Introducing Illumine’s New Learning Activities Feature

Illumine would like to introduce a great addition to our Daily Activities features: Learning Activities! As you know, staff are able to record a variety of activities from our app and send updates to parents throughout the day. Now, with Learning Activities, staff can record customizable activities like Gross Motor, Self Reliance, Reading, Outdoor Play, … Continue reading Introducing Illumine’s New Learning Activities Feature

What are the benefits of preschool vs daycare? Is preschool required?

Most parents mix up daycare and preschool quite often. Though both of it are related to childcare and child development, they both are different in India. Daycare — This is mainly for childcare. They also have childhood education trained staff. Preschool — It is a setup that can be considered as a less formal class before the kid moves … Continue reading What are the benefits of preschool vs daycare? Is preschool required?

Which is the best preschool in Bangalore?

There are many preschools in Bangalore. Almost all these preschools try to provide the best facilities for our kids. And with so many preschool options to choose from, it becomes really difficult to opt for the best for our kid. I would suggest you go through the following points while choosing the best preschool for … Continue reading Which is the best preschool in Bangalore?

Are Parents Whatsapp Groups Harming Your School?

There is a surprising recent trend in many schools in India to use WhatsApp groups to communicate with parents. Although free and easy to set up, it may be costing the school in numerous ways. School leaders need to consider the following implications before embracing this technological trend. Lack of controlSchool leaders have little or … Continue reading Are Parents Whatsapp Groups Harming Your School?

Best Ways to Track a Child’s Development Using an App

Following the development of children is one of the most important tasks undertaken in early education settings. Technology provides simple and modernized processes for observation and record-keeping. Using an app to track a child’s development keeps information organized and makes sharing easier. Educator Tips: Here are 5 tips about the best ways to use an … Continue reading Best Ways to Track a Child’s Development Using an App

Do you know why wordless books are better for kids?

[Hint: You have to work harder!] credit: maillustrations.comIt is well established that reading aloud to children aids their emotional and academic development in countless ways. For example, shared reading experiences: Promote language development Engage brain areas that will later be used for independent reading, even in the youngest children Create a positive association for reading and … Continue reading Do you know why wordless books are better for kids?

How to prepare your preschooler for math success

Simple but true Rock Counting: http://www.discoverexplorelearn.comIntuition tells us that, reading storybooks to young children supports later reading ability. Knowing how to prepare children to do well in math however, is less obvious. According to researchers, the answer is clear: CHILDREN MUST KNOW WHAT NUMBER SYMBOLS MEAN A recent review provides compelling evidence that children who know their … Continue reading How to prepare your preschooler for math success