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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine May 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! From gluten free recipes to STEAM Ahead activities to tambourine making, the learning an... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine May 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! From gluten free recipes to STEAM Ahead activities to tambourine making, the learning and fun will be hard to deny! We’ve also included a few helpful articles to encourage and help you on your journey of parenthood.

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  • Activities to Help Your Preschooler Build Fine Motor Skills

    One thing I’ve certainly learned as a parent: kids meet developmental milestones at their own paces. One starts pedaling a bike long before he can zip a jacket, and another learns to undress before he learns his colors. But don’t sweat it. Your kiddo will come along in due time. If you’re worried though, here are some activities you can do to help your preschooler... Read More

    One thing I’ve certainly learned as a parent: kids meet developmental milestones at their own paces. One starts pedaling a bike long before he can zip a jacket, and another learns to undress before he learns his colors. But don’t sweat it. Your kiddo will come along in due time. If you’re worried though, here are some activities you can do to help your preschooler develop their fine motor skills:

    Hand Strength

    It might be a bit messy, but letting your child play with playdough will help her develop strength in her hands for all fine motor skills. If you want to avoid the mess and you have leftover Easter eggs, let your child practice opening the eggs. For some added practice, help them put the eggs back together again! When your little one is ready and you have time to oversee, let your child use a child-safe pair of scissors to make cuts on paper or a paper plate.

    Tracing

    Tracing is another great activity that will help build other skills. Simply draw lines or large letters on paper and instruct your child to trace the line with their finger. Up the activity by adding a Q-tip, then a crayon. Continue with scissors practice by having your child cut along the lines.

    Lacing

    Let your child practice lacing their shoe or use Q-tips to push them through the holes of a colander from the kitchen. This helps your child with their tripod grasp and hand-eye coordination by trying to place a small object through a small hole. This activity may take your child some time to master, but make sure you offer encouragement along the way!

    Sensory Bins

    Find a bin large enough to hold a few pounds of rice and drop in some small objects for your child to find while digging through the rice with their hands. They will have fun searching for dinosaur erasers (fossils!) or Legos, or other objects from around your house. Make the cleanup easy by putting the bin on a garbage bag or recycled newspaper!

    Want to learn more aboutKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glenlocated in Pearland, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine April 2018

    It’s official—spring is here! Our new magazine will have you in the spirit of spring in no time! We have fun family activities (like making puffy chalk paint and delicious cake po... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine April 2018

    It’s official—spring is here! Our new magazine will have you in the spirit of spring in no time! We have fun family activities (like making puffy chalk paint and delicious cake pops), inspiring art ideas, and a great article about raising your children to be able to talk to you about anything!

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  • Preschoolers and Poetry

    For many preschoolers, poetry can be a bore—and for so many parents, introducing their preschoolers to poetry can be a chore. However, opening your child’s mind to the understanding and appreciation of poetry can make your youngsters into more intellectual and well-versed kids.Of course, with April being National Poetry Month, there’s no better time for yo... Read More

    For many preschoolers, poetry can be a bore—and for so many parents, introducing their preschoolers to poetry can be a chore. However, opening your child’s mind to the understanding and appreciation of poetry can make your youngsters into more intellectual and well-versed kids.

    Of course, with April being National Poetry Month, there’s no better time for your child to be reading verse, be it in daycare, preschool, or at home. Here’s a few quick ways to bring poetry into the conversation:

    Keep It Simple

    There are plenty of well-known, classic poets out there to share with your preschooler, but save Shakespeare for the more advanced readers. A good starting point is an accomplished poet with short, engaging works. Many parents jump straight to Dr. Seuss—a solid choice. But here’s a pro tip: check out the works of Shel Silverstein. Instead of owning a number of short books by Seuss, why not try working your way through a larger book of Silverstein’s collected poems, a few pages at a time? The poems are just as easy to read and understand, and they’re illustrated, as well.

    Keep It Fun

    Repeat after me: if you aren’t having fun, neither are your kids. Lewis Carroll is an oft-overlooked classic poet. He’s most well-known for his longer works in the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland series, but he also composed some grade-A short poetry for young readers. Once you’ve introduced your preschooler to shorter-form, simple poetry like that of Silverstein, throw a nonsense poem into the mix like Jabberwocky. This poem has an adventurous plot, silly and nonsensical words, and remains a fun brain-teaser for the kiddos.

