Archive for March, 2017

Top 10 Reading Games For Kids

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Reading Games for Kids
​Teaching children to read is not easy, but one thing that really helps is making it fun! Reading games for kids does just that.

When you make learning to read an engaging, enjoyable experience for the whole family your child is more likely to continue to read throughout his/her lifetime.

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Reading To Kids Is More Than Brain Food

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Reading is powerful brain food, but the power of reading to kids lies in the bond we develop with our children over a shared book, a shared moment of magic.

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​I’ll never forget the moment we found out we were pregnant with our first child.

Words like excited, scared, nervous, terrified, joyful, happy and every other adjective in between described us and the utter awesomeness of this little miracle that would make our family grow.

And like a lot of new parents, we devoured every parenting book, attended every new parent class and were given lots of advice from not-so-new parents on what to do and not to do- whether we asked for this advice or not!

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The Surprising Science Behind Your Child’s Development

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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What if we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists?

That is the forward-thinking question pediatrician Laura A. Jana, M.D., asks in her new book, The Toddler Brain. Over a cup of coffee, I interviewed her about why she felt compelled to write this new book.

I met Dr. Jana 10 years ago when we were looking for childcare for our oldest son. At that time, she owned Primrose School of Legacy, a childcare franchise of Primrose Schools.

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Kids and Screen Time: Why It’s Important To Monitor

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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Reading to your children has long been considered a healthy practice. It helps you engage with your child and builds a relationship, but new studies show this practice is much more important than that.

The topic of discussion here is kids and screen time (using digital devices) versus good old fashioned reading, and according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited.

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7 Really Cute Easter Gift Ideas For Kids

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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Easter- one of our favorite holidays- represents love, life, family and sacrifice to us. Our kids get some of that, but if we’re honest, what they really love is the Easter egg hunt, candy and gifts! Can you blame them!?

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Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes and Rhymes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! by Brad Sneed

Happy birthday, Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) by Brad Sneed

Today would be the 113th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

Seuss was a creative genius. Did you know he produced two Oscar-winning films during WWII? Of course, most of us know Dr. Seuss best for filling our children’s bookshelves with hilarious, touching picture books filled with his unique illustration style and tight verse.

To honor his birthday, here are a few of our favorite Dr. Seuss rhymes:

“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

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