Healthy Hygiene Habits

by Dana Smith Bader
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I recently read that at any given time anywhere from two to ten billion bacteria can be found on a person’s arm from the fingers to the elbows. Yuck! That’s a lot of germs, and, in light of that statistic, it’s a wonder that any of us manage to stay well, especially those of us with children. The good news, however, is that good hygiene habits like hand washing can eliminate the bacteria, prevent the spread of germs, and keep us healthy.

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Hard Wired to Play

by Dana Smith Bader
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At the nursery, when we do our admissions interview, nine times out of ten, the parents will say they are sending their children to nursery so they can become more social, so they can learn to play with other children. After about two weeks of watching their children on the cameras, the parents start calling to tell us they are worried that their children are not social enough because they do not see them playing with the other children. Of course, we tell them not to worry because children take time to learn how to play with others, some more time than others, but most children eventually learn to play with others because, like big humans, little ones are innately social. They are also hard wired to play. It’s how they learn about and understand the world around them.

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Stay Involved!

by Dana Smith Bader
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When our children are little and cocooned in the their home environment, we know every detail of their lives – when and how they sleep, when and how they wake up, what and when they eat, how many times they poop, what they like to play, what they like to read and sing – absolutely every detail. Then they go to school. If you have cameras that are accessible to parents at your child’s school or preschool, and you have no shame in becoming a stalker, you’re fine. You can still know almost everything your child does during the day. However, if you have no cameras, and you have some modicum of a life away from your child, you are going to begin missing big chunks of your child’s day.

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