9 Jun · Linda Searles · No Comments

The Power of Play

What is PLAY? “Play is multi-faceted, complex and dynamic, eluding easy definition. It is usually felt to be a universal activity and children are often portrayed as having an inherent desire and capacity to play.” Free or pure play: Children have all the control, and adults are passive observers. Guided play: Teacher-child collaboration, with the …


19 Mar · pieter · No Comments

Toddler Temper Tantrums

“Oh Noooo”-screaming toddler –mine!!! In the grocery store-everyone is looking at me as if I did something horrible to my sweet little child. Why kids have temper tantrums: Temper tantrums are a normal part of child development and are equally common in both girls and boys. Some children have temper tantrums often and some have …


19 Feb · Linda Searles · No Comments

Toddler Eating Habits

Your toddler is more interested in discovering new things in his new world than he is in sitting down to eat. Sitting in his high chair is step one but now you have to get him to eat. Toddlers are a bit suspicious of new foods and may have one word for them “No” or …


31 Jan · Linda Searles · No Comments

Why Do Toddlers Throw Things?

“Wow”! “This is fun”! I can grasp this thing with my fingers, open up my fingers, and the “thing” will fall or I can lift my arm, throw and open my fingers, an 18 month to 3 years child may think. It takes fine motor skills to open and let go of an object. Your …


14 Jan · Linda Searles · No Comments

Potty Training

How do I know when my child is ready? Here are some signs for being ready for the big potty training accomplishment for both you and your child. Your child is walking and can sit for short periods of time Is becoming generally more independent when it comes to completing tasks Is becoming interested in …


4 Jan · Linda Searles · No Comments

Baby Power Forever Kids Franchise

Baby Power Forever Kids philosophy regarding our educational programs is to stimulate the intellectual, physical, and emotional development of the child during the most formative growth period-age 6 months to 6 years. Baby Power Forever Kids delivers the advantages you look for in a superior franchise opportunity. Physical movement and music equal brain development. Our …


6 Nov · Linda Searles · No Comments

Tips for Flying with a Baby or Toddler

It’s the Holiday Season and air travel is stressful especially when traveling with a baby during busy flight times. Book a separate ticket for our child, even though they can fly free from birth the age two. You will be more comfortable, and your child will be safer. Also make sure you have an FAA …


26 Oct · Linda Searles · No Comments

How to Help Your Child’s Fears of Halloween

Please do not minimize your child’s fears. Let them know you understand their fears. After all, monsters and bloody eyeballs may be fun to you but very scary to a young child. Some children have a hard time differentiating between reality and fantasy making Halloween a horror movie to a child. Prepare your child early. …


25 Aug · Linda Searles · No Comments

How to Choose the Best DayCare for Your Baby

Big Decision — It’s normal to be a bit anxious. First, it’s important to know the different daycare options. Pros of A Daycare Center Many have an educational focus. Plenty of opportunity to socialize with peers. Structured environment with a consistent routine and schedule Must be licensed and abide by state regulations (such as teacher …


14 Jun · Linda Searles · No Comments

The Benefits of Salt Water Swimming vs Chlorinated Pools

Saltwater has high levels of saline and potassium which works as a healing agent to any cuts and helps reduce skin irritations and rashes from nappies, eczema and allergies. It is a perfect natural remedy for anyone with sensitive skin. The vitamins and minerals found in saltwater also have an antibiotic and antibacterial effect which …