Character Education

Teaching Your Child to be Honest
06/05/2019

Liar, liar pants on fire. Almost everybody has heard this little ditty before. The thought of one’s trousers bursting into flames upon telling a fib would seem more than enough to promote honesty. But alas, this simple yet graphic poem appears not to have the effect you might expect. So,…

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Teaching Your Child Humor
05/01/2019

Question: What goes, “Oink, flop, oink, flop, oink, flop”? Answer: A pig with a flat tire. Jokes – even goofy ones – almost always put a smile on our faces. Jokes are one way we communicate humor – the ability to perceive and appreciate comedy in the world and within…

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Abingdon Trike-a-Thon raises more than $10,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
04/25/2019

Thanks to a little pedal pushing, students at Kiddie Academy of Abingdon in Maryland raised more than $10,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The money was raised during a “Trike-a-Thon” hosted by the Academy on April 12. “We feel it is important that we teach children about the different ways…

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Teaching Your Child Appreciation
04/03/2019

It feels so good when someone thanks you for something you’ve done. That means they appreciate your efforts and what you mean to them. “Giving thanks is not only being polite, it also makes us feel good,” said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education. “When children feel good about…

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Kiddie Academy Celebrates National Reading Month
03/13/2019

A book is magical. It can take you back in time and into the future. It can transport you to faraway lands and to make-believe places. It can introduce you to famous figures and fantastic creatures. There are so many things a book can do. Perhaps the most magical of…

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