Halloween Safety Tips for Children

Children love dressing up in their spooky costumes, trick-or-treating and, of course, eating lots of delicious candy. Make sure your little ghouls stay safe this year with these Halloween safety tips for children: Choose safe costumes Always go for costumes made of flame-retardant material, and avoid wigs or beards that cover noses, eyes or mouths. […]

Teaching Mindfulness to Children

Mindfulness: you may have heard the term recently, but what does it mean? Mindfulness means that the mind is fully focused on what’s happening in the present moment—not the groceries that need to be picked up later, and not that annoying thing someone said to you last week. It sounds simple, but in today’s hectic […]

Well-Chosen Hobbies Encourage Children to Bloom

Children have growing minds, and without sufficient stimulation, your child can start itching for things to do.  Engaging your youngster in a hobby that provides entertainment and education helps your kid to grow and develop. Here are some great options to help steer your child away from boredom and toward fun and learning. Science experiments […]

The Importance of Keeping Children Active

At Watch Me Grow Daycare Center, we strongly believe that keeping children active is a vital part of their physical development and well-being. But in an age where smartphones and screens are more prevalent than ever, it’s worth mentioning in this space just why keeping children active is so important. Childhood is perhaps the most […]

Practicing Positive Discipline with Your Children

Let’s face it. All children misbehave at one point or another. You might be tempted to punish your children when they throw tantrums or refuse to clean their rooms, but negative discipline can make children feel worse about themselves and undermine any discipline you wish to instill. Read on to learn more about positive discipline […]

Entertaining Christmas Games for Children

The holidays are a fun and exciting time, and if you have children, we have some Christmas games that they’ll love to play! You might also love to play these games with them to help get their imagination and creativity flowing. These games are also great for events and parties where the adults might be […]

Fire Prevention and Safety Tips For Your Family

Since October was Fire Prevention month, we thought we would give you some fire prevention and safety tips to go over with your children.  It’s crucial to be prepared for a fire, since they can start quickly and unexpectedly. Take the time and review fire safety with your children so they are prepared in case […]

Tips for Having a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher

Now that your child is back in the swing of things at school, it’s important to let your child’s teacher know you want to partner with them and share the responsibility for your child’s academic growth. Here are some tips to keep in mind for a successful school year: Stay in touch Keep your child’s […]

Have a Ball With Your Children This Fall

With fall right around the corner, officially beginning September 22, we thought we would give you some fun family activities to try out! Go for a nature stroll After school, find a local trail or park and go on a nature walk with the children. Stepout Buffalo lists the best hiking trails in Western New […]

Benefits of Pretend Play

Your child has probably played “pretend house” or “pretend school” every now and then and research suggests encouraging it since it’s an important part of childhood development. So the next time you hear your child talking to him or herself in a make believe scenario they have created, let them continue and try not to […]