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Musical Chores

We could all use some help with the housework, but there are seldom any volunteers. It’s time to make like “Tom Sawyer” and show your family how much fun doing chores can be. Get the cleaning supplies out and assign everyone a chore or a room to clean according to

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Princess Snot (yes, really!)

Have you been looking for a way to not only gross your children out, but also provide them an awesome sensory experience? Well, do we have a project for you! You will need: 1/2 cup boiling water 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup Corn syrup Additional ingredients: glitter, and

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Cute sleeping baby hugging a teddy bear at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Sleep: What’s Normal?

What’s “normal” when it comes to sleep? The rate of growth from infancy to preschooler progresses more rapidly than any other period of childhood. It seems you just get used to one routine and it morphs into something else. Because your child’s growth pattern is constantly changing it’s hard for

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Healthy Eating Idea: Finger Foods for Dinner!

If you have picky eaters, here’s a sneaky but fun way to get your kids interested in dinner. Tell them no silverware will be needed and make sure they wash their hands. Here are some ideas you can try: You can make a kid size version of shrimp cocktail using

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Kids’ Room Decorating Tips

Every child would love to have their own space, but how do you decorate a room specifically for that child without spending a fortune? First of all try using your child’s favorite color, it’s the cheapest way to make the most impact. If your rooms are painted in neutral colors

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Reward Systems

Reward systems can be useful to children of all ages. Whether it’s to keep track of chores or to promote a certain behavior, reward systems can help children and parents to be more consistent. Reward systems teach children to “earn” privileges, but in order to work they should be age

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Choosing Children’s Shoes

Buying the right shoes for kids is very important because they are still growing, developing, and may be slightly lacking in the coordination department. Because a child’s feet are tender and still growing, they need everyday protection. Shoes help by preventing slips, falls, and providing padding for active kids as

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Video Diaries

Your baby’s first smile, first tooth, or first steps are all important events in your child’s life. Using your smartphone, you can easily record these important milestones in short video clips and create a video diary.  It only takes minutes to transfer video clips to your computer, the “cloud,” or

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Young little girl whispering on the ear of another preschool girl at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Language Development in Children

Language development is one of the most fascinating facets of human growth. Surely you’ve noticed that anytime someone gets near a baby it’s hard to resist smiling, moving closer, and speaking to the baby in simplified, repetitive, high-pitched tones. It seems to be a natural phenomenon, and it’s a good

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Young little preschool girl using a magnifying glass trying to check a shell at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Nature Walks

If you are like us, you LOVE to be outside. For some kids putting down their electronics and getting out into nature can be equivalent to doing chores. I found this amazing blog that includes 100 Thing to do Before, During, or After a Nature Walk. The Author, Jimmie, has created

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