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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • How to Establish Traditions with Your Family

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

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  • New Year's Resolutions with Children

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • Holiday Recipes with Children

    Cooking can be fun, especially for preschool children. There’s no doubt about it. Put on some holiday music and dance and sing while you and your child create wonderful memories together.

    Read “Holiday Recipes with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    Cooking can be fun, especially for preschool children. There’s no doubt about it. Put on some holiday music and dance and sing while you and your child create wonderful memories together.

    Read “Holiday Recipes with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • Winter Crafts and Activities for Children

    When you’re stuck inside during winter break, sometimes you need ideas for things to do, especially if you’re a preschooler. The movies and games grow old and your child just wants something fun to do.

    Read “Winter Crafts and Activities for Children” on US Family Guide.

    When you’re stuck inside during winter break, sometimes you need ideas for things to do, especially if you’re a preschooler. The movies and games grow old and your child just wants something fun to do.

    Read “Winter Crafts and Activities for Children” on US Family Guide.

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  • How to Teach Kids to Be Giving

    Preschool children are naturally good at giving. Well, they’re naturally good at giving when they have a little help. Parents can help their children by showing them how to give. Show them how it’s done. In other words, to give the gift of giving, give them an example!

    Read “How to Teach Kids to Be Giving” on US Family Guide.

    Preschool children are naturally good at giving. Well, they’re naturally good at giving when they have a little help. Parents can help their children by showing them how to give. Show them how it’s done. In other words, to give the gift of giving, give them an example!

    Read “How to Teach Kids to Be Giving” on US Family Guide.

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  • Parents Make Mistakes Too

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child.But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there.Read “... Read More

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child.

    But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there.

    Read “Parents Make Mistakes Too” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • Healthy before the Holidays

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon.Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bodies... Read More

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon.

    Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bodies need. They also need to expel this energy and nutrients in healthy ways, but sometimes it’s hard to play outside during the winter.

    Read “Healthy before the Holidays” on US Family Guide.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • Strong Wills and ODD

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority. ... Read More

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority.

    Strong Wills and ODD

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  • New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and ... Read More

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and reading aloud to your children, is best.

    New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

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  • August Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well i... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine

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  • Snellville, GA Childcare: The Benefits of Educational Technology for Your Preschooler

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about ... Read More

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of educational technology for your preschooler.

    Do Preschoolers Benefit from Educational Technology?

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  • Snellville, GA Daycare: The Benefits of Educational Technology for Your Preschooler

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about ... Read More

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of educational technology for your preschooler.

    Do Preschoolers Benefit from Educational Technology?

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  • Snellville, GA Preschool: July Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

    July Digital Magazine 

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  • Snellville, GA Childcare: How to Survive the Summer Birthday Boom

    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birt... Read More

    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birthday – how do you plan that on top of the rest of the summer festivities? Check out this article for ways you can handle the birthday boom while still enjoying the carefree days of summer.

    How to Handle the Summer Birthday Boom

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  • Snellville, GA Preschool: Keeping Cool this Summer

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!... Read More

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!

    Fun Outdoor Activities to Stay Cool This Summer

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  • Snellville, GA Daycare: Pool Safety for the Summer

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!... Read More

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!

    Summer Pool Tips

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  • Snellville, GA Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of on R... Read More

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of on Ronald Reagan Parkway 

    digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

    Click here to read now!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids on Ronald Reagan Parkway: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social prepared... Read More

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?

    Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social preparedness for the next grade level. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of a new school, new teachers and new expectations for learning. You may be asking, “Does my child know all that she needs to know?” “Will she handle the transition well?” “How can I prepare her best for kindergarten?” To help you determine if your child is ready to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten, we’ve prepared a checklist for you. Use this checklist as a tool to test whether your child has mastered the skills necessary to step into kindergarten equipped for success. But, don’t worry too much if your child doesn’t get an A+ on the test. Progress is just as important as competence!

    To view the checklist, read the full article here: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

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  • Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.Whatever you choose to do with your childr... Read More

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.

    Whatever you choose to do with your children, remember that quality time spent with them is more important than the activity that you actually end up doing!

    Plan a scavenger hunt.

