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What can tracks teach kids? Preschool science activities are a big deal

Oh, that’s how that works—wow! Your preschooler’s inquisitive little mind is going ten million miles an hour as they start putting together all the information that they’ve gathered about the world during toddlerhood, from motion and body movements to using new materials and supplies to craft something unique. And, according to our experts, that makes this the perfect time to start helping kids build early science skills and more. There will be focus throughout this year on mastering letters, sounds,

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The best learning toys for little kids, recommended by teachers!

Why are preschool classrooms still full of simple, classic toys and activities we played with when we were kids? The answer is simple: While times have changed, brain development hasn’t! In fact, children learn best through play, when they’re relaxed, engaged, and having fun! Building blocks, play dough, and crafts allow children to do so much more than stack, smoosh, and stretch their imaginations! They sharpen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, lay a foundation for early math concepts, and

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New parents share their middle of the night google searches

Every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m. You’re bleary-eyed, and you want nothing more than for everyone to get some sleep. But you’re up. And so is your new baby.Though it would be amazing if your little one could tell you what’s keeping them awake, all you can do is try your best to figure it out. Sometimes, there’s no clear answer. But at least you’ve got Google. There will be focus throughout this year on mastering letters,

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How to choose the best child care center for you!

The time has come: you’re ready to find a child care center. Whether you’re going back to work or just looking for more support during the day, it’s important to find the right partner. You don’t want to trust the most precious member of your family to just anyone. But what should you look for? You know you want a high quality center, but how do you know if you’ve found it? We’ve got you covered. This simple, six-step checklist

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Easy steps for choosing a learning center – find just the right place.

It’s your child’s first official year of school, and you’ll be amazed by how much she flourishes in kindergarten. How can you help your child succeed from her very first school day? Help her build self-confidence when it comes to learning; by being her biggest cheerleader you’ll instill a love of learning that will last throughout her life and will help her meet specific goals each year. There will be focus throughout this year on mastering letters, sounds, and words.

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Back to work after baby? Infant teachers share tips to make the transition easier

Just when you were getting the hang of having a baby, it’s time to go back to work. Besides the expected changes (picking your tasks back up, catching up on all the office gossip you’ve missed), your priorities have shifted now that you’re a parent. Lunch breaks might turn into pumping time, while happy hours look more like heading out early to pick up the baby. There will be focus throughout this year on mastering letters, sounds, and words. You’ll

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