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Best Musical Instruments for Toddlers

October 4, 2021

Making music has more benefits than simply listening to music or watching someone play an instrument. It helps build gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Toddlers also learn.

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How to clean the air in your home for your child

September 2, 2021

Do you think that the air inside your home is the cleanest? The truth is, many things can alter the quality of indoor air such as upholstery, cabinetry, asbestos-containing.

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How to clean and disinfect toys at home

August 2, 2021

Toys are a child’s best friend. They are played with, tossed around, slept with, and chewed on. Before long, you can see dirt and grime on them and there.

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First Aid Guide for Parents

July 2, 2021

Accidents can happen anywhere including in and around your home. As a parent, it is important to know what to do when accidents happen to your child so you.

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Why Small Class Sizes Work: The Choo Choo Train Advantage

June 2, 2021

Children learn best when they get the proper attention they need. In a child care setting, it is important for the early childhood educators to observe, document, plan, and.

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Why do We Hire Early Childhood Educators?

May 3, 2021

It takes the passion, knowledge, and skills of an early childhood educator (aka ECE) to sculpt children’s wellbeing, needs, and development. ECEs are trained to comprehend children’s feelings and.

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How does Choo Choo Train track your child’s development?

April 1, 2021

One of the benefits of sending your child to a professional child care centre is having your child’s development properly tracked. Observations are part of every teacher’s day-to-day life.

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One Easy Way to Build Self-esteem in Children

March 1, 2021

At Choo Choo Train, we want the children in our care to feel seen, heard, and acknowledged. We want our connections with them to grow deeper each day. We.

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What will Choo Choo Train do if someone tests positive for COVID-19 at the centre?

February 1, 2021

If someone is exposed to COVID-19 or tests positive, we will be transparent to you about it. Here is the procedure: If Someone is Exposed to COVID-19 We will.

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New Year Activity: Paper Tube Fireworks

January 6, 2021

Happy New Year from Choo Choo Train! We found a cool firework art activity to do with children and we would like to share it with you. We think.

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Storytelling Skills for Parents

December 2, 2020

Did you know that story reading and storytelling are two different things? Story reading is you presenting a story to your child from the text of a picture book.

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How to Raise Children to be Helpful?

November 3, 2020

Helpfulness is an important part of good social development and according to Peter Gray, Ph.D., “Researchers have found strong evidence that very young children innately want to help, and.

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