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4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Kids + A Valentine's Day Science Experiment
02/14/2017

It's officially Valentine's Day! Whether you were the mom who got a jumpstart on class Valentines and recruited your kiddo to take their half of the card name-writing duties, or you were the one making a last-minute run to Target last night for Valentine supplies, we have a few, EASY…

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February Resolutions in Respect
02/01/2017

Did you make New Year's resolutions at the beginning of January only to have them already fallen by the wayside? Even with the best intentions, long-term resolutions can be a struggle to keep up with and most will cast them away in the first two weeks of the New Year…

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Kiddie Academy of Midlothian, VA now open
02/22/2017

The Kiddie Academy of Midlothian is now open and accepting enrollments in the Richmond, VA region serving families and children 6 weeks to 12 years old. The 8,000+ square foot building has a capacity for 137 children and the school will utilize Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum created to…

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Teaching Your Child Perseverance
02/20/2017

A week ago at my son’s hockey practice (he’s five), I witnessed an older boy (around 10) come off the ice and meet his dad who promptly directed him to sit on the bleachers so they could take his equipment off and go home (pretty standard practice). After the long…

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How to Learn STEM With Leftover Candy Hearts
02/15/2017

Some people buy conversation candy hearts because they’re a Valentine’s Day tradition. Some people buy conversation candy hearts as a festive gift that sends a short and sweet message like nothing else can. Some people might even buy conversation candy hearts because they think they taste good. But when Valentine’s…

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Answering Your Cold + Flu Questions
02/08/2017

Parents have probably never commiserated more with the old adage, “when it rains, it pours” than when they have a sick child at home, a sniffly spouse, or worse: both at the same time. It seems like every year there comes a time when it’s “that time of the year”…

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6 Small Tokens of Love for Kids on Valentine’s Day
02/06/2017

When I was a little girl, my dad got me a Betta fish for Valentine’s Day one year. I cared for it for seven long years after that (a long lifespan for a Betta fish, I think). I remember thinking it was the coolest gift ever. Not to mention it…

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Tuning In for Sunday’s Big Game: Puppy Bowl
02/03/2017

Last year, Super Bowl 50 drew 111.9 million TV viewers and 16.9 million tweets. When the Patriots take on the Falcons this weekend, some will tune in for the teams, some for the commercials and some (like many a 3-year old) for the snacks. But not every family is into…

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How To Build the Perfect Play Space
02/03/2017

Step 1: Play Table + Chairs We included some of our favorite play table options in our December Educational Holiday Gift Guide, but it’s important the table space is approachable for children, large enough to host a number of different activities like pretend play and coloring, and also fits the…

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When Will Your Baby Start Dancing?
01/18/2017

Have you been looking at your new baby, watching him kick his legs and wave his arms, thinking his movements were in sync to the beat of the music?? Could your baby really be dancing this soon?? You're not seeing things! Babies can start kicking to music as early as…

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