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Library and Literacy

Do you remember your first trip to the library? Public libraries are a great resource for young children and can encourage a lifetime love of reading. Not only do libraries provide books, but oftentimes your local library may sponsor special programs, including story time for the little ones, summer reading programs, and homework help… Read More

A moment of laughter

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to laugh out loud? Laughter is fun, makes us feel good and can bring out the best in people. I guess that’s why they say laughter is the best medicine, right?… Read More

Enhancing Outside Time

Its spring, which means many families are heading outside to enjoy all the season has to offer. There are several benefits of outdoor play, many of which are educational. In fact, learning occurs best when the whole self is involved: mind and body… Read More

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Library and Literacy

Do you remember your first trip to the library? Public libraries are a great resource for young children and can encourage a lifetime love of reading. Not only do libraries provide books, but oftentimes your local library may sponsor special programs, including story time for the little ones, summer reading programs, and homework help… Read More

A moment of laughter

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to laugh out loud? Laughter is fun, makes us feel good and can bring out the best in people. I guess that’s why they say laughter is the best medicine, right?… Read More

Enhancing Outside Time

Its spring, which means many families are heading outside to enjoy all the season has to offer. There are several benefits of outdoor play, many of which are educational. In fact, learning occurs best when the whole self is involved: mind and body… Read More

To camp or not to camp? That is the question.

The summer months can often create a lull in a child's learning, which can prove detrimental to their skills. In fact, the National Summer Learning Association states that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. That’s why summer camp programs are gaining popularity amongst working parents, and for good reason… Read More

Ready-Set-Spring!

Spring is in the air, can you feel it? While most areas of the country are still battling the winter chill, spring is right around the corner (March 20 to be exact) and warm weather will be bountiful!… Read More

Reading Books to Children

Reading to our kids is a good thing - but did you know there are specific advantages your toddler or preschool-age child can receive by being exposed to it on a consistent basis? As a parent, you have the power to boost your children's learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives… Read More

Fun Facts for Presidents' Day

As President's Day approaches, with long weekends and days off school, parents can take the opportunity to teach kids a bit about the U.S. Chief Executives. Kiddie Academy offers the following list of Fun Facts for Kids. The list below can be used for creating trivia questions, or as fun mealtime conversation starters… Read More

The same old story

Have you ever noticed how your kids ask for the same book over and over again? Well, there’s a reason behind the madness, and it’s quite good! While reading the same story might get tiresome for you, it's important - and interesting - for your children… Read More

What did you do in school today? Nothing.

How many times have you asked your kids what they did at school and their response is lackluster? More specifically, they say “nothing.” We’ve all been there, and as frustrating as it might be for parents it’s not necessarily anyone’s fault. Perhaps “nothing” means your kids read a new book or made a new friend at lunchtime. We know they did something, so the only way you’ll really find out is with a little extra tenderness… Read More

Handy Hand Washing Tips

Flu season is never fun for parents. Between keeping germs at bay and reminding littles ones of healthy hygiene, it’s seems like someone is always bound to get sick!… Read More

Splish-splash!

We know that kids are good at getting filthy! It’s a part of childhood, right? But as all parents can attest, keeping kids clean can be a chore. Whether your kids are water-lovers or tub-resistant, bath time is an essential part of maintaining good hygiene… Read More

Snacking on Math

Believe it or not, children are naturally interested in math as it exists in the world around them. Whether it’s counting the cars that drive by or sorting the food on their plate, math is everywhere and children want to dive in hands-on!… Read More

Kiddie Resolutions

Making resolutions with your children is a great opportunity for family bonding. Here are some tips on how to make New Year's resolutions a positive experience for kids and to help them keep in touch with their goals all year long… Read More

Smart Screening

Whether its rain or snow, the winter months often bring more screen time for kids when parents are out of activities to do indoors. Understanding and implementing technology are equally important. If parents are looking to blend technology into their children’s day, it should happen as a natural extension of learning… Read More

Chef Kiddie Top Ten Finalists

Kiddie Academy would like to thank everyone who participated in our Chef Kiddie recipe and photo contest on Facebook. Looking through the photos of your little ones really made us smile and the recipes look absolutely delicious! We can’t wait to try them at home! Parents know the health of their children and the development of healthy habits is a top priority. All of the recipes submitted in the contest display these qualities and offer encouragement for other families to start making a change… Read More

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

While you're out shopping for loved ones and bringing cheer to your families this December, remember those less fortunate. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach our children the correct spirit for the holidays…the giving spirit!… Read More

Bringing the fun indoors!

Winter break is upon us which means parents are scrambling to find ways to keep their kids excess energy in check. Just because you can’t spend as much time outdoors this time of year doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the fun! Here are a few tips to keep your kids from going stir-crazy, which will help you maintain your sanity!… Read More

The makings of a safe holiday season

Between shopping, cooking, road trips, package wraps and ribbons, there are plenty of challenges for parents during the holiday season. Are you exhausted yet? But why do the holidays need to be so stressful? Truth is they don’t! It can be easy to lose sight of our own personal health and safety as we prepare for one of the busiest months of the year… Read More

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