    Before you go out to your favorite park or nature area, make a list of items for your child to find or do when you get there. It can be as easy as “Find a tree with flowers on it,” “Find a dandelion,” or “Do 10 jumping jacks!” The goal is to keep your child occupied and active! If you want to encourage some healthy competition, set a timer and reward the child who gets done with the scavenger hunt first!

    Pitch a tent and have a “camp out” in the backyard.

    If you have a backyard, take your kids outside for a “camp out.” Pitch a tent, bring out some sandwiches and lemonade, and pretend you’re in the middle of a forest. When it gets dark, look for shooting stars, and maybe even tell spooky stories!

    For more outdoor activity ideas, check out the full article here: Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as ... Read More

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities in to one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted parent.

    1. Location, Location, Location – In the spirit of keeping it simple, have your outdoor adventure on familiar territory. If you are comfortable with the area, it will take a load off of your mind and allow you to enjoy the day more freely. When your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable to visit a new place, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Since toddlers and preschoolers always seem to have an inexhaustible amount of energy, it’s a great idea to collaborate with another family so that your children can play together. Not only will your children have a ton of fun together, you will also enjoy some adult conversation while they play – everybody wins! The great outdoors is the perfect place to allow your children to use their imagination, and bringing a friend is sure to create new, unexplored adventures involving space ships and castles and who knows what else!

    For more tips, read the full article here: Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

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  • Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and ... Read More

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.

    The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and containers, it’s the perfect set-up for a basketball game. Line up your recycling bins and have your children practice tossing paper, cardboard, and other lightweight recyclables in to the bin. If you have more than one child, try assigning a particular recyclable item to each child and have them go on a “treasure hunt” around the house and neighborhood looking for his/her specific recyclable item. Reward their efforts with a pre-determined prize (ice cream cone, day at the park, etc.) if they reach a certain goal.

    For more fun ways to get your children excited about recycling, read the full article here: Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

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  • 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tou... Read More

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    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.

    The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tour of the facility. Before you spend the time taking a tour, here are 10 things to look for in a leading childcare, daycare or preschool:

    1. Accredited Preschool Curriculum

    2. Plenty of room for your child to play indoors and outdoors

    3. A philosophy of learning that includes fun activities

    4. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities

    5. A commitment to safety

    For the rest of the items, read the full article here: 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

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  • The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the mom... Read More

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    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the moment and are flexible with routines.

    While there is room for parents to be flexible about establishing boundaries and guidelines for their toddlers, routines help toddlers feel comfortable and secure in knowing there is certainty and predictability in their lives. As toddlers grow and develop, they need a strong sense of safety. Routines help toddlers learn how to interact with the world by doing the same things over and over again. The bottom line is that patterns help toddlers learn.

    When there is routine and structure in the home, toddlers tend to be more calm and relaxed. Changes to schedules and routines can be particularly stressful for young children. It is not uncommon for a child who is used to mommy putting him to sleep every night to throw a fuss when the new babysitter tries to do the same thing. Changes in routine make toddlers uncertain and scared because they notice when something is different. Read the full article here: The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

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  • Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ide... Read More

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    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ideas to keep your child’s body and mind healthy and active!

    While some of the ideas work better for toddlers or preschoolers, all children can learn healthy competition from participating in an Easter egg hunt. Before your children participate in an egg hunt, remind them to be kind and respectful to other children participating. Teach your children to be competitive without being mean. Remind children that collecting the most eggs is not the point of the activity. Having fun is!

    Read the full article here: Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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  • Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be ... Read More

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be enjoyed by every family member, and wrap it up with a family movie night complete with PJ’s and popcorn!

    Creating positive childhood memories helps establish a safe and firm foundation for your child as they continue to learn and grow. While it may seem like you have to pull out all the stops to create a family night that won’t have eyes rolling (if that’s even possible?) the simpler and easier you make the planning on yourself, the more likely you’ll find yourself enjoying the night! When tantrums or fights break out – deal with them as best you can but make an effort to not let it ruin the night. No family is perfect but spending time together as a family is an excellent way of reminding your children that they are a part of a family unit that loves and appreciates them!

    Check out this helpful article on more tips for throwing a fun family date night!

    Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

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  • Simple Ways to Expand Your Child's Learning and Development

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.One of the most e... Read More

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.

    One of the most effective ways to establish a solid educational foundation at an early age is by enrolling your child in an elite preschool or childcare facility. Learning can also be enhanced and encouraged at home as well and parental involvement plays a key role in making this happen. From making conversation to including your child in household chores, there are many ways you can invite your child into a learning experience.

