Lace-up your sneakers and open the door to these exciting nature activities.🌤️🌳 ⁣

If you’re not sure of what nature activities you can do with your kids, here are ideas for you. ⁣

🍃 Take a Nature Walk⁣

You can walk around your neighborhood or find a trail nearby to take a nature walk. 🌤️🌳⁣

This is also a great opportunity to check out the weather and clouds. You can also collect any leaves you find, bring them home, and use them for fun arts and crafts activities. 🌤️🍃⁣

🍃 Nature Scavenger Hunt⁣

Think about 5 things you know your child can find outside and create a scavenger hunt. This is not only fun but will keep their minds and bodies (and yours! active as they look for the items on the list. 😎 ⁣

🍃 Identify Trees & Bugs⁣

Looking at the different trees on your daily walk to a grocery store, is an opportunity to slow down and notice how leaves are different. Look for the most favorite friends outside- bugs! Take time to notice. ⁣

Rock and Roll Daycare has a portal for nature curriculum challenges for young children! If you are interested, DM us and we’ll send you a few to start with!⁣
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Can time spent in nature be used as a learning tool?⁣

These days, many kids are spending more time at home as activities are either canceled or rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the best time for you and your child to spend time in nature. ⁣

In a recent study, researcher Dr. Louise Chawla says there is strong evidence that kids are happier, healthier, and function better when they learn to connect with nature. 🍃⁣

Children get to know more about the environment and are more likely to take action to protect it. Giving kids access to parks, gardens, and wild areas is important for them to make that connection. 🍃 ⁣

At Rock and Roll Daycare we implement an vigorous nature curriculum, encouraging hans-on projects for children to complete as a fun challenge! Oh how much they learn through fun!⁣

Have you been in the nearby part lately? Have you seen how leaves change colors?⁣
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Benefits Of Music and Culture program: ⁣⁣
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We provide parents with the tools and resources to connect with their children and explore the world through the power of music together. 🎻⁣ ❤️⁣ ⁣⁣

Fiddlefox was developed at Rock and Roll Daycare and has some well-known contributors that are dedicated to bringing music to life for children. New York-based music producer Marc Diaz, GRAMMY award- winning recording engineer, Jeremy Loucas, Illustrator Gabriela Issa Chacon are the team that brings Fiddlefox to life! Founders Phil Berman and Christopher Vuk are the visionary and guiding hands for developing it further!⁣⁣
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🎶 Rock and Roll Daycare students are constantly introduced to materials that prepare them to read music and understand music theory⁣⁣
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🎶 Fiddlefox plants the seed and offers all of the tools that help to develop a child’s musical sensibility⁣⁣
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🎶 Students also have the opportunity to learn about a variety of cultures through other Fiddlefox resources: illustrated songbooks, music recordings, and activity books that also are sent home and help parents reinforce the lessons ⁣⁣
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To learn more about Fiddlefox and how your children can learn from it both at home and through their days at Rock and Roll Daycare, click here.
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𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐱?⁣ ⁣

For children to grow and learn as much as they can, they need to be exposed to a variety of things. When it comes to music, there are so many different ways of teaching and ways of learning. Some children adapt to some programs better than others, but when you find a program that works, it’s important to stick with it so kids can continue to flourish. 🎶⁣⁣⁣
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At Rock and Roll Daycare, students are introduced to many classroom materials that embody the style of Montessori teaching tools as well as the resources available through the Fiddlefox program. 🎻⁣⁣
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If you subscribe for our music-in-the-box, you will use the program by itself or in conjunction with other resources they may be already using. Children listen to diverse songs, sing along, and will have the opportunity to play music together with their teacher. 🎻⁣⁣
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Cultural music learning can continue at home with subscriptions to Fiddlefox. This is a great way to continue what is being taught in school when the children go home. Monthly subscriptions include books and activities that are delivered to your home every month. Children are constantly learning something new and can bring that back to school with them. ❤️🎶⁣⁣
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The Benefits of Rock & Roll Daycare ❤️ ⁣⁣⁣

