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Parenting Tips For Children Entering Childcare

It does not matter whether your child is a young baby or a three-year-old, when it is time for your child to enter a childcare facility for the first time, every parent's nerves are on edge. Because children pick up on stress and anxiety of parents, it is helpful to carefully think about the care process in advance. That is where these parenting tips are beneficial to you. From managing your nerves on the first day to packing the perfect snack box for your child, there are plenty of ways you can prepare yourself and your child to make their childcare experience a raging success.



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Benefits of Enrolling a Child in a Pet-Themed Kindergarten

by Jane Fletcher

Early childhood education plays a crucial role in preparing children for their future. As such, parents spend a great deal of time looking for the right kindergarten. This can be attributed to the need for the best possible childcare service and the proliferation of childcare centres. While you need to consider many factors when looking for a childcare centre, look for one with pet-themed classrooms. This article highlights the benefits of enrolling your child in a pet-themed care centre.

Lessen Tension in the Classroom  

Breaking the close connection between a parent and their child — even if for a few hours — can be stressful on the kid. It is for this reason that some children spend the majority of the first few days in a kindergarten crying. Besides, the children and staff at the centre are new to each other, which makes the environment more stressful. Pet-themed kindergarten classrooms are excellent at relieving this tension. Whether it is a trained dog, a cat, a hamster or a guinea pig, pets replace the anxiety in children with curiosity. In most cases, children who are new to a childcare centre tend to stop crying the moment a pet is introduced to the class.

Learn about Responsibility Early 

Children that don't learn about responsibility early in their lives tend to struggle with being responsible later on. Therefore, the sooner you begin to teach your child about responsibility, the better prepared they will be prepared for the world. Pet-themed kindergartens offer this opportunity because your child learns how to take care of the pets in the classroom. For instance, children learn that a pet's health depends on their cleanliness as well as their diet. Therefore, the children will take it upon themselves to feed the classroom pets and wash them regularly.

Exposure to Nature in the Classroom  

Backyards in most Australian homes are shrinking fast, and this means that children have little to no space to interact with nature. Nonetheless, most children spend most of their time indoors, and this affects their view of and interaction with the natural world as they grow up. For instance, lack of exposure to animals and nature suppresses a child's curiosity. Consequently, the kids are likely to grow up scared of the natural world. A pet-themed classroom eliminates this eventuality because children get a chance to interact with different animals. They learn how different animals behave under stressful conditions and what to do in such situations. The exposure instils a sense of respect and love for nature.

For more information, reach out to a kindergarten near you.