    Keep It Interesting

    Here’s where you have to trust in the intellect of your preschooler. Childcare specialists know that to have a well-rounded, well-maintained preschool education (in class and at home), you’ve got to look at more than just the fluff pieces. Mary Had a Little Lamb is fun the first time, but don’t patronize your child. Parents are always so surprised by how well their kids handle heavier works. Give Emily Dickinson’s Will There Really Be a Morning? a try. The language is simple enough for young readers but remains an emotionally compelling work. BONUS: After reading the original poem, invite your child to listen to it performed as a musical adaptation by Grammy Award-winning composer Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare on YouTube!

    Additional Resources

    Introducing your child to poetry is easier than ever! The Academy of American Poets celebrates April as National Poetry Month every year and has a huge catalog of poems fit for your preschooler at poets.org.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glen located in Pearland, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine March 2018

    Welcome to March! If you are in the middle of some rainy days, give yourself a time-out and catch up on your reading! Our new magazine features a fun chalk-making activity to do with your... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine March 2018

    Welcome to March! If you are in the middle of some rainy days, give yourself a time-out and catch up on your reading! Our new magazine features a fun chalk-making activity to do with your children, an easy snack recipe to try, and some advice to help turn your child’s challenges into growth opportunities.

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  • Outdoor Activities for Your Preschooler

    The beautiful spring weather is a perfect time to explore outdoors with your preschooler and let them burn off some energy! Whether you choose to explore a simple park or well-known hiking trails, these fun activities will help you and your child explore nature while learning!Take a hike!Our favorite low-maintenance way to explore nature is... Read More

    The beautiful spring weather is a perfect time to explore outdoors with your preschooler and let them burn off some energy! Whether you choose to explore a simple park or well-known hiking trails, these fun activities will help you and your child explore nature while learning!

    Take a hike!

    Our favorite low-maintenance way to explore nature is by taking a hike or going on a nature walk. Pack snacks, take breaks, and pick a short route to keep your preschooler happy! Use walking time to talk about the things your child hears and sees around them.

    Do a scavenger hunt!

    There are tons of nature scavenger hunt lists online, or you can create one yourself! Lists with both words and pictures help build our preschoolers’ reading skills. Every time they find an object from the list in nature, allow them to cross it off the list. If they’d like, you can allow them to collect items, too!

    Play a color matching game!

    This game is best played in a park or the front yard. Use chalk to draw several different colored circles on the sidewalk. Have your child explore their surroundings and find things that match the colors of chalk. They can fill the circles with objects such as flowers, grass, leaves, and branches! You can talk to your child about colors having different shades and which colors might be harder to find.

    Draw your surroundings!

    If your child loves to draw, take them outside and let them draw pictures of their surroundings. They could draw pictures of the landscape or of certain plants or animals they see. Using a piece of paper and a crayon, your child could also do tree bark rubbings and compare the different trees to one another.

    Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and try these activities out with your preschooler! They will have so much fun while learning about nature and their surroundings.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glen located in Pearland, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine February 2018

    The newest issue of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is hot off the press! We think you will enjoy exploring topics such as, what your toddler would tell you if he were able, ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine February 2018

    The newest issue of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is hot off the press! We think you will enjoy exploring topics such as, what your toddler would tell you if he were able, how to use playtime to teach discipline to your child, and how you can help your child form a positive self-concept.

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  • Preschoolers and Vocabulary

    In today’s world of social media, text messaging, and short attention spans, it seems like instead of losing the propensity for advanced vocabulary, American culture has purposely gotten rid of it. Everything is abbreviated, whether its conversation, advertising, or even books themselves. It seems that people have simply lost their attention span, and not that many peop... Read More

    In today’s world of social media, text messaging, and short attention spans, it seems like instead of losing the propensity for advanced vocabulary, American culture has purposely gotten rid of it. Everything is abbreviated, whether its conversation, advertising, or even books themselves. It seems that people have simply lost their attention span, and not that many people seem to be fighting for it. As your preschooler is entering the world of education, starting to learn letters and understand the world around them, fighting for their knowledge and vocabulary can play a huge part in their development. Here are some helpful tips on how to encourage your preschooler to love reading and help them to build their vocabulary.

