Tips & Tools for Parents

  • Verbal cues help your child develop

    Verbal Cues You Should Use to Help Your Child Develop

    Use words with experiences Infants Infants love to grasp, hold, reach, throw, drop and put everything in their mouth. You can help your baby develop with simple household items and toys; plastic bowls, wooden spoons, containers of various shapes and sizes, blocks, stuffed animals etc. Gather only safe items by making sure they are not […]

  • Immunizations Required No Exceptions

    Immunizations Required. No Exceptions.

    With the recent outbreak of measles in the news again, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about our immunization policy. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It can result in serious health complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and even cause death. However, immunizations protect us […]

  • What Shall We Give The Children

    What Shall We Give The Children?

      What Shall We Give The Children? The Holidays are almost here. Toys and games and playthings, As we do every year? Yes, for the magic of toyland Is part of the Holiday lore To gladden the heart of childhood, But I will give something more. I will give them patience, A more sympathetic ear, […]

  • Preventing Cavities

    It’s Easy to Prevent Cavities

    It’s Easy to Prevent Cavities. Here’s how. Did you know tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease? If left untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. The good news is that tooth decay and other oral […]

  • How is your child developing?

    Ages & Stages of Child Development

    Ages & Stages of Child Development Should my son start sitting up soon? When should he drink from a cup? Start scribbling? Babbling? We all want to know our children are on the right track. At Halsey Schools we will let you know how your child is doing everyday. We will also complete formal detailed […]

  • How to teach Sequencing

    How To Teach Sequencing

    How To Teach Your Child Sequencing Introduce & use sequencing words often Engage your child in language and discussion about their daily activities to help them understand sequencing using the basic sequencing vocabulary: First, second, third…, in front of, behind, before, after, next, first, then, last, beginning, middle, end, began, concluded, and finally.  Focus on […]

  • Safety tips for water play swiming

    Water Safety Tips

    How to prevent drowning and keep your child safe around water NEVER leave your child in or near any water unattended. Keep constant VISUAL supervision in all water within arms reach of your child at all times. At a party? Be certain only qualified and undistracted adults are entrusted with supervising children in water. Never assume […]

  • I’m counting 1,2,3! Do you want a time out!

    Some often used discipline techniques just don’t work. How to fix discipline techniques that don’t work I’m counting 1, 2, 3 – We are leaving… I’m counting… What you are really saying: Don’t listen to me until I get to the last number. Why it doesn’t work: Children learn that it just means they have extra […]

  • tummy time builds muscles

    Tummy Time – Why is it so important?

    Why is Tummy Time important? It helps develop the muscles that keep your baby’s head up and turn her head side to side; and it builds strength throughout her back, neck, shoulders, buttocks and legs. A baby learns how to push up on his elbows and hands to help get ready to roll, belly crawl, and sit […]

  • Acknowledgment instead of praise

    How to Acknowledge Instead of Praise

    Narrate what you see When you make short objective statements like, “You painted a picture of a house,” or “You picked up the red block,” you are acknowledging your child’s accomplishments without judgement. Narration without judgment allows children to judge the merits of their efforts themselves. Connect the effort with a desired character trait If […]

  • Forts are fun! Build one today!

    Fun with Forts

    Let your children build Their fort Help but don’t take over. Let  your child’s imagination go! Just help out where needed to keep it safe. A fort can be whatever your child wants: a castle, a home, a cave, a tent, an igloo. The options are limitless. Just like our imagination. Building forts will encourage your […]

  • Sunburns cause permanent skin damage

    Sunburns last forever – Protect your child

    A sunburn today can lead to skin cancer tomorrow Whenever outdoors your child’s skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and sunblocks are a must. Sun facts Cumulative long term unprotected sun exposure increases your child’s risk of skin cancers later in life. Just a few serious sunburns can increase […]