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  • Giving Back With Your Preschooler

    If you are looking for some fun, family-friendly ways in which you can give back in and around your community, we’ve got some ideas for you! Our friends at ... Read More

    If you are looking for some fun, family-friendly ways in which you can give back in and around your community, we’ve got some ideas for you! Our friends at Atlanta Moms published this article for us so we can all chip in and make a difference together!

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall wi... Read More

    This 'Sesame Street' episode can help you talk to your kids about Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler About Charity

    You can teach your preschooler about charity and the importance of giving back in simple ways, whether you participate together in a local meal delivery for the elderly or donate back-to-school supplies for children in need. Children naturally express empathy, and you can help your little one to grow in understanding the importance of charity by participating together in charitable activities during International Charity Month.International Charity MonthSeptember is recognized by organizations ... Read More

    You can teach your preschooler about charity and the importance of giving back in simple ways, whether you participate together in a local meal delivery for the elderly or donate back-to-school supplies for children in need. Children naturally express empathy, and you can help your little one to grow in understanding the importance of charity by participating together in charitable activities during International Charity Month.

    International Charity Month

    September is recognized by organizations and individuals around the world as International Charity Month, and community-wide activities and events are often held in conjunction with this holiday. The International Day of Charity was originally established by the General Assembly of the United Nations to recognize the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, which falls on September 5, and to draw attention to the importance of charitable work worldwide.

    Learning about charity together

    During International Charity Month, you and your preschooler can practice giving back in your community and learn together about the vital work of charitable organizations in your community!

    • Look up a local YMCA or area churches that might be hosting back-to-school drives. You and your preschoolers can pick up school supplies for children in need and talk about why giving back in this way is important.

    • Join a local beautification group one Saturday when they do a trash collection at a local park or around an area lake. Talk with your preschooler about how keeping natural areas clean can make a difference in the community!

    • Pay a visit to a local nursing home or join a meal delivery service in your neighborhood. Often those in need lack access to or resources for basics such as healthy food. Talk with your little one about why these essentials are so important whether you are young or old!
    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge located in Norcross, Georgia? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In thi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler to Follow the Rules

    Once your child starts preschool or daycare, she will have to get used to a new level of interacting with other children and people of authority. Preschool is filled with various activities that require following rules and instructions. If your child is apprehensive or stubborn when it comes to discipline, don’t fret! Here are a few ways to teach your child to listen to her teachers and respect her peers.... Read More

    Once your child starts preschool or daycare, she will have to get used to a new level of interacting with other children and people of authority. Preschool is filled with various activities that require following rules and instructions. If your child is apprehensive or stubborn when it comes to discipline, don’t fret! Here are a few ways to teach your child to listen to her teachers and respect her peers.

    Obey your teacher

    Above all, your child must learn to respect and obey the teacher. Start by explaining to your preschooler why her teacher has the final call. Teachers are there to ensure the safety of students and help them have a wonderful experience at school. Tell your child to always listen when their teacher is speaking and to follow directions—she will have a better time and learn so much more if she simply listens!

    Raise your hand

    One of the most important things a child can learn when starting school is to raise he hand and wait before speaking. Many classrooms are filled with children talking at once, not aware of when it is appropriate to speak. Remind your child that she must raise her hand in order to be heard in the classroom.

    Have patience and be nice

    With so many other classmates, your child might need to be told to always wait her turn. Instilling this early on teaches patience and respect for others. Furthermore, to make friends and enjoy her activities, your child must learn how to use kind language with her classmates. Words like “please” and “thank you” will take her far!

    A key element to following directions is learning how to listen to teachers in order to know what to do. Remind your child not only to be quiet while the teacher is speaking, but also to pay attention to the teacher’s words at all times.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge located in Norcross, Georgia? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Finding the perfect preschool for your child can be an overwhelming and daunting task. An exceptional early education program can put your preschooler on the path to success, but how do you know what to look for when sea... Read More

    Atlanta Moms- Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Finding the perfect preschool for your child can be an overwhelming and daunting task. An exceptional early education program can put your preschooler on the path to success, but how do you know what to look for when searching for the right school? There are countless factors to consider, and we’ve narrowed it down to six key components.

