Last updated 6 days ago
Literacy skills are crucial to academic and personal success. Fortunately, you can encourage your preschooler to develop a lifelong love of reading. Read to your child every day. As he or she begins to recognize certain words, encourage your child to point them out and read along with you. Talk about the story afterward. Discuss your child’s favorite characters and consider what your child might have done if he or she was a character in the story.
For more helpful tips on raising a lifelong reader, watch this video. This educator explains the importance of being a good role model when helping a child learn to read. She strongly recommends setting aside a certain time each day for family reading time.
The preschool program at Children’s Learning Adventure teaches youngsters valuable literacy skills and shows them that reading is fun! Parents can call (888) 674-1487 to locate one of our child care centers in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, or Oklahoma.
Last updated 13 days ago
Children’s Learning Adventure is unlike typical child care programs. We’re redefining child care and preschool with our dynamic, nurturing environment and meticulously designed curriculum. We’re also pleased to announce the addition of bowling lanes to several of our child care centers! Your child can experience the sheer joy of teaming up with his or her friends for a game and knocking down pins!
Bowling is one great way to encourage children to become more physically active. However, it’s also an important team-building exercise. As your child plays, he or she will learn how to play cooperatively. Your child will also learn the value of good sportsmanship and the power of lasting friendships!
If you’re looking for an exceptional child care program near you, contact Children’s Learning Adventure. We have locations in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Parents can reach us at (888) 674-1487 or visit us online for a virtual tour.
Last updated 20 days ago
These days, children are much more likely to turn on the TV or surf the internet than go outside and enjoy imaginative play in the great outdoors. It’s no coincidence that childhood obesity rates and stress levels have soared along with the reduction in outdoor playtime. When you’re looking for a high-quality child care or afterschool program for your little one, consider selecting a daycare that recognizes the value of introducing young children to the wonders of the natural world.
Physical activity is an essential part of overall wellness. Preschoolers who play outdoors are more likely to get at least one hour of moderate exercise daily: the recommended quota. Plus, exposure to sunlight will help their bodies produce vitamin D—a critical nutrient that many people are deficient in. Increased levels of vitamin D can protect your youngster from health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Encourage your child to explore nature by taking a stroll on a nature trail with you or by planting a vegetable garden in the backyard. You could also set up an outdoor play area, such as a basketball hoop, a soccer goal, and a hopscotch area.
Although reading is an important learning tool, hands-on learning activities are equally important, especially for young preschoolers. Nature provides a plethora of hands-on learning activities for youngsters. When you plant a vegetable garden with your child, he or she can learn about the life cycles of plants and the health benefits of eating vegetables. You could also give your child a magnifying glass and send him or her off to spy on caterpillars, or your child might enjoy detecting various bird species with a pair of binoculars.
Research has shown that exploring nature does wonders for a child’s emotional wellness. Going outdoors can lower a child’s stress level and reduce incidences of anxiety and depression.
At Children’s Learning Adventure, our educators recognize the important role the natural world plays in early childhood development. When you enroll your little one in our child care or afterschool programs, he or she will gain a keen appreciation of the great outdoors with our Nature’s Nook specialty classroom. For more information about enrollment in our daycare, call (888) 674-1487 and ask about our locations in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
Last updated 26 days ago
When you enroll your little one in a child care or preschool program at Children’s Learning Adventure, he or she can develop a lifelong love of learning! Our highly trained educators guide children through learning activities presented within a meaningful context to reinforce the lesson plan. We follow monthly themes for our preschool curriculum. In January, our preschoolers learned about Things That Go! The theme for our lesson plans in February is Health and Nutrition.
Things That Go!
At Children’s Learning Adventure, January was a celebration of children’s imaginations! Our preschoolers learned about various methods of transportation and the exciting new journeys they can have. They learned about cars, trucks, and buses in week one, wheels in week two, and trains in week three, while week four covered boats and planes. Preschoolers learned to compare different methods of transportation and how to graph them. They applied mathematical concepts such as sorting, measuring, and patterning to the different machinery. They also learned some important new words in Spanish and sign language, including bus, wheel, and truck. January’s curriculum also covered the importance of self-respect, respect for others, and the value of taking turns.
Health and Nutrition
The health habits developed in early childhood persist into adulthood, which is why our educators devote an entire month to healthy decision making, healthy food choices, and healthy bodies. Our preschoolers will learn why it’s important to exercise every day and which types of food choices are good for their bodies. Week one introduces children to some yummy, healthy foods and how to say “fruit” in Spanish and sign language. The subsequent weeks cover physical activity and the body. We finish off the month with a week devoted to delicious fruits and vegetables. In February, kids also learn all about compassion and empathy, including how to be a good friend.
Children’s Learning Adventure invites parents to learn more about our unique approach to child care. Visit our website to take a virtual tour of our specialty classrooms and learn more about our child care philosophy. Then, give us a call at (888) 674-1487 to find a center near you. Our preschool programs are located in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma.