It is truly amazing how a child can find the fun in anything from a garden hose, a fallen stick from a tree, or an oddly shaped roof tile. This is one of the unique abilities that each child possesses, and is precisely what you can utilize to promote healthy childcare fun. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo, Florida shares insight on healthy and beneficial toys and activities that you and your child can enjoy after preschool.
Anything can be a toy or game
Although there are a variety of toys and games that you can buy for your child, sometimes the best games can be found right around you. Take your child into the garden, to the park, or to the beach and ask him or her to find toys or activities in their surroundings. These may not look like toys, but after a brief explanation you will quickly understand how some atypical objects can be made into fun toys. This activity also promotes learning through imaginative conceptual construction.
Supervision is essential
The only requirement is that your child is well supervised. This is for the safety aspect, as the outdoors can be dangerous at times to an unwatched child. You can help encourage healthy activities that promote good exercise, as well as learning while he or she is having fun. This is one of the fundamentals that we instruct teachers at our preschool, and it has produced very positive results in our students.
When it comes to learning, fun, and everything regarding the healthy development of a growing child, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo, Florida, strives to offer the best. For more details about our excellent childcare services and childcare facilities, simply contact us. We will be happy to assist you with everything relating to preschool and your child.Show Less
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo, Florida, specializes in childcare, and ensures that your child masters all of the basic foundational skills. These skills range from bathroom etiquette to social interaction and from letters and numbers to more advanced literacy and math. This is what sets us apart from the typical daycare or preschool. We have no preschool enrollment requirements and with our advanced programs, your child will excel with us from the start.
Some of the important factors of our preschool program
We strive for excellence in early childhood education and this is why we offer our AdvancED™ accredited program. This accreditation ensures ongoing excellence and that our curriculum is “standards” based so that your child will develop the strongest educational foundation for a future of academic excellence.
Brain development focus
Our Brain Waves™ Exclusive Curriculum focuses on maximizing your child’s brain development during the most important years of your child’s life, which are the preschool years. During this time, your child’s brain is making the neural connects needed for learning. During these early years, the experiences and interactions your child has will determine which brain cells are activated. Therefore our curriculum offers stimulating activities to keep your child’s brain developing. We use strategies from our Brain Waves™ curriculum to promote your child’s language, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo is here to help you and your child with effective early development in preschool. With our exclusive Brain Waves™ curriculum and quality teachers, our goal is to provide stimulating experiences that support brain development. If you want to find out more about our childcare services, contact us today to speak with our passionate and friendly staff.Show Less
Your infant is born with their brain being partially developed. The next few years after birth are critical for continued healthy development of the brain, including the acquisition of language skills. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo discusses how you can promote language skills, while supporting brain development, in a child as young as a newborn.
Prior to and after birth, the best way to foster the acquisition of language skills in your child is to talk. When you talk to your infant, in utero or after birth, your child will internalize the sound of your voice and the sounds of the language. When your infant begins to make sounds, it will come from hearing those that are in the surrounding environment. Children learn language by imitation. Your infant will try to copy sounds and you will hear babbling, blowing, and other such intonations as your baby begins to learn to speak.
Your child understands intonation before words
Your child is born with an innate ability to understand intonation. This means that your child will be able to understand language before he or she can speak. Encourage your infant to make as many sounds as possible to reinforce what your child is trying to do. You should also continue to talk to your infant, always in a calm or happy tone of voice, to provide the ongoing exposure to language that your child needs. Reading to your infant is another great way to promote language acquisition.
If you are seeking more insight into infant care, contact us today. We invite you to visit Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo, Florida, to meet with our expert staff and discuss our specialized infant and child care services.Show Less
During the last thirty years we have come to understand the fine intricacies of how each child gains a unique perspective about the world. Until recently, an all-round day care education was offered with the hope that each child would discover a unique niche in the world. Currently, we have the knowledge and ability to quickly identify and promote particular interest areas in each child, where they are more likely to excel. We will discuss how you can assist in discovering your child’s unique strengths and cognitive capabilities, and promote them in everyday life.
