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Preparing Your Child for a Doctors Visit

Preparing Your Child for a Doctor's Visit

Whether it’s a routine visit or a more urgent concern, visiting the doctor can be stressful for children and parents alike. However, there are ways…

Travel Tips for Preschoolers

Travel Tips for Preschoolers

Traveling with a preschooler involves certain considerations and a fair amount of planning, but it’s certainly possible. Here are 10 travel tips for…

Family Summer Day Trip Ideas

Family Summer Day Trip Ideas

No matter where you live, there’s a fun family summer day trip opportunity near you. Day trips can be a budget-friendly way to have fun without…

Sun safety for toddlers and preschoolers

Sun Safety Tips for Children

Summer is here, and it’s important to keep you and your family protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sun protection is especially important for…

Why Choose a Reggio Emilia Preschool

Why Choose a Reggio Emilia Preschool?

It can seem like there are many educational philosophies to choose from when looking for a good preschool. The Reggio Emilia Approach to early…

Understanding Childhood Nightmares

Understanding Childhood Nightmares

According to Cleveland Clinic, as many as 50% of children between 3-6 years of age have nightmares that seem very real. With their expansive…

4 Meal Ideas for Busy Families

4 Meal Ideas for Busy Families

With school and work routines returning to normal, many families are in need of nutritious, quick meals to fit their busy schedules. Here are four…

What Makes a Playground Safe

What Makes a Playground Safe?

How can you be sure that a playground is safe for your child? While it may seem like many playgrounds are equal, there are some things to look for to…

How to Support Your Childs Problem Solving Skills

How to Support Your Child’s Problem-Solving Skills

Children are constantly experiencing new things exploring the way their world works. Good problem-solving skills can help them resolve conflicts,…

Screen Time Tips for Young Children

Screen Time Tips for Young Children

Children have access to a vast array of computer technology and entertainment designed specifically for them. However, the American Academy of…

Preschoolers and sharing

Preschoolers and Sharing

As adults, we know that being generous and “taking turns” are important life skills that have benefits in all aspects of life. However, preschoolers…

Childrens books about springtime

Children's Books About Springtime

Spring is nearly here, and it’s a great time to invite your child to learn more about the season. There are many books about springtime that share…

How the atelier inspires children to learn

How the Atelier Inspires Children to Learn

In the Reggio Emilia educational approach, the environment is the third teacher. Spaces in Reggio Emilia schools are thoughtful and inviting, and…

Preparing your child for summer camp

Choosing the Best Summer Camp

Summer camp is a fun, supportive, and secure place for your child to have fun and learn new things. But how do you know what to look for in a summer…

Quick healthy snacks for children

Quick and Healthy Snacks for Children

Daily family life can be very busy, and it can seem difficult to find quick and healthy snacks for children. Here are some nutritious and tasty snack…

Affordable birthday party ideas for children

Affordable Birthday Party Ideas for Children

Many parents are in the market for a fun and unique way to celebrate their child’s birthday without breaking the bank. Here are some affordable…

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Celebrating Friendship on Valentine's Day

We often think of Valentine’s Day as a celebration of romantic love, but in many countries it’s a day of friendship. This year, invite your child to…

Teaching hygiene habits to children

Teaching Hygiene Habits to Children

Teaching your child proper hand-washing has become a concern lately, but good hygiene habits are important for children to learn as well. Learning…

Educational indoor activities for kids

5 Educational Indoor Activities for Children

During the winter months, many parents are looking for educational indoor activities for their children. The good news is there are lots of ways your…

Fostering an environment of learning at home

Fostering an Environment of Learning at Home

<p>Whether your child is taking classes online or you’re looking for ways to supplement their education at home, there are many ways you can help…

Winter outdoor activities for children

Winter Outdoor Activities for Children

Depending on where you live, you may be adjusting to keeping your child entertained and active during the winter. There are many outdoor winter…

Developing your childs fine motor skills

Developing Your Child's Fine Motor Skills

<p>Fine motor skills involve smaller muscle groups, and develop at different times depending on your child’s age. A baby develops fine motor skills…

Cold and flu prevention for children

Cold and Flu Prevention for Children

The pandemic has made us all more aware of the importance of hand-washing and staying safe from exposure to illness. However, cold and flu season is…

Family new year celebrations

Family New Year Celebrations

The end of the year is an ideal time to celebrate as a family, look back on the year, and plan for the year ahead. Here are some family-friendly New…

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