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How Parents Can Develop an Independent Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 24, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

While babies naturally grow more independent as toddlers, there are plenty of ways that parents can support this independence in their day-to-day activities. The result can be a toddler who is more secure and confident—and, yes, more independent.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Learning, Toddler Care

What to Do When Toddler Keeps Getting Out of Bed

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 03, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

Although it isn’t unusual for toddlers to get out of bed, knowing that may not help parents who feel as though they just got their child into bed. So, what’s behind this behavior? notes how toddlers are often going through big changes in their lives, including in their sleep needs.

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Topics: Child Development, Toddler Care

Tips for Creating a Homework Space for your Child

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 26, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

At its simplest, a homework space is a quiet area in your home where your child can focus. It’s an organized spot with the materials they’ll need to complete schoolwork. Having one can help your children to be more successful in school and beyond.

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Topics: Child Development, Back-to-School Tips, Afterschool

Preschooler Winter Activities: Exploring Hibernation Together

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 08:30 AM

When ice and snow keep young children indoors, boredom can quickly set in. so be proactive and provide fun, entertaining activities that will keep their bodies active and minds alert.

Try these preschooler winter activities to keep children busy in cold weather!

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Topics: Activities for Children

Maximize Your Preschooler's Alphabet Recognition with These Expert Tips

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Letter recognition is a crucial skill for toddlers and preschoolers to learn, and it serves as the foundation of reading and writing. This post explores the typical developmental curve for alphabet recognition and provides fun, age-appropriate, low-cost ways for your child to master this skill.

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Topics: Preschool

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

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 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



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