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Im... Read More

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • Introducing Baseball to Your Child

    Teaching your preschooler baseball early on is a great way to not only get them active, but to show them the love of a game that they could potentially play for the rest of their lives. At the early stages, this should be a fun activity done together with the intention of just getting the basics down.Begin with the BasicsNo two children are ... Read More

    Teaching your preschooler baseball early on is a great way to not only get them active, but to show them the love of a game that they could potentially play for the rest of their lives. At the early stages, this should be a fun activity done together with the intention of just getting the basics down.

    Begin with the Basics

    No two children are just alike, and some may need more introduction time to throwing and catching than others. Start with the basic, fun activity of just tossing a ball back and forth. If they’re fast to learn this, give them a child’s glove to practice with, or just to hold.

    Try T-Ball!

    T ball is an easy stepping stone to familiarizing your child with swinging and hitting the ball. Stand your child at the T correctly, showing them how to swing slowly at first by moving their arms for them. While this activity should be fun and not like a structured lesson, the earlier you show them how to swing correctly, the better. At any time, if your child seems to just enjoy swinging or throwing without caring much for accuracy, allow them to just have fun.

    Keep Practicing

    Once your preschooler is comfortable with hitting the ball on the T and can aim well enough, move on to throwing a ball to them and seeing if they can bat. Softer, bigger baseballs and lighter bats are ideal for smaller children who will just need to focus on the gestures and will have a harder time aiming. If your child is showing signs of frustration, don’t let them throw their bat or make a fuss. Teaching them how to take on a new, harder skill is just as important as teaching them the skill itself.

    At the preschool level, most of the learning at this point is the basics, and they’re not going to have the hand-eye coordination that the game fully requires. Tell them this is okay, and take breaks if necessary. Let this be a fun, light hearted activity that’s mostly about time together and introducing a new game to them. If done right, your child may find the passion for the game by the time they’re ready to step up to a bigger plate.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge located in Norcross, Georgia? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Things to Do when It’s Too Hot for Preschoolers

    Summertime is a lot of fun, but sometimes it can get a little too hot outside. For days like that, we all need some ideas on fun ways to beat the heat with preschoolers. Check out these great ideas to try this summer with your little one.Play in water sprinklers with your preschooler.Preschoolers love to play in water sprink... Read More

    Summertime is a lot of fun, but sometimes it can get a little too hot outside. For days like that, we all need some ideas on fun ways to beat the heat with preschoolers. Check out these great ideas to try this summer with your little one.

    Play in water sprinklers with your preschooler.

    Preschoolers love to play in water sprinklers, and you don’t have to worry about their safety since there won’t be any standing water. Water the grass as your little ones are playing—it’s a win-win for everyone! Be sure to slather on the sunscreen since water increases the chance of sunburn. You can even have your preschooler wear a t-shirt over their swimsuit to help block the sun. Have some fun and run through the sprinklers with your child!

    Preschoolers love drawing and coloring books.

    When it’s just too hot to stay outside, and everyone is tired and ready to head in, break out the coloring books, paper, and crayons! Let your little one draw their favorite scenery or a family portrait. Encourage them to color in the lines as this develops their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Ask them the names of the colors as they choose the crayons, and see if you can teach them the names of different shades of the primary colors. Include learning in the fun!

    Create no-bake treats with your preschooler.

    Everyone gets hungry, and what better time to spend the day than making snack time fun! Try to use no-bake recipes so that it will be easier to include your little one and to avoid heating up the house any more than the sun has already. Make fruit salad with canned fruit, no-bake cookies, homemade popsicles, and snow cones made with fruit juice. Make summertime sweet and fun!

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeki... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you c... Read More

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • Poetry for Preschool Children

    Poetry is perfect for preschool children for many reasons. It introduces them to the world of literature and helps them learn new words and concepts. For some children, it is difficult to sit through an entire book. This is why poetry is great for kids with shorter attention spans. You can teach your little ones to love poetry by making it enjoyable and educationa... Read More

    Poetry is perfect for preschool children for many reasons. It introduces them to the world of literature and helps them learn new words and concepts. For some children, it is difficult to sit through an entire book. This is why poetry is great for kids with shorter attention spans. You can teach your little ones to love poetry by making it enjoyable and educational. Here are three easy ways to incorporate poetry into your tot’s life.

    Show your preschool child the classics.

    Lay the foundation with the traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes including Simple Simon, Old Mother Hubbard, Peter Piper, and Jack Sprat. Repeat them to your child and before you know it, he or she will be able to recite these old standbys for you!

    Use numbers.

