If you work in child care, you'll be keen to find fun outdoor activities for your little ones to do during the summer months. Cycling is an extremely popular pastime, and if the child has natural balance and reasonable co-ordination, the art of bike riding can be mastered in as little as half an hour. Here's how to teach a child to ride a bike.
Teaching a child to ride a bike
If your child is a reluctant sleeper it can be worrying to imagine how they might sleep during the day at child care. Here are some hints to help you let your child sleep better at daycare.
Let the carers know of any routines
If you always give your a certain cuddle and jiggle before bed, or always read them the same story, or sing them a song, it can help to let the carers know of these routines so that they can replicate them as much as possible at the centre.
Learning a second language as a small child is much easier than trying to pick up as second language as an adult. Having a second language has proven benefits in increased mental ability and control. With the multicultural influences in Australia, offering a childcare program with second language learning can be an attractive way to draw in new people and families. Here are some tips to introduce a second language program.
Identify a language
Attending preschool is now considered an important part of a child's preparation for starting school. It introduces them to the routines of a school day, the social nature of schooling, and the independent thinking required of school age children. Many children love preschool from the first day, but many may take a while to adjust to being separated from their parents and being in the care of other adults.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can help your child to settle in happily to preschool before they've even started.
If your first language is not English, you are no doubt eager for your children to keep speaking your native language fluently. If your child is in childcare, this is a great chance for them to get confident in speaking English before school and get the most of the neural benefits of being bilingual.
Here are some ways to help your childcare carers support your efforts in keeping your child bilingual.