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Take me out to the ballgame!

Summertime means baseball. Even if you’re not the most avid sports fan, the opportunities to learn and have fun with your family are endless during a baseball game… Read More

To the Moon and Back

As a child, there is a certain excitement and wonder when looking up at the moon during a warm summer night. In honor of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, take this opportunity to teach your kids about the wonders of outer space and what life might be like for an astronaut… Read More

Join us for Storytime LIVE!

Kiddie Academy is hosting two Storytime LIVE! events this summer - on July 26 and August 23. This free community event invites children and their parents to their local Kiddie Academy to enjoy a story together - and an in-person visit from the beloved Curious George… Read More

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Take me out to the ballgame!

Summertime means baseball. Even if you’re not the most avid sports fan, the opportunities to learn and have fun with your family are endless during a baseball game… Read More

To the Moon and Back

As a child, there is a certain excitement and wonder when looking up at the moon during a warm summer night. In honor of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, take this opportunity to teach your kids about the wonders of outer space and what life might be like for an astronaut… Read More

Join us for Storytime LIVE!

Kiddie Academy is hosting two Storytime LIVE! events this summer - on July 26 and August 23. This free community event invites children and their parents to their local Kiddie Academy to enjoy a story together - and an in-person visit from the beloved Curious George… Read More

An Ocean of Opportunities

Ocean and beach play are a big part of summer fun. From Alaska to the Atlantic, the Gulf Coast to the West Coast, and the Virgin Islands to the Pacific Islands, our nation holds more than 11,000 miles of coast and 2.5 million acres of ocean and Great Lakes waters. It’s incredible when you really think about it!… Read More

Clearing the Clutter

Chores are a necessary (and often annoying) aspect of life. The thought of assigning chores to your children might seem like a chore in itself but it’s an important part in teaching responsibility… Read More

“I’m bored!”

Raise your hand if you’re a working parent who sends their kids to daycare? If you’re a part of this ever-growing group of families then you also know how weekend hours can be filled with ample family time that often results in two things: Parents who want to catch up on rest and clear their heads, yet feel extra guilty for not wanting to be on their feet all weekend long entertaining their kids; Children who are easily bored being away from the fun and learning of an educational child care center and therefore expect their parents to entertain them every waking hour of the weekend. Yikes! We’re exhausted just thinking about it!… Read More

More Than Fresh Air

Educational opportunities abound in nature, creating a living laboratory where teachings come to life. Outdoor games can enhance a child’s opportunity to learn and the tools you need for fun activities are right in your own backyard!… Read More

Family Game Night

Spending time together as a family is just as important as having fun. And what better way to incorporate both than to host a family game night! Everyone in the family -- young and not-so-young -- can take part in this delightful and entertaining family tradition… Read More

Just another Mother’s Day

Be honest, mothers. Is that special Sunday in May really that special? Or do you often set yourself up for disappointment? Sure, you may still get a weed bouquet, a homemade card or cereal in bed. Those are the kind of moment’s life is made of. But rather than chalk it up to just one day, why not make the most of it and encourage those moments in your everyday life?… Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week

They’re loving, courageous, dedicated and have more patience than a rock. No, we’re not talking about parents (although parents, we know you fit the mold quite nicely). We’re talking about teachers. The heroes who fill our classrooms and stand by parents to continually step up for the future of the children and communities they serve… Read More

Explore, learn and play all summer long

If you’re like most parents, summertime can be a recipe for stress when it comes to keeping the kids occupied. Whether you chose to keep your children home or send them to summer camp, it’s important to keep learning at the forefront… Read More

Third planet from the Sun

Planet Earth — its home to us all and is unlike every other planet in the solar system in a number of different ways. That’s right, it’s unlike ANY other planet for a reason…you and I! The Earth differs from all the other planets because it has such a wide variety of life and intelligent beings. This has only been possible because of the Earth’s atmosphere which has protected the Earth and allowed life to flourish. What a privilege it is to live here!… Read More

Just Like New

So you've gone through your kid’s toys, organized them and selected some to part with. Now what? You could donate them, hide them away for a while or give them to a new mom. But what about repurposing them?… Read More

Cloudy with a chance of RAIN!

Spring is in the air, which means rainy days are near. But don’t fret; rain is a good thing and no better time to teach our little ones about water ahead of Earth Day! Spring showers are the perfect opportunity to talk about the reasons it rains and why water is important. It’s also a fun time to explore clouds and mud, and how to dress for rainy weather! Next thing you know, you’ll be singing in the rain! Well, maybe…… Read More

Stop and Smell the Roses

Kids are natural environmentalists, and with a little effort, you can cultivate that instinct into a lasting habit of respecting the natural resources around them. In honor of Earth day, why not teach your little helpers the importance of Mother Nature by getting them involved in the garden?… Read More

Reading Apps for Toddlers

As we celebrate Read Across America Day during the month of March, we also recognize an ever growing trend in digital learning. From an educational perspective, technology should be integrated into learning, rather than treated as a stand-alone activity. Scholastic lists these phone and tablet apps that enrich story time at home or on the road:… Read More

Read Every Day

Do you remember the first story your parents ever read to you? Were you engulfed in the pictures or the words that were jumping off the page? Taking those important first steps toward raising a reader doesn't have to be a challenge. Whether you’re reading to infants and toddlers or to young school-aged kids, talking with your children about books and sharing family stories can foster imagination and open the door to new experiences… Read More

Knock-knock…

Some say that laughter is the best medicine. The power of humor benefits everyone, especially our children. Finding laughter in our daily lives can relieve stress, ease depression, loosen muscles and strengthen relationships. Did you know that children, on average, laugh 200 times per day? How awesome is that! But even good humor has manners and there’s no time like the present to get laughing… Read More

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