    Taking the time to understand what your child’s preschool teacher is teaching in class can also help you find creative ways to continue the learning at home. Your child will take notice of your interest in her education and may even find herself enjoying school more when you are excited about it too!

    Check out this article for more tips on how you can be a part of expanding your child’s learning!

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  • Teaching Your Child About Money

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.... Read More

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.

    Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.

    Children enjoy watching and learning from parents when they get to share in decisions and simple conversations. Preschool children can learn how to count, save, and decide whether to buy a toy, a piece of candy, or save.

    Here are some excellent ideas that you will find useful for teaching your child about money.

    Teaching Your Child About Money

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  • Kitchen Safety for Children

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a... Read More

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a snack or meal. Obviously there are also safety concerns to consider when in the kitchen, especially when sharp objects are near by. Refer to this article for tips on keeping a kid-friendly kitchen while creating memories with your little chefs.

    Kitchen Safety for Children

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  • Teaching Your Child to be Giving and Grateful

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you... Read More

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you to determine how to treat others and what to prioritize. Check out this article for creative ways you can teach your children the importance of being generous and gracious.

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  • Managing Your Child's Screen Time

    When my daughter, Katelyn, was 8, we bought an iPad for the family. She began using it that same day, firing up FaceTime to connect with my in-laws in Florida. Soon after, she was iChatting with friends about homework, Club Penguin, and playdates. Although I was glad that Katelyn could show her grandparents her Girl Scout patches, I worried that things were moving too fast.As it turns out, she's right on track with her peers. A recent report by the research firm PlayScience found that more than 40 percent of 6- to 9-year-olds own an i... Read More

    When my daughter, Katelyn, was 8, we bought an iPad for the family. She began using it that same day, firing up FaceTime to connect with my in-laws in Florida. Soon after, she was iChatting with friends about homework, Club Penguin, and playdates. Although I was glad that Katelyn could show her grandparents her Girl Scout patches, I worried that things were moving too fast.

    As it turns out, she's right on track with her peers. A recent report by the research firm PlayScience found that more than 40 percent of 6- to 9-year-olds own an iPod touch and 14 percent even have their own smartphone. And the other kids surveyed? Most of them have access to their family's smartphones and tablets. Although your child probably has been playing electronic games for a while, the floodgates open around this age, as children use their improved reading and writing skills to text, video-chat, and request new apps, explains Scott Steinberg, author of The Modern Parent's Guide high-tech-parenting series. How should you handle the grade-school surge? Simply tap our digital rule book.

    Choosing Apps

    Your child is probably asking you for apps that her friends play or even downloading them herself. "Be sure you have your accounts set up so that you control all the digital decisions," says Gwenn O'Keeffe, M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and author of CyberSafe. "You need to check out an app before you let your child play." Unfortunately, you can't rely on the age recommendations in the iTunes Store or Google Play because claims from app developers are unregulated. Instead, Dr. O'Keeffe suggests seeing if the app has been reviewed by Common Sense Media (commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews), a nonprofit that specializes in evaluating the age-appropriateness of games, movies, books, and more. If not? "Play the app yourself for a few minutes to decide whether it's okay," suggests Dr. O'Keeffe. "Not every app has to be educational, but it shouldn't be violent or sexual." Be especially careful with apps that have a social-media or direct interactive component, such as My Little Pony and Words With Friends. You'll need to disable that functionality if you don't want your child chatting with strangers. Unfortunately, there's not a universal way to do this -- you'll have to follow the directions on each app.

    Chatting Away

    Since the iPod touch comes with free texting over Wi-Fi, many kids are starting to text at a younger age. "My 7-year-old son, Carter, messages his best friend all the time," says Jennifer Mason, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "Often it's just to say hi, but sometimes they chat about Legos or even set up a playdate." If you decide to allow your child to text, talk to him about the responsibility that it entails. "Tell him that people shouldn't text anything to each other that they wouldn't say face-to-face," says Steinberg. "Explain that written words can often be more hurtful than spoken ones." Also let your child know that if he receives a text that makes him anxious or is from someone he doesn't know, he should tell you right away. Set parameters for when he is allowed to text -- turning off all electronics 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime will help kids sleep better, for instance. Although you may be worried that texting will actually replace time spent with friends, new research on teens from the Center for Children and Families at the University of Texas at Dallas suggests that it extends it. The study found that the majority of texting was with friends. "Texting may be able to help children keep up with friendships outside of school -- whether it's a pal from karate class or someone from summer camp," says Steinberg.

