Category: Parenting Tips

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Five Minutes of Fun and Learning

Kiddie Academy is dedicated to making every moment a teachable moment.  Given how busy all working parents are, squeezing educational activities into your everyday life makes a lot of sense.  Here are five quick ideas for games you can play with your child while standing in line, waiting for a meal at a restaurant or […]

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Evenflo Car Seat Recall

Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The company is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”): http://bit.ly/1isG0xt

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Kiddie Academy featured in We Got Kidz!

Has your little one been asking for a pet?  Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy, offers insight on how a dog can serve as a living, breathing teaching tool.  Click here to read the blog on We Got Kidz.com.

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Obesity rates drop for 2- to 5-year-olds

According to a new study, obesity rates in children 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade. Thanks to government initiatives, like First Lady Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, states where obesity rates have declined have taken action to incorporate healthy eating and active living into children’s lives. Health and fitness are integral […]

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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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Car Seat Recalls

You may have heard about car seat recalls in the last few weeks.  The most recent recall was published on February 13, 2014. Engineers are working hard to ensure that cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. Safe Kids Worldwide provides the following tips  to ensure that your most […]

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Yin and Yang

When you are a parent of more than one child, it is only natural to make comparisons between them.  Who’s with me? When my eldest was born I had no idea what I was doing – but who does?  Just like any other new mom, I ended up learning alongside my daughter the joys (and […]

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When Should I Call the Pediatrician?

*Excerpt taken from KA’s Academy Newsletter January 2011* How many times have you retrieved your pediatrician’s phone number from your rolodex, only to stare at your phone wondering: Should I call, or shouldn’t I? No one wants to pester the doctor needlessly or halt the day’s plans for no good reason. On the other hand, […]

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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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