Announcement! Open House Lower East Side Location – Welcoming Families to See Our Facility

Announcement! Open House Lower East Side Location – Welcoming Families to See Our Facility

Are you interested in enrolling your child in an eco-friendly daycare/school? Consider the Lower East Side location of All My Children Daycare. We’re holding two open houses. We are inviting families to tour the facilities and learn what the AMC curriculum is all about. Come meet our dedicated staff and director. We are accepting children 6 months to 5 years. Two open houses are scheduled: Dates: Monday, December 17th 7-9PM  and Sunday, January 6th 11AM-2PM. Location: 112 Ridge Street, New York, NY 10002. We will provide open play and arts and crafts for the kids to keep them entertained and occupied.   About us: AMC is committed to preparing young children for school and life readiness. Our safe, nurturing, eco-friendly environment and ethical character define our dedication to your children. We instill within each child the skills necessary to develop their own knowledge. They are the future for a better world. We look forward to meeting you in December or January! Contact us for more information: E-mail Address: info@allmychildrendaycare.com Manhattan Office: (212)...
Winter Bedtime Storybooks for Kids

Winter Bedtime Storybooks for Kids

There’s nothing like a nice bedtime story on a cold winter’s night. These five winter-themed kids’ bedtime stories will add more magic to the season. Tuck them in and turn the pages! Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes When you cuddle up at night, this book all about the wonders of winter will be sure to warm everyone up. Learn how different animals prepare for the cold and all about the special seasonal elements that make winter so whimsical. Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple As bears hibernate for the winter, get your child in the mood for slumber too as you read from this wintery tale of calm and comfort. Bedtime will be bliss as you page through this lullaby of a book. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buener Kids love building snowmen when there’s finally enough snow to make one that stands significantly, but what happens when we all go to sleep? Here’s a story of the “secret” lives of snowmen when nobody’s watching. The Snow Globe by Tammy Brown Elkeles This creative collection of short stories tell the tales of brothers who become tiny enough to fit inside a snow globe and embark on exciting wintertime adventures like sledding and playing in the snow with their dog. Let your child’s imagination run wild with your own made-up mini-adventures. I See Winter by Charles Ghigna Rhyming verses all about winter and its many marvels makes this well-illustrated book perfect for the snowy season. Kids will love reading about everything from snowmen to sweet hot cocoa. Do you have any winter-themed favorites...
Work in New Words

Work in New Words

Building your child’s vocabulary comes bit by bit. Too much too soon can be overwhelming and counterproductive. But it is important to help children broaden their vocabulary from an early start so they can keep at it as they develop. It’s Simple! One easy yet effective way to increase their vocabulary is by working in new words every chance you get. If you make the process part of the everyday, it won’t seem like you’re trying to obviously teach your children something new, which could lead to lack of cooperation if they’re not in the mood for “learning.” Be easy-breezy about it and before long, your children will be using these new words in their conversations. It doesn’t take much effort to keep using the same words over and over again, but once kids are able to articulate in more ways than one, it’s important for parents to give them the tools and knowledge to expand and enhance their vocabulary. Start with using new words for things they already have a word for. Perhaps your child calls everything he drinks from a “cup.” We know there are lots of different drinking vessels with names other than cup. Point out when he’s drinking from a glass, a mug, a water bottle, etc. These alternatives give your child new ways to express himself. More Tips Another way to work in new words is to teach your child brand new vocabulary for actions or behaviors. For example, instead of saying “Stop,” you can say, “Please refrain from doing that.” Rather than saying “Let’s go,” you can say, “It’s time to depart,” or...
Winter Blender Soups – One Step to Scrumptious

Winter Blender Soups – One Step to Scrumptious

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a warm bowl of soup. Comfort food at its finest, a hearty bowl of simmering soup is a belly-filling delight. Whether for a light lunch, afternoon snack, or a dinner starter, soup is always a crowd-pleaser. Now imagine making homemade soup in a snap by using a blender to combine all the ingredients in a flash. It’s easy and efficient, then all you have to do is warm it up in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Save batches in the freezer to heat up when you’re in a rush but want something soothing to eat. Here are two winter blender soup recipes the family is sure to love. Grab a spoon and dig in! Sweet Potato Puree We all love sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving but tend to forget about the tender tater come winter. The wholesome potato is full of flavor and makes for a great blender soup. Kids love the sweet taste and you’ll love that you’re feeding them something nutritious. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes (use yams if you can’t find sweet potatoes) oven-cooked or microwaved ‘till fork-tender. Cool and dice. 1 cup whole milk (or low-fat). Swap with soy if you’re dairy-free. 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons dried onion 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt Parsley for garnish Sour cream for garnish Place all ingredients (aside from the parsley and sour cream) in a blender and blend until smooth. Heat in a pot or in the microwave and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of...
Three Things to Do at Bedtime

Three Things to Do at Bedtime

After a long day of school, extra-curriculars, homework, dinner, and playtime, getting into bed is something we all look forward to. Kids are exhausted and parents can’t wait for the kids to hit the sack. But before the kids close their eyes and drift off into dream world, here are three things you can do to end the day on a positive note. Make it a habit to spend these precious moments with your children to enrich their lives every night. Read Together A bedtime story is always something to look forward to. No matter your child’s age, when you sit together and flip through the pages of a good book, the time is well-spent. Choose a story that your child will look forward to getting back to night after night and take turns reading aloud. Not only is the experience one to cherish, but it will enhance your child’s vocabulary while having fun. Talk About the Day When your child is finally relaxed, it is the perfect time to look back on the day and discuss the high and low points. It is so important that your child knows you are available to talk, no matter the subject. No secrets and no surprises. When your child is secure in knowing you are a shoulder to lean on and ready to offer advice and support, it will only bring you closer. Tune Out Bedtime is when we decompress and unwind. This means it’s time to put the electronics away. No cell phones or tablets. Turn off the TV and dim the lights. There is so much to distract us...
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