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What is High-quality Early Childhood Education?

Families across the nation are realizing the lifelong benefits of a high-quality and well-rounded early childhood education for their children. They are looking for preschool experiences that are more than just learning numbers and letters; they want their children to be well-prepared in every way. So, what should parents look for? In a recent article published by Scientific American Mind, the author reveals a growing trend in early education that has captured the attention of institutions and parents alike: the move…

TV Alternatives for Children under Two

While letting a child watch TV may seem to be an easy way to free up a little time for mom and dad, a recent policy statement released from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that there are no benefits associated with children under the age of 2 watching television. In fact, there is evidence suggesting that it actually interferes with normal development. Primrose School of Legacy Owner and pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana was recently interviewed by CBS Evening News…

Fun Ideas for Exercising with your Child this Summer

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years making it more important than ever to keep our children moving through physical activities. Before you head to the store to pick up mini dumbbells, try to think of activities your child would enjoy. From family dance time to a quick game of tag, you as a parent can easily bring the excitement and fun of being physically active…

Raise A Child Who Cares

This time of year provides the perfect opportunity to remind children of the joy they bring to your life and how fortunate your family is. The best way for you to teach them the values of generosity, compassion, and gratitude is to show them how important you believe it is to give to others. These traits provide a foundation for their development as happy, confident, well-rounded individuals. From the time they are born, children form rules about how the world…

Teaching Children the Meaning of Conservation

Earth Day, observed annually on April 22, is a celebration of all the wonderful things nature provides us. It also serves as a reminder of the responsibility we all have to take care of our environment. We can each contribute to the effort by making a few simple changes to our own family’s daily routine. Earth Day is the perfect time to begin teaching your child to reduce, reuse and recycle. “Conservation” is a big word and young children don’t…

How to Raise a Reader

“Ham-ikka-schnim-ikka-schnam-ikka-schnopp!” In the book Scrambled Eggs Super it may have had another meaning, but annually on March 2nd I think it means “happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!” Today is also Read Across America Day – one of my favorite educational “holidays” when everyone celebrates the joy of reading and books – not to mention Dr. Seuss! Countless reading celebrations will take place today nationwide. For the last 13 years, the Read Across America program has served to motivate children – and…

Learning to Share and Cooperate Leads to Friendship

Cooperation and sharing are basic life skills that enable us to make friends, work successfully in groups and get along well with others. Babies are not born knowing how to cooperate or share. This ability is learned through interactions and experiences with parents and other significant care givers. Around age three, children begin to practice real cooperation when their play requires sharing and taking turns. Teaching children this age taught me that learning how to cooperate and share is a…
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