While busy at play, toddlers and preschoolers need snacks and meals to keep their energy up. We offer children food every two hours, and they have access to their own snacks when they are hungry. With lots of kids, that means lots of snacking.
In fact, we're spending
a lot of time supervising snacks, and it's getting a little... messy.
What would... mother do?
Well, for one thing, we would sit at the table together, and eat our snacks when it's snack time. Without messing around, (
insert full name here ). And tidy it up when we're done!
In the name of snacking sanity, we're getting back to basics.
When families arrive at daycare, backpacks and snacks (except those for the fridge) will stay in the front cubbies, and only water bottles and diaper kits should come inside. The cubby card tells us where to find their stuff, and a little labelling will go a long way...
We have a system, and we'll be explaining it to arriving families starting on Monday. You might be surprised at how easy it is!