When you need to send your child to daycare, you not only want to find a safe environment but one where your child can flourish. While the caregivers will certainly be watching your children, you don’t want to settle for a “babysitter”. You want to invest in a daycare with people who want to see your child develop and can offer inventive programs.⁣


When you bring your child to Rock & Roll Daycare, you are placing them in an environment that embraces the Montessori method of teaching. Children learn how to initiate and guide their own learning so that they can go at their own pace. ⁣

𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 & 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 🥳⁣⁣⁣

At Rock & Roll Daycare, there are several values that we hold close to us. These include encouraging children to speak kindly and help one another. Our staff also empowers children to experiment and try new things. In this way, they are constantly growing.⁣

𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 & 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 🎶⁣

You can expect your child to receive a diverse musical experience at Rock & Roll Daycare. From infancy through age six, they will learn through the Fiddlefox curriculum. Fiddlefox brings music from around the world to children⁣

The music centers at Rock & Roll Daycare feature a variety of instruments with different sounds that are appropriate to each child’s age group. Children can also work on developing their fine motor skills. Preschool children can have the opportunity to practice their chosen instruments in classes as part of their daily routine. 🎻⁣⁣⁣⁣


At Rock & Roll Daycare, we value each child and strive to make their time with us the best and most enriching it can be. Through music and the Montessori method of teaching, we can bring important lessons to children of all ages. It’s never to early for children to begin their learning journey. What better way to do it than through music? 🎻⁣⁣⁣⁣

To learn more about our programs call us at 857-259-5211 or visit us online. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing more information about our programs. ❤️❤️⁣
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Pandemic Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?😉⁣


Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many parents have been dealing with a delicate balancing act of having their children home all of the time, working, and doing school work. Being home 24/7 with many activities canceled also means more downtime for kids of all ages. This has many parents concerned that their children are having more screen time, and in some cases, maybe too much screen time.⁣

When it comes to screen time during the pandemic,is there a point where parents should unplug and be concerned? 🎶⁣


Research shows that children’s screen time during the pandemic is growing by as much ⁣
as 50% to 60% more. For some children 12 and younger, they may be spending as much as 5 hours a day on a screen.⁣

For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for no screen time ⁣
at all for children until 18 to 24 months old. Children ages 2 to 5 should get an hour or less of screen time a day. ⁣
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) ⁣
recommends that children can attend to quality educational entertainment via technology when the content supports children’s learning. 🥳⁣



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Why Montessori Matters ❤️⁣


Parents have so many decisions to make when it comes to their children. From their education to their health, there are a lot of things to consider. In the area of education, there are different models and types of schools. One of those education choices includes Montessori schooling.⁣


What are the benefits of a Montessori education? 🎻⁣

If you’re considering a Montessori education for your child, it’s important to know about the benefits that come along with it. Several key points are highlighted by education.com. ⁣
These include:⁣

🎶 Self-Discipline
🎶 Hands-on Learning
🎶 Individualized Learning
🎶 May Help in Developing Math and Reading ⁣
Skills⁣

These are just a few of the benefits of Montessori education. ⁣

At Rock and Roll Daycare, we embrace the ideas of music, Montessori, and cultural education. We incorporate the Montessori method in our programs to benefit all of the children. For more information, ⁣
visit us online or call us at 857-259-5211. 🎉
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This is child’s play!

While manipulating Montessori materials, powerful self-education happens indirectly!

Let the child explore! Support his/her concentration and you will SEE the magic happen!

What are you working on now, supporting your child’s growth and development? Comment below! We’d love to hear from you!! 🤚
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Rock and Roll Daycare centers have opened the doors to invite all our families back!

We have adapted our classrooms to honor social distancing requirements and updated our policies according to current State regulations!

Our new hours of operations are from 830-530.

And we have some availability for new friends to come join us!

