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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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  • Preschoolers and First Time Sports

    Your preschooler loves to run and jump, leap and spin, but might not be ready to follow even simple rules for organized sports. If you are thinking of enrolling your little one in a first time sport, then look for ones that focus not so much on competition and rules but rather on lots of play and having fun!Preschoolers in first time sportsMost children are not ready to partici... Read More

    Your preschooler loves to run and jump, leap and spin, but might not be ready to follow even simple rules for organized sports. If you are thinking of enrolling your little one in a first time sport, then look for ones that focus not so much on competition and rules but rather on lots of play and having fun!

    Preschoolers in first time sports

    Most children are not ready to participate in a team sport until they around six or seven years of age. The National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) discourages enrolling preschoolers in a team sport that involves complex rules and competitive play. Instead, the organization recommends that the average preschooler have an hour of unstructured physical activity (free play) and an hour of structured physical activity (guided play) every day.

    Signing up your preschooler

    When you look to sign your preschooler up for sports for the first time, the following tips will help you to find a fun activity that both you and your preschooler will love!

    Check in with a local parents group or investigate an area recreation center or YMCA for a current roster of preschooler-friendly sporting activities. Other parents are often your best go-to when it comes to tracking down the best options available!

    Look for a sports activity that deemphasizes competition and rules and focuses instead on playing and having fun together. Heavy competition and complicated rules will just discourage your preschooler and may deter from future involvement in sports!

    Take time to talk with the coach and if possible with other parents involved in the sport in which you want to enroll your preschooler. The attitudes of the adults involved will definitely impact the experience of your child!

    Choose something that gives you a chance to play with your preschooler, that will double the fun for both of you!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook 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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  • How to Pack a Perfect Preschool Lunch

    Your children grow each and every day, and they need proper fuel in order to concentrate, learn, and play once they start school. From picky eaters to constant snackers, there’s a perfect lunch for every child. Here are the key staples to include in every lunch to ensure that your child has enough energy to play all day.ProteinYour child needs protein to both grow and have energy for all of her activities. Sandwiches with de... Read More

    Your children grow each and every day, and they need proper fuel in order to concentrate, learn, and play once they start school. From picky eaters to constant snackers, there’s a perfect lunch for every child. Here are the key staples to include in every lunch to ensure that your child has enough energy to play all day.

    Protein

    Your child needs protein to both grow and have energy for all of her activities. Sandwiches with deli meat and cheese are an easy and affordable way to ensure that your little one gets enough protein. If your child prefers something else, try just sending her with deli meat or mini meatballs, and a cheese stick.

    Fruit

    Fruit is a necessity for vitamins and can be sent in individual packages of cups or in baggies of cut up apples or oranges. Bananas are great options as well for their ease in packing and eating. If all else fails, grapes are a popular fruit for children due to their light taste and small size. If you can get your little one to munch on veggies, all the more reason to pack it in her lunches! Baggies of broccoli or baby carrots are delicious options that are also mess-free.

    Snacks

    You’ll want to know if your child’s preschool offers a snack during the day to determine whether or not to send her with an extra snack. Even so, if your child gets extra hungry, packing snack options like crackers or pretzels is a good way to make sure she has something. Sending an extra bag of her favorite fruit or veggie is also a good healthy snack idea.

    Remember - water is an equally important part of your child’s diet! Juices are very popular with children, however they have tons of sugar in them and can be bad for growing kids’ teeth. Most preschools that provide beverages will hand out juice boxes, so send your child with water or flavored waters that contain less sugar.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook 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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  • How to Continue Education During Summer Break

    During summer vacation, children can lose the equivalent of up to two months of learning. Here are some ways to keep up the learning all year long for your preschooler.Plan a TripWhether you’re going to a different state or to the beach, you can use this as a learning opportunity. Teach your little ones about the history of the place you’... Read More

    During summer vacation, children can lose the equivalent of up to two months of learning. Here are some ways to keep up the learning all year long for your preschooler.

    Plan a Trip

    Whether you’re going to a different state or to the beach, you can use this as a learning opportunity. Teach your little ones about the history of the place you’re going to, or draw pictures of their favorite place they’ve visited. Teach them about things they’ve never seen before, whether that be a shell, an animal, or a train, and tell them about the state bird/plant/etc.

