Happy Thanksgiving!

The Cadence Education family wishes your family a safe and loving holiday.

Click here for-  A Guide to Turkey: Buying, Brining, Cooking and Carving…

 

 

Black Friday Edition:

With Black Friday approaching, let’s take a look back at the styles we would have been charging the shopping malls for back in the day!

1950’s: motorcycle jackets, saddle shoes, pedal pushers

1960’s: bell bottoms, miniskirts, vinyl go-go boots, anything paisley

1970’s: denim, legwarmers, denim, pantsuits, denim, western boots

1980’s: frills, bangles, Levi’s 501s, anything bright, mousse

1990’s: puffy jackets, chain wallets, baggy pants

What was your trendy guilty pleasure?

Montessori-Inspired Ideas

Time for some good old fashioned ice play!
This activity is fun, challenging, multi-sensory and easy to make at home.

Veterans Day, November 11th of each year, is a federal holiday in the United States to honor all those who have served in the U.S. Military.

Take time today to talk with your kids about the United States armed services and ways to honor these community and national heroes.

Here are some ideas to celebrate Veterans Day:

  • Teach your children about the history of Veterans Day by having them create a time line of events leading to the observance of the holiday
  • Have you kids write short articles or essays of how veterans are honored around the world. And if you know any veterans locally, propose that you kids interview them about what it’s like to serve in the U.S. Military
Click here to read more about Veteran’s Day!

Bloomberg offers a great article titled “Ten Reasons Why Early Childhood Education Pays Off”, a must read for parents.

“When a young child enters kindergarten ready for school, there is an 82 percent chance that child will master basic skills by age 11, compared with a 45 percent chance for children who are not school ready.”

Click here to read more.

 

Top 10 – A Montessori Shopping List

If you’re just getting started making your home a Montessori inspired environment, you may not know where to start. No problem. Here are the top 10 Montessori items to put on your shopping list.

 

 

10 Best Math Apps for Kids:

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.

  • Math Training for Kids
  • Einstein Math Academy

Click here to read more.

 

Keep the conversation going with your child at home by using Baby Sign Language.

This month we are focusing on Sleep, Blanket, Blue, Green, Purple, Thank You, Bubbles and Bear.

For more information about Monthly Baby Signs, please contact your nearest location.

Bubbles blue BearSleep

 

Bloomberg offers a great article titled “Ten Reasons Why Early Childhood Education Pays Off”, a must read for parents.

“When a young child enters kindergarten ready for school, there is an 82 percent chance that child will master basic skills by age 11, compared with a 45 percent chance for children who are not school ready.”

Click to read more.

Families always need to put safety first. Sadly, the National SAFE KIDS Campaign has some scary statistics that conclude Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights for kiddos.

By following basic safety tips, Halloween can be and should be an enjoyable experience for children and parents.

Halloween Safety Tips:

Walk Safely:

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult:

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in group.s

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe:

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Read More at safekids.org…