Raising Your Child to be Generous

Raising Your Child to be Generous

As a parent in today’s pressure-filled world, we are constantly bombarded with messages about teaching our children to be academically prepared, physically fit, culturally aware. But what about old-fashioned traits, like generosity? Surely the world would be a better place if we all learned, from an early age, to be generous. Here are some ways […]

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The toy conundrum

The toy conundrum

As the holidays approach, my parental instincts are starting to sweat a little bit. Every commercial on television reminds me that I’m way behind in my quest to shop for the perfect gift for my kids.  After all, this is TOY season we’re talking about! While I know my kids don’t need anymore “stuff,” I […]

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Sneaking in the good stuff

Sneaking in the good stuff

I’ve wrote about how hard it is to sneak healthy options into my kids daily diet, and I know I’m not alone in this struggle.  I do my best to make sure my family eats a balanced meal at least once a day, but time and time again I find myself cleaning up uneaten vegetables […]

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Halloween Candy Counting Game

Halloween Candy Counting Game

Wondering what to do with all that Halloween candy your kids will be collecting?  Here’s a free Halloween counting activity that you can download from Kiddie Academy. Sneak in a little education this Halloween!  For more math and science activities for kids, visit our Pinterest board!

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Halloween Science Activity

Halloween Science Activity

Halloween is the perfect time to try out some Spooky Science Activities.  Check out Kiddie Academy‘s free downloadable project booklet here for five creepy cool science activities. All are designed to be done with everyday materials and parental supervision (mostly to deal with any messes). Here’s what you’ll find: Bubbling Potion, Creepy Slime, Ghost Writing, Glow-in-the-Dark […]

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Chef Kiddie!

Chef Kiddie!

Calling all families who like to cook and eat healthy! Enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card! http://bit.ly/1tjrqlp Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care is hosting a Facebook Recipe/Photo Contest that promotes healthy eating and we need your help! Share your favorite healthy, family-friendly recipe and a photo of your child (making it, […]

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Halloween Fun Facts: The Spooky Scoop

Halloween Fun Facts: The Spooky Scoop

Here’s the Spooky Scoop on some fun facts about Halloween:

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Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Clever group Halloween costumes can turn dressing up into a fun family activity.  Here’s a group of fun “Family Size” Halloween costumes.  Be sure to check out our earlier posts for great boys and girls costume ideas, too. Here are the links: Football Family via Life on M Avenue ; A Christmas Story via Costume […]

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Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Parents Magazine recently featured a roundup of great Halloween treats that kids can make, including marshmallow ghosts and Jack O’Lantern sandwiches.  You can see the whole roundup here.  For more family-friendly recipes, check out our Pinterest board.

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10 Easy Halloween Costumes for Girls

10 Easy Halloween Costumes for Girls

Halloween is fast approaching!  Time to get working on your kids costumes.  Here’s a group of ten easy to make Halloween Costumes for Girls.   Click here to see our Kiddie Academy roundup of Boys Halloween costume ideas.   Angel Wings via Thoughts From Alice  ; Cupcake via Today’s Mama ; Jelly Bean Costumes on Modern Kiddo  ; Bumble Bee by […]

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