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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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This month at Rock and Roll Daycare

Over the past month across Rock and Roll Daycare, children soaked up knowledge about USA, celebrated Mothers’ day, the beginning of Summer and held the annual Spring Tea event! As part of RRDC’s Cultural Studies program the children explore a new country every few months, giving time for in-depth exploration. Each classroom is different and ...

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We’ve Won “Best of Boston 2017”!

      The Rock and Roll Daycare Community is ecstatic to announce we’ve been awarded the “Best of Boston 2017” by Boston Magazine for being part of what makes the city so great.       Click here to read a little reminder of Rock and Roll Daycare’s creation, the ultimate love story. Our founder and CEO ...

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Fidget Spinner Craze

    Ah, fidget spinners. The latest toy fad to conquer many children’s interests in different countries including the US and Ecuador. Originally marketed as an antidote for attention deficit disorder, autism and anxiety, (Pappas, 2017) they can now be found at Amazon.com, in stores and even on the streets of NYC’s Chinatown for prices ...

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The Negative Effects of Timeouts—And How to Do Them Right

Ah, the timeout: the go-to form discipline for countless parents. When your young children are misbehaving, timeouts allow you to show your kids that their actions are inappropriate while at the same time giving yourself a short reprieve from the intense emotions of the moment.     But are timeouts actually effective? And can timeouts ...

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Father’s Day – 10 Reasons to be Thankful

Father’s Day – 10 Reasons to be Thankful This article is based on my personal life experiences with my father, and is written for all the fathers and father figures of the world, and for all those who aspire to be fathers one day too. _________________________________________________________________________   When I was five and received my first ...

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Easy Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

  One of the best gifts you can receive from your kids is something that they made by hand (especially with you in mind!). So, this Father’s Day consider helping your kids make dad a gift he’ll treasure. From rock paperweights to hand print art, there are lots of fun ideas out there. Here are ...

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5 Tips for Helping Your Kids Transition from School to Summer

  Photo credit: pexels.com     Summer is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time for family vacations, camp, playdates, and lots of fun. But as exciting as this time is for kids, it’s not always an easy for transition for them—or their families. Parents worry about keeping their kids occupied, maintaining learning, ...

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Essential Water Safety Tips for Toddlers

    The warm weather brings lots of opportunities to have fun in the water, but it also brings dangers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people in the U.S. die every day from unintentional drowning, and of these, two are children age 14 and under. In fact, drowning is ...

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How Summer Affects Kids Learning

      For ages, kids yearn for summer to start as the year end comes near. Summer means warmer weather, outdoor fun, perhaps pool days or family trips too. But it has been proven that summer break is not necessarily beneficial for all children, especially those who do not have access to academic programs ...

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10 Ways to Remind Your Kids You Love Them

10 Ways to Remind Your Kids You Love Them     Send them little surprise notes in their lunchboxes When I was little, nothing beat opening up my lunch bag to find a little note from my mom taped to my little Ziploc bag full of baby carrots. It reminded me she was thinking of me, ...

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5 Fun Dances and Dance Games to Teach Young Kids

Not only is dancing fun for young kids, but it can improve their physical health and boost their social skills, communication skills, and self-esteem. What’s more, teaching your kids how to do these dances—and possibly doing the dance with them—is sure to make for lots of laughs and fun! Here are five easy dances and ...

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Nail Polish

Nail Polish   Nail polish has been prevalent in the American society for many years. It is no surprise though, that the beloved accessory is full of harmful chemicals, given away by the first whiff of strong smell you get when opening a bottle of said product.   According to the Huffington Post (2015), new ...

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