1. Preparing Your Child For the New School Year

    As the days slowly get cooler and the retail stores start stocking Halloween decorations, it is clear that summer is coming to an end. This may excite some parents and disappoint many kids, but the year must go on! Whether your kiddos are younger and new to the whole school routine, or you pulled your children out of their child care center for the summer to spend some quality family time together…Read More

  2. Unique and Fun Summer Activities for Your Kids

    Whether you have children in grade school or younger kiddos who go to daycare, summer is great for spending quality time with them. Taking some days off of work and planning days of fun with your children can help you reconnect and help make long-lasting memories that they will cherish. If you don’t have to go to work during the summer, you will be able to spend every day enjoying time with your…Read More

  3. Tips to Helping Your Shy Child

    If you were shy as a child, you know how difficult it was to make friends, join group activities, and get over that shyness. Being shy is not a terrible thing, sometimes it helps you or your children notice different things, take in more of the things going on around them, and can even help kids learn how to entertain themselves. But being shy can make life more difficult than it should be. Some c…Read More

  4. Ways to Build a Better Bond With Your Kid

    Your child has a special place in your heart. You see a lot of yourself in them but they are also completely their own person and you are still wondering how that could happen. Your little kiddo has a wild spirit and a curious mind, and you can’t wait to see what amazing things they do in their lives. With you at work on a regular basis and your kiddos at daycare of school, it can be hard to fin…Read More

  5. Great Children’s Books, Part 1

    Here at Yellow Brick Road, our Maple Grove day care center offers a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and grow. But children are growing 24/7, not just in day care. One of the best ways to direct that growth is by instilling a love of reading in your children. There are plenty of books out there for you to enjoy with your kids. To help make finding one a little easier, we have liste…Read More

  6. Why Social Interaction is Important For Young Children

    In the early years of a child’s life, they will learn a lot—from crawling to walking, babbling to talking, and so many other things. They learn words, numbers, shapes, colors, items, people, the list goes on and on. Your little one will learn who their parents are, who their siblings are, who their grandparents are, and who their friends are. They will begin to learn how to interact with the m…Read More

  7. Fun and Beneficial Holiday Activities For Your Child

    The holidays are a great time to get your children involved in different activities. Whether you help them with crafts, let them help you bake, or simple spend time with them, your kids will love these holiday months and everything that comes with them. It is important to spend quality time with your kiddos during the holiday season, but there are many things you can do that are enjoyable for you …Read More

  8. Teaching Your Children Using Everyday Activities

    Children are like sponges. They absorb and learn throughout the day from watching the world around them and taking in different information. Because of this, you could make everything a learning opportunity—from trips to the grocery store to walks through the park, anything and everything can help your children learn and develop. Even certain TV shows can help them learn, but we don’t recommen…Read More