    Include Your Preschooler in Conversation

    Too often you will see parents talking above their kids by using big words or spelling words out, and sometimes that is necessary, like when planning a trip to the amusement park. But, at the same time, it off-handedly suppresses the kids creativity and often results in them getting told to be less nosy. What is unfortunate is that it misses an opportunity to include your kids and to start teaching them complex words and ideas. If they don’t understand a word, take the time to explain it to them, take every opportunity to teach them something new and it will go a long way towards their confidence and development.

    Don’t Oversimplify

    On the other hand, parents just as often will speak down to their preschooler, and talk to them as if they are incapable of handling a conversation. Babying your kid and talking to them as if they are still 2 years old will only result in one thing – a baby. Don’t be afraid to challenge them a little bit! Ask what they think, what they would rather do, why they think chores are unfair, any of the above. By simply taking the opportunity to have a conversation with them, their vocabulary will expand and grow with each interaction.

    Foster their Creativity

    The straightest and easiest path to boosting the development of your preschooler’s vocabulary lies with putting a book in front of them. If you can teach them to love reading, in any form, then you have made a great first step. Whether it’s reading to them before bed or slipping a couple of children’s books in their backpacks, you really can’t go wrong! Even if you struggle to get your kid to love reading or storytime, the principle is that you can encourage them to be curious. If they love the outdoors, encourage that and teach them new words for caterpillars and birds. By taking the initiative and putting new opportunities for learning in front of your preschooler, you are taking a great first step in strengthening their vocabulary.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glen located in Pearland, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Establishing Your Preschooler’s Bedtime Routine

    There may be nothing more important for the health of your family than an effective bedtime routine! Not only does it help your preschooler get the sleep they need in order to be successful at school, but it can be a lifesaver for parents, as well. After all, the time after the kids go to bed may be one of your only peaceful moments all day long. Whatever your story is, an effective be... Read More

    There may be nothing more important for the health of your family than an effective bedtime routine! Not only does it help your preschooler get the sleep they need in order to be successful at school, but it can be a lifesaver for parents, as well. After all, the time after the kids go to bed may be one of your only peaceful moments all day long. Whatever your story is, an effective bedtime routine is worth fighting for. Here are some tips on how to turn bedtime for your preschooler into a well-oiled machine.

    Let Them Pull Their Weight

    Don’t be afraid to let you preschooler take responsibility for themselves. You can allow them to be independent by setting some standards for each night. After dinner, expect them to brush their teeth, get into their pajamas, and maybe even pick out something to wear the next day. By giving them a little responsibility, they should be less reluctant when going to bed. Give them small achievable goals in order to boost their sense of responsibility while also guaranteeing a restful night for everyone.

    Allow for Some Free Time

    Once your preschooler has done their “chores,” make sure to allow some fun (as long as it still helps them settle down). If they’re sent straight to bed after dinner, they may give you some resistance. However, if they’re allowed a little fun before bedtime, they are much more likely to do it happily. You know your preschooler best; if they have a board game they like to play, let them set it up. If they want to play with their dolls before bed or read a book with you, play and read away! Whatever makes them happy is likely to make you happy as well.

    Don’t Be Aloof

    Being dismissive or demanding when trying to get your preschooler in bed could backfire. The easiest way to avoid this is to involved yourself in their bedtime routine. If they aren’t fond of brushing their teeth, brush your teeth at the same time. If they need help picking out a shirt, offer some candid but tasteful fashion advice. Ultimately, by being involved, you will help move the process along smoothly.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glen located in Pearland, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine January 2018

    Happy New Year! A fresh start and a new beginning is here again! If your new year resolutions included “reading more” or “becoming a better parent,” we’ve got you covered each month! ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine January 2018

    Happy New Year! A fresh start and a new beginning is here again! If your new year resolutions included “reading more” or “becoming a better parent,” we’ve got you covered each month! Our magazine is packed full of ways to help you be the best parent you can be and to raise the best child you can. This month we are exploring the topics of playtime in preschool, the stages of childhood, and raising a strong-willed child.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on our final issue of the year? If you had a chance to read “What’s the Rush?” last month, the second part of that article can be found in this issue. We also added some goodies about encouraging your children through creative play and ways you can give your children the gift of time this holiday season. After all, those toys won’t last as long as the memories your create together! Happy Holidays, and enjoy the read!

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  • November 2017 Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on our latest issue. We have some great articles for you about rushing through milestones and the importance (and benefits) of family traditions. We even threw in a list of tips to help you ignite your child’s love of learning! We hope you enjoy the read!