What concerns do you have when sending your child to a daycare these days? Write in the comments! 👇
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This summer we are excited to announce, that we are ready to LAUNCH our elementary program 🦋

We are confident that our small elementary pop-up schools, that carry out our CORE philosophy based on Montessori music, would greatly benefit families and children.
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Each school will have no more than 15 children, learning music, culture, and academics through our innovative challenge-based approach. 🤘

School will be running from 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. The number of children in one school will be extremely limited. 🥁🎸🎺 Our philosophy is to encourage curiosity, creativity, problem solving skills in child’s development! 🧠

Montessori‘s approach will be carried out through multi-age grouping of children from 6 to 12 years old, child-lead education, personalized curriculum 📚
Our first pop-ups schools will be in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you’re interested, please send us a message.

#summerfun☀️
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Some amazing projects are in the works. 🔥🔥🔥

My husband, along with our friends from Spain, has been working hard on launching an online school for children six years old and up.

If you know anything about my husband, this program will be rich in music 🎶, 🌎 world culture, and innovative to the core! 🤘

Challenge-based method will keep your child engaged, excited and off the screen for the most part of the school time!👦👶👶🏽👩🏾‍🦱🧒🧑🏻🧒🏻🧒🏽

Stay tuned!!! ❤️
#onlinelearning2020
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With over than 20 speakers, for the next two weeks, we are inviting you to our virtual conference to support educators, teachers, and parents. 🦋

We will be excited to inspire you, support you, encourage you. 🙌🙌🙌

Amazing leaders in education and especially early education are joining us to speak at this amazing virtual conference. ❤️

Only two hours a day!! During NAP time!! 🤪😂

If you are a daycare teacher, preschool teacher, a parent, we’d love to have you join us at

www.opendoormontessori.com.

See you there
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Learning and playing music with your children is something that stays with them for years to come. 🎻🦊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When you're ready to experience learning and experiencing music together - click the link in our bio to find out more together! 🔥🎶
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Teachers and students can listen to some of the incredibly diverse songs from Fiddlefox while singing in English and in the native tongue. 🦊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our colored rainbow bells and sheet music gives teachers and children the opportunity to play music together. 🎻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Find out more about how you can bring Fiddlefox into the classroom by clicking our link in the bio! 🎉🤝
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Who is Maria Montessori? ❓❓❓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ Italian doctor and teacher - her education philosophy is based on child-led parenting and is named after her surname. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She went to technical school at 12 years old which was male dominated, and managed to change how the educational system worked;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She led institutions that focused on educating teachers in order how to work with disabled children;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She is an author of many books on parenting and children development, which are very popular these days;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She opened first “Child House” and focused on children's education and parenting issues for 45 years;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She established Worldwide Montessori Association with her son, which is still around and growing;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Her outstanding work, improvements and trainings in childcare education is why we can help guide and develop amazing leaders of tomorrow!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Which one of these facts most surprised you? 👀↘️
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The people you surround yourself with will ultimately lift you up or bring you down, and we are thankful our team all reach out a hand to support each other! 🤝🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌎Whether we are at conventions explaining the importance of early childhood care ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Who do you lean on? 🎉Tag them down below and share how much you appreciate them!
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One of the most favours phrases between Montessori teachers is: “you can teach children with only using stones and sticks”! 🤗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My children can spend HOURS sitting down concentrated, without arguments, fighting, shouting... and instead, playing with soil, sticks and stones! 🌳🌲⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌴 It is the trust towards our environment - everyone knows that going for walks in nature is beneficial!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌴 Natural objects for play. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It is amazing to see, but children are SELF-SUFFICIENT in such an environment and we follow our instincts simply leave them ALONE! 😉🤝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tell us below, are you more of a BEACH or WOODS person?
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EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT: good or bad?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mary Montessori stated that early development and environmental influence starts from the moment the baby is conceived 🤰.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The newborn’s brain 🤱 is developing gradually: not steady, but in phases. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In Montessori philosophy, the main focus is paid towards periods of most opportunities when it comes to mental development 🧠, which start between ages 0 to 6 years old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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An adult⠀🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️ can either help the child reach their maximum potential 👩‍👧‍👦,, or become a barrier towards achieving it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The point here is - whether we as adults support early development of our children or become a barrier towards it?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How do you feel, comment below! 👩‍👧‍👦
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