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Teaching Kindness to Kids

As parents and teachers, we all know that teaching kindness to kids is one of our most important jobs. For you, as parents, you want to teach kindness to your own children, but you also influence the learning of the children of family and friends, as well as your children’s friends and classmates. For teachers, teaching kindness in our classroom and our overall educational environment is crucial. The task is not easy, because, let’s face it, we all know young children are egocentric. It takes a great deal of effort to teach them to recognize others needs and even more […]

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8 Fun Summer Crafts For Kids That Are Simple To Make & Clean Up

Need a good way to keep your kids entertained on those long summer days? These fun summer crafts for kids are the perfect form of entertainment. Not only do they keep kids entertained, but also, they help improve eye-hand coordination, creativity and other important skills. Plus, by offering regular arts and crafts at home you give your child a leg up in school. #1. Scrappy Monogram Make or buy a plain oversized wooden or paper cutout of your child’s first or last initial.  Tell your child he or she can decorate it any way to represent who they are. Offer […]

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8 Helpful Tips For Moms Balancing Work And Family Life

The Center for American Progress reports that just under half of all homes in America include a working mother.  While so many of us moms now juggle work, family life, and everything else, it’s far from easy. Sometimes I feel like I’m spread so thin I’m not doing any one thing that great, and I know so many other moms feel the same way. Here are some great tips I’ve found to help balance work and family life. Remember, it’s not about doing it all—it’s about doing what’s most important for you and your family.  Tip #1: Prepare for busy […]

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9 Things You Should Have In Your Summer Baby-Ready Bag

What do the world’s most prepared moms carry in their summer baby-ready bags? Everything from baby wipes to sunscreen, and don’t forget the entertaining toys too. Here are 9 things you should always keep in your summer baby-ready bag so that nothing has a chance to catch you off guard. You’ve got this, Supermom! Things To Have In Your Summer Baby-Ready Bag #1. Sunscreen & Bug Repellant When the summer sun is hot, the bugs are buzzing. Keep you and your little one protected by busting out your baby-friendly bug repellent, conveniently stashed in your bag. The other thing buzzing, […]

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6 Tips To Build Stronger Relationships With Your Child’s Teacher

For your child to enjoy the greatest academic experience possible, it’s so important to form a solid relationship with your child’s teacher, even if they are only in preschool. The following tips will help you form stronger bonds with your child’s teachers all throughout their academic career. Not only do parent-teacher relationships help you stay in the loop, but also, they benefit and even help motivate your child. Kids whose parents are more involved with their education tend to score higher on exams, and show increased motivation to learn. Here are some tips to get closer with your child’s teacher, […]

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9 Books Every Baby & Toddler Should Have on Their Bedroom Bookshelf

Long before your child starts talking, it’s time to start reading to them. Some great books for toddlers include How Big is a Pig? And the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.    The sooner you teach your child to love books, the better. Benefits To Reading To Babies And Toddlers -Provides one of the first building blocks to communication -Begins teaching about numbers, words, letters, sounds, colors, and shapes. -It builds vocabulary skills. -It builds memory skills -It builds listening skills -It helps explain how the world works Even if your baby cannot speak yet, they can listen and absorb […]

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Fascinating Facts About Childcare in Florida

How much does childcare cost? How many children require childcare in the state of Florida? Here are some eye-opening and fascinating facts about childcare in Florida.  How Much Does Child Care Cost in Florida? Childcare is a big cost to families in all states, but it’s a valuable investment that continues to pay for itself over the course of a child’s life. The cost of childcare is considerably higher for younger children and infants, that’s because as children get older parents have the option to enroll students in tax-funded public schools that do not charge tuition. Also, infants and small […]

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What Is The Best Age For Kids To Start Daycare?

According to research, children receive the most benefits from preschool when they are at least 12-months-old at the time of enrollment. Our Coral Springs daycare is open to children that are just 12 months old, but that doesn’t mean your child is ready for daycare at this time. Parents don’t always have the luxury to wait to enroll their child due to work or other obligations. In which case, it is fundamental to find a low-stress daycare with attentive, high quality staff and adequate caretaker ratios. No matter what age you enroll your child in daycare, the first few days, […]

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Take This Quiz To Find Out If Your Child Is Ready For Preschool

Is your child somewhat independent and capable of following basic directions? These are two signs that can signal your child is ready to start preschool. The average child starts preschool around 2 ½ years old, but it’s important to keep in mind that every child develops at a different pace. That’s why age shouldn’t be the only factor you use to determine when to enroll your child in preschool. Preschool provides so many lifelong benefits to kids, but that doesn’t always mean the sooner you enroll them the better. The best time to enroll your toddler in preschool is when […]

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Study Finds All Toddlers Have Toxic Flame-Retardants On Their Hands

One study conducted out of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, found that 100% of surveyed toddlers had traces of flame-retardants on their hands. On average, toddlers had higher levels of exposures to these toxic chemicals than their mothers, who were also tested at the same time. The study was based out of New York City, which is where all of the test subjects resided. What Are Flame Retardants? Flame-retardants are used to reduce the flammability of many household materials. It is required by law manufacturers add them to plastics, textile and foam products. This includes a number of […]

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