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Russian Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the Russian Heritage Collection. For a full PDF of the Russian Heritage Songbook, please click on the book cover image. If you have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Home into a Positive Learning Environment for Your Kids

Photo from: https://twolittlehomeschoolers.com/how-to-raise-book-lovers/   A positive learning environment at home is crucial for your children’s success. Here are a few things you, as a parent, can do to ensure your child experiences a nurturing and educational environment in the comfort of your home.   1. Join Them in Their Learning Process. Being with your children while ...

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Benefits of Music in Child Development

Did you ever notice when a song you love comes on the radio it immediately improves your mood? It’s just one of the many benefits music has on our lives.   When it comes to kids and music, the benefits are actually mind-blowing. Research has shown that when kids learn to play music, their brains ...

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Fall festivities

We had a busy month at Rock and Roll daycare learning all about Fall and exploring Turkey as part of the cultural studies program. We ended the month with our Turkish international night where children performed songs in Turkish and held our annual Halloween parade too! Lets take a look at what the Montessori inspired ...

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3 Ways to Help Your Child Outgrow their Pacifier

  The heartfelt sobbing and desperate pointing can only mean one thing: your little one wants their pacifier! Most children learn to find comfort in pacifiers and breaking that habit is difficult.     Good communication, trying new things and consistency will help your child mature and let go of their pacifier.        ...

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Let’s talk about Good touch & Bad touch

  Well, IT’S TIME! If you think it’s too early to talk to your child about it, pause and think again! While you raise your little prince/princess with the utmost love, care & affection, you cannot be everywhere at any given point in time. As your child starts growing up and learns to become independent, they ...

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3 Easy DIY Kid Instruments

When it comes to musical instruments for kids, you don’t have to go out and spend a fortune. There are plenty of inexpensive DIY ideas out there that will be music to your ears and your wallet. Here are a couple to get you started: Popsicle Stick Harmonica This one requires a limited amount of ...

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The Importance of Traveling with Your Children

Yes, we’ve all been there. Crammed in the middle seat of a much too crowded airplane internally cursing at the weeping toddlers in the seat behind us, thinking that babies shouldn’t even be allowed on board. What good can traveling be for them if they won’t remember any of it anyway, right? Well psychological studies ...

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Starting anew

As we rock and roll our way into the new academic year, teachers and children spend the first month really getting to know each other to make transitions easier for everyone. But we quickly dove into our everyday activities! For the next two months we will be studying the country Turkey. Children have been learning ...

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How Parents Can Get Involved in Their Preschooler’s Classroom

Photo credit: littlestepsasia.com   Studies have shown that when parents are involved in their children’s education, children are much more likely to succeed. In 2002, the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools found that when parents and schools work together, students get higher grades, do better on tests, take more advanced classes, ...

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Turkish Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the Turkish Heritage Collection. If you have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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What Behaviors to Expect from Your Toddler

Photo credit: David D/Flickr     Embracing nap time, putting on their own shoes, and sitting for 15 minutes in “circle time” at preschool: Are these behaviors really too much to ask from our 1- to 3-year-olds?   The short answer is yes—sometimes.   Many parents are guilty of overestimating their child’s ability to control ...

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4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Preschoolers Learn Math

Photo credit: r. nial bradshaw/Flickr   Your child is almost never too young to learn basic math principles. In fact, giving young kids a good foundation in basic math literacy can help pave the way for academic success down the road and make day-to-day functioning in the future that much easier (hello, tip calculation).     ...

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Enter Gambia, with a Rawr!

This month at Rock and Roll Daycare, we wrapped up our USA cultural unit and began studying Gambia. Families attended international nights and children began engineering in many different ways across the board! Infants The babies enjoyed themselves the most throughout with paintings, handprint fireworks, shaving cream and water play. Infants need a sensorial outlet, ...

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Gambian Heritage Songbook

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