isn't going away and it can offer educational value when used appropriately. Read on to learn more about technology for kids in the home and learn about our favorite media for children.

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