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Teddies Nursery & Daycare September 2012 Announcement to Parents

Hello Teddies’s Parents 
If you are looking for the place for your kids to be its at Teddies Nursery & Day Care, We’ve got professional class teachers for english, french and Qur’an Classes. Our finest programs including planting, music, cooking, art, hand crafts and we also do our special Teddies’ birthday parties.
The nursery welcomes ages from 6 months up to 4 years full time/part time, we have a large playground ares, air conditioned classes and we offer daily three fresh meals (Breakfast – Snack – Lunch).
Check our AD below and see some of our teddies having their utmost fun at Teddies Nursery & Day Care.

Working hours: 8:00 AM: 4:00 PM
From Sunday to Thursday
Doctor’s visit once a week ( on Call in case of Emergency)

33 Abdel Moneim Riad St., Mohandessin
Tel: 0237612696
Mob: 020116624666


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Let’s Sign! It Makes Sense

Teddies Nursery & Day Care is researching and preparing to adopt a new approach for preschoolers. It is the use of Sign Language.
There is considerable growing interest in the use of sign language to encourage early communication and language development in babies and increasingly for children of all ages and abilities.

Who can benefit?   In addition to the clear needs of children who are deaf or partially hearing, sign language is also believed to help children and adults such as

  • pre-verbal hearing infants
  • those with autism
  • with Down Syndrome
  • with dyslexia
  • with learning disability
  • with additional speech and language difficulties
  • children with English as a second language
  • children with other home languages

Anyone who has used simple signs with songs and nursery rhymes will appreciate that the kinaesthetic and kenetic elements involved in the movements, coupled with the visual nature of the signs, can enhance the enjoyment, aid memory and stimulate channels of communication that spoken language alone does not fulfill.   Signing can help children to take pleasure in and to internalise language.

 More importantly, children do seem to love it and benefit not only their own development in terms of language and communication skills directly, but also in learning to appreciate and accommodate the communication needs of others, something that can be taken with them through life.   With whole group or class involvement, it’s a way of ensuring a rich and inclusive communication environment.

The Benefits of Teaching Sign Language to your Baby

Infants are born with an instinctive need to communicate. But learning to talk takes time – plus it requires the type of motor skills that babies only begin to master around their first birthday. Studies have shown that while babies may lack the motor skills, they do have the ability to understand and use language well before they can speak. And given the right guidance, they have much to say – with their hands!
Until recent years, sign language was used as a method of communicating only with the hearing impaired. Research now shows us that signing is also an effective way to communicate with hearing babies. And even more remarkably, signing enables babies to “talk” back.

If you are skeptical, you are not alone. Many parents are – until they read the research. Once they realize that the extraordinary benefits of “baby signing” are scientifically proven, they can’t wait to begin.

What are the benefits of signing with your baby?

Research has shown that babies who sign are less frustrated since they have a way of expressing their wants and needs. Simply put, they cry less. But even more amazingly, babies who are taught a few simple signs not only speak earlier than non-signers but have larger vocabularies and become better readers. It has to do with stimulating more synapses of the brain. Signing babies have IQ’s that are 10-12 points higher.

To sum it up, babies who sign…

Speak earlier than non-signers
Experience less frustration
Develop larger vocabularies
Become better readers
Have IQ’s that are at least 10-12 points higher

Teaching a hearing baby to sign is a simple and natural process. Think of it as an extension of natural baby gestures. Without being taught, a baby will point at something he is interested in or raise his arms to be picked up. Teaching a baby sign language capitalizes on that natural tendency.
How it is accomplished? Parents begin with one sign, the sign for “more,” always speaking as you sign. Remember that your ultimate goal is verbal language development so you must always say the word as you sign. Then you follow with the signs for “eat” and “milk.”

