Kiddie Academy

Understanding What it Means to Be “Kindergarten Ready”
06/13/2017

Getting ready for preschool is usually a natural transition as your child ages out of younger educational child care classrooms and is ready for the next learning step preschool offers. Stepping into Kindergarten, however, is a different transition entirely. Many parents wonder, “is my child ready?” As the Kiddie Academy…

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When do you skip work/vacation/meetings/plans for your kid’s school event?
06/09/2017

Working parents are caught in a constant tug-of-war between work responsibilities and PTO schedules, and their kid’s school calendars filled with field trips, graduations, classroom parties and more. Recently, pro golfer Phil Mickelson said he would be withdrawing from the United States Open, the only major championship he has not…

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Are Fidget Spinners Safe for Your Preschooler?
05/16/2017

They're everywhere, and every kid wants one. Handheld "fidget spinners" are the latest fad sweeping schools and playgrounds, but are they safe for kids under 5? Fidget spinners might look safe, and at an affordable five-dollar price point, they can be tempting to purchase, but it's important for parents and…

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April is Autism Awareness Month
04/21/2017

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all. The goal was to assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. April is Autism Awareness Month,…

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When it’s Time to Meet Curious George in Person
09/23/2016

Masks are extremely common in our everyday lives from carnivals and theme parks to cruise lines, sports games and even Storytime LIVE! at your local participating Kiddie Academy! Regardless of the prevalence of masks in society, some children can be really anxious or scared about meeting their first costumed character…

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