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The Role Of The Preschool Parents

The Role Of The Preschool Parents

If you are sending your child to preschool for the first time, you have an important role in preparing your child for the new adventure. Your child may need some time to adjust to the new surroundings and may have jitters for the first few days. Preschool parents can help the child to get over […]

Summer Activities for Preschoolers

Summer Activities for Preschoolers

Summer is just around the corner and if you have a preschooler in your house activities to keep him or her busy should be high on your list.  What will you say when your child comes to you and says “Mommy I’m bored” or “Mommy what can I do now?”  If you’re like a lot […]

Surviving Your Toddlers “I Can Do It Myself” Phase

Yes, that wonderful time in your toddler’s life when they transformed into super-independent-toddler! I am baby! I can do it myself!  They want to not only pick out their own outfits but put them on all by themselves.  They want to pour their own juice, fasten their seat belt, close or open the garage door […]

Great Rewards Tool to Help Preschoolers Behavior

Great Rewards Tool to Help Preschoolers Behavior

We could have a discussion all day and not come to an agreement on what is the best way to discipline a preschooler.  One parent will say spare not the rod, you know, spanking gets the job done, while another parent will say time outs are the better way to go. Well, there is a […]

What’s Love?

It’s probably easier for me to begin with what love is not. Well it’s certainly not just bringing a child into this world and providing for him or her. It’s not buying the latest toys, clothes or electronic gadgets.  Just about anybody can fit those shoes. Love is being there with outstretched arms to catch […]

What Makes A Good Children’s Vitamin?

You’ve decided to take on the task of choosing a good children’s vitamin.  Where to you start?  Do you go to the mall, grocery store, pharmacy, or order online?  What about cost, are the higher price vitamins always better than the lower price ones?  Should you get the chewable vitamins or gummies? What makes one […]

Are Vitamins for Kids Necessary?

Are Vitamins for Kids Necessary?

As parents we want to give our Kids the best start of their health journey, but are vitamins for kids really necessary?  When it comes to vitamins it can be downright confusing.   We hear doctors say “your child should get all the nutrients needed from the foods they eat, while other doctors say it’s not […]

The Spirit of Giving, All Year!

The Spirit of Giving, All Year!

Ahh yea, Christmas, it can be one of the most exciting times of the year.  Wives’ are pushing husbands to get the Christmas decorations out of the attic or garage.  Tv commercials advertise something for everyone, kids intently watching each commercial as their wish list gets bigger and bigger with each advertisement, what’s trending in […]

Your Toddlers Bedtime Blues

Your Toddlers Bedtime Blues

So you and your kids have had a great day.  Now it’s getting close to the time you dread the most, bedtime.  You have tried everything from warm milk and cookies to lavender baths to get your kid to go to bed and sleep but the kid just keeps coming up with a thousand and […]

How To Get Your Family to Eat Together

How To Get Your Family to Eat Together

Today as we go to work and school we are bombarded with so much coming at us from all directions; smart phones, tablets, radio, reports, TV, news, homework, billboards and the list goes on and on. Distractions that keep us thinking and doing things that take us away from the ones we love the most, […]

It’s Thanksgiving Time!

Awe Yes! Thanksgiving is almost here again. The time of year when family and friends will get together and catch-up on old times, joke and laugh, watch a game on the big screen and yes, eat till we can’t eat any more . . . . then have desert. But was Thanksgiving Day always like […]

Help Your Child Get SUCCESS by Eating Together!

Help Your Child Get SUCCESS by Eating Together!

Hey, what happened to those times when the dinner call was made and the whole family responded?  I mean it didn’t matter if you were watching your favorite TV show, playing baseball or basketball with the kids in the neighborhood or on the phone with a friend, when the call was made you made sure […]

Musical App For Baby

Musical App For Baby

Baby’s Musical Hands By Streaming Colour Studios Now this is an app that’s got so many parents talking.  The Baby’s Musical Hands app is a musical toy for infants/babies and toddlers.  The screen has bright colored squares that your baby will touch and each of the squares make different sounds.  The blue squares play guitar […]

Toddler Mini Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Toddler Mini Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Ingredients 6 Tbs. soft butter 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tsp. light corn syrup or golden syrup 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. baking soda Pinch of salt (omit for babies under one year) 1 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup dark raisins, cut in half   Preparations 1. […]

Helping Your Child Connect with Family History

Helping Your Child Connect with Family History

Last month many of the children at Meadows Academy started learning about the importance of family.  Often, children enjoy hearing about how their parents and grandparents grew up, what life was like back in the good old days.  You know the stories that start with “you kids have it easy now-a-days. . .” or “back […]

Homemade Play-Doh

Homemade Play-Doh

Here is a great idea for preschool weekend fun. What child doesn’t love Play Doh? Hours of fun, indeed. It’s so much better to make your own than to buy it. It’s cheaper, it doesn’t smell funny, and more than likely, you won’t bring petroleum distillate into your home. In fact, this super-easy recipe has […]

Do Children Need Preschool?

Do Children Need Preschool?

You have many parents who find that they must send their young children to preschool. They send them out of necessity when parents must work from home. They turn to preschools like Meadows Academy to provide their children with a caring environment and creative activities they need. You know what’s interesting is that parents who […]

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome to Meadows Academy new blog where we will post information and articles of interest for our parents and friends with daycare age children. Some of the categories we will post about are parent tips, craft ideas, childcare news, and local events. We welcome your feedback with each post and we will love to hear […]

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