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Is it too Risky Not to Consider Risk Play?

Is it too Risky Not to Consider Risk Play?

Children are natural risk-takers. Research shows that they need to practice manageable risk-taking to learn to distinguish between feasible and dangerous risks in their future. Risk-taking also plays a part in your child’s overall wellness, and helps children develop their self-regulation skills. Research shows that risky play helps children cope with stress as it gives children a sense of control.…

Easing the Transition to Daycare – What Parents Can do

Easing the Transition to Daycare – What Parents Can do

Entering childcare can be emotional for parents and children alike, but it doesn’t have to be anything less than a positive experience.  Operating for 38 years in Ontario, Wee Watch childcare Providers have transitioned a lot of children into care successfully.  Here is a round-up of tips to help you! Read a book to your child about daycare and talk…

How to Choose a Daycare Provider

How to Choose a Daycare Provider

One of the hardest decisions parents make in the first year of their child’s life is choosing the right daycare option.  There is a lot to consider from a logistical standpoint, for example – Do I want care close to work or home? Is childcare available during the hours that I work? Can we afford it? Add in the emotional…

20 Questions to Ask a Potential Daycare Provider

20 Questions to Ask a Potential Daycare Provider

Choosing someone to care for your child when you return to work is one of the most challenging decisions to make.  Wondering what to ask when you meet a potential licensed home childcare Provider? Here are some questions that you can use in your interviews with potential Providers: How long have you been caring for children in your home? What…

How to Avoid “Summer Slide” with your School Age Children

How to Avoid “Summer Slide” with your School Age Children

Are you wondering how to keep your children engaged and learning this summer? Don’t worry; you don’t have to run out and purchase workbooks to keep your children learning during the summer months. Learning can be easy and enjoyable during summer. Did you know that keeping your kids engaged in learning over the summer months can prevent the “summer slide”? …

DIY Gifts for Dad

DIY Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner, THIS WEEKEND! How will you and your little one be celebrating dad on Sunday? If you haven’t found the perfect Father’s Day gift, nothing warms the heart more than a handmade gift. Check out these handmade gifts for dad: Racetrack T-Shirt: This t-shirt idea is genius; kids get to play with cars and…

Childcare is Now More Affordable

Childcare is Now More Affordable

Parents in Ontario have been waiting decades for more affordable daycare options, but they don’t want to compromise on the quality of the experience for their child – and nor should they!  Not all childcare options are the same, even under the Ontario regulations and under the new Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care plan (CWELCC), and parents are looking…