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

Fast and Fun Homework Tips for Your Child

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Do your kids groan and complain when you remind them it's time to do their homework? If you're tired of their grumblings, you're not alone. Many parents encounter homework grief from their kids, but the homework still has to get done. Here are some homework tips you can use to help your kids see homework as something fun instead of as a chore.

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Topics: learning skills, learning, homework, child

Three Tips to Rearing Amazing Children

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Here at Horizon Education Centers, parents always ask us for parenting tips to ensure they're doing the best they can. We'd like to offer you a few of those tips today that will help you in raising your amazing kid.

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Topics: learning skills, parenting, children

Five Tips to Boosting Early Learning with Flash Cards

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers love to learn, in awe of the world around them and hungry for knowledge. It is very easy for them to have fun learning math, reading skills, and more. There are many great tools, such as flashcards, to encourage early learning in your children, provided you keep a few things in mind:

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Topics: learning skills, learning tools, early childhood education

Horizon Afterschool Programs Focus on Individualized Instruction

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Every child is a unique individual. Children have different abilities and talents, respond best to different learning styles, and learn at different rates. Teachers in public school classrooms do what they can; but with 20 or more students, there is little time for the personal attention so many children need. Horizon’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers fill the gap, providing the one-on-one instruction and encouragement children need to thrive.

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Topics: head start, knowledge skills, learning skills, affordable childcare, head start programs, individual care

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: learning skills, life lessons, independence, learning process, horizon, 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, lessons, learning skills, learning, learning tools, life lessons, independence, learning process, left handed

When Your Toddler Needs Emergency Care, pt. 1

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 08:09 AM

Anyone who has taken a toddler to an emergency room knows that this can be a tense experience. In “10 Things to Know About Taking a Toddler to the Emergency Room” on Babble.com, Molly Thornberg shared thoughts on how parents can help themselves and their little one through such an event.

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Topics: developing skills, toddler, early learning, knowledge skills, learning skills

Educational Differences Between Childcare Facilities & Home Day Care

Posted by David Smith on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

When choosing a childcare facility for their child, parents must consider not only the health and safety of their child (see our previous post), but also how he or she will be spending their days. Children need a variety of activities to engage their attention. Childcare programs should also provide a healthy balance between physical and mental activities to stimulate children’s growing bodies and minds.

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Topics: Childcare, learning centers, lessons, learning skills, learning, learning tools

Safety Tips for Parents with Toddlers and Electronics, pt. 2

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 09:48 AM

At Horizon Education Centers, we are offering a discount on our Toddler Care program, which has a creative curriculum to help your toddler develop.

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Topics: children apps, computer skills, knowledge skills, learning skills, computer learning, safety tips, children