    Zooming In On Video

    Thanks to Skype and FaceTime, kids can easily video-chat on iPod touches, tablets, and desktop computers. And by downloading ooVoo, they can talk as a group. It's smart for you to supervise video chatting. There are privacy issues to consider, from the innocuous (your house is a mess) to the potentially inappropriate (your kid might be walking by the bathroom as you're coming out of the shower). At the very least, consider setting ground rules: Choose a location in your house for video calls so your kid is not inadvertently exposing family members. She can't answer a video-chat request until after her homework is done. And when you say it's time for the call to be over, she must politely end the conversation. Once I established these parameters, it's been smooth sailing. In fact, Katelyn feels closer to her grandparents since we bought our tablet. "Technology can enhance family life," says Steinberg. "But you need to establish boundaries."

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  • Talk Up a Storm

    Most kids learn about one new word per week between 18 months and 2 years of age and can say about 50 to 100 words by age 2. Experts recommend "narrating your day." That means telling your toddler what you're doing while you're doing it, and it's a great way to expose your toddler to a variety of new words all day long.Now's the time to read more books. Feel free to have fun and use different voices for different characters in a book, too. Do make sure your toddler's hearing a steady stream of language – but ... Read More

    Most kids learn about one new word per week between 18 months and 2 years of age and can say about 50 to 100 words by age 2. 

    Experts recommend "narrating your day." That means telling your toddler what you're doing while you're doing it, and it's a great way to expose your toddler to a variety of new words all day long.

    Now's the time to read more books. Feel free to have fun and use different voices for different characters in a book, too.

    Do make sure your toddler's hearing a steady stream of language – but not from the television. The language on TV is too fast for toddlers to decipher for learning, and it's not interactive. While toddlers do need to hear people speaking, they also need human interaction to make the most of the experience.

    By keeping up a constant conversational flow, using a diverse vocabulary, you're setting your child up for better reading, writing, and spelling skills down the road, 

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  • Approaches to Learning

    Research shows that if children start school with a strong set of attitudes and skills that help them "learn how to learn," they will be better able to take advantage of educational opportunities. While some learning skills come naturally to children, others can be developed through a supportive environment.Tips for building learning skills: Let them choose.
    Give kids a chance to make simple choices, such as what to wear or what to eat for a snack.Help them finish what... Read More

    Research shows that if children start school with a strong set of attitudes and skills that help them "learn how to learn," they will be better able to take advantage of educational opportunities. While some learning skills come naturally to children, others can be developed through a supportive environment.

    Tips for building learning skills:

    • Let them choose.
      Give kids a chance to make simple choices, such as what to wear or what to eat for a snack.
    • Help them finish what they start.
      Children experience great satisfaction when they try and finish new things. Give them a bit of support when they need it, but be careful not to take over completely.
    • Nurture creativity.
      Encourage children to ask questions, try different ways of using materials, or offer them a wide range of new experiences.
    • Don't rush activities.
      Whether at home or in preschool, children need extended periods of time to really get involved in activities and to experience the "engagement" that is such an important foundation for learning.
    • Provide encouragement.
      All children start life eager to learn, but if adults are critical, that eagerness may disappear by the elementary grades. Look for achievements to praise and acknowledge your child's progress whenever possible.

    One-year-olds are in the act of discovering the world. They enthusiastically use their senses to purposefully explore everything they can. They find pleasure in causing things to happen and in completing basic tasks. They also enjoy sharing interesting learning experiences with adults, and may use gestures and simple sounds or speech to ask adults questions. Since language skills are still developing, one-year-olds rely more heavily on nonverbal, physical strategies to reach simple goals.

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  • How Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

    During the holidays, many children enjoy an array of gifts and tasty treats, others are not so fortunate. One way to extend the joy is to create an opportunity for your family to help others.A new year offers an excellent opportunity to begin teaching your children how to give more and learn to help others. With so many people in need, there are many ways to get in... Read More

    During the holidays, many children enjoy an array of gifts and tasty treats, others are not so fortunate. One way to extend the joy is to create an opportunity for your family to help others.

