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Kiddie Academy Celebrates National Reading Awareness Month!
One Book Two Book, Red Book Blue Book--Celebrating National Reading Awareness Month

            Students and educators across the nation are celebrating the National Education Association's National Reading Awareness Month in March. Kiddie Academy of Abingdon pre-school students have been studying various authors and sharing ways they celebrate their favorites leading up to this nationally recognized celebration. On March 2nd, led by…

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Making it Through Cold and Flu Season

There usually comes a time when parents do battle with cold and flu season wielding determination, hope and a box of tissues. Rather than throw in the towel on day one, or waiting out the season until summertime, we're answering some of your pressing questions and offering tips to helping your child…

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Tis the season to be giving

Often times, during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we can get wrapped up in checking off our to-do list of decorating, shopping, and holiday and school parties and we may tend to forget what this time of year is all about. It’s normal. It can be easy…

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Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday!

Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday! With holiday shopping underway, and tablets and techno gadgets at the top of many kids’ wish lists, it’s important to remember the power of digital resources. If you’re planning on buying gadgets for your family this year, there are a lot of great tools…

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Start a new family tradition this holiday season

Family traditions during the holidays are a staple in most households come December. They oftentimes bring out the good in everyone and provide the best memories for years to come. We can count on Aunt Edna bringing the fruitcake and Grandpa dozing off before the party is underway, but what…

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Kiddie Academy® Promotes Generosity for Family Volunteer Day

"Today, families are finding new ways to spend time together-and volunteering is one way to do just that. It can benefit a child's psychological, social and intellectual development through new learning experiences and the development of new skills," says Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Child Care…

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Celebrate New Year's Eve – Family Style!

Most parents would agree that staying up past midnight is usually a challenge, even when it comes to the most notorious late-night of the year - New Year's Eve. But just because we're parents doesn’t mean we still can't have fun…kids included! Looking for fun ways to celebrate the New…

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When School Meals Get Complicated

How many parents worry over what to pack their kids for lunch? For those of you who collectively just sighed "yes", you're not alone. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the stresses of school lunches. That's right…I said school lunches! When did packing a meal become so…

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Keeping the Kindness

  Compassion, also known as empathy, helps us to be more deeply attached to other people’s feelings, thoughts and experiences. Compassion begins to develop in the very first years of life and is most effectively taught through spontaneous interactions between children. In the month of November, Kiddie Academy teaches compassion…

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Halloween Bag Tutorial

At Kiddie Academy, our teachers love creating Halloween-themed crafts with children.   At home, collaborating on a project with your children is a great way to share their excitement and create a special keepsake that they can use year after year.  Here's a fun project designed by Kiddie Academy that you…

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