More Fun Pics From Our Valentine’s Day Activities at AMC

More Fun Pics From Our Valentine’s Day Activities at AMC

Valentine’s day was tons of fun at our many AMC locations. Love was in the air and the children had such a great time. We made crafts, ate tasty food, and celebrated friendship. We danced and sang, held bake sales, made beautiful artwork, and so much more. Too bad it can’t be Valentine’s Day every day! We are excited to share some additional photos with you to show you how we spent the day. Enjoy some more pics from our V-day celebrations… Did your child have a great Valentine’s Day too? Share your loving moments in the comments section. Come back to visit the AMC blogs soon! By: Melissa A....
Pair Your Kid’s Personality with the Right Pet

Pair Your Kid’s Personality with the Right Pet

Is your child pestering you for a pet? If you’re finally ready to give in and go for it, be mindful of the sort of pet you choose. Certain animals may be better suited for your child depending upon their personality. So, before you adopt, make your decision based on more than just cuteness and cuddliness. Because caring for a pet is a forever endeavor, and the perfect match will make the relationship so much more rewarding. Here are some helpful suggestions that will steer you in the right direction. Talk it over with your child and see if you can make the pet process go smoothly. They may have had their heart set on a particular pet. But when they hear about the alternatives and why a different pet may be a wiser choice, everyone will be happier…including your newest non-human family member. Is Your Child Outgoing? If your child is super bubbly, talkative, friendly, and fun-loving, a puppy is the perfect choice. Puppies are incredibly active, so they need an upbeat caretaker who can keep up. From tossing a ball outside to playing fetch, not to mention the many walks the puppy will need regularly, your child’s outgoing nature will be at the right level to take on a puppy with full steam. All that running around will tire both of them out by the end of the day! Is Your Child Introverted? For kids who enjoy solo time, one-on-one play dates, and quieter activities, a kitten would make for a well-suited furry friend. Felines are relatively self-sufficient and often keep to themselves. But when it’s time...
Surprise Your Child This Valentine’s Day With Special Ways to Show You Care

Surprise Your Child This Valentine’s Day With Special Ways to Show You Care

This month makes us reflect on how much we love our children. Of course, we love them unconditionally year-round, 24/7, but when Valentine’s Day comes knocking, we can help but get a little extra “mushy.” What could be better than chocolate candies, sentimental cards, and all those extra kisses? It makes the wintertime just a little warmer. This year why not surprise your sweetie pie with unique ways to show how much you care. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or over-the-top. Just remember it’s the little things that count the most. These are the moments your child will remember fondly as they get older. Make Valentine’s Day even more of a day to adore by doing one or all of these cute things to express your unending love for your child. Slip a Note Into Their Lunchbox When you pack your child’s lunch, leave a little note that will make them smile as they eat their sandwich and snacks. Perhaps a loving poem or a few words that describe just how wonderful they are. You can draw a cute picture or add some Valentine’s Day stickers to make it pop. Be creative and fun and make lunchtime the most loving time of day. Sweet Treats at a Special Time We all want our kids to enjoy a nutritious breakfast, but give them one special day to indulge. And with all the chocolate that’s available, why not start the day with something sweet? Along with their normal breakfast, let them start the meal with a chocolate truffle or some other type of candy they love. It’s just one...
February Happenings at AMC

February Happenings at AMC

Transportation We have been so busy in Pre-K for the last few weeks. We have been learning and exploring in so many ways! Our exciting exploration of Transportation with the children provided many opportunities for the children to share and discuss their experiences. We focused on what kinds of transportation there are and which ones we use, who operates the vehicles, and how we keep ourselves safe when traveling. These safety guidelines are important and do take the time to practice and review them with your child. We talked about the purpose of transportation and the children shared what their favorite form of transportation is and why. We also reflected about how we can help others using transportation with specialty vehicles such as police cars and helicopters, firetrucks, and ambulances, and even including coast guard rescue boats. We learned there are different ways to travel on land, sea or when in the air. What a wonderful world to explore! We read several books about transportation and even our classic The Little Engine that Could.  Children know how hard the Little Engine train worked, tried and succeeded. It was an opportune platform to teach children “I think  I can” the value of optimism and hard work. Community Helpers – Another Photo Mayfield/ Jamaica Est News This month at AMC Mayfield our classes are focusing on the winter season. We are exploring the many ways winter impacts our everyday lives and researching what happens to the world around us. In the toddler class, Miss Rebecca and Miss Adi’s students had the opportunity to go outside and touch the snow and ice we found in a sand bucket. We brought the ice...
Valentine’s Day Themed Books Kids Will Love to Read

Valentine’s Day Themed Books Kids Will Love to Read

February is all about love since Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the shortest (but most sentimental) month of the year. And when you want to spread the love to your kids, what better way to do so than by reading together? Spending time reading with your kids shows them you care about their happiness, and the educational component is essential. Here are a few books that will make your Valentine’s Day even more special. Valentine’s Day is Cool (Pete the Cat Series) Pete’s feelings about Valentine’s Day are changed for the better in this fun book that comes with a poster, stickers, and V-Day cards your kids can share with friends and family. My Fuzzy Valentine For kids who are obsessed with Elmo, this Sesame Street book is a must-read. And who doesn’t love Elmo?! Ollie’s Valentine All of Ollie’s friends have Valentines, but he’s in search of his very own. Follow the story and see if Ollie finds success. Never Too Little To Love The Valentine’s tale of Tiny Too-Little will be a favorite for kids who love to see how life’s struggles can make us stronger. Love is You & Me Love makes everything better, as told in this kid-friendly story about the importance of love not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay tuned for more blogs coming soon to All My Children. By: Melissa A. Kay...
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