This summer we would like to welcome four talented young people to our Dr. Day Care and Kids Klub Team! Dr. Day Care and Kids Klub have worked with Skills for Rhode Island's Future and the Prepare RI program to bring new and creative ideas to the classroom at Kids Klub Stephen Olney, DDC Home Office, and DDC Pawtucket locations. We have worked with Prepare RI for three years to engage with the wonderful young people in our communities. In welcoming these young people to our team, we wish to bring innovative ideas and concepts to our classroom. About Prepare RI Prepare RI has been working … [Read more...]
Summer Water Play!
Every year we are excited to start water play! Children love playing in the water, especially while playing outside. Water play offers children the opportunity to learn so many different skills while enjoying this fun activity. Children are drawn to playing with water and it is important to provide children with meaningful learning opportunities. How can you encourage your child's learning through water play? Provide a variety of toys and materials and encourage children to play with them. Start simple with recycled materials (make sure they are safe and unbreakable first) such as … [Read more...]
Doing good deeds for others
How do you encourage children to help others? Young children want to help, so this is a great opportunity to channel that energy into something positive. "The desire to help is innate," says Parents Magazine's David Schonfeld, MD , director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. "At first, children like to help others because it helps them get what they want. Next, they do so because they get praise. Finally, they begin to anticipate the needs of others, and it becomes intrinsically rewarding to do nice things for people in their … [Read more...]