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Top 10 Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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Top 10 Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Early childhood education is a profession and a calling all on its own. As parents and teachers of toddlers, there’s so much to know about early brain and language development that can help us facilitate their learning in the best way possible. Here are some tips that are simple to remember and implement. We hope you’ll enjoy trying them out with your toddler. Ask your toddler for help. Have her put her things away, bring items to you, throw trash in the can, etc. It takes more time to have your toddler do something rather than doing it yourself, but...

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Fun Thanksgiving Learning Activities

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Fun Thanksgiving Learning Activities

Last month we shared some of our favorite fall-themed learning activities. Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, we wanted to give you some more ideas for seasonal activities. Read on for crafts and games with an educational twist! String of leaves: This string of leaves is so pretty and would be perfect for hanging above a doorway or on a fireplace mantel. As a bonus for the non-crafty parent, this one requires very basic supplies and has simple instructions. It’s a good way for a younger child to practice her cutting skills. Mini maracas nature craft: Using one...

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How to Help Your Child Enjoy Science

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How to Help Your Child Enjoy Science

When it comes to science, you probably love it or hate it… meaning, you might have a visceral reaction to the subject based on how you felt about it as a child. Science was never one of my favorite subjects growing up. I preferred reading, writing, and history. I found it so much easier to understand things that have happened in everyday life versus the abstract concepts science describes. But, thankfully there are lots of ways to make science more interesting and even enjoyable for kids. Here are some tips for helping your child enjoy science outside the classroom, so...

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How Music Can Enhance Your Child's Education

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How Music Can Enhance Your Child's Education

Toddler Learning KitSports, dance, music, languages, theater, gymnastics, and more... With so many options to choose from for extracurricular activities, why should you invest time in music education for your child? And if you do choose to give your child music lessons or incorporate it in some other way, how much time should you spend to make it worthwhile? Here are some benefits of including music education as your child is growing up, even if music doesn’t become your child’s primary pursuit: Classical music and brain development “Much like reading aloud to a child, calm classical compositions engage a child...

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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

Reading aloud is one of the most important habits that I seek to cultivate in our home. Yet in spite of how much I value literacy and literature, I’m surprised that often several days go by and we’ve barely read anything besides naptime stories. Even though I think of myself as “a mom who reads aloud,” it’s easy to let the habit slip in the midst of the busyness and distractions of daily life. I have to remind myself often to keep read alouds a priority and a default activity. Here are some of the benefits I like to remind...

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