The start of cognitive development
In utero your child is undergoing heavy cognitive development. Your child’s brain must learn many functions that happen for adults automatically. Once an infant is born, he or she must begin learning how to thrive in the world. You will have a great opportunity to assist your child in this learning process. Your parental role will influence your child during these early child care years, and aid in this early cognitive development.
Cognitive development is a continual practice
You are ensuring that your child continues to learn, practice and master cognitive skills while at home. When attending day care or preschool, a teacher will be furthering this development. Parents should research some fun activities and games that you and your child can play together, which will serve as preparation for the challenges of preschool.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo, Florida provides special child care services to maximize the potential of your growing infant. We provide each unique child with the individual attention necessary to facilitate adaptable learning styles and educational activities, tailored to meet each child’s particular needs. We offer our exclusive Brain WavesTM Curriculum that maximizes each child’s learning potential and provide an exceptional educational experience. Contact us for more information, or to enroll your child.Show Less
Getting creative with your child can be great fun for both parent and child. Not only is it fun, but art is an essential part of every child’s development. These activities aid not only in cognitive development, but also in the development of fine motor skills. These activities are also important for developing imagination and creativity. Here are a few art activities recommended by child care experts.
Potato stamps are a good way for your child to express creativity. Simply cut out a few interesting shapes from small raw potatoes, and have your child dip them in a bit of safe finger paint and apply the painted shapes to paper.
Using some colored chalk, take your child outside to draw on the driveway or the sidewalk. Chalk is easy to remove from any surface, is inexpensive and is engaging for young children. Your child can create unique pictures, and afterwards you can simply wash them away with a splash of water.
Non-toxic crayons are probably the first thing that most parents give to young children. Show your child how to work with crayons and blank paper, but be sure to supervise, especially with very young children who might want to put them in their mouths. Once your child begins to learn how to color, you can offer some coloring books for more learning and fun.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo offers high quality child care services. We are committed to ensuring your child reaches maximum potential and flourishes academically. For more information about facilities, curricula or staff, contact us today.Show Less
There are many aspects that are essential to your child’s early development and prenatal brain development is where it all starts. Here are some interesting facts about this stage of life:
- Early formation: The human brain begins to form early, when the first brain cells are born just two days after conception.
- At birth, the majority of your child’s brain cells are not connected:
When your child is born the brain has almost 100 billion neurons, almost the same number of neurons as a mature brain. These neurons are not connected but with the right stimulation they will build strong connections between brain cells. These connections are the key to maximizing your child’s brain development for future academic success.
To give your child the best support during this time, nutrition, physical health and low stress levels all play important roles. Ask your physician for a healthy meal plan with a focus on brain boosting foods and for a light exercise plan to help you stay active. Take time to relax to reduce stress and enjoy this exciting journey.
Supporting early brain development after birth
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo, we have an exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum that supports neural pathway development to allow for language, cognitive, social-emotional and physical development for your child.
Our unique Brain Waves™ Curriculum provides your child the opportunity to expand his or her learning ability, maximizing their optimal mental capacity. Each child is unique in the way he or she learns, therefore our program adapts to your child’s learning style and pace. Our classrooms have different learning stations that stimulate and engage your child. Your child will be able to explore in a safe environment and learn while having fun.
Developing problem solving skills is considered one of the best ways to support brain development. Our teachers provide activities that challenge your child to develop problem solving skills and encourage him or her to think at a higher level, thereby stimulating brain development.
For more information about our Learning Academy or to find out more about our Brain Waves™ Curriculum, contact us today.Show Less
Preschool education has come a long way in the last few years. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo is at the forefront of this trend. Today, parents know that properly preparing a child for the academic demands of modern day elementary and high school is essential. Here we take a closer look at how to make the most of your child’s academics during preschool.
