Helping children learn values that will help them become good citizens. Ideas from the Character Essentials curriculum from Kiddie Academy.
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…Read Post
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…Read Post
If you search the web for effective ways to teach children about responsibility, a surprising number of results give tips on how to assign household chores. It’s not like everyone’s advocating turning our children into servants – although having the extra sets of helping hands certainly is nice! But helping…Read Post
Valentine’s Day gives us all a chance to tell other people in our lives how much they mean to us. Here’s a nice activity inspired by our partners at PBS Kids that you can do with your child to put a smile on their friends’ faces this Valentine’s Day. Recently,…Read Post
The video above, from our friends at Sesame Street, does a great job explaining the concept of respect. In the video, you see children, adults, pigs, chickens and more. Everyone’s a little bit different – just like in real life. That’s okay, though, so long as you take time to…Read Post
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