We offer “baby yoga” which improves strength, flexibility and coordination and baby sign language which enhances brain development among other benefits. Baby Signs helps the child realize that he or she can communicate needs, feelings, and desires to the adults around them. Research has shown that children who come to understand this fundamental concept of communication tend to start talking earlier, develop bigger vocabularies, and even exhibit enhanced cognitive abilities into their elementary school years and beyond.
A few times a week, the teacher will invite the children to examine apples, kiwis, peppers, cheeses, or other foods. The children watch as she peels, slices, or otherwise prepares the food. Good manners are practiced as the food is offered to each child who may say “thank you” or “no thank you.” Children take turns passing out napkins or plates and the entire experience is amazing to watch. We find that this activity alone greatly helps get those fussy eaters, as so many toddlers are, to try and learn to love many new foods!