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Halloween Spooky Science and Safety Tips

There’s no trick to making your Halloween a treat. With a little planning, you can build in some safe and fun activities to amuse your kids and teach them a little science at the same time. Download your FREE guide to Spooky Science Experiments!   Where does a ghost do…

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Tech Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Going online can open doors to fun and learning for your children. But in these days of cyberbullying, online predators and inappropriate material, it’s enough to make any parent think twice about letting their child go on the Internet. However, with a little bit of planning and knowing what tech…

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Preparing for All of Those Toys

How do you keep toys from taking over your house? Does your house start to look like a Toys-R-Us after a few hours of play time? Even with a designated playroom for toy containment, our experience has been that they (the toys, not the kids) always seem to find a…

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From Your Kiddie Academy Family

In honor of the holiday, we thought you might enjoy this History Channel video of The First Thanksgiving, as explained by a group of children.   Happy Thanksgiving, From your Kiddie Academy Family.

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The Lost Art of the Thank-You Note

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest things we can do for each other, and at the same time, it’s one of the most powerful. One article cites recent scientific findings linking gratitude to increased optimism, stress reduction and a better night’s sleep. However, the attitude of gratitude practiced in…

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How to Teach Funny: Great Joke Books for Kids

Have you ever tried to peer into the eyes of a giggling toddler and wonder what was making him or her laugh so hard? Sometimes I ask my son what he is laughing about (when there is no apparent cause for extreme giggling that I can identify as a practical…

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Sharing is Caring.

I remember my first encounter with the “sharing” issue: I brought my young son to the community pool. I’d bought him several new pool toys with plastic cups and bowls from the dollar store to play with in the water. I bought waterproof labels with his name on them and…

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Survey: Your Favorite Educational Apps

Did you know 38 percent of children under two have used a tablet or mobile device? You might be sharing your love of technology with your little ones at bedtime, but how are you and your kids finding and using apps that make screen time with these tech devices more…

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Top Five Lullabies to Sing Along to From Your Mobile Device

An article from USAToday recently shared the results from a study that about one in four parents is using a mobile device to put their young children to sleep at night. In fact, the study revealed 28 percent of parents said they use a mobile device to put their children…

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Waiting for The Great Pumpkin

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a time-honored Peanuts special featuring the Peanuts gang as they prepare for Halloween, including a long, but unrewarding wait by Linus van Pelt for none other than The Great Pumpkin. Though he is the only believer in the fictional holiday figure, Linus holds…

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