Parents want to foster peak brain development, good physical development, and mobility in their young child. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Reno, Nevada, offers the following information to help you know what to look for and how to assist your child in learning to walk so you can provide the best infant care:
Neck and back exercise
For your child to walk properly, it is essential to develop strong neck muscles. You can assist in this process by giving your child “tummy-time” while awake. Place your child on the tummy so that he or she can begin to lift the head and attempt to reach for objects. This exercise will help build the neck muscles that aid in providing balance when standing and walking.
Crawling and sitting
Between the ages of six and ten months, many infants will begin to crawl and display signs of attempting to sit up. Sitting and crawling are both fundamental to your child’s ability to walk, although some might skip the crawling phase and go straight into walking. Once a child is mobile, it is crucial to child-proof the house to ensure safety of movement.
When walking occurs
At about twelve to fifteen months of age, a child will be able to stand without help and will start walking. The first steps will be wobbly, but during this period your child will learn about balance and mobility. It is vital that a parent watchfully supervise the child at all times, and make sure the area surrounding the new walker is free from hazards.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Reno, Nevada, knows that every parent wants to offer the best infant care while watching their infant grow and develop. Our exclusive Brain WavesTM Curriculum will ensure your child’s development is optimal. Contact us today to find out more information about our infant and child care services.Show Less
The brain is our most complex, life-sustaining, and fascinating human organ. The first brain cell is created only two days after conception and upon reaching two weeks of embryonic growth, your infant’s brain cells are expanding at a rate of 500,000 per minute. When a child is born, 100 billion neurons have developed. By the age of six, 80 billion brain cells have either been activated or atrophied. The process of brain cell activation develops from the top of the skull to the bottom and from the back to the front.
The best time to activate these developing brain cells is from birth to the age of five. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Reno will help your child stimulate these brain cells using a variety of specific educational activitiesto enhance future learning potential.
The Brain Waves™ Curriculum we offer helps your child boost brain development using:
- Educational activities and a variety of learning stations to help your child develop cognitive abilities, communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Specialized programs targeting toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners to provide each group with specialized age-appropriate learning.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Reno, we use our unique Brain Waves™ Curriculum to ensure that your child’s brain is stimulated to maximize future learning potential. . For more information about our Learning Academy or the Brain Waves™ Curriculum, contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Reno, NV today.Show Less
For your child, the change to preschool can be a scary one, even if he is fairly self-confident. It means new buildings, new lessons, new teachers and new faces. Like adults, young children often struggle with change, which is why it is important for you to gently introduce your child to this new environment rather than letting him plunge in. Here are some great tips to help with this transition:
- Talk about preschool: Long before it is time to start the new school year, talk about what preschool will be like. Familiarizing your child with activities they will encounter, the different classroom structure, and the new friends they will meet can help make the change easier, and will help ease some of your child’s fears.
- Visit the classrooms: Ask permission to take your child to visit the classrooms and even meet the teachers. This will help your child feel more secure about the upcoming change and make the first day of preschool a lot easier.
- Go shopping: Shopping for new clothes, school supplies, sports equipment and other goodies for preschool together will help create a sense of excitement for your child. Helping them to choose an outfit for their first day will also create a sense of control and security.
- Do not get emotional: Your child’s first day is a big day for parents as well, but shedding a tear or letting goodbyes go on too long can have a negative effect on your child, increasing the anxiety. Give yourself plenty of time on your child’s first day to get him or her settled at school, then say a quick, happy goodbye. This will increase your child’s confidence, letting him or her know that everything is fine.
When deciding on which preschool your child should attend, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Reno. We offer a leading, standards based curriculum that gives your child plenty of opportunities to discover and pursue his or her interests. Our dedicated teachers work hard to help your child successfully adjust to preschool, build your child’s self-esteem and positive character traits, and develop group and individual skills, all of which will prepare him or her for a successful academic future. To find out more about our state-of-the-art facility and innovative programs, please contact us today.Show Less
Many parents consider the pre-school experience as a fun environment where their children socialize and stay occupied while parents are working. But this perception is far from accurate. Research has determined that children who attend leading pre-schools have advanced pre-literacy skills, a higher comprehension of math, and an increased vocabulary in comparison to than those children without a preschool education.
At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Reno, NV, our learning environment is unique from other pre-school facilities in that we utilize a standards-based pre-school curriculum that specifically targets developmental milestones. Your child is experiencing significant mental, physical, social, and linguistic growth during these early life stages. The scientifically developed curriculum we offer supports and encourages your child's growth. Utilizing the correct amount of stimulation, combined with unstructured play and targeted activities, your child will maximize their potential for learning and enhance their future academic success.
Our extensively qualified teachers emphasize child-directed learning where pre-schoolers develop their independence and learn positive decision-making skills. During supervised group activities teamwork, leadership, and social development are equally emphasized. Children also are encouraged to participate in healthy outdoor physical activities that develop motor skills, curiosity, and an interest in sports, earth science, and biology.
Innovative, skill-based learning stations are incorporated into our curriculum which emphasize varied academic pursuits, including:
- Music and movement stations that teach listening skills, pattern recognition, and teamwork.
- Exploration stations engage children to investigative, problem solve and teach sequential skills.
- Library and literature stations emphasize listening, word recognition, and vocabulary.
- Sensory stations encourage multi-sensory tasks enhance creativity, fine motor skill development, and measurement comprehension.
- The construction stations emphasize hand-eye coordination, cooperative skills, and architecture basics.
Our goal is to keep your pre-schooler actively engaged and having fun while learning. We assist them to discover new talents and develop essential neuro-pathways for their academic success and maximizing potential during adulthood.
Continuing this learning experience outside the pre-school environment is also important, so why not visit the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum? This child-friendly venue offers many hands-on learning activities and is popular with both children and adults. Focusing on education and interaction, there are many scheduled themed events and exhibits that will engage your child for hours!
If you have any questions about our curriculum, staff or facilities, please contact us today.Show Less