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Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Guide! Find the Perfect Gift for Your Little Learner!

Looking for the perfect gift for the little learners on your list? Kiddie Academy®’s Education Department has scanned the catalogs for you and recommends the following age-appropriate items that are fun and promote learning through play. Gift Suggestions for Infant and Toddlers! Mystery Sensory Balls (Kaplan Toys) | $74.95 What’s…

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I’m a Mom and I Know It

Every once in a while I find myself caught in a true parental moment and realize I’m part of the club. Sometimes it’s an unavoidable situation, such as being thrown up on in the middle of the night by a sick child, or maybe it’s a completely impetuous act. But…

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The Playground is Scary

My husband and I took our daughter to a new recycled tire playground this past weekend and it was definitely a little overwhelming…for us, not her. I’ve been anxiously waiting a year and a half to be able to take her to playgrounds and let her frolic around, though most…

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Two Green Thumbs Up

My kids are a little bit smug. They pick recyclables out of the kitchen trash and give me stomp toward the recycling container.  They take peels and scraps out of the sink and place them into bowls as my hint to take them to the compost pile. They are wicked…

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The Fun Mom

My daughter pulls me aside over the weekend to have a s.e.r.i.o.u.s talk with me. I was mildly concerned (to say the least) at what bomb she may drop on me. She sat me down, cleared her throat, and began to tell me that I desperately needed to work on…

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Tips for Choosing the Best Summer Camp for Kids

Educator and working mom Renee Thompson, who also serves as director of curriculum for Kiddie Academy, offers the following tips for choosing the right summer camp for your child. Send your child to college.  Many community colleges and universities offer summer camp programs that will give your child a taste…

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Is She Too Young for Stranger Danger?

Every evening I take my daughter for a walk around the block before we have dinner. She loves to be outside, see the train on the tracks behind our house, point at all the “doggies” and say hello to everyone she passes. Since she began talking, I encouraged her to…

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The other day I was caught off-guard by my children. This wasn’t one of those moments when I wasn’t looking where I was going; it was a much more visceral thing. I was running late coming home from work, so my kids were already in the house. As I walked…

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History Lesson

My daughter has started her state history unit in school. I remember 2 years ago when my son had the same unit. It was fun to talk with him about the rich history of our state. But, what I am noticing is that although it may be the same teacher…

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