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August 14, 2018

Rob Joy Sing-Along

Children's singer Rob Joy visited the daycare for a Sing-Along show. His guitar-strummin’, toe-tappin' mix of original and traditional songs was so interactive and fun! The kids at daycare were singing to the music, engaged in movement, and playing along with their own instruments. For more pics, login to Parent Corner on our website. 
August 14, 2018

Tricky Ricky Magic Show Comes to our Daycare!

Tricky Ricky the Magician was a big hit with his entertaining and engaging magic show. We had a very captive audience! It was interactive as he got the children involved in the show and even brought his very clever rabbit "Lucy" for some animal magic. Adding kids entertainment to our summer programming enriches learning at our daycare in Vaughan. 

August 08, 2018

Bubble Show!

The Smile-Group Bubble Show came to Discovery Point! This is an exclusive performance filled with fascinating bubble magic, juggling elements and cool music. It includes a variety of bubble tricks of different shapes and sizes, letting the kids be right inside the bubbles and watching them rise all around them, sphere bubbles, volcano bubbles, and bubble tennis. The children lit up with wonder and amazement! The Bubble Show visit is a highlight this month as part of our programming to bring both educational and magical moments to the child care experience at our daycare in Vaughan.
July 26, 2018

Animal Ambassadors Visit the Daycare!

We offer special programming at our daycare to enrich children's learning. The kids enjoyed the Animal Ambassadors Canada visit where they got hands-on interaction and education about little fuzzy friends. We love to see their eyes light up! Click here to learn more about Animal Ambassadors.

July 11, 2018

Is My Child Eating Enough at Daycare?

Child care environments are wonderful places for children to learn about new foods, eat familiar foods in a different environment and the best thing – eat together with their peers. Children are more likely to try new foods when they see their classmates doing the same thing.  

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June 26, 2018

How to Handle Public Washrooms While Potty Training

Facing public bathrooms with your toddler is a brand new world.

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June 26, 2018

Potty-Training 101

Q: When is the right time to potty-train? And what is the best method?

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May 31, 2018

5 Steps To Help Kids Manage Their Emotions

All of us worry about our kids learning to control their emotions. After all, it's emotions that so often get us off track and into trouble. And of course we need to just say No sometimes. Kids can't run into the street, throw their food at each other, or pee on their baby brother. But setting limits on children's behaviour doesn't mean we need to set limits on what they feel.

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May 31, 2018

This Flu Season Predicted to Have Most Child Deaths on Record says CDC

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict this year will be the deadliest season for pediatric deaths from seasonal flu since the CDC mandated they be recorded in 2004, with numbers predicted to surpass 170. 
“The flu vaccine is not perfect, we know that, but it’s the best preventative measure we have today,” Marotta said. “One thing that bothered me in the media today was people saying it’s only 36 percent effective. But let’s put that into context ― 36 percent is better than 0 percent.”
The CDC has recommended since 2010 that everybody aged 6 months and older get vaccinated for the flu ― and that pregnant women get vaccinated in order to help protect those under 6 months. 
To read the full article, click here.
Discovery Point Nursery and Academy, daycare in Vaughan, Woodbridge
May 09, 2018

Should babies be dunked during swim lessons?

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Should baby swimmers or infant swimmers be dunked as part of a swim lesson, and is it even an effective method of teaching young children how to swim?

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May 01, 2018

Why Art is Important for Young Children

Your preschooler is having a blast finger-painting with a mix of colours. Trying to be encouraging, you ask her, "What are you making?" and she says "I don't know." Until you mentioned it, she hadn't given it any thought. 

Little kids are masters of the moment – they love the way it feels when they smear paint on paper, how it looks when they sprinkle glitter, and even the soft sound a brush makes as it crosses the page.

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April 17, 2018

What to Say to Kids Instead of "Say Sorry"

When a children do something hurtful, even if accidental, sometimes parents try to force apologies from their children to rectify the situation. Usually, they’ll give the kid a stern look, and ask, “Hey, what do you say?” Then, when the child mutters a robotic “sorry,” all is good! Manners! We’re teaching them! 

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March 29, 2018

5 Benefits Of Soccer For Young Children

Soccer, along with many other sports, is great for a child’s development. Though it may seem very early to introduce it into the lives of preschool aged children and younger, there are actually many benefits in doing so.

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March 20, 2018

5 Spring Equinox Facts for Kids

On the evening of March 20th, the Spring Equinox occurs on Earth. The concept of Spring Equinox might seem foreign to many kids (and probably many adults) so here are five simple facts about it.

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March 02, 2018

Core Strengthening Exercises for Kids & Babies

By Lauren Drobnjak, Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapist

Core strengthening is essential for the progression of nearly all other developmental skills.  The core is the center of control for everything else the body does! Learn some fun ways to help strengthen kids’ core muscles!

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February 21, 2018

Taking Playtime (Not So) Seriously

Play is a universal, cross-cultural and necessary attribute of childhood, essential for development and essential for learning. However, it still needs support and attention from the adults around them.

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February 14, 2018

Flu season is in full swing!

Note to parents and caregivers:
If your child is home sick, they must be fever-free and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school. Many viruses are active at this time of year in the community, including enteric viruses (like norovirus) and respiratory viruses (like influenza, commonly known as the flu.) 
Preventative measures can help reduce the spread of illness in the community. 

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January 31, 2018

The Benefits of Daycare Kindergarten

Is your preschooler ready for Kindergarten? We have an exceptional Kindergarten Program for children 4 and 5 years old to prepare them for Grade 1. Our program supports learning and exploration while continuing to offer the convenience of full time child care.

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January 16, 2018

Calm Your Child in 1 Minute with this Simple Technique

We’ve heard a lot about the benefits of meditation to help manage stress and many adults are trying the practice for themselves. But what about kids? Are they too young to use meditation techniques? Some parents are trying them out - either to help their children learn ways to calm a heightened emotion or as part of a bedtime routine. A simple 1-minute technique can help.

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January 01, 2018

How Music Benefits Young Children

Music is a natural part of life for young children. They might sing to their stuffed animals, tap their feet to the rhythm of nursery rhymes, and enjoy the sound of their parents singing to them — even if mom and dad can't quite carry a tune.

But this early introduction to music does more than entertain. It can kick-start learning, serve as an important cue in a child's routine, and offer lifelong benefits.

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