Parents understand the importance of the human brain and its development early in life. Your child’s brain controls how the body functions and controls emotions and social interactions. Different parts of your child’s brain are activated depending on the situation, and the brain is constantly working to allow your child to observe and interact with everything in the environment. The brain’s cerebral cortex has four lobes with various folds, which do not develop at the same time. Therefore, there are optimal stages for learning and development. Below is a brief look at each lobe and some of the functions.
When it comes to brain development, the frontal lobe is the last part of the brain to mature and develop, and it is located in the front of the brain. This area is responsible for controlling conscious thought including creative thought, abstract thinking, problem solving, judgment and behavior.
The temporal lobe is located near the bottom of the brain. This lobe is responsible for controlling the senses of smell and sound, and for processing complex functions such as recognizing faces or scenery. It also controls language and memories.
The parietal lobe is located in the middle of the brain, between the Frontal Lobe and the Occipital Lobe. This area controls sensory information such as pain and touch, and it controls visual functions.
The occipital lobe is located near the back of the head. This part of the brain is largely responsible for controlling the sense of sight and visual capacity.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield, Ohio our BrainWaves™ Curriculum is specifically designed to stimulate and activate brain cells in all four lobes of the brain for optimal development. We offer the highest quality foundational education for your child. For more information, contact us today.Show Less
Preschool and daycare facilities play an important role in your child’s development. It is always important to make sure that you select the best possible environment in which your infant will learn and develop. The Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield provides the ideal learning environment for your child. We believe in providing personalized attention and a loving environment that will aid in boosting brain development.
One benefit of our Learning Academy is that we offer the exclusive Brain Waves™ curriculum that encourages your child’s development through activities that stimulate your child’s brain, during these early childhood years. This comprehensive learning program maximizes your child’s learning potential in a variety of areas. We have a qualified and experienced professional teaching staff, who offer a variety of activities that are focused on the development of your child’s brain. These age-appropriate activities have been specifically created to target different stages of your child’s development. This program provides your child with long lasting benefits for future academic success.
Our Infant Program includes:
- A comfortable environment for your child
- Sign language techniques to maximize communication skills
- Daily exercises to boost physical development
- Daily reports and weekly lesson plans to keep you informed
At the Kids ’R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield we offer our “Hug First, Then Teach” program creating a loving, secure environment where a child can learn and excel. We place emphasis on proper brain development utilizing a variety of programs and activities. We help your infant to develop optimally, while offering a loving, supportive environment in which to thrive. We offer programs that address the needs of infants, toddlers and preschool children. We make sure that your child gets the best possible opportunities for educational achievement.
For more information about our Learning Academy or to find out more about our curriculum, contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield today.Show Less
Having fun plays an important role in the growth of a preschool child. Most parents do not realize that playtime, if properly channeled, can be a valuable tool for teaching a child. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield, we understand the value of utilizing play time for teaching. Children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, which means that toys, games and playtime are useful in promoting the learning experience.
How play helps your child learn
A child’s first few years are of vital importance for learning, growth and brain development. Your preschool child learns from everything around him or her and learns at his or her own pace. Letting your child explore and play in a secure setting ensures he or she is comfortable and open to learning. Playing with your child is not only a great bonding experience, but is also the most effective way to learn; not only in school, but also at home.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield has an adaptive preschool fast track curriculum that helps maximize your child’s brain development and growth. We support your child with encouragement and praise during this time to instill a sense of confidence and accomplishment. This is the foundation of our “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy. Some of the hands-on play oriented activities that we offer are:
- Activities and music to balance learning and fun
- Emotional and social development with peers and teachers
- Outdoor activities that promote physical fitness and development
- Daily enrichment activities to encourage imaginative and creative play
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield provides one-on-one attention to help direct your child in maximizing the purpose in play. Contact us today to find out more about our superior, foundational educational curriculum for your preschool child.Show Less
From birth, your child grows quickly both physically and mentally. Balanced nutrition is essential to ensuring that your child is ready to learn, grow and achieve. Here are some of the top foods for boosting brain development:
- Omega-3: Found in oily fish like salmon and tuna, as well as in avocados and walnuts. Omega-3s have been linked to improved concentration and academic performance.
- Whole-grains: Whole-grain bread and pasta are delicious and good for brain development. Rich in Vitamin B, this complex carbohydrate gives the brain a steady supply of fuel while enhancing memory and recall abilities.
- Antioxidants: Found in blueberries, strawberries and most other brightly colored fruits and vegetables, antioxidants are essential for brain health. Studies have also linked blueberries, in particular, to faster learning and improved memory skills.
- Vitamin B12: Found in lean red meat as well as tofu, milk and cheese, this vitamin helps keep up energy levels, essential for a learning brain. In addition, a deficiency in this vitamin can cause fatigue.
- Choline: Found in eggs (especially the yolks), broccoli and cauliflower, choline is essential for the growth of new brain cells and neural connections. Broccoli is also high in Vitamin K, a nutrient linked to boosting cognition.
Located in nearby Hamilton, Brown’s Family Farm Market is a great resource for parents who want a steady supply of seasonal, locally grown, and tasty produce. Take your child with you on these shopping trips since there are hayrides, a great play area and a picnic area for families to enjoy.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield, we offer your child a balanced nutritional meal program along with our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum. Unlike traditional day care facilities, our highly qualified staff works in a state-of-the-art environment to provide your child with loving, nurturing care and targeted brain stimulation. To find out more, please contact us today.Show Less
There are a number of things to consider regarding your infant's sleeping patterns. Our team at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield has compiled useful advice for child care providers and parents. Reducing discomfort creates better sleeping habits.
1. Choose your young infant's bedding carefully
We recommend following the recommendations of the AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) by placing your infant on a firm mattress that provides a flat, even surface. Refrain from using a pillow and heavy quilts. Remove soft toys and other accessories from the crib as they can be suffocation hazards. The best advice is to have nothing in the crib other than a tight fitting sheet and your baby.
2. Check on your child regularly as part of a good child care routine
Check on your baby every now and again while they sleep. Make sure that they are positioned comfortably, and are sleeping soundly.
3. Know how to put your infant in a safe sleeping position
Always place your infant to sleep on their back. This is the most ideal position for an infant to sleep. The AAP states that you should not put your child on their side to sleep, as they can roll back onto their stomach.
At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield, our highly qualified loving staff are fully equipped with the latest knowledge on safe sleeping. They ensure that your infant has the most peaceful sleep possible. Contact us today to learn more about Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Fairfield.