Activities

Tips for fun family activities and projects – art, crafts, music, cooking and more – for parents and their children.

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Celebrate the Real Heroes this Halloween
10/21/2020

Superheroes look a lot different in 2020. Instead of Luke Skywalker, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man, this year we have Julia the doctor, Richard the nurse and Carol the grocery clerk. That’s why this Halloween season, Kiddie Academy locations across the nation will be celebrating and elevating these everyday superheroes who…

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Guilt-Free TV Viewing for Kids
10/20/2020

As parents, it’s easy to feel guilty when we resort to using TV to entertain or educate our kids. But are we being too hard on ourselves when we do that? The short answer is, “Yes.” But you need to make sure you’re doing more than just turning on the…

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween
10/20/2020

How can families with young children have a safe and healthy Halloween in this year of the coronavirus? “Under current circumstances, Halloween should look very different than we’re accustomed to in order to ensure public safety,” said Dr. Jason Goldstein, Health and Wellness Advisor for Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care.…

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Lesson Planning for At-Home Learning with Preschoolers
08/31/2020

With the unexpected school closings brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents found themselves in the unfamiliar role of serving as teachers for at-home schooling. Many of us discovered quickly that being an effective teacher goes well beyond simple instruction. It requires developing a plan that prepares you and…

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Tips on Making Virtual Learning Fun and Effective for Little Kids
08/07/2020

For many of us, being sequestered in our homes has abruptly introduced us and our children to the world of online meetings and conversations. This isn’t a bad thing. But for many of us, it’s a new thing that takes a little getting used to. Now that it’s here, it’s…

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