    Incorporate numbers and counting with rhymes such as Five Fat Peas, One Potato, Two Potato, and One, Two, Tie My Shoe. You can also try mixing poetry and play with children’s rhyming games such as Ring Around the Rosy and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

    Start reading poetry with your preschooler!

    Read up on classic poems and popular books to familiarize yourself with poetry and even get ideas on how to write your own! A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends are two wonderful poetry books written by Shel Silverstein. Additionally, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat are three classic poems written by Dr. Seuss, who is famous worldwide for his children’s literature.

    Reading, memorizing, and reciting poetry empowers children and builds confidence as they move forward. Remember to explain words you read that are unfamiliar to your child and discuss what the poems you read are about and how they make your child feel. Poetry isn’t about perfection—make it silly and have fun! 

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • Favorite Preschool Books

    Reading is the centerpiece of learning, especially for preschool students. Through reading comes every other subject under the sun. You can learn about the world long ago, intricate theories, and stretch the imagination to galaxies far away—all from the comfort of your own home. Help your preschool child experience the world beyond by reading aloud to them!Here are four of the most loved books that you can share with your preschooler.... Read More

    Reading is the centerpiece of learning, especially for preschool students. Through reading comes every other subject under the sun. You can learn about the world long ago, intricate theories, and stretch the imagination to galaxies far away—all from the comfort of your own home. Help your preschool child experience the world beyond by reading aloud to them!

    Here are four of the most loved books that you can share with your preschooler.

    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Travel with Max as he sails across the sea to tame his wild things and leads them in a wild rumpus.

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Follow along with The Giving Tree as she shows her love to the little boy throughout his life. This touching story is sure to remind you of someone that has poured themselves out for you.

    Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

    Take a journey with Sal and her mother as they store up berries for winter. Along the way, they meet a mama bear and her cub who are also berry hunting.

    How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

    What do you do when you want to make an apple pie, but the market is closed? The world becomes your grocery store! Hike along as the little girl travels all over the world to choose the very best ingredients for her apple pie. Making an apple pie is easy!

    Read these with your little one and share with them your favorite book from your childhood. Pass on that special book to your children, and share the memories of your younger days with them. Create new memories, and enjoy the time that you have together to bond over the discovery of a new world through reading.

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  • Celebrating Easter with a Preschool Child

    Easter is right around the corner, and supermarkets are being stocked with egg-shaped chocolates and stuffed bunnies left and right. Whether your family celebrates Easter or you’re simply looking for some springtime fun, we have a handful of activities for your preschooler to enjoy as Easter weekend approaches in mid-April. Check them out!Classic Easter Egg HuntPurchase a large quantity of plastic Easter eggs from your local grocery store and fill them with random treats like tiny chocolate eggs or Easter themed stickers. N... Read More

    Easter is right around the corner, and supermarkets are being stocked with egg-shaped chocolates and stuffed bunnies left and right. Whether your family celebrates Easter or you’re simply looking for some springtime fun, we have a handful of activities for your preschooler to enjoy as Easter weekend approaches in mid-April. Check them out!

    Classic Easter Egg Hunt

    Purchase a large quantity of plastic Easter eggs from your local grocery store and fill them with random treats like tiny chocolate eggs or Easter themed stickers. Next, hide the eggs throughout your front yard or back yard or the inside of your house, and send your preschooler on an Easter egg scavenger hunt!

    Egg-And-Spoon Race

    This is a great game to play with friends! Have the kids line up side to side, each holding an egg and a teaspoon. Once each child has placed the egg on their spoon, the race can begin! Walking as fast as they can without dropping their egg, the kiddos should make their way to the designated finish line. Whoever finishes first without dropping their egg is the ultimate winner.

    Have an Easter cookie decorating party.

    Purchase bunny or oval-shaped cookie cutters, sugar cookie dough, pastel blue or pink icing and sprinkles at your local grocery store. Together, you and your little ones can create tasty Easter treats shaped like eggs or little bunnies.

    Go to the zoo!

    If you have a handful of animal lovers living under your roof, consider searching the web for a local petting zoo so your kiddos can interact up close and in person with bunnies and chicks.

    Enjoy the warm spring weather and have a very hoppy Easter! 

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  • The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • How to Establish Traditions with Your Family

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

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  • New Year's Resolutions with Children

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • Holiday Recipes with Children

    Cooking can be fun, especially for preschool children. There’s no doubt about it. Put on some holiday music and dance and sing while you and your child create wonderful memories together.

