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…

The Veggie Challenge

Now that the sugar-filled holidays are over, I thought it would be a good time to focus on healthy eating habits. Childhood obesity is an increasingly critical issue in our country and parents are on the frontlines wanting to know what?s best for their children?s health. We are lucky at Primrose to count Dr. Laura Jana as one of our franchise owners. She is a trusted pediatrician and co-author of the book ?Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood…

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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