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3 Reasons To Join Us On Facebook

Social media is so popular in this day in age. Everywhere you turn someone is posting on Facebook, Snap chat, or Instagram. Facebook is known as one of the best ways to keep in touch with family and friends whom you may not get to see everyday. That’s why Akeba Academy has our own Facebook page. Because parents aren’t able to see what their children are doing everyday while they are at work. So we post to keep you all updated.  Here are some other  reasons who should follow us on Facebook

  • Scrapbook and journal of the children’s lives
  • Updates on events and closings dates
  • Chance to see the latest sales

Currently Akeba Academy is running a 20% off sale and it’s all over our Facebook page. It’s important to follow us because whenever we have major events and special sales Facebook gets the notice first! If you are interested in taking advantage of this sale give us a call today (912) 289-2725

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3 Ways To Tell Your Teacher Thank You

Teachers are with your child Monday – Friday 8 hours or more a day. They are a huge part of your child’s day. Here are some ways to show your appreciation and say thank  you.

1. A Thank You Card : A card is a personal heartfelt thank you. Have your child write out all the things they are thankful for and what they love about their teacher.

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2. Homemade project: Work with your sons and daughters and help them create a nice arts and crafts project that their teacher can put on display in their classroom.






3.  Store bought gift: You can also have your child think of something sweet to buy their teacher. That she can use at home or at a school like in the picture below.







Here at Akeba Academy we know are teachers work as hard as they do because they love these children as if they were their own. If you are looking for staff that will love and care for your child give us a call today (912) 289-2725

Fall Into Savings

Child care cost vary dramatically from one area to another. Some parents think they work just to pay childcare. So if you’re a parent feeling the crunch of child care costs, you’re not alone. Here are some savings tips , for great quality childcare and affordable prices. math games to start preschooler

1. Talk to your employer about a flexible spending account.

2.Take a tax break.

3.Judge the distance. Make sure its not to far from your home.

4. Check emails for savings and discounts

Here at Akeba Academy we send out savings and discounts via email. Call us today to register with us! 912-289-2725



Encouraging Language development

Every child has a different growth and development rate. Hence, there are various aspects attributed to be normal in a child’s language development.

General strategies to encourage language development:

Use meaningful language and activities:
Follow your child’s activities as much as you can; and advice and comment about the interests or pursuits they are indulging in at the time. A language is mastered best when it is intriguing and relevant.


Build Healthy Relationship with a learner—Be an Empathic Language Partner
First gain your child’s attention before speaking by addressing them by their name, along with an eye contact. You have to try to match their level when it comes to communicating or playing with them. A person usually wants to communicate with another person for whom he or she feels safe and really cares about. An infant or toddler will want to communicate with you when she feels safe and cared for in loving ways. An Infant and toddler will communicate when they find it pleasant to communicate, as well as makes them feel warm and loved. They attempt to communicate when they think their communication will get a response.

Be slow, Use specific vocabulary, and Keep it short and simple:
Give your child time and opportunity to respond – up to 4 seconds. Children are much slower to process information than adults so give them a little extra time.
You need to use complex language at a proper time and at the appropriate level of understanding. If your child is only speaks single words, then extend their spoken sentence a little but keep it simple. For example, “yes dear it’s a red car.”
Make a point to be clear and precise, at the same time use lots of expression and different tones in your voice as this keeps them engaged and also encourages them to keep talking.
A child is more likely to respond and perform appropriately if you clearly tell them, for example: “keep your bottle on the bench”, rather than “keep it over there.”

Positive feedback reinforcement:
You should always reward your child’s attempts to speak by responding to their intended meaning even if the vocabulary or form of communication is not correct.

Repetition is the key:
Every child needs to hear the same words and language many times, in different ways, before they will remember it or will be able to use it in proper context themselves.

How to encourage creativity in your children

As parents we all need to work on teaching our kids the life skill to enjoy some quiet time while encouraging their creativity.









Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off the televisions: Initially, after a bit of whining and screaming in the morning, they will find their way to the craft space. It will take months before it becomes their routine to regularly start their day drawing or making something in their jammies.
  2. Have a large cleared off, flat surface where they can design:
    Children just need their own fancy flat space to spread out. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a customized space, or even a simple desk will be helpful.
    If kids feel cramped up, they get bored easily and soon start begging for a television.
  3. Have a vast array of art and craft supplies within their reach: Keep your desk drawers and shelves filled with both your things and baskets of twine, glue, glitter, wash tape and loads of every coloring device imaginable. Make sure all their supplies are handy and easily accessible.
  4. Be calm and satisfied with random: The creation children put together often insensible. Plastic gems are stuck haphazardly to scrapbook paper and then painted over. It won’t always be pretty, but they will keep themselves happily busy for hours.
  5. Periodically organize, clean out, and restock supplies. Art and craft isn’t much fun when all your stuff is cluttered, crayons are small nubs, and glue bottle cap is dried shut.
    Few things in the world are more inviting than a clean and tidy space, and freshly sharpened pencils.
  6. Surprise them with new projects from time to time: Every once in a while, I’ll come home with a package of foam sheets, or a new color of glitter, or even a simple wooden birdhouse ready for painting.

Often they start with the new product, and keep right on going. For hours.

With a little bit of advance planning, a vow not to interfere or nag, and an oath not to turn on the television, you will be more than thrilled with the kind of creativity you strike in your kids and the things they create.

Everyday here at Akeba Academy, we encourage children to express their creativity.  We give them different exercises and activities that are a learning experience as well as  a chance for the children to use their imagination.

Call us today to have your child be apart of an amazing childcare program. (912) 289-2725

Perfect Bed Time Stories For Children

Who doesn’t enjoy narrating stories to their little ones? Let’s get started, shall we?

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, by Jill Tomlinson
In this adorable fable is about a baby barn owl named Plop who is afraid of the dark. This is quite strange, also very challenging, because owls are active at night (nocturnal)! The story furthers as Plop finds the great things about the dark, ranging from firework displays, telescopes, to camping. Tomlinson’s beautifully illustrates Plop’s transformation from being scared of the dark to realizing that it’s not really scary.









Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise
This story manages to bring a smile to anybody’s face. From the clock to the quiet old lady and the gradual transition from light to dark, your child will adore the illustrations. It’s so fascinating to tell everything goodnight!

The Going-To-Bed Book, by Sandra Boynton
If you are a rhymes lover, you will surely love this book. It’s frivolous, and sweet, and perfect to get all the stored giggles out. The characters portrayed by animals go through a nighttime routine that is completely crazy, but ends with everyone rocking to sleep.

Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
For those nights when you are bogged down and where things are rough, this story is a great choice. Max sets on an adventure trip that starts in his room and goes across the sea to where the wild beings live. He realizes that it’s fun to be rambunctious, but it’s more satisfying to be safe in your own comfortable bed.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, by Tom Lichtenheld
In this highly engaging book, it’s bedtime for all of the complicated machines. It also gives you the opportunity to learn the names of some of the big equipment as your little child is enthralled watching beautiful illustrations and enjoying a touching story.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, by Kate Toms
This is a re-model on a children’s song, what a little mouse wonders about the stars. This beautifully written and engaging story offers you a walk through the tiny mouse’s bedtime routine and includes questions like “are there enough stars for everyone?” You will fall in love with the classic nursery rhyme all over again.

Bear Snores On , by Karma Wilson
In this charming story, a bear is hibernating for winter when friends come into his house (den) and throw a party. But, the poor bear continues to snore, until he is suddenly woken up by a pepper flake! This charming story of friendship and love for sleep makes it an all-time favorite.

The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn
As we all understand that night-time is a big separation for our little ones as they have to go to sleep even when their mum and dad are still up. Chester is afraid of going to school, but his mother’s assurance him that he will be fine lets him in on a sweetest family secret. This is a heart melting story.

Lucy the Dinosaur, illustrated by Joey Ahlbum
If you have an inquisitive little one, this story is your ticket to scientific exploration. Lucy’s questions are never-ending, and to seek the answers, she is in a constant search, and she is ready to face any setbacks and hurdles that come her way. Your child will learn healthy curiosity and persistence and while being entertained by Lucy.


