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by Administrator | June 7, 2017 | Ideas

Summer’s here. It’s time to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and get some quality time with your kids. Here are a few ideas to get your family’s summer digital detox started. Spend some time disconnecting from technology—and reconnecting with family and friends. Nature walk. Find a local park with walking trails […]

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by Administrator | December 8, 2016

We all know the holiday season can be hectic, frantic, and over in a flash. This year, try slowing down a bit. Make time for simple things. Spend time with family, take a breath, enjoy yourself. Here are a few ideas to inspire your holiday happenings this year. Bake together. Find a traditional recipe from […]

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by Administrator | July 21, 2015 | Ideas

Summer’s a great time for togetherness. So bring the whole family together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as fun activities, tasty snacks, and plenty of laughs. Indoor Beach Party – Bring the beach to you! It’s easy: Make tropical punch. Serve tropical foods. Set up beach towels (and inflatable palm trees, if you want). […]

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by Administrator | May 6, 2015 | Holiday Activities

As the weather warms around the country and we all look forward to the start of summer, Memorial Day is a great opportunity for some quality family time, especially outdoors. It’s also a good opportunity for your family to learn about our country’s history together. Memorial Day is the time when we remember those special […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | July 2, 2014

Planning a family picnic is the perfect activity for fun summer learning. With all the outside games and food, it’s easy to see why your kids will never know you have a secret curriculum up your sleeve! Here are 15 great tips to make your summer picnics full of learning – AND lots of fun: […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | May 22, 2014

Summer is a great time to slow down, enjoy the weather, and have some relaxed family time with the kids. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to create fun learning experiences outside together, but if you don’t make plans now, those precious few weeks will slip by, and soon you’ll be prepping for back-to-school. Here are […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | April 9, 2014

In efforts to boost family heath and fitness, The National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) is sponsoring the annual Week of The Young Child from April 6-12 with events around the world. Last year alone, supporters like you added more than 250 global events to focus public attention on the needs for early childhood programs. In […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | February 19, 2014 | Nutrition

Eat your breakfast!   We’ve heard it over and over – breakfast is important. Brains need fuel to work properly. If your little one is like mine, though, breakfast is the last thing on her mind in the morning. She might ask for juice, but she’d rather wait until snack time at school to eat. […]

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by Melissa Taylor | July 8, 2013 | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

It’s easier than you think to fill your preschooler’s summer days with playful learning experiences. In fact, with some basic activities, you’ll be providing opportunities for your child to develop, grow, and learn. And the best part is these activities don’t cost a fortune or require too much preparation. 1.    Pretend Play Encourage your child […]

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by Melissa Taylor | June 28, 2013 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

I listen to the hushed murmurs of my youngest daughter, Jemma. Her small hands move her toy people as they “talk” to each other. The long hallway is a busy cardboard city. Currently, her attention is on the children in the school area. They’re busy rehearsing a play and festively attired in costumes of tape, […]

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