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. Fun Things to Do With Your Kids to Finish Summer Right

    Don’t panic, but the summer is coming to an end. Whether you took the summer off with your children or enjoyed spending time with them on the weekend, there are, sadly, only a few weeks left. Now is the time to squeeze in all the last minute fun activities that you have been wanting to do with the kiddos! While you may have a few plans up your sleeves, we want to help make the end of your summer…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. Ways to Aid in Your Child’s Development

    During your child’s first few years, they will learn and develop a lot. Their development will help them navigate life easier and they will use these new skills throughout all of life. From the time your kiddos are infants, they are learning and developing different skills. These include language, fine and gross motor, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Your little one is learning a l…Read More

  5. Preparing Your Child For A Transition Into Daycare

    Daycare can be a wonderful experience for your child. A place they can learn, play, make new friends, and enjoy new things, daycare offers an array of benefits for young children. If you are about to transition one of your children into daycare, help them prepare for this exciting experience so the change can be a positive one. Here at Yellow Brick Road, we are passionate about providing outstandi…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. 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

  9. How To Keep Your Child Healthy In Daycare

    When your child starts daycare, you worry about a thing or two. You may worry about them missing you too much, or not making friends. You worry they will have a hard time making the transition and wonder if they are in the right care. It is most likely that you are more worried than they are. Your child will most likely miss you the first few days, but once they get to know the teachers and start …Read More

  10. Teaching Your Child To Read

    As people reach high school, many begin to question why they need to know all of those mathematical equations or scientific principles. They wonder if they will ever use square roots or need to know how to calculate velocity. Unless they end up becoming a mathematician or a scientist of some sort, the answer is probably no. While these things are important to learn to some extent, the majority of …Read More