Kids

Gearing up for Kindergarten
04/27/2015

The preschool years go by fast, don’t they? If your child's preschool years are coming to an end, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. With that comes many mixed emotions, for both you and your child. Kindergarten can set the stage for a child’s entire school career, which is…

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Mommy, is “___” a bad word?
01/16/2015

Lately my daughter has been asking a lot of questions about life and the world around us. Knowing this stage in her life is an inquisitive one; I often take every question in stride and hope I can come up with an intelligent answer. You know, one that will shape…

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Raising Your Child to be Generous
11/25/2014

As a parent in today's pressure-filled world, we are constantly bombarded with messages about teaching our children to be academically prepared, physically fit, culturally aware. But what about old-fashioned traits, like generosity? Surely the world would be a better place if we all learned, from an early age, to be…

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Create the Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag and Be a Part of History!
09/03/2014

Did you know that September 14, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our National Anthem? This Bicentennial year provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness and connect with two of our greatest symbols of freedom and democracy – the flag and the anthem. On…

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Five Reasons to Explore Sensory Play
07/16/2014

Sensory play is a simple but important concept for teaching children about the world.  We all had our first experience tasting a sour lemon, or holding a cold ice cube.  These are examples of sensory play – using the five senses to investigate your surroundings. Here are five reasons to…

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