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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

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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

Get Excited About Science

Science is a great way to engage a child’s curiosity. It also advances critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity in early learners. When parents help nurture this innate interest, their kids gain a better understanding of scientific concepts in the future. But in a techno-heavy society, kids need more opportunities (now more than ever) to learn and love science… Read More

I have a dream...

Just like Clifford says — "being different is A-Okay!" And he's right! Every person on planet earth exemplifies a unique quality, thus making us all different from one another. February 1 marks the start of Black History Month, an important time to honor the great achievements, contributions and struggles of the black community in the United States and beyond. These stories are valuable, not only because of their individual influences, but also because of the life lessons they symbolize… Read More

Smile Smart... with a side of toothpaste

Did you know that smiling can make you happy (even when you're not)? It turns out that a visit from the tooth fairy isn’t the only thing that can make children cheerful when it comes to their teeth. But what’s better than a happy smile? A happy, healthy smile!… Read More

Penny Pinching

Saving a few bucks during a purchase can be quite a mood-booster for the financially savvy. Heck, for anyone! And for most parents, finding the best baby bargains and discounts on kid-centric items is top priority when it comes to keeping our bills low (and our minds at ease). Even if you don't need to pinch your pennies, there are valuable lessons to be learned just by being a frugal family every now and again… Read More

Beating the winter blues

Winter is in full force. With cold weather and shortened daylight hours, even the best of us can get a little down. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent the blues in your family and bring back the winter wonderland… Read More

Winter Numberland

Winter is a fantastic time for learning! With so many changes taking place in nature it’s the perfect time to utilize the season to work on math skills with your little learners… Read More

Let the games begin

Up for some outdoor activity? Whether you live in the coldest or sunniest of states, the opportunities to celebrate the winter season are endless …no snow required. With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics right around the corner, keep your kids active and character education at the forefront as you teach them the meaning of sportsmanship… Read More

Sneaky Food – feeding the picky eater

Being a picky eater is part of what it means to be a toddler, right? This time of year, children may still revel in the sugar and cookie comas from holiday’s past. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and December celebrations it’s hard for anyone, let alone kids, to get motivated and eating right… Read More

Start a new family tradition this holiday season

Family traditions during the holidays are a staple in most households come December. They oftentimes bring out the good in everyone and provide the best memories for years to come. We can count on Aunt Edna bringing the fruitcake and Grandpa dozing off before the party is underway, but what if you wanted to start new traditions? Better yet, starting traditions that make a real impact and have nothing to do with materialism?… Read More

Play it safe - shop smart for the holiday season

What kid doesn’t love a good toy? Play is a natural activity for young children as it provides ample opportunities for learning and growth. With most small children, toys are a vital part of play so it's important to remember the makings of a good toy when shopping this holiday season… Read More

Kick start your year on a healthy note

A lot of families eat and relax their way through the fall and winter months. Between Halloween treats and winter holiday festivities, it's hard not to get caught up. The delectable food options and cozy indoor space seem to surround us everywhere this time of year! While it's nice to indulge during the holidays, it's also important to start the year fresh and continue to establish healthy habits for your family… Read More

Kiddie Academy® Promotes Generosity for Family Volunteer Day

Family Volunteer Day, a day that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together in support of their neighborhoods and communities, is strategically held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to "kick-off" the holiday season with giving and service… Read More

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