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Share the Care Tips: Pictures

Share the Care is a special feature of our blog where we hope to share some little tips and tricks that have worked for our caregiver members.

Today’s post will be the first in this feature…

Some home child care providers place a digital picture frame in the front entrance way to greet their daycare families.

It’s not only a great way to showcase some of the daily activities that their children take part in each day, it’s also an inviting way to welcome them. Especially for those little ones that are a bit timid and need some extra encouragement upon arrival.

Displaying pictures of your daycare children engaged in different activities can get them excited to join their friends in play.

So if you have a little one who is a bit reluctant in the mornings, why not give it a try?

If you wanted to take it a step further, you could overlay words over your images explaining the activity to parents and even what learning/development is taking place.

You can do this with many different kinds of photo editing software. I like to use www.picmonkey.com because it’s so intuitive (and free!).

*Don’t forget to have your daycare parents sign a photo consent form before taking pictures of their children.

How do you break the ice when children arrive at your home? We’d love to know – please comment below!

Have another bright idea that you’d like to share? Drop us an email 🙂

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