Parenting Tips

Why We Teach Baby Sign Language
05/29/2019

We all know how frustrating it can be when we can’t effectively communicate our wants and needs with one another. If you’re the parent of an infant, you’ve experienced what can result from those frustrations. That’s why we start using American Sign Language (ASL) for babies with our infants and…

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Make Sure Screen Time is Quality Time
05/15/2019

Look around right now and chances are you’ll see many people with their eyes glued to some sort of screen. And yes, that would include you, reading this post. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Screens are everywhere – on phones, tablets, computers and televisions. They’ve become valuable windows into…

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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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Teaching Your Child Responsibility
03/07/2019

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…

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“I See a C!” – Learning Letters is the Gateway to Reading
02/27/2019

In the video above, you can see the joy and delight in the face of the little boy who is learning his letters at his local Academy. More precisely, he learned his letter – the letter C is the first letter of his name. Now, when he goes about his…

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