Steps: → Cut out a Baby Shark and a little fish → Turn the cutouts over and place the top and bottom half together → Line up the popsicle sticks, one on the top part of Baby Shark, and one on the bottom. Line them up as closely as you can without having them stick out. Glue into place with a glue stick – you can add tape for extra security. → Place the clothespin at the tail end of the popsicle sticks with the axis (spring end) lined up to the end of both sticks – one part of the clothespin is glued to the top popsicle stick, and the other to the bottom. Glue them into place using hot glue and a glue gun – this will help secure the uneven surface of the clothespin. → Trim the tops off of the tooth pics. Glue the little fish to each tip. Squeeze the clothespin to open Baby Shark’s mouth, and line up the little fish where you would like them to be seen in the open mouth. Glue the toothpick's ends to the bottom popsicle stick, and trim if needed.
Have fun open and closing Baby Shark’s mouth, and revealing the little fish!
April is Oral Health Month, a month to remind us that oral health is directly linked to our overall health and wellness.
As a caregiver, you have a big role to play in keeping your child's teeth healthy and clean, and preventing cavities. Prevention starts at home, with good eating habits and daily cleaning of the teeth.
Here are some steps on how to brush effectively and properly:
Step 1 - Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the teeth. Point the bristles to where the gums and teeth meet.
Step 2 - Use gentle circles. Do not scrub. Clean every surface of every tooth. For the front teeth, use the "toe" or front part of the brush. The keyword is gentle. You can hurt the gums by brushing too hard.
Toothbrushes The best kind of brush is soft, with rounded bristles. It should be the right size for your child's mouth. You will need to buy a new toothbrush at least every 3 or 4 months.
Children can be hard on toothbrushes. If the bristles get bent or worn down, they will not do a good job and may hurt your child's gums.
Toothpaste Make sure the toothpaste has fluoride. Check the box or tube for the symbol of the Canadian Dental Association. This symbol means the toothpaste has fluoride. Use only a bit of toothpaste and make sure your child spits it out.
As excessive swallowing of toothpaste by young children may result in dental fluorosis, children under 6 years of age should be supervised during brushing and only use a small amount of toothpaste.
Children under 3 years of age should have their teeth brushed by an adult. The use of fluoridated toothpaste in this age group is determined by the level of risk. Caregivers should consult a health professional to determine whether a child up to 3 years of age is at risk of developing tooth decay. If such a risk exists, the child's teeth should be brushed by an adult using a minimal amount (a portion the size of a grain of rice) of fluoridated toothpaste.
Children from 3 to 6 years of age should be assisted by an adult in brushing their teeth. Only a small amount (a portion the size of a green pea) of fluoridated toothpaste should be used.
Thousands of children out there are in need of a stable foster home. Unfortunately, there are often not enough foster families available for these kids. Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Here is a list of 7 skills that will support you as a foster parent. While foster parenting is more complicated than just knowing some skills, this list will be a great place to start understanding which skills will be of most benefit to you and your child:
Satori Homes recruit dynamic individuals who are willing to share their home, skills, and patience(oh and their sense of humour) with us and the young people in our care. We are always looking for caring, creative and compassionate people to join our team as Foster Care Providers.
Children and youth in foster care can range in age from 0-18+ years and may have siblings. They come from all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds, and may identify as LGBT2SQ+. We are always looking for foster families that are as diverse, unique and as awesome as the kids and youth we help support.
If you are interested in finding out more information on becoming a foster parent please feel free to contact us: 519.265.4630.
#onlinelearning#satorifoster#COVID19BREAKING: Premier Ford says students will NOT be returning to in-person learning following the April break. Classes will resume on April 19 online. A return date for in-person learning has not yet been determined.
Private schools in Ontario which are currently operating in-person are to transition to remote learning by April 15. Child care for non-school aged children will remain open, however, before-and-after school programs will be closed.
Free emergency child care for school-aged children of eligible health care and frontline workers will be provided, according to the province.
School boards will make provisions for continued in-person learning for students with special education needs who require additional support. ... See MoreSee Less
Are you at a loss of what to do with your children during the April Break and in the midst of a lockdown? Here are some home-based ideas to consider:
1. Go cloud-watching 2. Plant some seeds for a garden 3. Draw with sidewalk chalk 4. Play games in your yard 5. Go stargazing 6. Have a picnic lunch 7. Fly a kite 8. Play hopscotch in the driveway 9. Have a squirt gun or water balloon fight 10. Write letters to loved ones 11. Read a new novel together 12. Tie-dye shirts 13. Have a costume contest 14. Put on a magic show 15. Build a blanket fort 16. Have a Lego competition 17. Do a science experiment 18. Stay active with yoga or GoNoodle 19. Participate in a sewing project 20. Cook a family meal together
Today is National Unicorn Day, a day to celebrate the most popular mythical creature ever. 🦄
Why? Because if we don’t take time out to celebrate a beautiful, horned, rainbow–printed mythical creature then we’re most definitely missing a trick. The unicorn is a symbol of happiness, fantasy, and wonder. It’s an icon of colour, of childlike splendour and magic.
They often make appearances on birthday cakes and children’s clothing, and let’s be honest quite a lot of us adults still dig them too. National Unicorn Day is your chance to express some unicorn love, so show some colour and delve into the magnificence of unicorns with us!
Children and youth who need a foster placement may be living in a sense of disruption. They are in a new environment with a new people around them, and often a new school.
Foster families welcoming a new child also have an adjustment to make when working together to establish routines and schedules and learning about the foster child’s needs.
Humour and joy will ensure that you can laugh through some of these challenges and ease the stress. Play fun music, watch funny movies, and joke about your adjustments. You and your foster child will all benefit from seeing the bright side of your worries.