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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

Here Are 5 Benefits of Eating at the Family Dinner Table

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 14, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

According to The Family Dinner Project, sitting down to eat at the family dinner table provides children with numerous physical, academic, and social-emotional benefits. That’s why the non-profit organization refers to family dinners as “magic.” This magic is created through three elements: food, fun, and conversation. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Afterschool

Spelling Help: Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Spell

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Traditionally, many people considered the three core subjects for elementary school-aged children to be reading, writing, and arithmetic—and, while all three are clearly important, to read well, children first need to learn the correct way to spell.

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Topics: Child Development, Learning

Why Preschool Class Size Matters

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 03, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

People have been using the phrase ‘The more, the merrier' for nearly 500 years—and while this can be true on many occasions, that’s not the case when it comes to the size of a preschool class

As described by ChildCare.gov, having the optimal child-to-adult ratio is important for three crucial reasons—your child’s health, safety, and development.

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Topics: Preschool

Why Are Summer Reading Programs So Important?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 15, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child can participate in a summer reading program, here are four reasons why joining one is a great idea.

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Topics: Learning, Summer Camp

Skill-Building Math Games for Older Students

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child needs help with math—and finds it hard to add, subtract or multiply on a piece of paper—movement might be the answer. After all, sitting down for too long can become boring. As another strategy, you can capitalize on what your child already finds fun, slipping in math elements.  

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Topics: Reading, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Summer Camp

Five Important Milestones for Your Infant

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

As a parent, you eagerly watch your baby to observe signs of new skills and accomplishments. If you find yourself wondering if your infant is developing at a healthy rate, that’s not unusual. To help, we’ll share five important infant milestones as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Topics: Infant Care

How To Sleep Train Your Baby

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 16, 2022 @ 07:05 AM

If you’re longing to get a good night’s sleep again—something that might currently seem impossible with a baby who wakes up frequently in the night—the Cleveland Clinic has some tips on how to sleep train your baby. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Infant Care

Tips for Ditching the Sippy Cup

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 09, 2022 @ 08:30 AM

You may appreciate the convenience of a sippy cup, what parent doesn’t? You don’t want your toddler to have a bottle anymore, but you don’t want leaks and spills all over your home, either.. So, is it important to transition to an open cup? Yes—and here are two key reasons. 

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Topics: Parenting Tips

Why Your Child Needs Sleep

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 02, 2022 @ 05:45 PM

“You need a nap” is most parents’ default response when toddlers get cranky—and not without good reason. After all, we know our young children need their sleep, and the change in their mood and behavior before and after a nap is remarkable enough to demonstrate the benefits of sleep. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Preschool, Sleep Tips

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