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at wha... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at what we've put together for you this month! (If it’s still sweltering hot where you live, we are sorry—just ignore the previous sentence!) We know you will enjoy reading through our list of family friendly Halloween activities! And, you can find out why it is important for your child to play alone sometimes (which means you get some alone time as well)! 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Macaroni Kid Article

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website... Read More

    Back to School at Kids R Kids

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website! 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In thi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Im... Read More

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeki... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you c... Read More

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • Fun St. Patrick's Day Treats for Preschool Children

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • Healthy Food This Year

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • Making Fun Ornaments with Kids

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun H... Read More

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.

    Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • How to Help Others This Holiday Season

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.) Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love. Read “... Read More

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.)

    Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love.

    Read “How to Help Others This Holiday Season” on Family Fun Houston. 

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  • Safety during the Fall

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time. For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe. Read “ ... Read More

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time.

    For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe.

    Read “ Safety during the Fall” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Classic Children's Books

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life. Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading ... Read More

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.

    Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading reduces stress, makes you smarter, and teaches empathy. It’s literally one of the best things a person can do for themselves. But you can help your child start reading today!

    Read “Classic Children’s Books” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • First Time Athlete?

    It's amazing how children seem to have a limitless supply of energy throughout the day. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with their growing toddler or energetic preschooler. A great way to harness your child's energy and aim it at a constructive outlet is to get your child involved in a sporting activity. Learning the values of teamwork, discipline, and exercise are all excellent reasons to encourage your child to try out a new activity. It can be difficult to know where to start if your child has not yet participated in sporting ac... Read More

    It's amazing how children seem to have a limitless supply of energy throughout the day. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with their growing toddler or energetic preschooler. A great way to harness your child's energy and aim it at a constructive outlet is to get your child involved in a sporting activity. Learning the values of teamwork, discipline, and exercise are all excellent reasons to encourage your child to try out a new activity. It can be difficult to know where to start if your child has not yet participated in sporting activities, but the time and energy you place in helping your child choose an activity is worth the effort!

    Read “ First Time Athlete?” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Family Activities for the Fall

    With cooler weather in the near future, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors! Being outside provides the perfect environment for young children to run, play, and get some exercise. You can make a fun day of outdoor activities with your young child—the key is being prepared and keeping it simple.

    Read “Family Activities for the Fall” on Family Fun Houston.

    With cooler weather in the near future, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors! Being outside provides the perfect environment for young children to run, play, and get some exercise. You can make a fun day of outdoor activities with your young child—the key is being prepared and keeping it simple.

    Read “Family Activities for the Fall” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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  • Help: Transitioning Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transitioning Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transitioning Back to School

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  • August Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families we... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine 

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  • Pearland, TX Preschool: Making Playtime Fun For Parents

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too... Read More

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!

    Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

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  • Highland Glen / Pearland, TX Childcare: July Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing res... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

    July Digital Magazine 

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  • Pearland, TX Childcare: Hosting a Pool Birthday Party

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules fo... Read More

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules found in this article: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party.

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  • Highland Glen / Pearland Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glen / Pearland digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.... Read More

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Highland Glen / Pearland digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Highland Glen / Pearland: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the tr... Read More

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the transition from one classroom to another, or a new, unfamiliar teacher. As you consider your child’s educational experience, use the following checklist to make sure your child is prepared to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten equipped for success!

    To see the checklist, read the full article here: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Picnicking With Your Children

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep... Read More

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities into one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted mom.

    1. Location, Location, Location – When deciding where to picnic start by doing it at a familiar place. You could even start in your own backyard or at a friend’s house. Being familiar with your surroundings will give you peace of mind to be able to enjoy yourself. Once your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Children almost always do better when they have friends to play with. Even introverted children appreciate the company of another child to play with outside. Being outside is the perfect place to spark imagination so having a friend explore with your child makes it even more fun! Plus, having another adult to watch the kiddos means you will have a chance to talk to a grown-up and have another set of eyes looking out for your child as you look after theirs.

    To find out the rest of the picnicking tips, read the full article here: Picnicking With Your Children

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:1.Toddlers Can Learn ColorsBefore letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. ... Read More

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    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

    Before letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. This will help your toddler distinguish between different colors and make the game more challenging!

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with different shaped objects. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for naming each of the shapes found in his or her eggs.

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, use a permanent marker to number the plastic eggs before hiding them. Challenge your children to find the eggs in order from 1 to 20, or 1 to 100 if you’re that ambitious!

