Sprung up on me!

Rock n Roll “flew” to South Korea this month with children, and welcomed Spring, amongst other work topics. Throughout centers, children were observing the signs of Spring and how they feel during this season; the consensus was that of GLEE! Rock and Roll teachers help children focus on gaining skills and knowledge through themes studied ...

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Teaching Kids to be Problem Solvers in an Age of Virtual Aid

“Siri, how many sides does a pentagon have?” “Alexa, what’s 3 plus 2?” With virtual aids such as Alexa and Siri becoming more common in households and more accessible in smart phones, how are children’s learning experiences being affected? In a viral video, a kid uses Alexa to solve a homework problem. This raises the ...

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Tips to Get Your Child to Sleep in Their Bed All Night

You put your child to sleep and hope this is the night you’re all going to get an uninterrupted night of much-needed rest. Then 3 a.m. rolls around and you’re nightly visitor shows up, right on cue. It’s your child and they’re climbing into your bed. It’s another night of elbows in the rib and ...

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Care; its in our name.

Welcome back to the Rock and Roll daycare monthly blog! Here we cover what the community has been busy with, with a peak inside each classroom. During the month of January, these tiny humans explored certain themes across the board, while simultaneously working on classroom and individual goals, as they usually do so. The three ...

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Cures for Cabin Fever

It’s the middle of winter. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? You’ve read your child every book in your house…twice. You’ve gone through your DVD selection from A to Z and exhausted all of your Netflix options. The board games have been played so many times that your kids (and you) are bored. If ...

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Teaching the Meaning of Love

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this is a great time to teach your kids about the value of love. Make sure they understand that love goes beyond heart-shaped candies and red roses. Chocolates, roses, candies, teddy bears. Valentine’s Day, as most holidays is advertised as a consumer’s paradise. With a soon to come ...

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Activities to teach toddler life skills

From the moment your child is born you are pretty much doing everything for them. Feeding, dressing, diaper changes…it’s all on you for the simple fact that they can’t do those tasks on their own. But as they get older they can and should begin to learn how to do things on their own. While ...

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New Year Resolutions for You and Your Kids

Let’s be honest, most new year resolutions last a couple of weeks. By the end of January, most of us have already broken them or forgotten them altogether. This is why this year you should focus on resolutions you can make as a family. It is easier to stick to group resolutions rather than individual ...

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How to Not Spoil Your Kids This Holiday Season

When you have kids, the holidays are filled with a lot of “I wants” and “Can I please haves?” that can be hard to say no to. Stay strong mom and dad! You don’t need to give in to every desire, nor should you.  Depending on the age of your child, explaining the difference between ...

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Teaching Kids How to Express Gratitude

In order to be grateful as an adult, you need to start as a child. While it may seem like a no-brainer, gratitude is something that needs to be taught and practiced every day. Here are some tips to get your kids on the thankful train this month and all year-round. It starts with a ...

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Fun and Effective Ways to Connect With Your Child

Retrieved from: http://pottstownmatters.org/the-parent-child-connection/   Let’s face it. Finding common interests between you and your child can be challenging at times; how can two people with such a big age gap even connect? He’s into dinosaurs, you’re into cars. She’s into tea-time you’re into Sudoku’s. How do you “meet in the middle” when it seems like there is ...

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Benefits of Sign Language for Children Who are Not Deaf

Learning sign language is not something that is reserved for children who are hearing impaired. It is a skill that can help all children. That is why many pre-schools and early learning centers are beginning to incorporate it into their curriculums. From babies to toddlers, American Sign Language can be used as a learning tool ...

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How to Make Halloween Healthier Without Cutting Down on Trick-or-Treating

October is here and Halloween is right around the corner! Soon streets will be flooded by superheroes and witches in a determined search for sweets. With candy starting to take over counters at the supermarket, here are a few tips to manage and ease your kid’s impending and seemingly inevitable sugar rush.     Before trick-or-treating. ...

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The Impressionists

In September RRDC held its annual carneque event; graduating preschoolers got their certificates and sang a goodbye song, along with songs from South Africa.     Friends and family enjoyed music, dancing, magic and many activities!   In Toddler classes children worked on their Practical life skills to gain some independence. They practiced spreading and ...

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How to Overcome Bedtime Battles

Sticking to a consistent and early bedtime can be a continuous struggle. With pleads such as “10 more minutes” or “one last episode,” or with work schedules getting in the way, bedtimes are often hard to keep. However, early and stable bedtimes are the key to a good night’s sleep, which plays a huge role in ...

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