    Read “Holiday Recipes with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    Cooking can be fun, especially for preschool children. There’s no doubt about it. Put on some holiday music and dance and sing while you and your child create wonderful memories together.

    Read “Holiday Recipes with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • Winter Crafts and Activities for Children

    When you’re stuck inside during winter break, sometimes you need ideas for things to do, especially if you’re a preschooler. The movies and games grow old and your child just wants something fun to do.

    Read “Winter Crafts and Activities for Children” on US Family Guide.

    When you’re stuck inside during winter break, sometimes you need ideas for things to do, especially if you’re a preschooler. The movies and games grow old and your child just wants something fun to do.

    Read “Winter Crafts and Activities for Children” on US Family Guide.

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  • How to Teach Kids to Be Giving

    Preschool children are naturally good at giving. Well, they’re naturally good at giving when they have a little help. Parents can help their children by showing them how to give. Show them how it’s done. In other words, to give the gift of giving, give them an example!

    Read “How to Teach Kids to Be Giving” on US Family Guide.

    Preschool children are naturally good at giving. Well, they’re naturally good at giving when they have a little help. Parents can help their children by showing them how to give. Show them how it’s done. In other words, to give the gift of giving, give them an example!

    Read “How to Teach Kids to Be Giving” on US Family Guide.

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  • Parents Make Mistakes Too

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child. But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there. Read “... Read More

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child.

    But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there.

    Read “Parents Make Mistakes Too” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • Healthy before the Holidays

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon. Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bo... Read More

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon.

    Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bodies need. They also need to expel this energy and nutrients in healthy ways, but sometimes it’s hard to play outside during the winter.

    Read “Healthy before the Holidays” on US Family Guide.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • Strong Wills and ODD

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority. ... Read More

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority.

    Strong Wills and ODD

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  • New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and ... Read More

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and reading aloud to your children, is best.

    New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

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  • August Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well i... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

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  • Norcross, GA Daycare: The Benefits of Educational Technology for Your Preschooler

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about ... Read More

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of educational technology for your preschooler.

    Do Preschoolers Benefit from Educational Technology?

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  • Norcross, GA Preschool: July Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

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  • Norcross, GA Childcare: How to Survive the Summer Birthday Boom

    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birt... Read More

    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birthday – how do you plan that on top of the rest of the summer festivities? Check out this article for ways you can handle the birthday boom while still enjoying the carefree days of summer.

    How to Handle the Summer Birthday Boom

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  • Norcross, GA Daycare: Keeping Cool this Summer

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!... Read More

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!

    Fun Outdoor Activities to Stay Cool This Summer

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  • Norcross, GA Preschool: Pool Safety for the Summer

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!... Read More

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!

    Summer Pool Tips

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  • Norcross, GA Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and mo... Read More

    June Magazine Cover.pngFrom fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

    Click here to read now!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Medlock Bridge: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social prepare... Read More

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?

    Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social preparedness for the next grade level. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of a new school, new teachers and new expectations for learning. You may be asking, “Does my child know all that she needs to know?” “Will she handle the transition well?” “How can I prepare her best for kindergarten?” To help you determine if your child is ready to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten, we’ve prepared a checklist for you. Use this checklist as a tool to test whether your child has mastered the skills necessary to step into kindergarten equipped for success. But, don’t worry too much if your child doesn’t get an A+ on the test. Progress is just as important as competence!

    To view the checklist, read the full article here: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

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  • Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.Whatever you choose to do with your childr... Read More

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.

    Whatever you choose to do with your children, remember that quality time spent with them is more important than the activity that you actually end up doing!

    Plan a scavenger hunt.

    Before you go out to your favorite park or nature area, make a list of items for your child to find or do when you get there. It can be as easy as “Find a tree with flowers on it,” “Find a dandelion,” or “Do 10 jumping jacks!” The goal is to keep your child occupied and active! If you want to encourage some healthy competition, set a timer and reward the child who gets done with the scavenger hunt first!

    Pitch a tent and have a “camp out” in the backyard.

    If you have a backyard, take your kids outside for a “camp out.” Pitch a tent, bring out some sandwiches and lemonade, and pretend you’re in the middle of a forest. When it gets dark, look for shooting stars, and maybe even tell spooky stories!

    For more outdoor activity ideas, check out the full article here: Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as... Read More

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities in to one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted parent.

