Learning the alphabet is the foundation of being able to read and write, but it's a real challenge for small children. Although they'll eventually learn it in school, if your child can get a head start on remembering their ABCs, it can really give them a boost in their education. The trouble for most parents is that it's a surprisingly difficult thing to achieve. As an adult, you most likely take your alphabetical ability for granted, and it's impossible to remember what it was like to learn your letters.
One of the advantages of the modern age is that a lot of jobs can be done remotely. This can be great for parents of young children as it can allow them to go back to work earlier without needing to add a double commute (to child care and then the office). Here are 3 types of families with work-at-home parents that can really benefit from in-home care. Breastfeeding mothers
While parents would love to stay home with their ill children, sometimes it simply is not possible. Whether you don't have any sick days left, you can't get any coverage at work or you just need the money, sometimes you need to attend work while your child can't go into their normal child care situation. Here are some options. The 'get well' room Some child care centres have a room where you can send children who are no longer very sick but cannot yet head back into the main room as they are low in energy or still in the exclusion period.
Because many adults don't have any memory of the time they spent learning the English language, they often don't realize how difficult it is for children to acquire. While some children struggle with the pronunciation of certain consonants, especially "r," others deal with stutters or slurs that can only be fixed with helpful speech therapy. If your child is nearing this stage and appears to have trouble forming words, there are plenty of exercises to try at home to supplement the work of a professional therapist.
As children go through primary school and into high school, more and more of the parents who used to be full-time stay-at-home parents start to enter the workforce. Unfortunately, the full-time work hours of many offices do not co-ordinate with the much shorter days or the school system, or the long school holidays. Studies have shown that childcare for older children can be just as important as childcare for younger children, as unsupervised teens and preteens are more likely to smoke, use alcohol and drugs if they spend more than 11 hours a week unsupervised.