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Ways To Dress During The Winter

Brunswick weather can be a little tricky, one day it’s super cold and then the next day the sun is shining. But with weather like that you have to be careful when it comes to dressing your child. Fluctuating weather is one of the quickest ways your child can catch a cold.

Babies lose heat more rapidly than adults do, experts agree that it’s best to dress your child in one more layer of clothes than you would wear. Except for in the car because the big puffy coats can cause more injury if you were to get into a car accident. The best way to keep your child warm for car rides without the puffy coat is to dress them in light layers and put a blanket around them after they get buckled in. Also, do not forget the gloves, hats and socks. They play an important role in keeping your child warm.

Below is a description of the type of layers you should use to keep your baby warm.

Three la​yers:

  • Inner (Base) layer: The skin should be covered in a thin layer that helps to move moisture away from the body. Keeping your skin dry helps keep you warm and comfortable. Your inner layer should cover almost your whole body: arms, legs and torso. Polyester and silk, and related modern materials are best. Cotton is a poor choice.
  • Middle layer: This is the insulating layer. Wool and fleece work best. The mid10-Tips-for-Dressing-Your-Kids-this-Winterdle layer can be made up of several thin layers.
  • Outer layer: This is the water and wind protection layer. Get a long coat so that you can sit comfortably. Coats should have high collars and a hood. You should be able to easily ventilate the coat by loosening sleeve ends, opening zippers under the arms and opening a front zipper. This will help get rid of the moisture inside the coat. For very cold temperatures or for kids rolling around in the snow, bib-type snow pants are a good choice.

Akeba Academy and The Rock bring make sure are students are bundled up before going outside. If you are in need of a daycare that cares for your child give us a call (912) 289-2725

 

Christmas is a time for family to get together, to give thanks, and to be grateful for everything that has been supplied to them throughout the year. Sometimes one may get the feeling that Christmas is only about Santa, giving of gifts, and making the children happy during this one day of the year.

Here at Akeba Academy we believe in all of those things as well, but we also believe that everyone in the family has a major part to play in the success and in the idea of having family time together. In today’s blog, we want to talk to you about how to include your infants and toddlers in your Christmas time together. We believe that the little ones are the most important and it is a great time for them to understand the reason for the season. Infants and toddlers can participate with their own arts and crafts, created by them for family members as well as friends and family who participate in your Christmas time.

At Akeba Academy our infant room offers infants six-weeks to twelve-months of age an opportunity to have one-on-one time with their teacher where they can create sensory arts and craft activities. They can be used as ornaments or even given as a gift inside of a picture frame. As you can remember when we were younger, our parents would take our baby shoes and dip them in copper and make plaques from our baby shoes. Those things are old-school but they were some of the most memorable gifts that you could ever give a parent or grandparent.

We believe that as the children get older the arts and crafts from their younger years is really what matters during this time of the year. Our infant program provides a small teacher-to-child ratio, loads of hands-on activities, lots of independence and love, and a large space for small explorers to move around and to become more independent each and every day. At Akeba Academy our infants are creating arts and crafts activities that can be used for years to come for grandparents, aunts, and uncles, as a memory.

If you’re looking for a childcare provider that values what you value, give us a call today by contacting us at 912-289-2725. We would love for you to visit our infant room and to allow your little one to become a part of our family today.IMG_0291

At What Age Should My Child Start Childcare?

In truth, there is no best time to start childcare. The decision entirely rests on what suits your family and your child. Irrespective of the age, the first time you leave your child in childcare, it is bound to be challenging. Your child may cry for the first few days, but eventually things will start getting easier.