    1. Location, Location, Location – In the spirit of keeping it simple, have your outdoor adventure on familiar territory. If you are comfortable with the area, it will take a load off of your mind and allow you to enjoy the day more freely. When your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable to visit a new place, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Since toddlers and preschoolers always seem to have an inexhaustible amount of energy, it’s a great idea to collaborate with another family so that your children can play together. Not only will your children have a ton of fun together, you will also enjoy some adult conversation while they play – everybody wins! The great outdoors is the perfect place to allow your children to use their imagination, and bringing a friend is sure to create new, unexplored adventures involving space ships and castles and who knows what else!

    For more tips, read the full article here: Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

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  • Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and ... Read More

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.

    The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and containers, it’s the perfect set-up for a basketball game. Line up your recycling bins and have your children practice tossing paper, cardboard, and other lightweight recyclables in to the bin. If you have more than one child, try assigning a particular recyclable item to each child and have them go on a “treasure hunt” around the house and neighborhood looking for his/her specific recyclable item. Reward their efforts with a pre-determined prize (ice cream cone, day at the park, etc.) if they reach a certain goal.

    For more fun ways to get your children excited about recycling, read the full article here: Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

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  • 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tour ... Read More

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    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.

    The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tour of the facility. Before you spend the time taking a tour, here are 10 things to look for in a leading childcare, daycare or preschool:

    1. Accredited Preschool Curriculum

    2. Plenty of room for your child to play indoors and outdoors

    3. A philosophy of learning that includes fun activities

    4. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities

    5. A commitment to safety

    For the rest of the items, read the full article here: 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

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  • The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the mom... Read More

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    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the moment and are flexible with routines.

    While there is room for parents to be flexible about establishing boundaries and guidelines for their toddlers, routines help toddlers feel comfortable and secure in knowing there is certainty and predictability in their lives. As toddlers grow and develop, they need a strong sense of safety. Routines help toddlers learn how to interact with the world by doing the same things over and over again. The bottom line is that patterns help toddlers learn.

    When there is routine and structure in the home, toddlers tend to be more calm and relaxed. Changes to schedules and routines can be particularly stressful for young children. It is not uncommon for a child who is used to mommy putting him to sleep every night to throw a fuss when the new babysitter tries to do the same thing. Changes in routine make toddlers uncertain and scared because they notice when something is different. Read the full article here: The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

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  • Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ide... Read More

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    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ideas to keep your child’s body and mind healthy and active!

    While some of the ideas work better for toddlers or preschoolers, all children can learn healthy competition from participating in an Easter egg hunt. Before your children participate in an egg hunt, remind them to be kind and respectful to other children participating. Teach your children to be competitive without being mean. Remind children that collecting the most eggs is not the point of the activity. Having fun is!

    Read the full article here: Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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  • Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be ... Read More

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be enjoyed by every family member, and wrap it up with a family movie night complete with PJ’s and popcorn!

    Creating positive childhood memories helps establish a safe and firm foundation for your child as they continue to learn and grow. While it may seem like you have to pull out all the stops to create a family night that won’t have eyes rolling (if that’s even possible?) the simpler and easier you make the planning on yourself, the more likely you’ll find yourself enjoying the night! When tantrums or fights break out – deal with them as best you can but make an effort to not let it ruin the night. No family is perfect but spending time together as a family is an excellent way of reminding your children that they are a part of a family unit that loves and appreciates them!

    Check out this helpful article on more tips for throwing a fun family date night!

    Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

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  • Simple Ways to Expand Your Child's Learning and Development

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.One of the most e... Read More

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.

    One of the most effective ways to establish a solid educational foundation at an early age is by enrolling your child in an elite preschool or childcare facility. Learning can also be enhanced and encouraged at home as well and parental involvement plays a key role in making this happen. From making conversation to including your child in household chores, there are many ways you can invite your child into a learning experience.

    Taking the time to understand what your child’s preschool teacher is teaching in class can also help you find creative ways to continue the learning at home. Your child will take notice of your interest in her education and may even find herself enjoying school more when you are excited about it too!

    Check out this article for more tips on how you can be a part of expanding your child’s learning!

    Simple Ways to Expand Your Child’s Learning and Development

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  • Teaching Your Child About Money

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.Childre... Read More

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.

    Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.

    Children enjoy watching and learning from parents when they get to share in decisions and simple conversations. Preschool children can learn how to count, save, and decide whether to buy a toy, a piece of candy, or save.

    Here are some excellent ideas that you will find useful for teaching your child about money.