When you introduce a sign to a baby, it must be in context. In other words, it has to mean something to the baby. Let’s take the sign for “more,” for example. You might give your baby a few spoonfuls of cereal and then stop. Then you would ask, “MORE? Do you want MORE?” (making sure to emphasize the word as you sign) Do it enough and your baby will catch on. You can use that same technique to teach that same sign in other contexts. For example, “more” of a book… “more” tickling. Just start the activity and then stop, always asking your baby if he wants “more.”  Once a baby understands the meaning and association of one sign, you introduce a few others. A parent only needs to use five or six signs for a baby to benefit from the signing experience. Others can be taught, of course, but it’s not essential. You may find, however, that once you start, you won’t want to stop. Signing with your baby is really lots of fun!

When will you see progress? Like anything else, repetition is key. The more you sign, the faster the baby will catch on and make the signs himself – provided that he is ready to sign. The older the baby, the faster he will catch on.
One word of advice. Don’t start too early. While it won’t do any harm if you start to sign when your baby is too young, the danger is that you will become bored if you don’t see any results. And once you are bored, you are less likely to follow through.

How will you know when your baby is ready to begin signing? There are some things you can look for to determine if your baby has enough long term memory and the motor skills to reproduce the sign. Of course, you are not looking for perfection. But your baby has to be able to at least approximate the sign so you can identify it. In general, most babies are ready at around 7 months. But remember, all babies are different. Some babies aren’t ready until 9 or 10 months.

 How to know if your baby is ready to sign…

If your baby can wave “bye-bye”
If he can hold onto a rattle
If your baby drops something and then looks to see where it went

By Diane Ryan – Speech and Language Therapist

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Your Teddy’s Certificate of Birth

Check this out!! Adopt a Teddy Bear and give it a name and a birthday!!
Teddies Nursery gives you a printable  Certificate of Birth for your Teddy

Teddies Nursery & Day Care

33 Abdel Moneim Riad St., Mohandessin
Tel: 0237612696
Mob: 020116624666

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Alphabet Learning Game

What you Need for this Alphabet Learning Activity:

  • Blank cards or styrofoam dinner plates – you want these to be sturdy and durable to last for use in other teaching activities.
  • Thick Black permanent marker for printing letters on each card.
  • Sticky tack, scotch tape or masking tape

What to do for this Alphabet Game for Kids:

  • Get 26 different cards – you can buy blank cards or make your own cards from bristol board. Styrofoam disposable dinner plates would work good for this purpose as well.
  • On each card or plate print a large letter of the alphabet. Make sure that each card or plate has just one Alphabet letter on it. All of the cards or plates when put together should make up the entire alphabet with all 26 letters (english alphabet).
  • Give each child or preschooler a card and any left overs could just stay in a pile.
  • Starting with the letter A – Ask the children to look at their letter on their card and whoever has the letter A to bring it up to the front of the class or up to you the teacher.
  • You will get children who get this wrong. Just have them take their seat and have them keep their letter card until it is there time to bring it up.
  • When the right letter card is brought upto you have the child present you the letter card, for example letter A & ask them and the rest of the children idf they can think of anything that starts with that letter. Or, to make it educational in a couple of different ways , ask them to think of a type of ‘food’ that starts with that letter. Or ask them to think of a place that starts with that letter. Keep it interesting.
  • When you come up with a few names that start with that particular letter of the alphabet then you can take the alphabet card or plate and tape it or sticky tack it to the wall in the proper order. Eventually you will have ALL the alphabet letters on the wall for the whole preschool class to see.

Let your kids join Teddies Nursery & Day Care to enjoy many more fun games that prepare our angels for school and also help them express themselves.
For contact info
33 Abdel Moneim Riad St., Mohandessin
Tel: 0237612696
Mob: 020116624666

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Teddies Nursery & Day Care

33 Abdel Moneim Riad St., Mohandessin
Tel: 0237612696
Mob: 020116624666

Working hours: 8:00 AM: 4:00 PM
From Sunday to Thursday
Doctor’s visit once a week ( on Call in case of Emergency)

Full Time / Part Time
From 6 months to 4 years
English, French classes
Qur’an classes
Daily Three Fresh Meals :   Breakfast-Lunch – Snack
Hand Crafts , Arts, Coloring ,
Professional class Teachers
Air Conditioned Classes
Birthday Parties
Potty Training
2 large playground areas
Summer School

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