    A new year offers an excellent opportunity to begin teaching your children how to give more and learn to help others. With so many people in need, there are many ways to get involved as a family.

    Here are some excellent ideas to keep the holiday giving alive throughout the year. 

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  • 4 Steps to choosing the right child care facility.

    Start Early
    Start looking as far in advance as you can. No matter what type of care you are considering - a child care center or care in someone else's home - finding the right child care option can take some time.Visit and Ask QuestionsVisit ... Read More

    Start Early
    Start looking as far in advance as you can. No matter what type of care you are considering - a child care center or care in someone else's home - finding the right child care option can take some time.

    Visit and Ask Questions

    Visit the child care options you are considering. Find out about these key indicators of quality:

    • Adult to Child Ratio. Ask how many children there are for each adult. The fewer the children for each adult, the better for your child. You want your child to get plenty of attention. The younger your child, the more important this is. Babies need an adult to child ratio of no more than 1:6 (one adult for six infants), while four-year-olds can do well with a higher ratio.
    • Group Size. Find out how many children are in the group. The smaller the group, the better. Imagine a group of 25 two-year olds with five adults, compared to a group of 10 with two adults. Both groups have the same adult to child ratio. Which would be calmer and safer? Which would be more like a family?
    • Caregiver Qualifications. Ask about the caregivers' training and education. Caregivers with degrees and/or special training in working with children will be better able to help your child learn. Are the caregivers involved in activities to improve their skills? Do they attend classes and workshops?
    • Turnover. Check how long caregivers have been at the center or providing care in their homes. It's best if children stay with the same caregiver at least a year. Caregivers who come and go make it hard on your child. Getting used to new caregivers takes time and energy that could be spent learning new things.
    • Accreditation. Find out if the child care provider has been accredited by a national organization. Providers that are accredited have met voluntary standards for child care that are higher than most state licensing requirements.

    Make a Choice
    Think about what you saw at each visit, and make the best choice for your child and family.

    Stay Involved
    The work isn't over when you find good care for your child. You and your child's caregiver are partners now.

    Here are some ways to be involved:

    • Have parent-caregiver meetings regularly, and ask questions.
    • Offer to volunteer time when needed, like participating in clean up days, fixing broken toys.
    • Be there for your child's birthday party.
    • Visit your child at child care and read a book aloud.
    • Join in special events, like field trips, Career Day, Black History Month, or other holidays.

    Even if you can't get time off from work during the day, you can still check in at drop-off and pick-up times. Ask the caregiver how things are going, and how your child is doing.

    Visiting and participating in events at your child's provider sends a strong message. It tells your child and your child's caregiver that you think what your child is doing and learning is important.

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  • 10 Tips to prepare your child for potty training.

    Play up the pottying positives. Before your first diaper-free trial run, highlight the benefits of using the toilet. You might say, "Wearing underwear is fun!" or "Pretty soon you can flush, just like Mommy and Daddy!" But don't knock diapers or call your child's old habits babyish — that could provo... Read More

    Play up the pottying positives. Before your first diaper-free trial run, highlight the benefits of using the toilet. You might say, "Wearing underwear is fun!" or "Pretty soon you can flush, just like Mommy and Daddy!" But don't knock diapers or call your child's old habits babyish — that could provoke your tot’s contrarian streak and lead to real resistance.