    Play Counting Games

    To get your preschoolers thinking about numbers, play some games that get them counting with their every day routines. This can be as simple as having them count how many blue cars they see on the drive to the park, or playing with numbered LEGOs.

    Go to a Children’s Museum

    If your area has access to a children’s museum—or any museum, for that matter--take advantage and bring your little ones to see all the art, science, and history there is to learn. Many museums have a children’s section designed just for interactive learning, and it makes for fun memories for the whole family.

    Work on Summer Reading

    During the school year, your youngster is continually working on their reading skills. It’s important to keep this up at home, as well. Ask your child’s school for a list of recommended age-appropriate books to read throughout the summer. You can even pick out a captivating chapter book and read it to your little one each night before bed.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook 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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  • How to Celebrate Father’s Day with Children

    Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to start considering some ideas to help your preschooler celebrate their dad. Here are some fun ideas to get you thinking about what activities and gifts you are going to pull off for the father in your life this year.Start traditions with your preschooler.Traditions are an excellent way to make Father’s Day special. Start out every year with a homemade breakfast for dad with his favorite foods. Serve his coffee or orange juice in a new mug every... Read More

    Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to start considering some ideas to help your preschooler celebrate their dad. Here are some fun ideas to get you thinking about what activities and gifts you are going to pull off for the father in your life this year.

    Start traditions with your preschooler.

    Traditions are an excellent way to make Father’s Day special. Start out every year with a homemade breakfast for dad with his favorite foods. Serve his coffee or orange juice in a new mug every year, and let your little one help with the meal to show their love! You could also do something like taking father-son or father-daughter pictures every year to keep track of how much everyone changes from year to year!

    Help your preschooler make crafts for dad.

    Crafts for dad are a way that your little one can make their father feel unique. Look for awesome crafts that include handprints, thumbprints, or other various things that can show the age and skill of your preschooler. Help them write a special message for dad on the back of the craft, and be sure to mark the date for future reference!

    Make preschool friendly baked goods for dad.

    Food is the way to dad’s heart, right? Let your preschooler make dad some snacks to put in his lunch box or quick breakfast grabs for the mornings. Try no-bake cookies, granola bars, and easy desserts that can be eaten on the go. Dad is sure to appreciate the thought put into these treats, and they will be so welcomed on long days and to and from work.

    Let your preschoolers show their love for their dad in their own way. It’s so awesome to see how little personalities come out, and that’s what makes gift giving so much more fun. Father’s Day is a great day for all!

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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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  • Teaching Preschoolers about Spring with Activities

    Spring is in full bloom and it’s a great time to learn about it because summer is just around the corner. Your preschooler will have a lot of fun with these activities, and you’re sure to enjoy it too. All you need are a few simple supplies, and you’re good to go!Make swirling snail art with your preschooler.This fun and simple springtime art takes a paper plate, washable paint, paper to match the paint, a chenille stem, and googly eyes. Squirt the paint on the paper plate and let your preschooler swirl the paint around... Read More

    Spring is in full bloom and it’s a great time to learn about it because summer is just around the corner. Your preschooler will have a lot of fun with these activities, and you’re sure to enjoy it too. All you need are a few simple supplies, and you’re good to go!

    Make swirling snail art with your preschooler.

    This fun and simple springtime art takes a paper plate, washable paint, paper to match the paint, a chenille stem, and googly eyes. Squirt the paint on the paper plate and let your preschooler swirl the paint around with their fingers until it covers the whole plate. Then just add on the accessories, and you have a snail! Check out the instructions here.

    Make preschool fun with paper plate birds.

    Who knew you could do so much with paper plates? Your little one will have so much fun making these little birds. Gather a few simple supplies like glue, construction paper, craft feathers, and googly eyes to make these adorable little creatures. Paint the plate, and after it dries, glue on the colorful craft feathers to make these birds come alive.

    Show your preschooler a baby bird hatching.