    Teaching Your Child About Money

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  • Kitchen Safety for Children

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a... Read More

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a snack or meal. Obviously there are also safety concerns to consider when in the kitchen, especially when sharp objects are near by. Refer to this article for tips on keeping a kid-friendly kitchen while creating memories with your little chefs.

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  • Teaching Your Child to be Giving and Grateful

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you... Read More

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you to determine how to treat others and what to prioritize. Check out this article for creative ways you can teach your children the importance of being generous and gracious.

    Teaching Your Child to be Giving and Grateful

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  • How Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

    During the holidays, many children enjoy an array of gifts and tasty treats, others are not so fortunate. One way to extend the joy is to create an opportunity for your family to help others.A new year offers an excellent opportunity to begin teaching your children how to give more and learn to help others. With so many people in need, there are many ways to get in... Read More

    During the holidays, many children enjoy an array of gifts and tasty treats, others are not so fortunate. One way to extend the joy is to create an opportunity for your family to help others.

    A new year offers an excellent opportunity to begin teaching your children how to give more and learn to help others. With so many people in need, there are many ways to get involved as a family.

    Here are some excellent ideas to keep the holiday giving alive throughout the year.

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  • How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

    An excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important beginning to an educational experience that prepares for future learning.At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we understand our parents commitment to quality education. Our pr... Read More

    An excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.

    Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important beginning to an educational experience that prepares for future learning.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we understand our parents commitment to quality education. Our programs, curriculum, staff, and everything we do meets and exceeds the benefits of a preschool education.

    Learn more about the many advantages of a preschool education.

    How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

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  • Dressing Your Child for Autumn Outdoor Play

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways yo... Read More

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways you can keep the outdoor play going for longer this season by being prepared and dressing appropriately.

    Dressing Your Child for Autumn Outdoor Play

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  • 8 Ways to Involve Your Child with Your Health and Fitness

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling their be... Read More

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling their best!

    8 Ways to Involve Your Child with Your Health and Fitness

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  • Preschool Preparation for Your Young Scholar!

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s lif... Read More

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s life are critical to establishing a solid foundation. Read this article to learn more!

    Preschool Preparation for Your Young Scholar!

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  • Helping Your Child Develop a Daily Sleep Routine

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are co... Read More

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are committed to ensuring they will receive only the best in care and encouragement! Read this helpful article for tips on how you can help your child develop healthy sleep habits at an early age.

    Helping Your Child Develop a Daily Sleep Routine

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  • Ways to Encourage Learning At Home in Your Preschooler

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.... Read More

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.

    Fun Activities to Help Your Child Learn at Home

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  • Talking About Financial Challenges With Your Preschooler

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice! ... Read More

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice! 

    Helping Your Child Understand Family Financial Challenges

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  • How do young children learn to communicate?

    The learning of a primary language is an essential component to the future success of all children. Early childhood is when the majority of language development occurs and is solidified. This blog will offer a quick summary of communication and brain d... Read More

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    The learning of a primary language is an essential component to the future success of all children. Early childhood is when the majority of language development occurs and is solidified. This blog will offer a quick summary of communication and brain development for young children and what to expect as a parent.

    What are the early influencers of learning a language?

    Researchers have tackled this question often. Most offer the same conclusion, that children learn a language from their two-way interactions with parents or other teachers. When your child tries to communicate with you, whether using a word, a motion, or a sound, the response by the adult will serve as helpful feedback to the child when he or she is learning a native language.

    Respond to your child’s attempts at communication

    Parents should always respond to a child’s attempts to communicate, no matter how basic. Failing to acknowledge a child’s actions can lead to frustration and a lack of self-confidence. Give a child your attention when he or she is trying to learn a language.

    Identify potential communication development issues early

    If there are verbal deficits and your child is struggling to express his or her thoughts or feelings, identifying these delays early and accessing professional assistance quickly can lead to significant improvements before a child becomes frustrated and self-conscious about communication deficits or developmental delays.

    The childcare team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge in Norcross offers your child the opportunity to learn and grow with us at our child-friendly facility. Contact us today to learn more about the unique approach we offer to unlocking your child’s full potential for future academic success!

