12 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

5 Fun Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us (it’s May 13th, just in case you forgot!). If you haven’t thought about what to get for mom, grandma, or any other special mom figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. Instead of going with the standard flowers, candy, or jewelry, try a homemade gift.   When …

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6 Mar · Bibi · No Comments

Creative Play Ideas

When your kids have been telling you they’re bored for the past half an hour it can be tempting to put a screen in front of their face and walk away. Whether you put in a movie or set up a game to play, giving them screen time may seem like the easy fix to …

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7 Feb · Bibi · No Comments

Teaching Kids Kindness

It’s the time of year where red hearts and the words “I love you” are a dime a dozen. While kids may enjoy being sweet and loving as they celebrate Valentine’s Day what happens the other 364 days of the year? Is kindness and thoughtfulness something we pull out of the closet once a year …

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11 Jan · Bibi · No Comments

Out with the old, in with the new

The New Year is here, filled with new hope and resolutions for many. As parents, you probably have some things you’d like to accomplish; one of them may be to get more organized. When you have kids that task can seem impossible. It’s amazing how much stuff someone so little can accumulate. It’s even more …

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14 Dec · Bibi · No Comments

How iPads are improving daycare and making your life easier

Technology plays a major part in our daily lives, from our phones to our tablets; the way we do things is greatly shaped by our devices. Even childcare is influenced by technological tools through several apps that are now offered. These apps are actually improving the way daycares operate and are making parents’ lives easier …

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23 Nov · Bibi · No Comments

Teaching Children Gratitude Year Round

Thanksgiving time is here and everyone gets into being grateful and saying thanks…for one day. What about the other 364 days? Are we not thankful or do we forget that it’s still important to show it?     Being grateful ourselves and teaching children gratitude all year round is something that is priceless. It only …

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7 Nov · Bibi · No Comments

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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25 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

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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10 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

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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19 Sep · Bibi · No Comments

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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