Saturday, October 17, 2015

Looking for Family Groups in Ypsilanti or Ann Arbor?

Are you looking for parent or family support groups in Ypsilanti or the surrounding areas?

There are many parents in the area who have similar interests and children at the same milestones as your family. Many groups in the area provide opportunities for parents to mingle, get advice, and support each other in their parenting endeavors.
Preschool in Ypsilanti

Some groups in the area include:

1. Hike it Baby
2. La Leche League
3. Ann Arbor Parents Without Partners
4. Ann Arbor Parents Meetup Group
5. Lamaze Family Center
6. Saint Joseph Hospital Breastfeeding Club
7. Ann Arbor Baby Wearers

If you need a few more suggestions on family groups in the area, feel free to ask our staff. We’re always willing to help support and guide our Little Angels parents and guardians.

If you decide to try some of these parent groups, we’d like to know how they work for you. In addition, are there any other alternative parent groups that you’re already a part of that you’d like to suggest to other parents? Please let us know in the comments! At Little Angels Preschool in Ypsilanti serving Saline, Ann Arbor, Milan, Pittsfield Township, and the surrounding areas, we’re dedicated to our students’ health and well-being. (734) 998-0233

Thursday, October 1, 2015

13 Tips to Help Your Child Eat Their Veggies at Home & at Their Preschool in Ypsilanti

Children go through phases of what they will or will not eat, this is normal. We know as parents that we want our children to have a diverse palate and nutritious meals.

Our teachers at preschool in Ypsilanti suggest the best thing to do is not force your child to eat veggies, but make it a fun experience!

Preschool in Ypsilanti

According to WebMD, a few proven ways to get kids to eat more veggies include:
  1. Take your child to a farmers market and have them pick a veggie.
  2. Try to offer a selection of different foods for salad night, taco night or pizza night.
  3. Make it fun by making faces with cut up veggies.
  4. Avoid battling over veggies.
  5. Offer new veggies with a familiar one.
  6. Don’t give up! Children’s appetites change over time.
  7. Make veggie popsicles and smoothies.
  8. Take advantage of peer pressure. If their friend is bold enough to try veggies, your child may follow.
  9. Try roasting veggies! It helps bring out their natural sweetness.
  10. Serve veggies with dip!
  11. Have veggies ready to eat as a go-to snack.
  12. Set a good example! Make sure your child sees you eat your own veggies. They will be more likely to do the same.
  13. Sneak veggies into baked goods.

If you decide to try some of these tips to help your child eat more veggies, we’d like to know if it was successful. Imagine clean plates and no complaints at dinner time! We hope that your child becomes more adventurous in their eating habits, as well as, a better health role model for the future.

Little Angels Preschool in Ypsilanti have been serving Saline, Ann Arbor, Milan, Pittsfield Township, and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. Your child will gain positive self-esteem, confidence and a healthy sense of value through Experienced-Based-Learning at our daycare center. Call (734) 998-0233 to schedule a tour!