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  • Norcross Child Care: Ease your child to sleep with these tips

    One of the biggest challenges facing new parents is trying to get an infant to fall asleep at night. Another challenge is trying to get an infant to stay asleep for as long as possible. This can make the first few years of parenthood a bit stressful. Here are some tips for easing your child to sleep:Do not force sleepYou cannot ac... Read More

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    One of the biggest challenges facing new parents is trying to get an infant to fall asleep at night. Another challenge is trying to get an infant to stay asleep for as long as possible. This can make the first few years of parenthood a bit stressful. Here are some tips for easing your child to sleep:

    Do not force sleep

    You cannot actually force an infant to fall asleep, so do not try. The best thing you can do is to create a safe, quiet environment where your infant will feel comfortable falling asleep. Your child needs to be in a safe state to enter into sleep and a calm, uncluttered room can help.

    Spend time with your baby during the day

    Many infant care experts say that infants who have spent the day in a peaceful, mellow environment are more likely to sleep better in the evening. By cradling and holding your child throughout the day, you will help to project calm and your baby will respond. This state of calm can be carried through into the evening, ensuring that your child will be more relaxed at bedtime.

    Be consistent

    You need to remain as consistent as possible when it comes to sleep routines. This includes evening bedtimes as well as the times of the day when your child naps. Studies have shown that babies who enjoy consistent sleep and nap routines fall asleep more quickly.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge in Norcross provides your infant with the best possible care. For more information, contact us today.

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  • Norcross child care insights: Understanding the brain development timeline

    While every child’s brain develops at a different pace, developmental timelines can help track your child’s growth during the critical first five years of life.Prenatal brain developmentTwo days after conception... Read More

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    While every child’s brain develops at a different pace, developmental timelines can help track your child’s growth during the critical first five years of life.

    Prenatal brain development

    Two days after conception your child’s brain starts growing rapidly, expanding at around 250,000 cells per minute. The central nervous system will grow and become active, and the brain will separate into two hemispheres.

    Birth to twelve months

    At birth, your child has around 100 billion brain cells, about the same as an adult brain. They will be inactive, but through targeted stimulation, connections essential to future learning will be created.

    Twelve months to two years

    Toddlers require vast amounts of necessary stimulation to encourage brain development. A toddler’s brain operating at it’s peak can create over 2 million synapses a second. Pruning, the process that removes unstimulated cells and synapses, also begins. Your child will begin to produce myelin, the fatty tissue that allows for more rapid processing of information.

    Three to five years

    By age three, your child will have around 1,000 trillion synapses and the brain will have reached 90% of its adult size. Your child will start to learn rapidly through play, allowing a child to experience events that are beyond the child’s abilities. New, fun experiences are the key to brain development. These create a great opportunity to slowly introduce your child to academic subjects.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge in Norcross, GA we offer the unique Brain Waves™ Curriculum – a program designed to offer your child maximum support from six weeks to five years old. Providing fun activities that target different areas of the brain, we help your child to build the strongest foundation for future learning. For more information on this curriculum or on our state-of-the-art facility, please contact us today.

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  • Literature apps to engage your Norcross preschooler

    Technology is rapidly changing and with increased new technology, such as tablets and smartphones, it is not too early to expose your child to the internet and its associated devices and applications. Parents must educate and facilitate their child’s learning about the internet in order to help them develop necessary skills, while also ensuring they are in a sa... Read More

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    Technology is rapidly changing and with increased new technology, such as tablets and smartphones, it is not too early to expose your child to the internet and its associated devices and applications. Parents must educate and facilitate their child’s learning about the internet in order to help them develop necessary skills, while also ensuring they are in a safe online environment.

    Reading and writing skills can now be taught through advanced applications that can be accessed on a tablet or smartphone. There are thousands of applications which can be downloaded to assist in teaching your child these important skills. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge, we are equipped with the best tools to let your child learn while having fun and being safe.

    Some of the basic applications which can be used to assist your child’s learning potential are:

    Reading applications

    The easiest applications that allow you to assist your preschooler in learning are books. You can help him or her learn to read on a tablet with age-appropriate material, interactive books or books that you read to your child. In any case, your child will love this experience, learn about reading and technology, and develop their fine motor skills.

    Writing applications

    Teach your child about the alphabet to start his development of reading and writing skills. Instilling these skills during the preschool years will lay the base for further skills development in school. There are many applications for learning about the alphabet that are fun and age-appropriate.

    Tablets allow your child to learn at home with you, which means you can control the access and teach him not only specific skills, but also how to stay safe while using technology. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge equips classrooms with the best interactive technology and advanced learning tools. Our preschool fast track curriculum makes your child’s learning experience fun and exciting while providing him the best education.

