1. Winter Crafts For Kids

    Winter is a fun time for kids. They get to spend time playing in the snow, getting excited for the holidays, and cozying up by the fire. While your children enjoy spending time outside during the snowy months, sometimes the Minnesota weather is much too cold, making it necessary for your kiddos to stay inside. Instead of watching your children sit around complaining about how bored they are or all…Read More

  2. Lessons You Can Start Teaching at Home

    Learning is something that your children do long before they start attending school. Here at Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know that there are countless lessons that parents work on with their children before they attend our daycare facility. Whether you’re looking for something to start working on with them or you’re curious as to which lessons can be taught before …Read More

  3. Avoiding the Back to School Plague

    Now that school is back in session, there are certain things that you need to be prepared for. One of the many things that goes hand in hand with kids back in school is sickness. Unfortunately, the back to school plague is something that all too many are familiar with. If you want to do your best to prevent this from being the case in your household, keep reading. In today’s blog, the team at Ye…Read More

  4. Tips for Toddlers Who Don’t Want to Leave Daycare

    Our last couple of blog posts have talked about ways to make the drop-off to daycare just a little bit easier, but those aren’t the only times where children can throw a tantrum. On the other end of the spectrum there are children that throw tantrums when they have to leave preschool, which can be equally as frustrating. That is why today we are going to touch on children who have a tough time l…Read More

  5. Creating a Morning Drop-Off Routine

    In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the things that you can do to work through separation anxiety with your child. One of the points that we covered was a morning routine. We only touched on it briefly because the reality is that a morning routine looks different for everyone. At the end of the day, your morning routine should not only be efficient in getting your little one to school an…Read More

  6. Beat Cabin Fever With Musical Crafts

    We’ll say it — this winter has been nasty. It feels like there’s hardly anything left to do except wait for spring to finally arrive. While you’re dreaming of sunnier days and warm afternoons by the lake, our preschool and child care center has a number of crafts and activities for your young ones to enjoy at home. After all, we don’t want to wish away the time that we’re currently in …Read More

  7. What Your Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

    In the first few years of your child’s life, they learn a lot. From how to walk and talk, to counting and the spelling, they go from babbling balls of fat to smarty-pant kiddos that you are proud of. It is an amazing transition that we have all been through, surprisingly. As your children grow older, you will notice them learning more and more, understanding different things, and they all become…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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