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Make Reading Fun for Kids

Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Blog, Director, Parent | 0 comments

Make Reading Fun for Kids

It is important to schedule reading activities at a time during the day or evening that doesn’t conflict with other routine “fun” activities and that will be manageable for the parent(s) involved. Early evening after dinner is usually good – especially in the summer. Stories at bedtime or bedtime stories have been successful for many parents, but it is a good idea to vary the times as the child grows older.

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A Parents Survival Guide: Five Ways to Make Parenting Less Stressful

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Director, Indoors, Outdoors, Parent, School | 0 comments

A Parents Survival Guide: Five Ways to Make Parenting Less Stressful

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children,
than the unlived lives of the parents. Carl Gustav Jung quotes

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For The Busy Parent—User Friendly Apps to Help You Get and Stay Organized

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Director, Entertainment, Health, Holidays, Indoors, Outdoors, Parent, Photography, Reading, Safety, School, Spring, Summer, Uncategorized, Winter | 0 comments

For The Busy Parent—User Friendly Apps to Help You Get and Stay Organized

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world – Amos Oz

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Summer Pet Safety Tips

Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Blog, Outdoors, Parent, Pets, Safety, Summer | 0 comments

Summer Pet Safety Tips

When the temperatures rise, you have to take extra precautions to keep everyone safe and cool.

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Summer Car Safety

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Blog, Director, Outdoors, Parent, Photography, Safety, School, Spring, Summer | 0 comments

Summer Car Safety

Tragedies have occurred when kids or babies were left in a closed car “for just a minute.” In only a minute or two, temperatures in a closed car can rise to lethal levels. Even with windows cracked, a car in the sun will become an oven within a few minutes.

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Fireworks Safety: Create a Safe, Fun Holiday for Your Family

Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Blog, Director, Entertainment, Holidays, Outdoors, Parent, Safety, Summer | 0 comments

Fireworks Safety:  Create a Safe, Fun Holiday for Your Family

Remember comparing your sparkler to the spray of fireworks into the sky on a balmy 4th of July evening? The 4th of July holiday is synonymous with cookouts, beach fun and of course fireworks. However, to make it enjoyable and safe for, here are a few fireworks safety tips from our friends at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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5 Patriotic Projects for your little preschooler

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Blog, Crafts, Director, Holidays, Indoors, Safety, Summer | 0 comments

5 Patriotic Projects for your little preschooler

This is a great way to use Teddy Bear Portraits. Or—photograph kids in a patriotic pose, saying the pledge of allegiance. Tape some white paper in a shallow box, and let kids get crazy making an abstract red-white-and-blue background to mount the photo on by rolling marbles dipped in paint on white paper. Mount the portrait on the background when dry.

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Planning a Child-friendly Outdoor Party

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Blog, Outdoors, Parent, Spring, Summer | 2 comments

Planning a Child-friendly Outdoor Party

Allocate an area to have snacks and drinks for children that allows easy access for them to help themselves. Try to keep the sugar to a minimum if at all possible and try to ask parents if any of their children have food allergies. Also, if you want to keep it low maintenance, ask each parent to bring one of their child’s favorite snacks. Low maintenance and you won’t have to worry about the child having something that they like – especially for those picky eaters!

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Eight “Cool” Tips to Beat the Heat

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Blog, Director, Outdoors, Parent, Summer | 0 comments

Eight “Cool” Tips to Beat the Heat

Summer is here and so is the heat! Summer fun is something to look forward to, but temps quickly become dangerous without precautions to protect your home and kids. Inside the house and outdoors, these tips will keep you and your family cool as the thermometer climbs.

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7 Family Activities You Can Do This Summer

Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Blog, Indoors, Outdoors, Parent, Summer | 0 comments

7 Family Activities You Can Do This Summer

SUMMER! What to do? Where to go? How to entertain your kids? Are these thoughts running through your head? Not to mention to find ideas that you can afford and that EVERYONE in the family will enjoy! Try creating a “Summer Bucket List”. This not only encourages family engagement, but with everyone participating and agreeing upfront on summer activities it decreases the stress involved with each activity. A “Summer Bucket List” will also help you stay organized and plan so that everyone (including parents) gets to enjoy summer! Below are a few ideas to get you and your family started.

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