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Tips for Teaching Honesty | Best of June

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” - Henry David Thoreau From the time your child wakes up until the time they go to sleep at night, there are countless opportunities for learning and growing. In classrooms across the U.S., Kiddie Academy teachers are making a positive difference…

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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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Not your average song and dance routine

My kids love music. They can dance to any beat, which is good for Mama since I don't always love listening to children's music. For a while I thought dancing was almost exclusively a means for exercise, and therefore encouraged it with my kids. It wasn’t until I picked my…

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Experts say that kids who are raised listening to music, singing songs and dancing to the beat are relishing a "rich sensory environment." All that really means is music and movement instruction improves children’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills and expressive ability. In other words, they are learning through music!…

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Spooky Science Halloween Activity

Looking for some educational fun Halloween activities for kids this Halloween? Just download, cut and print these activity cards for some spooky, silly, Halloween-themed experiments! Click here to download the free Spooky Science activity sheet with full directions from Kiddie Academy! All of these great simple Halloween activities are designed to…

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Why Kids Lie - Raising an honest child

Poor Pinocchio. Can you imagine if our noses grew every time we lied about something? As parents, we recognize that lying is a part of society and comes in all different forms. We know that lies can weigh heavy on our hearts and have long-term consequences. We also know that…

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Talking Tragedy

There is too much hurt in the world today.  Fort Hood. Aurora. Sandy Hook. Boston. The nation's capital.  And now shopping malls. With nonstop news coverage regarding tragedy, parents are left questioning: What do we tell our kids? Having two kids under 3, I rarely think about how tragedy affects…

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Stop, Drop & Roll!

You know the drill - a fire alarm sounds and you make your way to the nearest exit. But would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your kids? Toddlers and preschoolers are old enough to learn the basics of fire safety and should…

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