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Teaching Your Child About Respect
02/06/2019

> The video above, from our friends at Sesame Street, does a great job explaining the concept of respect. In the video, you see children, adults, pigs, chickens and more. Everyone’s a little bit different – just like in real life. That’s okay, though, so long as you take time…

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Get ready for STEM Adventures with an Experiment You Can Do at Home
01/24/2019

It’s time again for Kiddie Academy’s STEM Adventures! To get your family ready for fun with learning about science, technology, engineering and math, here’s an activity you can do at home. It’s called, “Sink or Float.” The activity was recently done at Kiddie Academy of Abingdon in Maryland. The teachers…

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Do a Pinkalicious® Activity at Home for Valentine’s Day
02/13/2019

Valentine’s Day gives us all a chance to tell other people in our lives how much they mean to us. Here’s a nice activity inspired by our partners at PBS Kids that you can do with your child to put a smile on their friends’ faces this Valentine’s Day. Recently,…

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Geology Rocks at Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care
01/30/2019

> The young girl in the video above LOVES rocks. She simply can’t get enough rocks. You might even say she digs them – literally. Her intense interest in rocks was sparked when she learned about them at her Kiddie Academy and it followed her home. That’s our goal at…

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Academies Stay Flexible to Support Parents During Government Shutdown
01/23/2019

The consequences of the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history aren’t lost on Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care. Many Academies across the nation serve the families of the federal workers and contractors who are affected. As the shutdown drags on, most of those families are struggling with the ramifications…

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Kiddie Academy Prioritizes Health and Fitness
01/16/2019

As parents, we all want our children to be healthy and fit. But we live in a nation where all of us – children and adults – are tempted daily by fast food, sugary and salty snacks, and the lure of computers, television and video games. The statistics on childhood…

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Kiddie Academy’s Tips for Teaching Patience
01/09/2019

Any parent who has taken a long car trip with the family knows that patience is not something children are born with.  “Are we there yet?” “I’m starving!” “I have to go to the bathroom!” Their questions and statements are all delivered with an underlying urgency to make things better…

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Tips for a Fun New Year’s Eve
12/26/2018

As we prepare to say, “Goodbye, 2018,” and “Hello, 2019,” it’s worth noting how abstract the concept of time can be for young children. Children aren’t born with a sense of what time is. For infants, time is measured by waking and sleeping, not minutes, hours,   days and years. But…

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Teaching Your Children About Empathy
12/20/2018

“How would you feel if that happened to you?” is a powerful question. To provide an answer, it requires the person to whom it’s asked to think about a situation from someone else’s perspective. It requires empathy. Empathy is the ability to identify with the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of…

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Surviving the Holidays with Self-Care
12/05/2018

No matter what you celebrate, the holidays are supposed to be the happiest times of the year. Times for family and reflection. Times for gift giving and being thankful for all you have. But they can also be overwhelming times for already-busy parents. There are parties and pageants, travel and…

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