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4 ways to keep your daycare center clean

No parent would ever want their toddler to come out of your daycare center with a common cold, flu or sore throats. The truth is, if your daycare center isn’t clean and sanitized appropriately, the risk of children getting exposed to germs, bacterias and viruses runs pretty high. Here are 4 ways we, at day care centre melbourne, keep our daycare center clean.

Promptly clean out the spills

The longer you put out cleaning up any spilled food or drink, the more unsanitary and unsafe your daycare center gets to be for children. That’s the thing about bacterias and lingering viruses; you don’t always get to see them, however their spread is quick and often catches you off guard.

If you clean your facility on your own, make sure to have a good detergent and clean cloth accessible at all times to timely clean off the mess the kids might create.

Remember, it’s not only about the visual evidence left behind by the food spoils that is annoying. By postponing the cleanup you are in fact exposing the kids in the facility to a large variety of germs and disease causing viruses. And that is something you wouldn’t want to do!

Sanitize and clean the daily use items

The early aged kids that come to your facility generally have a habit of touching things quite a lot. And since most of the stuff that they use inside the daycare center is not personal and usually shared, the risk of passing on germs from one child to the next are especially high.

Things such as toys, which are used on an almost daily basis, bh every child in the facility needs to be cleaned and sanitized routinely. Plastic toys are easier to clean, whereas stuffed toys can be cleaned by stuffing them in a plastic bag and putting them up in a deep freezer to kill off the germs and mites.

The same goes for the facility’s door knobs, floor mats, playing gyms and so on. All of these items should be sanitized through a proper channel.

Hiring commercial grade cleaning services

With kids running about in all directions and the mentors having not even a second to spare, there is little you can do to keep your day care clean at all times.

In times like these, a commercial cleaning company, possessing the skills and knowledge to keep your facility clean can come handy. They clean your facility regularly and disinfect the toys as well as other items in the daycare center at their appropriate times.

Best of all, these commercial cleaning services tend to comply with the national health standards for cleaning and disinfecting and thus certifies a clean facility.

Use children-safe cleaning detergents

Last of all, using detergents that are marked to be safe for children are extremely important. Since the kids are going to be using the disinfected toys and items in various ways, you need to make sure that they will be safe. For example, some children have a habit of putting items in their mouth, and so an unsafe detergent can pose health concerns.

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The power of the lapbook in teaching, what it is and what it is for

The ‘ Learning is a process that varies from child to child and evolves with its growth according to his abilities and also to stimulation of teachers receiving during his school life. But it can also be a way to develop and enhance creativity in children and young people who, once back home or struggling with homework, still have to manage and deepen the things they have learned on their own, in the most engaging way possible. The Lapbookbecomes a true ally in this process: it is a sort of interactive and three-dimensional map that is structured in a series of materials created by the student and which has an interdisciplinary character.

The power of the lapbook in teaching to learn more about the subjects was explained in the book ” My first lapbook ” (Eriksson) which describes in an exemplary way how to create one and how these tools can be useful not only to students but also to teachers. In fact, the latter can use them as a tool in the classroom to connect certain subjects together in a creative and dynamic way, so as to make their students passionate.

The lapbook is, in effect, a folder that collects other materials, often mini-books (also called mini-books) of variable format. A sort of conceptual map which, however, exploits the power of three-dimensionality to connect topics to each other or to deepen a specific subject or topic. The logic is that of the “folder”: the lapbook is a support that, when opened, unfolds the world of windows, insights and other compartments which, opening up, reveal a concept or a fundamental passage linked to that topic.

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Educating children to listen and pay attention

Today’s children no longer know how to listen. And to complain about the lack of ability to pay attention when talking and explaining are first of all the teachers, who from kindergarten , and then continue to primary , point the finger at a gap, that of concentration, on whose emptiness they should work first. the parents. Right from the walls of the house.

We talked about it with Matteo Rampin, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, author of the book How not to fail at school (Salani Editore), to let us reveal useful tips and tricks to be implemented immediately. Because a more attentive child learns sooner and better. Here they are, divided by age group.

  •  Turn off the television , or at least make use of it as limited as possible if you really cannot exclude it from the life of the little ones;
  •  Ensure the child the right amount of sleep at night and possibly in the afternoon, respecting the needs of each child (which are very variable from one to another);
  •  Avoid responding immediately to the requests of the little ones, but instead teach them to wait, to tolerate waiting; if you are unable to wait, you cannot keep your attention focused on something;
  •  Offer the children one toy at a time and when the child gets bored, avoid giving him another one immediately as an alternative, but leave him the first one in order to allow him to experiment with all possible uses. Basically, making sure that he himself discovers or invent other uses of the same toy. A room full of toys leads the little one to go continuously from one type of stimulus to another, without fully exploring the things of the reality that surrounds him. Better to rotate the child’s toys, put some away and take them out only when others have been put away with which he was playing until recently;

 Encourage activities with a strong rhythmic connotation, such as music , dance (even done just for fun), or walking in line marking the pace. The “rhythm” factor gives regularity to the mental organization.

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