    Has your little one ever wondered where birds come from? Watch this awesome video of a little robin hatching from its egg that’s up in the nest of a big tree. This 8-minute video will give a close-up view of the hatching process, and the newborn little bird is too cute! Your preschooler is sure to enjoy this video and parents will probably find it fascinating too!

    In addition to these ideas, don’t forget that you can always pick wildflower bouquets together, go on picnic lunches, and play I-Spy with the clouds in the sky!

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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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  • Teaching children about healthy habits

    Healthy kids are happy kids, and one critical key to good health is to be active. Try these tips to get your child moving, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed!Walk, walk, walk: Choosing to walk instead of driving somewhere is not only environmentally friendly but includes many health benefits for both your mind and body. A visit to the zoo or your local d... Read More

    Healthy kids are happy kids, and one critical key to good health is to be active. Try these tips to get your child moving, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed!

    Walk, walk, walk: Choosing to walk instead of driving somewhere is not only environmentally friendly but includes many health benefits for both your mind and body. A visit to the zoo or your local dog park is a fantastic way to get outside and get walking, so slip on your comfiest sneakers and head out the door!

    Encourage exploration: Your child has unique interests, strengths, and capabilities, and with a little encouragement you can help them discover their own passion for exercise and sports. There are countless athletic activities that you can get your child involved in, whether it’s a classic ball sport like soccer or basketball, or something unique like gymnastics or martial arts. If one activity doesn’t spark their interest, try another!

    Incorporate rewards: When your child achieves a fitness goal or excels in their favorite sport, let them know you’re proud of them! Take the family out to dinner to celebrate or reward your child with a new piece of sports equipment that they have been eyeing. With the knowledge that you are always there to support and encourage them, they will be eager to get active, work hard, and achieve their goals.

    Remember to stay healthy while staying active. Here are a handful of tips to remember when exercising with your child:

    • Bring hand wipes to public places such as indoor parks or the zoo
    • Stay hydrated! Young children need five glasses of water each day to stay healthy.
    • Wear sunscreen when swimming or playing outside.
    • Don’t forget helmets when biking and roller blading.

    Turn off the TV and get your kiddos moving to help them flourish! Encourage activity while having family fun and staying healthy. After all, no one ever set a goal to be the top couch potato!

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  • Cleaning with Preschool Children

    Ah, springtime. The sun is out, the birds are chirping—and the house is overflowing with items that have accumulated over winter break! If the change in weather has you eager to de-clutter and deep clean and you’re looking for a way to incorporate your preschool kiddos, we have a handful of ideas to get you started this month.Create a chore chart.Spend some time together creating and decorating a chore chart for the kiddos in your family. Tasks can be divided into different days of the week rather than trying to tackl... Read More

    Ah, springtime. The sun is out, the birds are chirping—and the house is overflowing with items that have accumulated over winter break! If the change in weather has you eager to de-clutter and deep clean and you’re looking for a way to incorporate your preschool kiddos, we have a handful of ideas to get you started this month.

    Create a chore chart.

    Spend some time together creating and decorating a chore chart for the kiddos in your family. Tasks can be divided into different days of the week rather than trying to tackle every chore at once. Some cleaning ideas for older kids are taking out the trash and sweeping the floors, and your youngest can enjoy fluffing up couch pillows and setting up their toys in whatever organizational way they prefer. Your children can add fun stickers to the chart once they’ve completed a task, giving them a sense of accomplishment.

    Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere.

    Blasting fun music or singing cleaning-related songs will certainly get the whole family pumped about spring cleaning. You can even incorporate dancing into your cleaning routine as you vacuum, sweep, and make your way through the house. Turn up the tunes and get to work!

    Separate and donate.

    Why throw out old toys and clothing when someone who truly needs them could use them? Go through closets and drawers in your home with your preschool child, separating items you want to keep from those that are no longer of use to your family. You can even sort through items in your pantry/kitchen, looking for canned goods such as soups, beans and corn. Place the items you plan to give away into cardboard boxes and, as a family, take them to your local thrift store or Salvation Army. Show your children that not only can cleaning be fun, but it can also leave a positive impact on the community and help someone in need.

