• Early Childhood Education,  Toddler

    Reading to Your Child: The Importance and Benefits

    I was five months pregnant with my son; my pregnant belly starting to pop through. It was a stormy and rainy evening. I snuggled up in a blanket next to the long window, found a childhood favorite book of mine, and began reading to my unborn child. In that moment, I imagined how many evenings I would have like this with my son as he grew older and developed a love for reading. Reading is one of the simplest and best activities you can do with your child at any age. And you know what? Reading with my son (present time) has been one of the easiest things to engage…

  • Baby,  Early Childhood Education

    4 Benefits of Using Baby Sign Language

    Did you know there is a way to communicate with your child before he/she is able to speak? As a person with a background in caring for toddlers for several years in an early childhood education setting, I will be the first to tell you how difficult it is to communicate with toddlers. Imagine having multiple toddlers yelling and/or screaming at you all at once trying to express their needs. It is difficult for a caregiver (no matter how many babies they are caring for) to pinpoint what a young human needs at this age because of their underdeveloped communication skills. As a teacher, I learned how to communicate with…

  • Early Childhood Education

    A Day in the Life of a Daycare Provider

    Recently, I took to Facebook posting that I should make a blog post about “a day in the life of a daycare provider” because there is no way that I could make up some of the things I see happening on a daily basis. I received quite a bit of comical reactions to my post and therefore, I was inspired to actually follow through with my writing prompt! Preface- Because you have to understand where I’m coming from in order to comprehend the comedy behind it all: I work as daycare teacher for the toddler age group of 18 to 24 months old. I am the late shift teacher, meaning…