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Helping Your Child Gain Confidence

Children face a lot of confidence challenging activities while growing up. Remember the first day of school, the first time on the soccer field, the first time trying out for the school play? Successful kids need confidence and as parents you can help your child gain the confidence they need to face every challenge head on. Every child is unique, but parents can help each of their children believe in themselves and gain the self-confidence they need to succeed. The Truth About Self-Confidence Self-confidence is a belief or trust in not only your abilities, but also your character and decision-making. […]

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Getting Ready for School

It’s that time again, time for back to school. For those who are attending the same school this year, the routine is fairly easy, but for those starting school for the first time or those heading to a new school, back to school time can be a bit more challenging. To make the first day of school easier, these advance preparation strategies can be designed to fit you and your child(ren) and help you prepare for a successful start. Help Your Child Imagine the First Day When your child is just starting school or going to a new school, it […]

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Enjoy Cooking with Your Preschoolers

You may have come up with a number of excuses for not cooking with your preschoolers – like how big of a mess they would make or the fact that everyone is hungry, and you need to get dinner on the table quickly. The truth is cooking with preschoolers delivers a number of educational benefits, builds self-confidence, and provides the foundation for a love of cooking and healthy eating for a lifetime. It’s also true that cooking with a preschooler will require a bit of extra planning to make the adventure enjoyable for the both of you – but it […]

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Choosing the Right Toys – Babies to Preschoolers

Toys are the tools of childhood, educating and entertaining, but toy choices need to be age appropriate, exciting, and stimulating to your child’s developing brain. Toys should not only help your child learn, but also aid in the development of social, motor, and emotional skills. When choosing the right toys, age can be the key to unlocking the perfect toy, so let’s explore toys that way. Babies As babies, learning is exploration with the five senses. This learning includes touching, mouthing, banging, dropping, and shaking. As motor skills develop, babies’ interests change, but play is typically solitary or imitating others. […]

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Summer Fun for Preschoolers

Summer can be great fun for the preschoolers in your life, affording you the opportunity to make unforgettable memories for both of you. Of course, you know all too well that keeping preschoolers happy and focused can present a challenge. Creating an awesome list of fun summer activities to do with your preschoolers can also act as a helpful guide for grandparents, babysitters, aunts, and uncles to have an exception summer of memories too. Here are some fun ideas to help you get your summer fun for preschoolers list started. Plan a Field Trip There are lots of places to […]

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Family Fun for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate dad than spending the day together as a family! Dads love bonding with their kids, and these activities present great opportunities to do just that. Whether your Father’s Day will be daddy-daughter, father-son, or the whole family, these options will allow kids and dads of all ages and interests to make some amazing memories together while having loads of fun! Don’t forget to take pictures, because half the fun will be looking back and telling stories about the day you had together! For the Sporting Dad If you and […]

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Planning for Summer with Little Ones

Summer is almost here! Now is the time to plan for that special time where, as parents, you get to spend more time with your children. While some of you will have more time to share than others, being without a plan can make summertime feel more like drudgery than fun! Whether you’ll be spending all summer long with your kids, or only a few weeks and weekends with them, here are some planning tips to make summer fun and enjoyable for every member of the family. Planning Summer Week by Week This is not an exercise for your mind, […]

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Family Fun for Mother’s Day

Let’s face it, mom is the master of celebration, the one family member who always ensures that special dates are remembered and celebrated from birthdays to anniversaries to holidays and more! Mother’s Day is once more upon us and is the perfect time to celebrate mom and show her the well-deserved love and appreciation she doles out all year long. Since you know that mom’s favorite way to celebrate any occasion is with the ones she loves, lets explore some great ideas the whole family can enjoy. Start an Annual Mother’s Day Award Ceremony Just like the Academy Awards, you’ll […]

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Great Learning Activities for Spring

Spring is a great time for learning activities with children, because spring themes are eye-catching, colorful, and fresh – perfect for capturing the interest of any child and sparking their abilities to create and learn! Here is a collection of learning activities that your children are sure to enjoy, especially when you do them together. Go for a Walk Pick a warm, pretty spring day and head outside for walk. To begin, explain that you’ll be playing a game called I Spy as you walk. Your kids will ‘spy’ clouds, blue sky, green grass, budding leaves, birds, flowers, rocks, maybe […]

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Family Fun for Spring Break

Spring break often means vacation time for families. Whether your spring break means a much-needed family getaway, a visit to grandma and grandpa’s house or simply some time off, the important things is that your family has the chance to rest and recharge as you gear up for the final stretch of the school year. ABC Learning Center knows the importance of spring break to families and teachers, so here you’ll find some ideas for fun and healthy activities to enjoy as a family. Take a Trip Traveling together as a family is a great way to make beautiful memories […]

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