Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CPR and First-Aid Classes? Really? Who has time?

Taking a CPR & First-Aid class could help save a life of a loved one, friend, neighbor, even a co-worker or someone in a public facility during an emergency situation. Furthermore, I strongly recommend taking a class which includes CPR instructions for infants as well.

What is a CPR & First-Aid Class?
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency lifesaving procedure that is done when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Rescue breathing provides oxygen to the person's lungs.

First-Aid is emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.

Why should I take the time?
The procedures are simple and easy to remember. It’s well worth the time to learn knowing that you might be in an emergency situation. It’s nothing to feel scared or fearful about. Emergencies happen and wouldn’t you want to know that someone nearby knows what to do if you were injured or suddenly in need of CPR?

Here are some scenarios to think about:
1) What if you were shopping with a friend and her baby

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Exploring with Sensory Tables for Outdoor Play

Wonder how to entertain toddlers while outdoors besides the everyday equipment like the swing or slide?

Now that Spring weather is inviting us to enjoy the outdoors more, engage with your toddler while exploring with his senses and imagination with outdoor play. 
Sensory tables have become popular

Monday, April 14, 2014

Art Projects with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Now that the Easter season is here, I wanted to share some tips on how to minimize the mess and maximize fun and creativity with your little one. Art projects can be even more fun with a playmate or sibling.

Spring Hat Art Activity

Here is a fun art activity for ages one and up. I did this activity with my child care toddlers to focus on the color blue and the season of Spring.

Scissor Cutting with Toddlers

At around age two (maybe 2 ½), I like to show them how to use blunt toddler scissors with my assistance. They usually can cut a few inches before their little fingers get tired. This is another fine motor activity to help strengthen their finger muscles.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Precious Years Leaps & Bounds

I’m Iva Dumas the author of Precious Years Leaps & Bounds.

What is this book all about? 
You are invited to click on this link 
Precious Years Leaps & Bounds You Tube Video

to watch a video about this wonderful resource for parents and grandparents.