Daycare centres may not be as rigid and academically structured as preschools and kindergartens, but that doesn't mean your child won't learn anything while they're there. In fact, long daycare is one of the best ways for little ones to develop their early childhood skills, given how long they spend there with their teachers and peers. If you're thinking of sending your 3-year-old off to long daycare, here are 4 things they'll learn there.
If several of the children at the local day care centre that your child goes to have caught the flu recently, here are some practical tips that you can try out if you want to reduce the chance of this virus affecting your household.
Emphasise hand hygiene.
One of the main ways that people catch the flu and other bugs is via their hands. When your child picks up pencils or toys that their friends at the child care centre, who are still contagious, have handled, it is extremely important that your son or daughter either washes the microbes off their hands or that they avoid bringing their unclean hands up to their face, as if they swipe at their nose or mouth with their contaminated hands, the microbes could get into their system and make them ill.