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August Newsletter

Welcome to our news letter for August 2012. We will update you monthly with our newsletter, so please feel free to offer any comments or suggestions!!

Also could we kindly ask parents if their child is not coming into crèche or going on holidays to let us know.

Jellystone Olympics

We would like to thank all our Olympians for making the Jellystone Olympics a very special day. As you know we changed the day to the Thurs 26th and the sun shone for us. Thanks too to all the parents who turned out to watch our budding athletes. I hope you enjoyed it too. Check out some of our photos on the wall.

Our trip to the Farm…

We have organised our trip to Tick Tock farm for Wednesday Aug 15th from 10am to 4pm. If any parents would like to join us please let Rachel know asap to avoid disappointment. Watch out for further details, or talk to Rachel.

Parent Tips…. Toilet Training?

We have a help sheet available, so please talk to Rachel when you are thinking of toilet training and before the 1st big day in crèche in big pants..

Keep an eye out for physical, cognitive, and behavioral signs that your toddler might be ready to give it a try.

If your toddler is facing changes such as a new school, a new sibling, or travel, you may want to wait till the seas are calmer before taking the plunge.

Use the checklist below to measure your toddler’s progress toward readiness, and keep in mind that starting before your child is truly ready doesn’t mean you’ll finish sooner – it’s more likely that the process will just end up taking longer.

You don’t have to wait until you’ve checked off every item to start training. Just look for a general trend toward independence and an understanding of what it means to go to the bathroom like a grown-up. For help getting started, read our successful strategies for potty training.

Physical signs

Is coordinated enough to walk, and even run, steadily. Urinates a fair amount at one time. Has regular, well-formed bowel movements at relatively predictable times. Has “dry” periods of at least two hours or during naps, which shows that his bladder muscles are developed enough to hold urine.

Behavioral signs

Can sit down quietly in one position for two to five minutes. Can pull his pants up and down. Dislikes the feeling of wearing a wet or dirty diaper. Shows interest in others’ bathroom habits (wants to watch you go to the bathroom or wear underwear). Gives a physical or verbal sign when he’s having a bowel movement such as grunting, squatting, or telling you. Demonstrates a desire for independence. Takes pride in his accomplishments. Isn’t resistant to learning to use the toilet. Is in a generally cooperative stage, not a negative or contrary one.

Cognitive signs

Understands the physical signals that mean he has to go and can tell you before it happens or even hold it until he has time to get to the potty.

Can follow simple instructions, such as “go get the toy.” Understands the value of putting things where they belong. Has words for urine and stool.

Parent Participation – we didn’t ask but ……….

If you would like to come and share something with us that you and the children would enjoy we’d love to hear from you, so please talk to Rachel. We are being deliberately vague on the but…. bit as we don’t want to limit your suggestions.

Many thanks, from Rachel and all the staff @ Jellystone park!!!


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