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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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4 Aug · Bibi · No Comments

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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26 Jul · Bibi · One Comment

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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16 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

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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9 Jun · Bibi · One Comment

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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2 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

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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30 May · Bibi · No Comments

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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14 May · Bibi · No Comments

7 Things Your Child Can Learn from Having a Pet

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com From their hilarious antics to their unconditional love, pets light up our lives. And while we adults love our pets dearly, children can have an especially strong bond with animals. Not only do pets provide children with entertainment and affection, but they also teach them about responsibility, compassion, trust, coping with loss, …

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4 May · Bibi · No Comments

How to Teach Your Kids About Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com It goes without saying that the world is incredibly diverse and increasingly interconnected. While we adults have the tools to understand and adapt to the differences around us, our kids are still learning. They might see someone that looks different and ask you (maybe loudly) why they look like that. This is …

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20 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

3 Artistic Play Date Ideas for Preschoolers

Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday on Flickr     Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your children entertained, build their creativity, and boost their motor and problem-solving skills. They’re fun for kids when they’re working on them alone or with mom and dad, but they’re especially enjoyable when they get to do them with …

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