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3 Ways to Help Your Child with Kindergarten Readiness

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

In the past 50 years, kindergarten has moved well beyond block building and naptime. Today, children are expected to hit the ground running on their first day of kindergarten. This doesn’t mean that kindergarten teachers expect their students to arrive knowing how to read and add, but it does mean that kindergarteners are expected to have obtained certain prerequisite skills that will allow them to succeed in school.

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Topics: toddler, learning skills, kindergarten, learning centers, learning, learning process

Early Literacy: Should You Self-Teach Cursive

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Giving your child as many advantages as possible is a good thing. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are all valuable tools that will enable children to do their best in school and the world of business. Sometimes, something as basic as teaching your child cursive writing can make a difference in their learning process.

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Topics: learning process, literacy, early literacy

Tech Tips for Tweens: Set Healthy Limits on Digital Screen Use

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

How many hours a day does your tween spend texting, tweeting, gaming and cruising Facebook? With all the media options available today, a Kaiser Family Foundation study found many children ages 8-18 are spending nearly 7.5 hours a day immersed in digital media. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only 1 to 2 hours of media use for children, tweens and teens and recommends avoiding media exposure for children under age 2.

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Topics: child development, learning process, tech tips

Horizon's Enrichment Programs Make the Learning Process Fun

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

The enrichment programs at Horizon Education Centers truly live up to their description. They feature an exciting variety of activities to provide your child with opportunities in a well-rounded assortment of subjects. Our creative approach to education helps participants better retain what they learn.

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Topics: early learning, horizon education centers, learning process, early learning center

How to Handle Sibling Rivalry

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

Sibling rivalry seems to be an unavoidable part of growing up that can try a parent’s patience. Learning to get along with siblings requires a set of social skills that must be taught. Parents can help their children by teaching them how to handle conflict, negotiate and resolve differences; but it is an ongoing process.

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Topics: horizon, learning skills, life lessons, learning process, independence, siblings

Helping Left-Handed Toddlers in a Right-Handed World

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Teaching your left-handed toddler how to live in a right-handed world can be a challenge. Babies may begin to express hand preference as early as 7 to 9 months, although it is common for children to switch hand use frequently during their infant and toddler years. As children move into their toddler years, hand preference becomes more noticeable, although it may not finalize until children begin school.

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Topics: toddler, learning skills, life lessons, lessons, learning, learning tools, learning process, independence, left handed

Is Your Tot Hooked to the Tube?

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

Excessive screen time (in front of the television or the computer/device) is never recommended for people of any age. But the vast number of viewing choices for children, especially those of preschool age, can make it challenging for parents to identify the shows that make the most of a child’s time.

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Topics: child behavior, child development, life lessons, learning process, childcare programs

Helping Children Adjust After They Return to School

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

If, after school has started again, your children are still singing the blues because summer is over it may take some extra attention to get them back into the swing of things.

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Topics: developing skills, Horizon Education Center, growth and development, school, learning process

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