Monday, August 25, 2014

Preschool in Ypsilanti Suggests Tips For Going Back to School

Is your child enthusiastic or unhappy about the new school year?

Does your child find his or her new school intimidating?

Are you having a hard time motivating your child for the new school year ahead?

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered!
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Whether your child is a new or returning student at our preschool in Ypsilanti, there’s always a solution to help ease your child into the idea of going to school.

PBS Parents recommends the following steps:

1. Practice going to school to help your child get familiar with the route and routine.
2. Describe to your child what will likely happen on their first day of class.
3. Ask your child compelling questions about what they’re looking forward to the most, and what concerns they have.
4. Schedule play dates with other children your child may not have seen all summer to acquaint them with familiar faces.
5. Walk your child into the classroom on the first few days.
6. Read books about starting school and how exciting it can be!

We hope these tips will help you and your child shift from summer back to a school schedule with ease. Have you found other ways that get your child excited about school? We’re not talking about bribes, we’re talking about techniques that work without you caving into your child’s demands. If you have any techniques, please share them with us! We always appreciate more ideas! 

Do you know of a parent looking for a quality preschool in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor or the surrounding area? Please encourage them to contact us to schedule a tour of Little Angels Preschool & Daycare.  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Preschool in Ypsilanti Suggests Teaching Your Kids the ABC’s of Sunburn Prevention

Everyone knows when you stay in the sun too long you increase your risk of sunburn. But did you know that sunburns can be especially painful for young children?

According to WebMD, “most of their (children’s) lifetime sun exposure is in their first 18 years of life.” So it’s important that you protect their skin, to help decrease their risk of skin cancer and delay the development of wrinkles as they get older.

It’s hard to educate young children about the sun’s harmful rays, so parents need to make sure their kids are protected and aware of its effects. 
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We would like to suggest some tips to help you teach your kids the ABC’s of how to protect their skin from sunburns, as suggested by

  • A = Away. Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • B = Block. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher to protect babies’ and children's very sensitive skin.
  • C = Cover up. Wear clothing that covers the skin, hats with wide brims, and sunglasses with UV protection. Even one-year old children should wear sunglasses with UV protection.
  • S = Speak out. Teach others to protect their skin from sun damage.

Our Preschool in Ypsilanti staff at Little Angels Preschool & Daycare incorporate learning into your child’s daily life.  We’re always happy to share lesson plans and ideas so you can continue the learning at home.  We all need to work together to support children as they expand their knowledge and grow to be intelligent, respectful, global citizens!