Why Are Parent-Teacher Meetings Important

It’s important to hold a meeting that provides you an opportunity to have an uninterrupted communication with your child’s teacher. Though it is brief, but this one-on-one session may build the foundation for your kid’s entire academic year. It helps to build a rapport while developing a common goal in order to make sure your child enjoys the best school experience.
It builds a partnership
Parent-teacher meetings help to build partnerships between the parents and teachers that becomes a vital aspect of your kid’s academic and social goals. Through these meetings, teachers would introduce parents with their teaching methods along with the classroom rules both through orientation as well as in written. You can contribute by elaborating about your kid’s at-home activities, hobbies, likes and dislikes. This becomes important for an overall success of your kid’s school life. You must also explain your kid’s style of learning, completing the homework. Let the teacher know that you appreciate their efforts in the form of written notes, and other teaching skills. This positive feedback will encourage them more while they will know that you value their hard work.
Make a plan
If your kid suffers from learning difficulties, parent-teacher meetings are useful in developing a plan with the teacher in order to ensure your kid’s academic success. The teacher may hold an extra tuition, and additional homework to make the kid’s come out of learning disabilities. Advanced kids can take up extra projects or extra-curricular activities in order to eliminate the boredom.
Collecting the information
Scheduling a meeting your kid’s teacher will help in exchanging the information about your kid’s academic performance along with social development. This will guide the teacher to know about the assistance and guidance that your child needs. You can list down all the queries about their studies and other activities in order to make most of the time decided for the meeting. Also, ask your kid how he/she feels about school, if there are any difficulties they face, and let the teacher know about this.

Akeba Academy will be hosting an open house on August 15,2015. This will give parents and teachers a chance to meet and discuss what’s best for the child.

How to Pack a Diaper Bag

You should always be fully prepared when it comes to packing your infant’s diaper bag, as you would never know what you might need while being outside of home. It’s always best to pack your infant’s bag well-in-advance than forgetting the important things and getting worried afterwards. A diaper bag is very important when you taking your baby along with you so that the baby doesn’t get uncomfortable due to hunger or any other reason.
So, always carry a diaper bag whenever you take your baby along with you.
Here’s how you can pack your little one’s diaper bag:
Choose the right diaper bag
The type of diaper bag you select will depend upon whether you are going for a few hours trip or maybe for 2-3 days. Choose a large bag that fits in everything properly when you are going for a vacation, etc.

Put enough diapers
Keep enough diapers in the diaper bag, at least 1 for every hour. It’s better to take extras, in case you need in an emergency. Also, keep a packet of baby wipes in the bag.
Food stock
Keep baby food, milk and whatever you feed your baby with, so that you can feed the infant whenever he/she feels hungry. If you feed your baby with solids, keep it small jars that can be thrown away once finished.
Other essentials
You need to keep other health essentials in the diaper bag, including a baby cream, pain relief for infants, diaper-rash cream, baby sunblock, along with any other medications that you giving to your infant for the time-being.
Keep extra clothes
You must always keep extra clothes for your baby. You never know when you might need extra clothing for your infant. Also, keep extra blankets and covering for your baby for emergency.
Always keep one or two toys in the diaper bag to give to your baby. Keep few pacifiers in a clean poly bag. Also keep extra plastic bags to throw away diapers, etc.

Your Child’s Day Care Backpack

Transitioning from having your infant at home to packing him or her up for day care is stressful enough without worrying about forgetting to stuff something essential. It’s advisable to label each and everything starting from underwear to diaper cream, as well as blankets and stuffed animals, since so many children bring the same items.

What to Pack
Changes of clothes and sealable bags: No matter what the age, every child should come prepared with spare clothes, especially during toilet training.
Diapers: If your kids are still wear diapers, without fail send enough diapers, baby wipes and diaper rash cream to suffice for a change at least every two hours.
Food: What food to give depends mainly on the age and requirements of each child. Pack enough milk and baby food to get your child through the day. Include sippy cups, healthy snacks and finger foods for older babies.
Comfort items: Pack a blanket, pacifier, teether, and stuffed soft toys with a crib sheet and blanket for their nap time so that your little one can peacefully wind down.
Weather-appropriate clothing and protection: Provide swaddling blankets for infants and jackets, sunblock, swimsuits for older kids if your facility offers water play.
What Not to Pack
Toys: Many children at this age don’t know how to share. If children need their loveys to sleep with, these items can stay in backpacks. Specific type of toys such as play guns, water guns etc. should stay out of day care.
Junk food behind: The other kids get really upset and often cry when they see another kid with a cupcake, cookie, or some other special snacks and do not have one for themselves.
Fancy clothes: Leave dressy clothes, plastic and dress up shoes at home. Make kids wear shoes they can comfortably run and play in.
Medication: Provide medicines for teething, allergies or fever, also, well instruct your childcare provider how to use it. Do not put any medications or vitamins in lunch bags or backpacks as other kids may get a hold of them.