    For the rest of the ways your child can learn through an egg hunt, read the full article here: What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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  • How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your c... Read More

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    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.

    Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disagree with you respectfully. The best way to stop back talk is to provide your child with some independence – but within your own limits. Kids of all ages need a sense of personal power to make their own choices and express their differences in opinions with parents. When parents make all the decisions for them, children naturally want to lash out, and so they do — with words and sometimes, physical aggression.

    So how can parents teach their children to disagree respectfully? Read the full article here: How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

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  • Teaching Kids the Value of Money

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot... Read More

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?

    While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot of fun and creative ways. From playing fun children games such as Monopoly Jr. ® and even helping your child start his/her own personal bank (hello, piggy bank!) your child can start on a path towards having a healthy view of finances and money management!

    Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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  • Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managi... Read More

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    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.

    Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managing your resolutions and goals while enjoying the process along the way.

    Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions 

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  • 10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

    With so many holiday opportunities to enjoy family, friends, fun and food, don’t forget to spend time helping others who are not so fortunate. From visiting a senior care center to donating to a food pantry, your family can enjoy sharing the joy and warmth of the holidays together.Here are some excellent ideas for ways your family can help others during the holidays.10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays
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    With so many holiday opportunities to enjoy family, friends, fun and food, don’t forget to spend time helping others who are not so fortunate. From visiting a senior care center to donating to a food pantry, your family can enjoy sharing the joy and warmth of the holidays together.

    Here are some excellent ideas for ways your family can help others during the holidays.

    10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

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  • Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the... Read More

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the food preparation process may seem like asking for trouble! But with a few helpful guidelines, your budding chef can be a part of a treat they can be proud of – and you get quality time in the process. Check out this article about safety tips while cooking with young children, and then go whip up some delicious memories together!

    Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

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  • 8 Tips For Safe Family Fun During Fall and Winter Holidays

    Fall and winter seasons offer opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and several holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, and school-aged children will enjoy the fun and food. For parents, child safety will be an important factor while enjoying the fun.Here are some helpful points to help parents balance the fun with safety.... Read More

    Fall and winter seasons offer opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and several holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, and school-aged children will enjoy the fun and food. For parents, child safety will be an important factor while enjoying the fun.

    Here are some helpful points to help parents balance the fun with safety.

    8 Tips for Safe Family Fun During the Fall and Winter Holidays

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  • Solutions for Managing Your Child’s Use of Electronics

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when ma... Read More

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.

    While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when managing how much time your child spends using electronics. Check out this helpful article for tips on setting those boundaries!

    Solutions for Managing Your Child’s Use of Electronics

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  • Highland Glen Day Care: Basic theories and principles of child brain development

    Over the past years, and more recently there has been a considerable amount of research and theories regarding brain development. It has altered our methods of early child care development, and how we teach our children. We will share some of this knowledge with you, so that you will understand why and how your child learns at day care and preschool.Erik Eri... Read More

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    Over the past years, and more recently there has been a considerable amount of research and theories regarding brain development. It has altered our methods of early child care development, and how we teach our children. We will share some of this knowledge with you, so that you will understand why and how your child learns at day care and preschool.

    Erik Erikson

    Erikson focused on brain development, in regard to personality and social development. He believed that a child would go through particular stages of development.

    The first stage - Trust vs. Mistrust. Developing a sense of trust is crucial to a child’s development. As you provide for your child’s needs during this stage, you encourage a strong sense self and attachment. The quality of primary bonding with your child is the foundation for all development to follow, and establishes your child’s ability to share emotional intimacy.

    The second stage is the desire of a child to be autonomous. This is enhanced through encouragement, in the face of failure. This stage determines your child’s attitude toward shame and doubt and is vital for building self-esteem and confidence.

    The third stage is when your child will begin to be assertive in the world and learn how much power he or she actually has. This stage will allow him or her to feel capable, and will help your child develop a sense of self-confidence.

    As these stages are completed, your child will begin developing a real sense of self, seeking praise and acceptance among peers and teachers. Henceforth, he or she will move into the final stage of social identity, which continues to adulthood.

    If you are looking for an early education provider that utilizes these insights of advanced teaching and brain development, please contact us. Our Learning Academy of Highland Glen / Pearland, Texas offers our exclusive Brain WavesTM Curriculum that will give your day care child a real academic advantage.

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