Parents' Corner

Try These Social Skills Activities For Preschoolers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 30, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

When you think about the best social skills activities for preschoolers, you have to look outside of the box. Unlike adults, a mixer or some type of ‘meet and greet’ just won’t cut it. That’s because kids want to do things and interact with those around them. 

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Topics: Child Development, Preschool, Social Interaction

Use This Child Behavior Checklist To Address Common Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 16, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

We’ve put together a child behavior checklist to help you handle some common behavioral issues you may be dealing with. If your children engage in any of these behaviors, here are some helpful tips on how you should respond.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Learning

Horizon Celebrates Grand Opening of Shoreway Center

Posted by Dave Smith on Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 11:14 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the grand opening of its 13th childcare center. The Shoreway Center is now open on Cleveland's westside. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Child Care

New Video Game Research Shows Benefits for Children

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 02, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Not surprisingly, more people turned to gaming during the COVID-19 shutdown and subsequent social distancing. The pandemic, in fact, caused many people who might have reservations about screen time to rethink the value of video games—and a headline from The New York Times summarizes the conclusion of many: “Coronavirus Ended the Screen-Time Debate. Screens Won.”

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Topics: Child Development, Child Benefits

Horizon's "Lights On" After School Program

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Horizon Education Center's Cascade and Market Square locations recently hosted our "Lights On After School" event. We invited families and community members to the center to see some of the different activities and programs the kids participate in while they’re in our care.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Afterschool

How To Decrease The Risk of Spreading Germs For Preschoolers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Decreasing the risk of spreading germs for preschoolers is easier said than done.

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Topics: Learning, Preschool, Health Tips

What Is An Easy Exercise for Preschoolers?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 12, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Some preschoolers have so much energy that it's easy to find ways to get exercise for preschoolers. The idea of coming up with exercises for them doesn’t seem necessary. Others may be less active. In that case, you may want to encourage them to “be active when they play,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being “physically active throughout the day.” 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Benefits, Preschool

Here Are Some Benefits And Best Practices in Early Literacy

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 05, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Literacy, at its simplest, involves learning sounds and how they connect to make words—and how those words form the basis of language. As children become more literate, they can communicate more effectively and with more confidence. 

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Topics: Skill Building, Learning, Social Interaction

What Should You Put in Your Child's Busy Bag?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If this term is new to you, busy bags contain age-appropriate activities that a toddler or preschooler can enjoy on the go. (That said, there’s nothing wrong with creating one for an elementary school child!) 

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Topics: Learning, Toddler Care

What Are The Benefits Of Routine for Children?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

The benefits of routine for children are significant.  A routine can create a sense of familiarity, which in turn can allow a child to feel more confident at home, in childcare settings, and in school. Consistency in a schedule can be especially important during more challenging times in a child’s life, but it also offers a sense of security even during more ordinary days. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Benefits

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