    Contact us today to find out more about our classrooms or to enroll your child into the best curriculum for preschoolers.

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  • Norcross child care advice: Allergies and your infant child

    Just like older children and adults, infants can have allergic reactions to certain foods, medications, dust, pet dander, plants or other environmental elements. If your child has any of the following symptoms, it is important to speak to your pediatrician for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, since they could indicate a serious condition: Itchin... Read More

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    Just like older children and adults, infants can have allergic reactions to certain foods, medications, dust, pet dander, plants or other environmental elements. If your child has any of the following symptoms, it is important to speak to your pediatrician for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, since they could indicate a serious condition:

    • Itching skin
    • Runny nose
    • Coughing
    • Sneezing
    • Irritated eyes
    • Vomiting
    • Rash

    What are allergies?

    Allergies are a reaction by the body’s immune system to something in the environment that has made contact with the skin, been inhaled, eaten or been absorbed. Usually, these reactions are to substances that are usually harmless, like pollen, but the reaction itself can be very harmful. It is important that a doctor is consulted if you suspect your child has an allergy in order to manage this reaction safely.

    What allergies are common in infants?

    Infants are generally unlikely to get allergies, but they can occur, especially if there is a genetic history of allergies. Common allergic reactions include foods such as cow’s milk or a reaction to laundry detergent. Your pediatrician will be able to test your child to find out exactly what the trigger is and provide a helpful treatment plan.

    How are allergies treated in infants?

    Often, allergies are treated by taking measures to avoid the trigger. Once your doctor has diagnosed the issue, they will give specific guidelines to help safely treat your infant. This might include removing the trigger from your environment, using specific products on your infant’s clothes or skin or even a dietary change, depending on the source of the reaction. If you are looking for a pediatrician in your area, you may want to speak to the Pediatric Associates of North Atlanta, PC for a consultation.

    And if you are looking for a day care for your child, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Medlock Bridge. Our innovative infant learning program is open to children from the age of six weeks and emphasizes healthy brain development. By creating an environment full of love, trust and targeted mental stimulation, your child will get all the hugs, support and guidance they need to start a lifetime of learning and achievement. For more information on our state-of-the-art facility and learning programs, please contact us today.

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  • Innovative childcare specialists in Norcross, Georgia, offer the Brain Waves Curriculum to preschoolers for enhanced academic achievement

    Childhood is both fun and games and a preparatory platform for future achievement.  Kids 'R' Kids, a leading childcare facility in Norcross, Georgia located on Medlock Bridge, utilizes the acclaimed Brain Waves Curriculum, whe... Read More

    brain_waves_norcross_gaChildhood is both fun and games and a preparatory platform for future achievement.  Kids 'R' Kids, a leading childcare facility in Norcross, Georgia located on Medlock Bridge, utilizes the acclaimed Brain Waves Curriculum, where the targeted focus is learning through play while also emphasizing cognitive, physical and social-emotional growth.

    Stimulating activities for children starting at six weeks old through five years, include multi-sensory and interactive experiences where they access all of their developing senses  including sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.  These activities are timed to ensure that maturing brain cells establish essential neurological pathways to maximize cognitive abilities and ensure future academic success.

    Kids 'R' Kids of Medlock Bridge combines a stimulating environment using the Brain Waves Curriculum which includes:

    • A safe learning environment that inspires your child to explore the world in the security of a Kids 'R' Kids classroom. Our educational philosophy is "hug first, then teach."  Since both security and love are essential in optimizing a successful learning experience, we offer each of these components.

    • Age-appropriate, balanced stimulation is achieved in our classrooms. Our tested curriculum is designed to provide the exact mental stimulation timed for optimum results, and just the right amount for each child. This way, your child will have the opportunity to master every learning experience without becoming frustrated, overwhelmed or feeling a loss of self-confidence.

    • A balanced approach to technology, without dependence, is essential.  Learning math, science and motor skills though technology, but without over-stimulation, allows your child to use technology in a controlled environment, but with access to established, age-appropriate boundaries.

    Luckily Norcross parents have abundant options for academic venues and extra family-friendly activities.  Places such as Jones Bridge Park and Jump Jump Kids Premium Indoor Playground which allow your child to showcase their talents, continue exploring the world, bond with parents, and meet new friends. These two locations offer ample resources to further enhance your child's development.

    If you have questions specific to the Brain Waves Curriculum, academic criteria for admission, or enrollment options for your child to become a Kids 'R' Kids student, please contact us today.

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