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Teaching Children Humor at Home

Kiddie Academy helps children learn humor through our character education program. Humor can brighten our daily lives as we smile at amusing occurrences and laugh at silly situations. Having a sense of humor can also help children develop social skills and maintain emotional and physical health. The power of humor doesn’t only benefit our children. […]

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Kiddie Academy of Silver Spring Township Featured

Only Kiddie Academy provides the kind of care that focuses on days filled with learning and fun, the key ingredients of our Life Essentials® curriculum. We are also a nationally networked franchise, which ensures strict standards and a consistent experience for all children and a great business opportunity for entrepreneurs. The Sentinel recently published a great article featuring Kiddie Academy of Silver Spring […]

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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Recommendation Changes in 2014

Heads up, parents of toddlers and kids! There are car seat recommendation changes in 2014. Click here for more information.

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Tis the season to be giving

Often times, during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we can get wrapped up in checking off our to-do list of decorating, shopping, and holiday and school parties and we may tend to forget what this time of year is all about. It’s normal. It can be easy to forget that simply having […]

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Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday!

Have a holly, jolly, techno-friendly holiday! With holiday shopping underway, and tablets and techno gadgets at the top of many kids’ wish lists, it’s important to remember the power of digital resources. If you’re planning on buying gadgets for your family this year, there are a lot of great  tools and apps that can help […]

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Back to School Resolutions

Preparing for Back to School Season

Schools out for summer! Err, wait…where the heck did summer go? If the thought of preparing your kids for going back-to-school raises your blood pressure, you’re not alone.  For many families, the month of August can be a rude awakening.  However, with a bit of planning and a few calming breaths, you can enjoy the […]

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outdoor play

Tag, you’re it!

It’s hard to believe that decades ago I was lined up in my parents backyard playing “Red Light, Green Light” with all the neighborhood kids. There’s something about summer that brings out my internal flashlight tag-playing, hopscotch-loving self. Ah, to be a kid again… Now that summer is officially here and my husband will be […]

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Eco-Friendly Kids Activities

10 Family-Friendly Earth Day Activities

Looking for ideas for celebrating this year’s Earth Day with your family? Here’s a list of 10 eco-friendly family activities compiled by the Kiddie Academy education team: Involve your children in finding ways to repurpose things you already own before you purchase new items. Ask your children to help you gather gently used items and […]

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Umbrella to Mini Parachute Tutorial by Kiddie Academy

Rainy Day Craft Tutorial: Broken Umbrella to Indoor Parachute

Looking for a fun rainy day activity? Here’s an easy way to re-purpose a broken umbrella into a mini-parachute game. This fun, eco-friendly kids craft project also allows you to sneak in a little education. What better way to illustrate the laws of gravity? Follow these simple instructions, and you’ll have a 5 foot mini-parachute […]

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Top Five Lies Said to My Toddler

I don’t even know how I got myself into these lies; they just happened. I think they appeared somewhere between trying to get through the day and knowing what’s best for my daughter. Not a good excuse, I know. This past weekend I was consciously aware of the lies, or little fibs as I now like to […]

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