Hello dear parents
Time flies when you’re having fun. Just like that, spring has left, and summer is here! That means it’s time for outdoor practical activities. As you can tell from our previous newsletter, we will be spending most of our time outdoors as we are planning to do lots of exciting summer activities that the kids will surely LOVE.
We hope you will share the excitement with us by taking time every day to listen to your child as they share how their day went.
This summer has brought record-breaking heat. It is important that we protect our skin from the sun. Therefore, we ask that you put sunscreen on your child in the morning before coming to the daycare or on arrival. We will re-apply the sunscreen before going outside for better protection. Sunscreen will not be shared with other children.
Simple Summer Chores for Kids
Most kids love being a big helper. Giving children regular chores helps teach them responsibility. In addition, kids gain a lot in social and emotional development from doing chores.
Some examples of the ways chores can benefit the kids:
- It can teach them the importance of completing an assigned task/job.
- It can emphasize the value of keeping things clean and organized.
- It can give them a sense of being part of the household “team.”
Breaking down chores by age is usually the easiest way to go about this. If you are worried that your child may not be old enough to help out with certain chores, just use your best judgement and be there to supervise.Some of the chores your kids can do are:
- Wipe down outdoor furniture
- Water flower garden
- Wipe down mirrors and windows
- Fold and put away laundry
- Pick up toys
- Make their beds
Finally, try to stay positive about chores, and your kid will be more likely to approach their chores with positivity, too. (Some kids LOVE to vacuum or spray water from a spray bottle. Let’s try not to squash their enthusiasm.) And don’t forget to use lots of positive and encouraging praises to our kids when they get the job done.
Please remember to send extra clothing as it seems that our morning outside play times are often filled with dirt and water and we like to change the kids into cleaner clothes for naptime.
- If you would like to provide muddy buddies for rainy days that might save on laundry.
- We do our best to remind kids to walk while playing in the playground but they often fall and scrape their knees or hands. To save the knees you may want to dress the kids in pants. Also, shoes with grip might also help.
- Children need to arrive before 10am to be accepted for the day.
- Summer hat and sunscreen to make it comfortable for children to enjoy under the sun. As per our policy, we will only use the sunscreen provided by the parents due to the allergy issue.
It is crucial to respect our Drop Off Time Policy. If you find us enforcing it, here is why:
- When children are dropped off late, it takes them time to settle.
- It is distractive to all other children and creates anxiety and stress.
- Teachers’ attention would be distracted from following their daily programs and routines.