    • Establish standard bathroom talk. Some experts recommend using formal words (defecate, urinate) rather than slang so kids won't be embarrassed by babyish terms when they're older — but what's more important is to be consistent in your usage. And never refer to your child's diaper contents as "smelly" or "gross"; she'll be much more comfortable with toileting if she views elimination as a natural, non-"yucky" process.
    • Commend grown-up behavior in general. Let your child know that you support her burgeoning maturity by praising feats such as drinking from a cup without spilling and sharing toys with a pal. Don't demand too much sophistication, however — if she feels pressured to perform, she may start yearning for the simpler days of babyhood (and acting accordingly).
    • Read all about it. Seek out a potty-training book geared to toddlers and read it together. But don't feel you need to hammer home a lesson or compare your toddler to the characters — just hearing about other kids using the potty will help her feel more comfortable when making the leap.
    • Provide easy access. Get in the habit of dressing your toddler in the right potty training clothes (pants that pull up and down without any fiddling — no overalls or tricky buttons), and then practice the all-important pull-down maneuver. Ask your toddler to pull down his or her pants before diaper changes and then pull them back up after. You can even have a contest: “Let’s see if you can pull down your pants before I could to three!” or “Let’s see who can pull down pants faster!” Remember, there will be no time to spare when nature calls your potty newbie, so the more practice the better.
    • Show 'em how it's done. Sure, you could explain to your child how to squat, wipe, and flush, but it's much more effective — not to mention efficient — to simply bring her to the bathroom and demonstrate. Not all parents are comfortable parting with their modesty, though, so don't feel bad about skipping this step if it’s not quite your speed.
    • Bridge the gap between diapers and the potty. If possible, change your tot's diapers in the room where her potty is stashed — this subtly reinforces the connection between the two. After she has a BM in her diaper, bring her to the bathroom so she can watch you flush the poop. If she's frightened of the flushing sound, just dump and flush later.
    • Let your child be the teacher. Buy or borrow a special doll that wets and encourage your child to help the doll "learn" to use the potty. This can boost her sense of mastery and provide a greater sense of control over a pretty daunting process.

     

    GEAR UP

    • Pick the right potty. Look for a model that's durable and won't tip over when your child jumps up to check her progress. (For an added dose of excitement, shop together for the potty and wrap it as a "gift.") Once the potty is home, allow your child to personalize the base with stickers while you add her name in permanent marker. If she wants to, allow her to carry around the clean potty and sit on it while clothed. Then remind her what the potty is for: "Whenever you feel ready, you can use this potty instead of a diaper to pee and poop in."
    • Or opt for a potty seat. Some children balk at the "baby" potty and demand to use the "grown-up" one instead. In that case, buy a potty seat, which simply attaches to the toilet. Look for a stable fit — a shaky seat can spook a child back into diapers for weeks — and a built-in footrest, which offers something to push against during bowel movements. And skip the plastic urine deflector, which can scrape your child during dismounts.  

    GETTING STARTED

    If you notice that your little one is about to poop or pee (most tots show obvious signs that a poop is coming, while around half indicate they’re about to pee), suggest to your toddler that he or she do it on the potty instead of in the diaper. If the answer is a resounding “no!”, leave it alone.

    And if all this potty talk starts rubbing your toddler the wrong way, boredom starts to set in or it becomes clear that the time isn’t right after all, give it a rest for a while. Pushing the potty — whether you’ve started the training process or are just gearing up for it — rarely works.

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  • Dressing Your Child for Autumn Outdoor Play

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways yo... Read More

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways you can keep the outdoor play going for longer this season by being prepared and dressing appropriately.

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  • How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

    An excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important beginning to an edu... Read More

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    An excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.

    Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important beginning to an educational experience that prepares for future learning.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we understand our parents commitment to quality education. Our programs, curriculum, staff, and everything we do meets and exceeds the benefits of a preschool education.

    Learn more about the many advantages of a preschool education.

    How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

    Why it’s important to give your child the best opportunity for engaging in creative learning activities.

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  • 8 Ways to Involve Your Child with Your Health and Fitness

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling t... Read More

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling their best!

    8 Ways to Involve Your Child with Your Health and Fitness

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  • Preschool Preparation for Your Young Scholar!

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s lif... Read More

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s life are critical to establishing a solid foundation. Read this article to learn more!

    Preschool Preparation for Your Young Scholar!

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  • Helping Your Child Develop a Daily Sleep Routine

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are c... Read More

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are committed to ensuring they will receive only the best in care and encouragement! Read this helpful article for tips on how you can help your child develop healthy sleep habits at an early age.

    Helping Your Child Develop a Daily Sleep Routine

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  • Ways to Encourage Learning At Home in Your Preschooler

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.... Read More

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.

    Fun Activities to Help Your Child Learn at Home

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  • Talking About Financial Challenges With Your Preschooler

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice!Helping Your Child ... Read More

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice!

    Helping Your Child Understand Family Financial Challenges

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  • 5 Tips To Help an Infant Fall Asleep

    Occasionally, settling your infant down for the night can be troublesome. Create a restful bedtime environment: Establishing a peaceful and serene environment will aid in an easier transition to bedtime. A clutter-free nursery, calming colors, low lighting and relaxing music will help your infant peacefully drift off to sleep.Develop a bedtime routine: A warm bath, infant massage or cuddles in a rocking chair will encourage sleep. Using a consistent routine, the child will learn to ... Read More

    Occasionally, settling your infant down for the night can be troublesome.