 

Usually, when parents wait longer for placing their child in childcare, it gives them more time to bond with each other, for the umbilical cord to heal completely, and for other newborn newness faced by both parent and child to diminish. This adjustment period is said to be between 3-6 months. However, if you’re a working mom, and have only a six-week maternity leave, then starting childcare between 3-6 months is not a practical option for you. Where here at Akeba Academy we start accepting children at the age of 6 weeks old. So the 3-6 month wait will not become an inconvenience to parents.Image result for parents talking to baby teacher

 

The prevalent practice in childcare institutions is that a healthy and full-term infant can be enrolled into a childcare program at 6 weeks of age. Institutes such as Akeba Academy equipped to handle infants and cater to their special needs. If the young age of your child gives you anxiety, you can build a relationship with your child care worker and get regular updates about their progress. Here at Akeba Academy we believe in a open line of communication to all parents on their child’s progress throughout the day.Image result for parents talking to baby teacher

 

Remember, there is no such thing as the perfect age for starting childcare; it varies for everyone. Try to relax and make an informed decision. Your positive approach to childcare arrangements can have a great effect on your child.

 

So when it comes to making the decision on what age your child should start childcare and you need assistance at the end of your 6 week maternity leave, consider Akeba Academy. We are always excepting children 6 weeks and up. So stop by our location at 2606 Altama Ave or give us a call at (912) 289-2725. Where Childcare is Our Specialty!!

 

 

 

5 Board Games That Can Improve Reading Skills

Family game nights are a great way to spend time together, but what about adding a little bit extra to the mix?

What if we, as parents, made a teensy-tiny more of an effort to sneak in some learning along the way?  We can add in little number recognition practice by playing bingo, or work on quick addition skills with dice games.  We can help kids practice some critical thinking by doing family brain teasers or even strategy with simple card games like Rummy, Uno, or Spades.

The cool thing is that many of the board games we played as children can do more for our kids than just be fun ways of passing time together.

Try sneaking in some reading with these 5 board games:

Majority Rules:  this game gives players a chance to see Democracy in action! Reading, voting, and writing, imaginations run wild with this game.

Life: There’s a whole lot of chance in this classic board game, but there’s also a whole lot of reading.

Monopoly: Yes, you may need to set aside a good chunk of time to play this favorite board game, but who cares because your kids will be reading more than you think!

Apples to Apples: A super-fun family game that will get players thinking and laughing and stretching their minds, since every single card requires reading.  It’s all about comparing with this game, friends. Apples to apples.

Scrambled States of America: One of our all-time favorite games to play. You’ll never look at our nation’s states, capitals, or nicknames quite the same.

At Akeba Academy we play learning games with the children all the time. It motivates them to learn while they’re having a good time as well.

The Excitement of Pre School Graduation

The excitement of a child’s pre-school graduation is something only the parents can feel. And this excitement keeps growing as the day of their graduation comes closer. There are a lot of reasons why parents feel this euphoria when their kids are about to graduate from pre-school. If you are not a parent, you will not be able to understand why parents feel thrilled when their children’s pre-school graduation ceremony draws closer. Below we have mentioned a gist of what is going through parent’s minds and hearts when it’s time for their kid’s graduation.
1. Sense of pride for their kids:
The first things that gets parents all excited is the fact thaexcitement of preschool graduation.jpg3t their kids are growing up so fast. They were so used to them crawling on their knees and saying a few adorable words, that they can’t believe how fast their pre-school years have gone by. They get a sense of pride that their children have successfully completed their pre-schooling and are now moving forward to kindergarten.
2. A phase of their child’s life is over:
Another fact which makes parents both excited and overwhelmed with emotion is the fact that the pre-school phase of their children’s life is now over, and the next phase is about to begin. They get excited thinking about all the new things that are in store for their child when they go to kindergarten.
3. Watching them with their friends:
At a pre-school graduation, a parent can get to see their child with all their little friends which they had made over the past two years. What’s more, the parents get a chance to see their child participate in the graduation program along with these friends of theirs. They will even get to keep the memories of this event by video recording their children’s performance and clicking photos of them in their cute graduation outfits. excitement of preschool graduation.jpg 2