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Exploring our neighbors

Exploration is a fun way for kids to fill up the summer months once school is out. But finding ways to explore with your kids is another ballgame. Parents and children young and old can relate to their town or neighborhood, so why not take the opportunity to explore it together?… Read More

Little problem-solvers

Whether or not they know it, children use problem-solving skills on a constant basis. Teaching kids to be problem-solvers at a young age will take an active role in their world as they get older and ultimately help them value all kinds of thinking… Read More

Gearing up for Kindergarten

The preschool years go by fast, don’t they? If your child's preschool years are coming to an end, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. With that comes many mixed emotions, for both you and your child… Read More

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Exploring our neighbors

Exploration is a fun way for kids to fill up the summer months once school is out. But finding ways to explore with your kids is another ballgame. Parents and children young and old can relate to their town or neighborhood, so why not take the opportunity to explore it together?… Read More

Little problem-solvers

Whether or not they know it, children use problem-solving skills on a constant basis. Teaching kids to be problem-solvers at a young age will take an active role in their world as they get older and ultimately help them value all kinds of thinking… Read More

Gearing up for Kindergarten

The preschool years go by fast, don’t they? If your child's preschool years are coming to an end, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. With that comes many mixed emotions, for both you and your child… Read More

A Guilt-Free Mother’s Day

If you’re a mom, you know what guilt feels like. And you’re likely thinking, “How in the world can I pull off a guilt-free Mother’s Day?” But it CAN happen! We moms just need a good nudging and encouragement sometimes… Read More

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

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