    Don’t forget to reward yourselves after a long day of hard work. You may have worked up an appetite after all that de-cluttering, so why not treat yourselves? Take the whole family out for pizza, or go see a movie. This will teach your little ones that hard work pays off and can be rewarded.

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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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  • 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!

    August Digital Magazine

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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!

    July Digital Magazine 

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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!

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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 Oakbrook digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.Don’t forget to check ba... Read More

    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 Oakbrook 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 Oakbrook: 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 of the facility.... 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 t... 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!

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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.... 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.

    Kitchen Safety for Children

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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 to det... 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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  • 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.

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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 a... Read More

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    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

    Why it’s important to give your child the best opportunity for engaging in creative learning activities.

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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

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    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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  • A summation of fetal brain development week-by-week

    Brain development is an important subject for all parents, especially those who have a preschooler. However, most parents are unaware that much of a young child’s brain development occurred in utero, long before birth or enrolling him or her in preschool. This blog will focus on some of the week-to-week development of ... Read More

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    Brain development is an important subject for all parents, especially those who have a preschooler. However, most parents are unaware that much of a young child’s brain development occurred in utero, long before birth or enrolling him or her in preschool. This blog will focus on some of the week-to-week development of your infant’s brain prenatally.

    A milestone at Week Three

    Although still considered an embryo at this stage, there are several important organs and systems now forming. These include the spine, cardiovascular system, and the brain.

    Weeks Four through Ten

    This period of development is characterized by the formation of three different sections of the brain. These essential components include the forebrain, the hindbrain and the middle brain. The hindbrain develops more rapidly than the other two sections since it regulates vital bodily functions such as breathing, the heartbeat, and early muscle control. Also amazingly, by the tenth week of a pregnancy, the fetus will be forming approximately 300,000 neurons every minute.

    Week Eleven through Twenty Five

    A baby’s spinal column will have clearly and properly formed by this stage with countless nerves now sprouting from the spinal cord. The fetal brain receives external sensory stimuli during the 25th week, while the brain will begin to regulate most bodily functions.

    Weeks Twenty-six through Forty

    The fetal brain is now starting to form folds where previously the surface was smooth. Brainwaves are also becoming stronger, further enhancing sensory stimuli. The brain has completely taken control of breathing and body temperature.

    The final trimester allows the brain to continue developing an increasing number of folds. The brain has now established innumerable connections between nerve cells. The brain and the lungs are the last organs to fully develop prior to birth.

    The day care team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook in Norcross offers unparalleled infant care services. Contact us today to learn more about our renowned facilities and outstanding programs. 

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    Allergies are a very real part of infant and child care. Allergies can remain dormant and arise unexpectedly. If a child’s parents suffer from allergies, then the child’s risk of suffering is significantly increased. Parents can help minimize the development of infant and child allergies to some extent.Food allergiesAround three... Read More

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    Allergies are a very real part of infant and child care. Allergies can remain dormant and arise unexpectedly. If a child’s parents suffer from allergies, then the child’s risk of suffering is significantly increased. Parents can help minimize the development of infant and child allergies to some extent.

    Food allergies

    Around three million infants across the country suffer from food allergies today. The most common of these allergies are related to eggs, tree nuts, soy, fish, and wheat. Allergies cannot be prevented, but you can help minimize the development of some food allergies. You can pinpoint an allergy by selectively introducing your child to foods that tend to cause allergies. If you notice any reaction, be sure to consult your pediatrician for confirmation.

    Nasal allergies

    Nasal allergies are also commonplace in infants and young children. There are a number of things which can cause nasal allergies, such as mold, dust mites and pet fur. Take notice when your child gets a runny or itchy nose, and red eyes, which are are all common symptoms. If your child wakes up in the morning with these symptoms, then perhaps it is a dust mite allergy. The best way to prevent and control these allergies by keeping the room clean. Wipe down blinds, vacuum the carpet, and manage humidity to reduce the risk of mold, which can be dangerous.

    Pet allergies

    Children can develop allergies to pet dander, especially that of cats and dogs that shed, as well as other furry animals. The signs are similar to other allergies: runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and red or watery eyes. If you have a pet at home, try keeping the pet out of the child’s room to see if your child improves. If you do not have a pet at home, your child may have been exposed at school or at another location. Allergies tend to show up quickly, but consult your pediatrician if you suspect your child has a pet allergy.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook offers high quality child care and foundational education programs. For more information, contact us today.