    1. Create a restful bedtime environment: Establishing a peaceful and serene environment will aid in an easier transition to bedtime. A clutter-free nursery, calming colors, low lighting and relaxing music will help your infant peacefully drift off to sleep.
    2. Develop a bedtime routine: A warm bath, infant massage or cuddles in a rocking chair will encourage sleep. Using a consistent routine, the child will learn to associate these activities with bedtime. You can modify it for daytime naps.
    3. Daytime is for eating and playing: Infants are unaware of the difference between night and day. A regular routine will aid them in learning one from the other. Feedings, playtime and stimulation during the day will help your child sleep better at night. Child care experts advise not limiting household activity or light during daytime hours.
    4. Sounds to help sleep: Infants are often soothed by repetitive sounds that may help your child to fall asleep. A ticking clock, sounds of waves on a beach or even the sound of running water can be very effective.
    5. Comforting smells: Pleasant smells work well for calming infants at night. Introduce a variety of scents by placing a scented cloth in your child's room. Vanilla and lavender are often favorites. Be sure to keep any scented items far out of your child's reach.

    Give your infant plenty of healthy daytime stimulation to help them sleep at night. Try a park where there are picnic facilities and a walking trail that is stroller accessible.

    At Kids R Kids on Ronald Reagan we offer a developmental infant learning program to children from the age of six weeks to 12 years. We provide activities that encourage social/emotional, language, cognitive and physical development. For more information about our state-of-the-art facility and innovative program, please contact us today.

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  • Boost childhood development with the right preschool in Snellville, Georgia

    As a parent, the preschool you choose plays a pivotal role in ensuring your child meets and exceeds milestone goals during this critical phase of brain development. Preschoolers, typically between the ages of three and five y... Read More
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    As a parent, the preschool you choose plays a pivotal role in ensuring your child meets and exceeds milestone goals during this critical phase of brain development. Preschoolers, typically between the ages of three and five years, have significant changes during this age span of accelerated cognitive, physical, emotional and linguistic development.

    Preschools that emphasize brain development, such as Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Snellville, realize there is a limited opportunity for essential brain cells to be activated before it is too late. An estimated 80 billion of the 100 billion total cells of a child's brain have the potential to be activated before their sixth birthday. By stimulating these brain cells at the appropriate time and solidifying the growth of vital cognitive pathways, children are able to maximize their mental capacity and establish an essential foundation for future academic and social success.

    During these stages, your child will require a qualified teacher who encourages individual progress through a series of strategic learning experiences. Young children enjoy an enhanced learning environment though a hands-on approach via interactive lessons and classroom involvement. Our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum is designed to meet preschoolers' developmental needs, providing them with encouragement, guidance, love, and support to achieve essential brain growth and a sense of mastery and self-confidence.

    Some great tips on child development at home

    While your child will be learning and developing through our individualized preschool curriculum, you can enhance this learning process by experimenting with a few things at home which help to enhance the process.

    • Assign your child household chores. Children with a sense of responsibility learn to plan and structure their time so tasks can be completed. This can include a daily clean-up of the toys they have used, or simply making their bed each morning. Both instill a good work ethic, but also teach them to be considerate of others within the household.

    • Storytelling encourages your child to ask questions and talk about the characters in the book. Through reading, children can learn to express their feelings, use their imagination, and learn to think ahead.

    • Singing nursery rhymes and participating in sing-a-longs aren't just meant to be fun, but also enhance the learning, memory, and storing of essential information.

    • Cooking, baking and following instructions from a recipe will assist your child with concentration, sequencing, measuring, and planning. They will also learn about the tasty rewards that come from accomplishing a job well done!

    • The Aurora Theater offers a variety of child-friendly plays, and is sure to be full of interactive fun! These entertaining and educational experiences encourage memory retention, problem solving and enhanced socialization skills.

    • The Little Gym of Snellville offers many fun activities for your child, including dance classes that help improve memory and motor skills!

    To find out more about Kids 'R' Kids of Snellville, our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum, or to enroll your preschooler at our Learning Academy, please contact us today.

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