Parents' Corner

Our Talent Is Shining Brightly at Market Square

Posted by Dave Smith on Thu, Jan 26, 2023 @ 01:28 PM

There is a lot happening at Horizon Education Centers’ Market Square location. A new leadership team is taking over and our educators are coming up with some very unique and exciting ways to teach their students.

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Topics: Child Development, Skill Building, Horizon Education Center, Social Interaction

Here Are the Benefits of Assigning a Chore List

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 11, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Plenty of benefits exist when children pitch in to help with household chores—but this also raises questions, such as the right age for kids to start. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the age can be as young as three. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Benefits

What Is The "Kid's Healthy Eating Plate?"

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 28, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

As a parent, you want your child to eat a healthy diet—and you can find plenty of resources targeted for grownups to read. Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate by Harvard, however, provides an eye-catching graphic that can grab the attention of the targeted audience: the kids themselves. Then, to the left, parents can click on topics to gain more information about healthy eating patterns for the entire family, including adults.

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Topics: Child Development, Child Nutrition, Child Benefits, Child Care

What You Can Do About Children with Behavior and Social Issues

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

Behavior and social issues can be tough to overcome for a child, but they don't have to be.

Whether your child throws tantrums, argues about rules, or blames siblings for their own undesirable behavior, this can be frustrating. Often, according to Healthline, these behaviors are a temporary phase that can be worked through with patience and understanding. It may help to reach out to your pediatrician for reassurance and support. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Parenting Tips

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

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

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

Here's Your 2022 Back-To-School Guide For Parents (And Kids)

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

From getting back into a school year schedule to buying school supplies and more, there’s plenty to do to return to fall routines. So, we put together a little back-to-school guide to help. And the best news is that there are only three things to focus on in our guide!

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Horizon Education Center, Back-to-School Tips

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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