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Book Worms: Five Reasons Reading Is a Critical Skill


Reading is a key part of life from the very first moment. It has huge impacts on a child’s development in many different ways, and the act of reading is a staple for childhoods around the world. Creating curious readers out of your children is a great way to introduce the world around them through […]

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Four Tricks to Help Your Child Read


As an adult, reading comes as second nature. That’s why it’s so hard for many adults to believe that reading is not exactly a “natural” process—meaning that it doesn’t happen on its own as your child grows. Learning to read isn’t simple; it’s actually a very complex process that involves teaching various skills like phonics […]

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School Choice: Six Reasons Picking the Right School Matters


Choosing a school today is more complicated than it ever has been before. These days, making sure your children attend the right school is a much more complex and sometimes stressful experience. There are so many options out there to choose from, and it’s hard to weed the schools that will work for your child […]

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Four Tips to Get Your Child Ready for School


A child’s readiness for school is a combination of many skills that fall under many different domains of learning—including physical, academic, and social/emotional skills. Many of these skills occur naturally, but there are ways to help their development along. If your child is ready to conquer these milestones, there are certain things that you can […]

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Five Questions to Ask Your Child’s School before Enrollment


When it comes to choosing a school for your child to attend, there will undoubtedly be plenty of questions to ask. Questions to ask yourself, your child, and the school themselves. The answers to these questions included in this article will help make the decision regarding your child’s school simpler. They’ll help you figure out […]

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Book Worms: Five Reasons Reading Is a Critical Skill


Because of the way reading opens up a person’s mind, the effect it has on child development is astronomical. Reading is an integral part of a person’s childhood, which puts parents and teachers in the perfect position to create young readers out of the curious children that they’re helping to shape and mold. This article […]

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The Importance of Positive Attention


It’s a natural instinct for parents and caregivers to want to correct a child and point out what they’re doing wrong when the child is misbehaving. But although this may be instinct, it doesn’t always work the way that it’s intended. It’s been studied that giving children positive attention over negative attention is more effective […]

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Five Signs Your Child Is Ready for School


Taking the step to put your child into school is a big one. No longer are they under your care every day—or even if they’ve had experience i n daycare, moving them to school still feels like the move of a “big kid.” They are no longer helpless babies; they’re ready for the next stage […]

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Four Major Reasons to Bring Your Child Closer to Nature


As young children, many of us spent plenty of time outdoors. How many times can you remember your parents telling you to “go out and play” and you did, not coming back until the streetlights came on? Many adults have fond memories of summers (and falls, winters, and springs) spent like that. For the kids […]

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How Mindfulness and Meditation Help Children Overcome Stress


Although children don’t yet have to worry about mortgage payments or car insurance, they still experience stress in their lives. Though many aspects of their stress may not look the same as an adult’s—some are notably similar, such as the pressure to succeed. This pressure can be brought on by parents, educators, and society in […]

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