Kids + Brushing Together

Kids + Brushing Together

More than 20 percent of children 2 to 11 years old have never been to the dentist, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Furthermore, almost half of all very young children between the ages of 2 and 5 have never been to the dentist at all. Did you know that dental […]

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The Perfect Family Movie Night at Home

The Perfect Family Movie Night at Home

  This July, we’ve been bringing you ideas for things your family can to together. We shared our tips for taking your kids to an outdoor summer movie night, but one of the best ways you can nail down some great family bonding time is to watch a movie together right in the comfort of […]

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Creative Mom-Approved Playdate Ideas

Creative Mom-Approved Playdate Ideas

Every day when I pick up my 4-year-old son from school, he runs up to me asking if the friend he’s playing with at the time can come over. “When can Steven come over?” “When can Ryan come over?” “When can Sammy come over?” “Mommy, do you still talk to Simon’s mommy?” I’m thrilled he’s […]

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Easy Mood Lifters for Families in a Summer Slump

Easy Mood Lifters for Families in a Summer Slump

One family member’s mood can have the ability to throw or boost the dynamics of the entire family. Both parents and kids can have a hard time staying upbeat when life’s little bumps – from gloomy weather and terrible traffic to a stressful work deadline or seemingly endless pile of laundry – get you down. […]

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9 Educational Games for Family Game Night

9 Educational Games for Family Game Night

Playing games is second nature to little ones and it’s a great way to supercharge active young minds. The number one benefit of family game night is bonding with your family and spending time together. Even families with younger children can have a successful game night kids and adults can both appreciate. Playing games together […]

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Join us for Storytime LIVE! This Summer

Join us for Storytime LIVE! This Summer

Did you know that students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education? As a parent, you have the power to boost your child’s learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives. Engaging children in an exciting and enjoyable group […]

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Stargazing on National Meteor Watch Day!

Stargazing on National Meteor Watch Day!

Today, June 30th is National Meteor Watch Day! Meteors are essentially “shooting stars” of scorching hot space debris streaking through the sky. Meteors sometimes occur in showers, but daily, there are millions of meteors that occur in Earth’s atmosphere (though the majority of them are no bigger than a small pebble). National Meteor Watch Day […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Life Jackets This Summer

Everything You Need to Know About Life Jackets This Summer

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), drownings are still the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-4 and children under the age of 5 are most at risk for drowning. (Insert shudder here.) Following the first official day of summer on June 20, families are headed to the beach and logging […]

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8 Tips to a Successful Summer Movie Night With Kids

8 Tips to a Successful Summer Movie Night With Kids

What’s summer without an outdoor movie night with the kids? This year, Kiddie Academy’s flagship corporate location in Abingdon, Maryland is sponsoring a local summer movie night series featuring kid-favorite films like Minions and Inside Out. The average price of a movie ticket nationwide ranges between $9 and $11. A summer movie night can be […]

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9 Parenting Books for Your Summer Reading List

9 Parenting Books for Your Summer Reading List

We know finding two minutes to yourself, let alone to read a book, might be challenging with little ones running around. So, we picked out a few parenting books to turn to when you do find some time for a summer read. It’s important for young children to see their parents engaged and excited about […]

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