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Is Your Child Ready To Write? 3 Preschool Teaching Strategies You Can Try At Home

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Young children are naturally drawn to writing materials such as crayons and markers. Yet, figuring out how to get them to make the leap from scribbles to letters is often challenging for parents. Preschoolers are often anxious to be able to express themselves through writing words, but their shorter attention spans and tendency towards frustration can make those early writing activities stressful for families. Fortunately, you can take a cue from your child’s preschool teacher to turn at-home writing activities into a fun opportunity that eases the process of learning.…

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3 Tips For Getting Your Child Used To Gym Daycare

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In order to get your child used to going to gym daycare, there are a few different things that you can do. This article will discuss 3 tips for getting them used to it. Choose A Time When They Are The Most Comfortable  One great way to help get your child used to gym daycare is to choose a time when they are going to be the most comfortable. This may be in the mornings when they are fresh and ready for the day, or after a nap when they have had time to take a midday rest and are ready to burn off some energy.…

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3 Fun Summer Activities That Will Teach Your Tween Some Responsibility

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If your tween is like most, they’re ready for more independence, but they could use some help in the responsibility department. Here are three fun summer activities your tween can do to learn some responsibility and increase their chance of proving themselves worthy of a more independent lifestyle: Going to Day Camp Summer day camp offers an exciting way to learn about responsibility, gain self-esteem, and practice getting along with people from all walks of life.…

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You Only Have One Body, So Take Care Of It

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One of the most important tasks that a person can accomplish in a day is exercise. However, there are many people in the world that do not exercise on a regular basis. Bodies are something that need to be taken care of, or they really can stop functioning properly. It is true that most new years resolutions include losing the extra pounds, but taking care of a body is much more than just losing those extra pounds.…

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3 Tips For Helping Your Child Adjust To Daycare

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A good daycare center can provide excellent care for a child while also helping him or her learn new concepts and build socialization skills. Many infants begin going to daycare at a young age when their mothers and fathers must return to work. In these cases, the transition is often more difficult for the parents than the child. But when a toddler or older child begins going to daycare after being used to staying home and being cared for by his or her parents or another family member, it can be a very big adjustment.…

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No Child Overboard: Keep Your Kids Calm While Shopping

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So you need to go shopping, but the idea of bringing your kids to a store is anything but appealing. You’re in the same boat as many other parents. After all, you’d really need to get all little hands on deck in order to have a positive shopping experience, and experience has probably taught you to expect rough waters instead of smooth sailing when kids are stuck in a store. Luckily, there are ways you can keep your child calm on shopping voyages.…

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3 Tips For Sending Your Toilet-Training Toddler To Preschool

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While many preschools require that your child be fully trained to use the toilet before their first day of enrollment, others will accept children who are still using disposable or cloth diapers. If your child starts preschool in diapers, they will eventually have to train to use the toilet at preschool. While the bulk of the training can be completed at home, sometimes in a single weekend, there are several things that you need to do to set your child up for successful toilet usage at school.…

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Preschool Lesson Plans For Character Education

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In Montessori schools, preschool aged children are taught to be creative and independent. There is also a focus on things like understanding sharing, feelings, and building character. This type of education is unique because it allows students to focus on their individual thoughts while in a group setting. Here are some lesson plans designed around the concept of understanding character and feelings. Fishing Game Group Activity Print several different colored fish out and laminate the paper.…

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4 Tips For Helping Your Preschooler Get To School On Time

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The routine and schedule of preschool can be an adjustment for both parents and kids. Getting your young child out the door on time can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Luckily, with a little planning and structure, you can help ensure calm, stress-free mornings and drop your child off at preschool in an un-harried manner. Here are four tips for helping your preschooler get to school on time in the morning:…

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The Great Advantages Of A Charter School

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It pays to give your child the best educational opportunities possible so that they can matriculate to college and flourish at whatever they would like to do with the rest of their lives. One step you can take in this regard is to look into a child centered charter school. These schools offer a plethora of benefits that your child will not receive at standard or traditional schools. With this in mind, read on and learn about some great advantages that your child will enjoy by enrolling in a charter school.…

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