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    July Is National Ice Cream Month

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Did you know that President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday of July would be known as National Ice Cream Day? The entire month of July was then designated as National Ice Cream Month. While most youngsters in child care programs and preschool don’t really need an excuse to enjoy ice cream, this month offers a good reason to turn ice cream into a learning experience. This July, encourage your preschooler to celebrate with you by exploring ice cream via literary, artistic, and culinary means. 

    Literary Activities
    After your youngster’s child care program lets out for the day, head for the local library. Help your child learn to use the library’s computer system to look up books about ice cream. Look for picture books in addition to non-fiction books that explore how ice cream is made. Encourage your child to work on his or her vocabulary by reading the books together.

    Culinary Adventures
    It’s easy to buy ice cream from a store, but making ice cream at home provides valuable educational opportunities. Have your child help you follow a homemade ice cream recipe. Your child can practice measuring the ingredients and adding them to the ice cream maker. Afterward, your preschooler can be the official ice cream taste tester!

    Artistic Creations
    Create personalized ice cream bowls with your preschooler. Apply rubbing alcohol to a plain white ceramic bowl. Make sure the bowl is oven safe. Provide your child with Porcelaine paint pens. After the two of you draw fun designs on the bowls, let them air dry for 24 hours. Then, bake the bowls at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes, or as instructed by the label on the Porcelaine paint pen.

    Children’s Learning Adventure provides exceptional child care programs with a focus on themed curricula. This summer, the youngsters in our child care programs will be exploring the great outdoors and celebrating events such as National Ice Cream Month. Parents are welcome to schedule a tour of one of our child care programs in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, or Oklahoma by calling (888) 674-1487.

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    Teaching Kids about Cavities

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Parents and preschool teachers can help kids understand the importance of dental health from an early age. For example, a preschool teacher can place an egg in a plastic cup and cover it with a dark-colored soda. The next day, the kids can see the discoloration and other imperfections that have formed on the egg. This provides a starting point for a conversation about the detrimental effects sugar has on tooth enamel.

    You can watch this video for a demonstration of this creative experiment. The dentist in this video also discusses the importance of positive experiences with dental care in early childhood.

    Children’s Learning Adventure features a Culinary Creations program, which teaches preschoolers the value of making healthy food choices. To enroll your youngster in our preschool or child care programs, call our Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, or Oklahoma locations at (888) 674-1487.

    Stopping Summer Learning Loss

    Last updated 29 days ago

    Summer learning loss is a real phenomenon that can hinder your child’s progress in school. You can prevent your child from losing critical knowledge during vacation by planning educational adventures at home. Play fun games to reinforce language development, such as Scrabble. Teach your child chess to reinforce logic and decision-making skills, and play Monopoly to instill mathematics skills. Going outdoors and observing nature is a great way to nurture a love of science; plus, it helps limit your child’s screen time.

    In addition to playing educational games with your little one, consider enrolling him or her in a theme-based summer camp. Look for a child care program in your area that offers a summer camp designed to make learning fun for children. For example, a summer camp may focus on global awareness with fun introductions to other countries, or it may encourage children to explore their creativity.

    Youngsters enrolled in the child care programs of Children’s Learning Adventure enjoy our theme-based summer camp, designed to stimulate a child’s innate curiosity and love of learning. For more information about enrollment in our child care programs or preschools in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, call (888) 674-1487.

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