1. Tips for the Parent Working From Home with Children

    A common misconception is that working from home is an incredible opportunity. Though this may be the case for many individuals, it can be a completely different circumstance for parents that are working from home. To say it kindly, children can be a handful, leaving very little time for work. So, if you’ve been juggling work, your child, and the endless chores around the house, take a minute an…Read More

  2. How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

    School is where children spend a majority of their time, but that first trip to preschool and the days that follow can be extremely daunting for your little one. With that being said, if you have a kiddo that is getting ready to attend their first day of preschool, today’s blog is for you. We are going to go over a few of the different ways that you can start preparing your little one for presch…Read More

  3. Teach Your Children Emotional Intelligence

    Emotions are one thing that many of us have trouble with. Whether we have trouble identifying our own emotions, controlling your emotions, or understanding others’ emotions, they are something we have to deal with daily. Emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ), is defined by Huffington Post as a “person’s ability to identify, evaluate, control and express emotions.” T…Read More

  4. Fun Ways To Teach Your Child Responsibility At A Young Age

    We all have day-to-day responsibilities that we must accomplish. Some of our responsibilities we may enjoy, such as cooking a nice meal, while others might be more laborious, such as showing up for work at 7 am. However, learning to handle responsibility is an important part of being a functional adult. Help your young child start to develop skills around responsibility from a young age. By teachi…Read More

  5. How You Can Teach Your Young Child Positive Communication Skills

    Learning to communicate clearly is a skill set we can all benefit from. One of the best things you can do for your young child is helping them develop positive communication skills from the time they are very little. If you have a child who is of preschool age, there is no better time than now to start instilling positive communication skills in their day-to-day life. Here at Yellow Brick Road, we…Read More

  6. Spring Crafts for Kids

    As the weather (hopefully) begins to get warmer, it will be time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with your children! We can’t wait for spring and we are sure your children feel the same way. They want to be able to play outside without worrying about bundling up in coats, snow pants, boots, mittens, scarves, and hats. And we are sure you want to be able to sit on your porch, basking in the…Read More

  7. Great Children’s Books, Part 2

    Here at Yellow Brick Road, we are proud to do our part to help children grow (and give parents a break to boot!) with our affordable child care in Minnetonka. Give us a call if you want a safe learning environment to drop your kids off while you are busy. But children are always learning and growing, not just at school or day care. As a parent, it is important to cultivate their proclivity for lea…Read More

  8. How Playing Games Benefits Children

    Children learn in many different ways: they learn through observation, listening, testing cause and effect, interacting with others, exploring their curiosities, and playing. Kids are like sponges, they absorb so much information on a daily basis and through this they learn about themselves, others, and the world. Don’t you miss the days when learning was that easy? Learning is fun for kids, pro…Read More

  9. The Importance of Early Childhood Development

    To many people, babies and toddlers just seem like cute and entertaining fat rolls. They grab whatever they can get their hands on, stick everything in their mouths, and tumble around the house. You may think that they won’t learn a thing until they are a few years old. You may think that you have to teach them slowly for them to learn, and that they are not taking any information in. But in rea…Read More

  10. Helping Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

    Self-esteem is something we all struggle with. Even many adults still have trouble building their self-esteem. This is why it is so important to help children, starting at a young age, grow and develop their self-esteem. Your child should be able to do different things with confidence and believe in themselves. Whether they are making decisions, working on projects alone, or interacting with other…Read More