Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How To Keep Your Preschooler Active

The end of the school year is near, which means it’s up to the parents to keep kids active for the next three months. Here are a few ways to keep your kids off the couch and on track towards a healthy lifestyle.

1. Choose the right activities. Kids attention spans are slim, so try to choose an activity in their age range. This will help keep them interested rather than bored and frustrated.

2. Give them plenty of opportunity. They won’t be able to stay active if you don’t help them. Try scheduling playdates at the park or sign them up for a local sports team!

3. Don’t rely solely on organized sports. Studies show that kids spend about 30 minutes of their practice sessions being completely inactive. So, try to incorporate more than one activity to their schedule.

4. Keep the focus on the fun. Be lenient and don’t worry too much about the rules of the game. In the end, it’s all about having a good time!

5. Play show and tell. Kids follow in their parents footsteps, so instead of telling them to ‘keep their eye on the ball,’ show them. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they’ll catch on.

6. Know when to praise. It’s beneficial to tell your little ones when they’re doing a good job, but be specific and authentic. This can help you instruct them in areas that need more focus than others.

We hope that the tips above help your little one stay healthy. At Miss Sue's, your child's health and safety are our main concerns. Looking for a health conscious nursery school on Long Island? If so, choose Miss Sue's Nursery School! Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ways To Liven Up Your Kid's Pool Party

A pool party is the perfect way to cool down during the upcoming hot summer days. But, a pool party doesn’t mean it’s all about splashing, diving, and playing Marco Polo. Here are a few ways to make your kid’s party more unique.

Pool float invitation. How can someone turn down a party invitation when it comes in the form of a pool float? But, keep in mind, this invitation should be deflated while it’s being mailed out.

Beach ball bowling. This game is perfect for kids who don’t want to spend all day swimming. All you need are pool noodles, a beach ball, and soda bottles to create a fun, DIY bowling set.

Watermelon popsicles. What’s a summer pool party for kids without some popsicles? Combine the popsicles with watermelon and it’s sure to be a poolside snack the kiddos will love.

Photo booth. Set up a DIY beach backdrop by bringing together beach towels, noodles, floats, and any other water accessories for the kids to use. They’ll end up snapping pictures in front of the scene all day long.

Beach bucket party favor. You can’t let the kids go home without a few goodies to remember the day by. Kick the party favor game up a notch by purchasing beach buckets and adding some summer-themed items like SPF chapstick and mini fans.

If you tried one of these fun pool party ideas, let us know! We would love to hear your feedback. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website to learn more about Miss Sue’s Nursery School.

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