Thursday, April 24, 2014

New books!



 Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak's I Want To Paint My Bathroom Blue




A book about bedtime, Knight Night



Letter forms from Alphabet City...




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

date night for currently enrolled families!



Saturday, May 24th
Between the hours of 5pm and 9pm
Sign up by Sunday, May 18!

Banana Debate



Many of us have noticed that bananas seem to constipate babies, but what's the issue with this high-fiber food? Below is a brief list of articles discussing this fruit.

According to Livstrong.com:
Bananas can cause constipation, notes the website BreastCancer.org. In a study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in June 2005, 29 to 48 percent of people considered bananas constipating foods. Although bananas can cause constipation, they can also be helpful in alleviating this condition because of their high fiber content. A small banana provides 10 percent of the daily value for fiber.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/496103-do-bananas-give-you-gas-or-constipation/

Another article from LiveStrong mentioned bananas being constipating for babies:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/350712-baby-foods-that-cause-constipation/

Dr. Sears recommends combining bananas with other foods if constipation is noticed rather than avoiding them all together:
http://www.askdrsears.com/news/sears-family-blog/my-6-month-old-constipated-what-do

http://www.parenting.com/article/constipation

http://www.parents.com/baby/health/constipation/constipation-in-babies/

Signs of constipation in children:
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/abdominal/Pages/Constipation.aspx

The following page discusses the difference between eating ripe and non-ripe bananas (green is constipating, yellow to brown is ideal):
http://healthmunsta.hubpages.com/hub/Do-Bananas-Cause-Constipation



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Todos hacemos caca! Books for 4/21 through 5/2

For the remainder of April, we will read a number of books by Ezra Jack Keats:
The Snowy Day
Louie's Search
Louie
Goggles!
Jennie's Hat
Apt. 3
Whistle For Willie
Over in the Meadow
A Letter to Amy


Other new titles:
Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story
Hi, Cat!
Can I Help?
Alphabet City
Is it Time?
I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue
My Very First Look At Opposites
Animal 123






Nature's Alphabet
Bedtime in the Forest
Eats
Same Same
Night Knight
Llama Llama Misses Mama

Next month, we will introduce titles from Taro Gomi, several in both English and Spanish:
Everyone Poops / Todos hacemos caca
Mira lo que tengo!
Wiggle / A Moverse!
Mommy! Mommy!
Peekaboo!
Hide and Seek
Bus Stops

Any requests for titles or themes? Please send us an email!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Walking!

http://www.janetlansbury.com/2011/03/9-reasons-not-to-walk-babies/