It is well known that yoga and meditation help release mental and physical stress in adults, but it can also help relax your kids! While it may not be in the same way we do, or to the same extent, kids feel stress and anxiety that they need to release, and yoga can be an excellent way to do it. Yoga can teach kids how to develop a calm and focused mind, as well as bring emotional balance to their life. Studies show that yoga improves children’s physical and mental well-being, while supporting the development of healthy relationships and the ability to self-regulate emotionally, mentally, and behaviorally. Since yoga is not common at child care programs, it can be a great activity to do with them. Keep reading to learn more, and for more information about how Lighthouse Explorers uplifts your child’s mental and physical health through our child care programs, give us a call today.more
It feels like this year has flown by, delivering us at the beginning of the holiday season. Chances are, many of you are staying home for the holidays, or having a low-key holiday celebration. With the extended amount of time at home, this is the perfect opportunity to start a craft day with your kids, keeping them busy and entertained and allowing you some great bonding time with them. Christmas crafts with your kids are also an excellent time to talk about Christ and relevant bible stories about the holiday! Keep reading for instructions on a few of our favorite kids Christmas crafts. If you’re looking for a Christian child care center in Rosemount, then contact us today!more
A child's life is packed full with new experiences, giving them more than a handful of lessons to learn from and incorporate into their lives. Many things that we do in our day-to-day life come naturally to us and become a part of our daily routine, but for kids, these activities provide great ways to learn about themselves as well as the world around them. Have you ever walked into an early education center and noticed that your child's day is filled with playing and art? On the surface it may seem like not much is going on — this could not be further from the truth. These seemingly trivial activities hold lots of learning potential for kids, so it should come as no surprise that baking is an activity that offers a great opportunity for skill development as well as life lessons. Keep reading to learn why you should get baking with your kids, and the kind of advantages that it holds for your young ones. If you would like to enroll in our Christian Childcare Center in Rosemount contact us today.more
In this day and age, many parents turn to technology when it comes to entertaining their kids in a pinch. There is nothing wrong with this, especially if you are using the technology for educational purposes. The arts and crafts box that you have in a closet somewhere, however, can not only entertain your children all the same, but can also provide your children with a number of advantages that will help them grow and develop. Going beyond simply allowing your kids to express themselves in a more creative way, arts and crafts can improve coordination, fine motor skills, help them socialize, and so much more. Keep reading to find out more, and to learn about how Lighthouse Explorers is helping your child grow and develop, contact our Christian childcare center in Rosemount today.more
For the most part, kids seem happy and excited to wake up and experience the day ahead of them. Mental health is a conversation that parents may or may not have with their kids simply because it seems like a conversation to have with kids as they grow up. As a parent, however, you play an important role in your child’s mental health, and can promote good mental health by creating a positive environment at home and learning about the early signs of mental health problems. This is not to say all children will require you to seek professional help, rather, that nurturing your child’s mental health can have significant impacts as they continue growing.
Lighthouse Explorers believes in helping children develop in all facets of their lives, including emotionally, physically, spiritually, cognitively, and mentally! As a Christian childcare center in Rosemount, we create an environment where children can explore, express, and grow safely and courageously. Take a look at...more
People are born creative, and this creativity is one of the most valuable qualities we can have, and while an adult may express their creativity differently, children seem to have a natural instinct for it. All children ware born with some level of creativity, however, it remains a skill that needs to be supported. Creativity is a key to success in nearly everything we do, and also a component of health and happiness. Creativity comes in many forms, extending beyond artistic and musical expression, and into science, math, and even social and emotional intelligence.
Lighthouse Explorers Christian Child Center strongly believes in fostering your child’s creativity, taking precedence to encourage children to express their creativity through a multitude of mediums. We provide your child with the tools to get out of the way so your child can create to their heart’s content. Our environment fuels your kid’s creative thinking, but keep reading to find out how you can help nurture a vibrant sense of creativity...more
School is canceled, and those working from home, which is the majority of those who are still employed, are spending a lot more time with their children. Parents are now the teacher, principal, lunch lady, and coach of their children, not to mention they also have their own job responsibilities. This goes without saying, but this time is extremely challenging for parents who are working remotely. Kids need to be entertained 24/7, not by anyone’s rules, but by their own.
Kids have fast-moving minds and fast-moving bodies, so keeping them entertained can feel like a whole new job, but one that you don’t get paid for. Keep reading for some cheap, some free, and some awesome ways to keep your child preoccupied during this time. If you need some extra help, don’t forget that Lighthouse Explorers is offering temporary emergency school-age care for children in kindergarten through the fifth grade. For more information, contact us today!more
When most people think of the essential skills that children need to succeed in academics, speaking, reading, writing, and counting is what comes to mind. Creativity, whether it is in the form of painting, drawing, molding figures out of clay, or acting out a play, is essential for the development and emotional and mental health of your child. It is the freest form of self-expression, satisfying and fulfilling children's needs to express themselves openly and without judgment.more
There are plenty of reasons why children need a pre-K education, the most important being that children are our future. Children need to be equipped with the tools and building blocks for success — without forgetting the fun, that is! Being a toddler at Lighthouse Explorers doesn’t get more fun! We strive to provide our children with the best foundation in education and academics, as well as faith and emotional and social well-being. We believe that the whole development of the child with God-like values will successfully prepare them for a bright future. For more information about our Christian childcare center in Rosemount, contact us today! If you would like to enroll your child, come take a tour of our facility. We look forward to hearing from you.
Before we dive in, however, we would like to take a moment to welcome you to our website! Lighthouse Explorers is a Christian child center that provides high-quality infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten readiness programs. Our goal is to prepare each child academically, socially, emotionally,...more
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