- Use a repellent with DEET but no more than 30% for children
- Spray in open areas to avoid children breathing them in
- Use just enough to cover the child’s clothing and exposed skin
- Do not use products that contain both DEET and sunscreen. The DEET might decrease the effectiveness of the sun protection factor (SPF).
Friday, May 15, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Good Afternoon friends!
We had an awesome week at the Academy of Maryland Farms learning about farm animals and celebrating the week of the young child! As we are gearing up for the summer I have been reminded that the season for severe weather is upon us. At the Academy we have established plans on how we handle severe weather such as tornado warnings, watches, and severe thunderstorm warnings. This type of weather can often cause stress and anxiety in children, and they do not know how to handle these emotions. First and foremost it is important for your family to have a plan of action in the case of a tornado, and that your whole family knows where the safe location. Typically it is the smallest room at the center of the house, or the basement.
Now that you know everyone is safe, here are a few tips to help calm your little ones when the weather has them scared.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
We've had a wonderful time learning about farm animals! We even got to meet some sweet baby chicks! Thank you to Academy mom, Julie Morris for bringing in these cuties!
Friday, April 3, 2015
I hope everyone has had a wonderful Friday out of school! We have had a great and exciting week at the Academy Maryland Farms with the Easter bunny coming to visit, and having an “egg”celent Easter egg hunt! The kids and staff really seemed to enjoy themselves! With all of the Easter festivities going on I became curious about the origins of these Easter traditions and wanted to share some of the interesting facts I found with you all!
The Easter bunny, Easter eggs, and Easter candy are all prominent customs in American culture today. After doing some research it was interesting to see that while Easter is predominantly thought of as a Christian holiday that the beginnings of theses traditions are quite pagan. The earliest accounts show that the Easter bunny came from German immigrants who came to America in the 1700s and settled in Pennsylvania. These immigrants told a tale of an egg-laying hare, and their children would make and leave nests for this hare to leave his brightly colored eggs. Over time the nests evolved into decorated baskets and the eggs into the chocolate and gifts that we have come to know today. The decorating of Easter eggs has been dated back to the 13th century. Eggs are viewed as an ancient symbol of new life and are celebrated at Easter in result of their association with the arrival of spring from pagan festivals. Easter candy often includes jelly beans, which coincidentally, are egg shaped and became associated with Easter in the 1930s. “According to the National Confectioners Association, over 16 billion jelly beans are made in the U.S. each year or Easter.”
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this holiday I hope all of you are spending quality time with your families and making memories with your precious children! We are thankful that you are a part of our family at the Academy of Maryland Farms and look forward to seeing all of your bright smiling faces on Monday morning! Learn more at http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/easter-symbols