Encourage learning at home
Preschool and daycare children are constantly learning, but this learning should continue once they are at home. As a parent, you should be encouraging your child to learn all the time. Whether this is done through reading books, playing games, making crafts or using digital playground apps, parents need to ensure that their child is constantly taking in new information while still having fun.
Enroll your child in Kids ‘R’ Kids
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy is one of the premier academic preschools. Our AdvancED preschool accreditation with our excellent preschool fast track curriculum place great emphasis on continual learning and interactive fun. Our curriculum for preschoolers ensures that your child will be fully prepared not only for the next few levels of education, but also for the rigors and demands of future academic endeavors.
Make sure that learning does not become a chore
Learning should enjoyable for your preschool or daycare child. As soon as learning becomes a chore, your child will start interpreting learning as a hassle. Keep it fun and interactive, and your child is sure to keep on learning.
Here at Kids 'R' Kids of Oviedo our philosophy of “hug first, then teach” has ensured that all of our preschool students enjoy learning in a safe and secure environment. For more information about our preschool program feel free to contact us here.Show Less
Young infants and children need the right source of vitamins and minerals to grow healthy and strong. It is best to give your children vitamins and minerals from natural food sources unless otherwise directed by your child's doctor. Keeping track of what your child eats will assist a parent in providing the best and most essential nutrition. At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Oviedo we can advise you on some of the daily minerals and vitamins necessary to build a healthy immune system and the best sources for those minerals and vitamins.
Vitamins and minerals your child can consume for better growth include the following:
Vitamin A: Good for the eyes and skin and promotes growth.
â—Food sources include: eggs, sweet potatoes and mango's.
Vitamin C: Is essential for strong bones, teeth and healthy gums.
â—Foods sources include: strawberries, tomatoes and spinach.
Vitamin D: Good for developing strong bones and also aids in the absorption of calcium.
â—Food sources include: milk, soy milk and orange juice.
Iron: Aids in the production of red blood cells.
â—Food sources include: Soy and fish.
Magnesium: Creates energy and is for good heart rhythm.
â—Food sources include: Bananas, milk and beans.
Calcium: Helps to build strong teeth and bones.
â—Food sources include: Orange juice and dairy products.
All of these minerals and vitamins provide the base for your infant grow healthy and strong. Good nutrition will help your child learn and reach important developmental stages. At our infant and child care center, we provide nutritious meals throughout the day so we help take care of your child's health without a parent having to be concerned.Show Less
It is common knowledge that too much TV can have a negative impact on children. But just how does watching TV affect a child's brain? The latest research from Japan's Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Tohoku University suggests that too much TV can actually damage the brain's growth and structure.
According to this research, the front section of the brain showed an increase in grey matter in children between five and 18 years old who watched 0-4 hours of TV daily. This additional grey matter develops in the frontal polar cortex of the brain's frontal lobe and, although it sounds like a positive change, it is actually associated with reduced language, vision, and memory development, reduced cognitive development, shorter attention spans, and even aggression.
Fortunately, there are many other activities that you can do with your child right here in Oviedo, Florida. For example, you could visit The Oviedo Aquatic Facility for swimming fun or one of our local parks, many of which have playgrounds.
So how much is too much TV and how often should children be allowed to watch TV?
Experts at the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board believe that between one and two hours of TV is more than enough for toddlers, while children younger than two years old should not be exposed to TV at all. It is also better to choose a specific TV program instead of allowing your child to watch indiscriminately. Make sure the program is child-friendly, educational, and encourages interaction. It is also a good idea to pre-record shows that you know are of good quality and watch them with your child at a set time of day. You can make this an active rather than a passive experience by asking them questions about the characters and the events on the screen.
At our top Learning Academy, your child will get the best stimulation for his or her growing brain. Kids 'R' Kids of Oviedo's exclusive, professionally developed Brain Waves Curriculum is designed to support healthy brain development and focuses on supporting the growth of neural pathways so your child can achieve the development essential for academic and future success. Contact us to find out more about our Learning Academy today.Show Less