At What Age Should My Child Start Swimming Lessons?

We’ve all heard about the importance of swim lessons and seen advertisements for lessons at all ages. But, at what age should you actually start sending them? The answer may surprise you.                   For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics always said that age four was the ...

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Bound for South Australia

                           

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5 Road Trip Essentials

        Summer is almost here and for many families that means it’s time to hit the road. Choosing a road trip over hopping a plane is popular with many families because it’s less expensive and you don’t have to worry about passenger complaints if your child decides to act up.   That ...

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Meditation May: The Benefits of Meditation for Kids

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is only suitable that we talk about self-awareness and healthy methods to relieve stress.   While most people tend to associate meditation with the adult generations, children are proven to benefit from it as well. Introducing kids to mindfulness now, can help shape their coping mechanisms to ...

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Preparation for moving up in the world

We had a festive month at Rock and Roll, the biggest change children experienced was the introduction to the family style lunches as oppose to individual lunches. Naturally, teachers and parents prepared children, but they enjoyed this change a lot; they practiced serving food themselves, their friends having the same lunch as them motivated them ...

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Making a Summer Bucket List for You and Your Kids

Believe it or not, summer will be here before you know it. Perhaps you’ve started making vacation plans or maybe you’ve even booked a trip. That’s great, but that only takes care of a small fraction of your summer. What are you going to do for the remaining time?   Whether your kids are school-aged ...

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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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