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  • Norcross child care insights: Fetal brain development stages

    In just nine months, your child develops a fully functional brain, complete with 100 billion cells. 250,000 brain cells are developed every minute while your child is in the womb. Here’s a guide to how brain development takes place in the three tri... Read More

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    In just nine months, your child develops a fully functional brain, complete with 100 billion cells. 250,000 brain cells are developed every minute while your child is in the womb. Here’s a guide to how brain development takes place in the three trimesters before birth:

    First Trimester

    This is a period in which the basic brain structure is formed, including the development of the neural tube, which becomes your child’s brain and spinal cord. Once fully developed, the neural tube starts to change, developing brain and nerve cells that go on to form different structures, including your child’s cerebral cortex.

    Second Trimester

    During this time, your child’s brain becomes fully developed with the different cortexes. Neurons that connect the brain to the rest of the central nervous system begin to grow, communicating through electrical impulses with the rest of the body. Your child will begin exercising motor skills and controlling the limbs. In the final month of this trimester, the brain will divide into two separate hemispheres.

    Third Trimester

    This trimester is all about your child’s brain increasing in size. Your child will be storing experiences during this time, developing the motor skills and reflexes needed for breathing and sucking. In the final two months before birth, your child’s brain develops separate cortexes for different stimulation and learning areas. By the ninth month, a child’s brain will have as many neurons as an adult brain.

    Your child’s brain at birth is full of incredible potential. This potential can only be realized through a loving, nurturing home and caregivers. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook, we offer a unique level of child care that actively supports this essential early growth and development. Our Brain Waves™ Curriculum, available to your child from six weeks to five years, utilizes stimulation that will help your child reach his or her full mental potential. For more information on our program or state-of-the-art facility, please contact us today.

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  • Art activities for your preschooler in Norcross

    During the preschool years, your child’s brain develops the most rapidly in their life. This means that parents have an important responsibility to equip their child with the right tools to maximize this development. In addition to exposure to the basic subjects of reading, science and math, you also need to expose your child to subjects that will help ignite c... Read More

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    During the preschool years, your child’s brain develops the most rapidly in their life. This means that parents have an important responsibility to equip their child with the right tools to maximize this development. In addition to exposure to the basic subjects of reading, science and math, you also need to expose your child to subjects that will help ignite creativity, such as art and music. Art activities can help your child develop motor, language and problem solving skills. Here are some activities that you can do with your child at home to enhance his development:

    Painting with your child

    Painting is one of the easiest ways to enhance your child’s development. From simple finger painting to using brushes and other materials, painting with your preschooler is both fun and educational, and it promotes parent-child bonding. Children learn better when they are having fun and young children love to create art. Look for activities that are simple to teach basic concepts, like colors, shapes and textures. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook values brain development and provides your preschooler the necessary tools to learn while having fun.

    Drawing with your child

    While drawing and painting share similar aspects, and both can help your child’s development, drawing can help focus more on fine motor skills, like using his or her fingers to give more definition. Also, drawing can lead to writing and reading. Give your child some colored pencils and some paper and encourage them to draw something for you. Or, use a small chalk board and some colored chalks and draw together.

    Playdough

    Playdough is an amazing toy that your child will love. He or she will spend hours having fun and creating. Playdough is great for teaching shapes and colors, and you can even use playdough to make numbers to teach your child about basic addition and subtraction.

    If you are looking for the best preschool for your child, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook. We focus on brain development through our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum, because we know that the first five years of your child’s life are the most important for brain development. Our AdvancED accredited preschool program will help your child maximize his or her potential.

    Contact us for more information.

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    There are many advantages to choosing Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook for infant child care. Here are the top five:

    1. Our curriculum: Rather than simply meeting an infant’s physical needs, our infant program offers much more than any traditional day care. By prioritizing early development including cognitive, physical, language and socio-emotional growth, children enrolled in our academy receive targeted stimulation to ensure that their mental capacity is maximized. We know how vital this learning period is in a child’s life, and all of our activities are designed to help the infant build a solid foundation for future learning.
    2. Our staff: All of our teachers are extensively qualified to successfully implement our curriculum as well as provide the highest quality child care. By following a philosophy of “Hug first, then teach,” we ensure that each child feels safe, secure and loved while they are with us. By creating such a healthy, caring environment, the child becomes open to learning and will quickly start to thrive.
    3. Working with parents: We know that many parents have very busy schedules, which is why we work hard to ensure that our facility accommodates as many needs as possible. With convenient operating hours from 6 am to 6:30 pm every weekday, comprehensive daily reports and weekly lesson plans, we keep in touch with parents on a regular basis.
    4. Create a love of learning: Our program works not only to teach children new skills but also to instill in them a love of learning. Through positive teaching methods, fun learning activities and extensive one-on-one interaction, your child will be encouraged to explore the world and develop their curiosity.
    5. Healthy interaction: Few children get the chance to spend time interacting with peers outside of immediate family members. With supervised interaction, we teach children how to relate to others their age. As we guide them through the learning process, they will start to form the basis for healthy future relationships.

    To encourage essential socio-emotional growth outside of the classroom, you may want to plan a visit with other parents and children to Jones Bridge Park. There are great BBQ spots, picnic areas and a playground in a beautiful setting where your infant can interact with others.

    For more information about our facility, staff and infant curriculum, please contact us today.

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  • The Brain Waves Curriculum maximizes preschool cognitive development and academic success at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Norcross, Georgia

    As a responsible parent, it is essential that your child attends an early learning academy which emphasizes healthy brain development and maximizes his or her potential.  Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Oakbook in Norcross, Georgia offers an achievement-oriented educational environment with hands-on interactive activities and multi-sensory experiences, allowi... Read More
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    As a responsible parent, it is essential that your child attends an early learning academy which emphasizes healthy brain development and maximizes his or her potential.  Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Oakbook in Norcross, Georgia offers an achievement-oriented educational environment with hands-on interactive activities and multi-sensory experiences, allowing your child to excel in his or her cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional abilities.

    Our innovative Kids 'R' Kids' programs focus on "brain games" and mental activities which motivate a child's cognitive potential to think, feel, inquire and perceive their surrounding world.  It also stimulates all levels of early development learning.

    Our "brain games" and other cognitive development activities for preschoolers include:

    • Song sessions which introduce your child to music, nursery rhymes, and lullabies. Research has proven that early exposure to music can boost your child's memory through the memorization of songs, and increases mathematical skills by learning rhythms and musical note values.

    • Building, stacking, and threading are cognitive development activities that require concentration and repetition, which also stimulates learning, and enhances the spatial abilities of each child.

    • Basic baking skills teaches our students that making cookies is fun, smells yummy, and their culinary efforts yield a deliciously edible treat.  It is also a valuable teaching tool of how to follow instructions from a simple recipe, sequential skills by learning the correct order of ingredients, and instills the necessary patience while the cookies are baking, to enjoy the successful final product!

    You and your child and can have the opportunity to enjoy more mentally stimulating and fun events outside of the Kids 'R' Kids preschool environment at other child-focused extra-curricular educational venues including The Music Class and Michael's Art and Cooking.  These academic partners offer the potential to bake or cook delectable treats together, enjoy learning arts and craft activities, and uncover new talents.  These activities include experimenting with various musical instruments or just having fun spending time together while exploring unlimited educational options.  The memories will be priceless and your child will benefit from these newly-learned skills for maximum, lifelong results.

    At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Oakbrook, located in Norcross, Georgia, we guarantee a healthy, balanced and mentally stimulating environment through our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum. This scientifically developed program is designed to target early brain development through the stimulation of cognitive pathways, and establish an early platform for future academic and career success. The Kids 'R' Kids staff of dedicated and qualified professionals is committed to offer each child individualized and involved instruction. This early educational experience will optimize your child's learning within a supportive and structured environment allowing your child to thrive!

    Contact us to learn more about the Kids 'R' Kids Brain Waves Preschool Curriculum and how your child can benefit from the many learning options we offer our students.

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