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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2018

    We are looking forward to an exciting month! Our new magazine edition has some fun crafts—involving food—for you to enjoy with your family! Watch for more posts this ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2018

    We are looking forward to an exciting month! Our new magazine edition has some fun crafts—involving food—for you to enjoy with your family! Watch for more posts this month as we highlight some of the articles you will find inside!

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler About Thanksgiving

    Before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, take some time to teach your children about the origin of Thanksgiving and why we celebrate! Here are some of our favorite ways to teach our children about Thanksgiving!Talk About the Meaning of ThanksgivingDive into the history of Thanksgiving and how a harvest brought together different types of people: Pilgrims and Native Americans. There are some great books out there that are available to help you teach your child. A more complete understanding will help your child grow in app... Read More

    Before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, take some time to teach your children about the origin of Thanksgiving and why we celebrate! Here are some of our favorite ways to teach our children about Thanksgiving!

    Talk About the Meaning of Thanksgiving

    Dive into the history of Thanksgiving and how a harvest brought together different types of people: Pilgrims and Native Americans. There are some great books out there that are available to help you teach your child. A more complete understanding will help your child grow in appreciation of the holiday.

    Talk About Your Feast

    Discuss with your child and family where all the food at your table came from. Then, let people share what their favorite part of the meal was. Next year, maybe your child can help make their favorite dish!

    Thanksgiving Journal

    One of our favorite traditions is the Thanksgiving Journal. At the top of the first page, write the year. Then, have each person pass the journal and write their name and what they are thankful for this year. Next year, do the same and continue the tradition. Our favorite part of this is looking back year after year and seeing how much things have changed! We love this idea because it helps you focus on the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving!

    Share & Donate

    Find a way to give back to your community and make it a Thanksgiving tradition. You could donate a Thanksgiving meal to a family or bring pies to celebrate with senior citizens. Whatever you do, you’ll be creating an atmosphere that promotes the importance of helping others.

    We hope you will take advantage of these ideas to teach your child about Thanksgiving this season and reap the benefits of having a child who understands and honors this Thanksgiving holiday!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • All About Halloween With Your Preschooler!

    October is here, which means it’s time to get in the spooky spirit! Halloween is around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign to the same old traditions when it comes to celebrating this festive holiday with your preschooler. Check out these festive options for celebrating all month long!Explore haunting storiesOne way to spend your chil... Read More

    October is here, which means it’s time to get in the spooky spirit! Halloween is around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign to the same old traditions when it comes to celebrating this festive holiday with your preschooler. Check out these festive options for celebrating all month long!

    Explore haunting stories

    One way to spend your child’s pre-trick-or-treating hours (or in the event of inclement weather) is to stay indoors for a night of (kid-friendly) spooky stories. The internet is full of ghost stories and legends that are still appropriate for the youngsters. Encourage your child to explore classics such as Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!

    Decorate a Candy Bag

    A fun and useful Halloween craft is having your child make a bag for their Halloween candy! Find a plain white gift bag or use a brown paper grocery bag. Provide your preschooler with some art supplies and let them be creative! Some great decorating supplies are markers, Halloween stickers, cut out shapes, or glitter glue.

    Host a Halloween Party

    Hosting a Halloween party is a fun way for your child to spend time with their friends or family on a holiday! This is a great substitute to trick-or-treating if your child gets frightened easily or if you aren’t yet comfortable with your child going. Use the party as an excuse to make Halloween themed decorations and snacks! Our favorites are jack-o-lanterns or cookies decorated like candy corn.

    We hope these fun activities will make your Halloween this year extra special! You and your family are sure to create lasting memories that your children will talk about all year long.

    Want to learn more aboutKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Staffordlocated in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2018

    October is here, and pumpkins are everywhere! Our new issue is full of Halloween fun for your little pumpkin! There’s non-candy Halloween treat ideas, fall crafts, festive snack r... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2018

    October is here, and pumpkins are everywhere! Our new issue is full of Halloween fun for your little pumpkin! There’s non-candy Halloween treat ideas, fall crafts, festive snack recipes, and so much more!

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  • Self-Improvement Month: Setting Goals with Your Preschooler

    September is self-improvement month and the perfect time to introduce your preschooler to goal setting! Starting to set goals with your child early is important because it gives them a sense of responsibility and builds good foundations for their future.As you begin helping your child come up with goals, split up goals into categories. Character, academic, and phys... Read More

    September is self-improvement month and the perfect time to introduce your preschooler to goal setting! Starting to set goals with your child early is important because it gives them a sense of responsibility and builds good foundations for their future.

    As you begin helping your child come up with goals, split up goals into categories. Character, academic, and physical are our favorite categories, but feel free to add or change as needed to suit your child.

    1. For character, help your child come up with character qualities they want to improve. This could be something like telling the truth, obeying the first time something is asked of them, or being quick to help others. Allow your child to be creative, but you can give input, as well.
    2. For academic goals, allow your child to tell you what they want to learn this year. It could be as simple as learning their address and home phone number or as specific as wanting to learn about dinosaurs. If your child’s preschool is going to help them identify letters this year, add that to the list, too!
    3. Finally, for physical goals, talk through physical actions your child wants to improve on. Tying shoes, buckling their own car seat, and riding a bike are all great goals for this category! You could even include things like sorting laundry or making their bed each morning.

    Aim for your child to write two to three goals per category. Once you have the goals written out, put down action items, or ways they will work towards this goal. For instance, if your child’s goal is to ride a bike without training wheels, their action item would be to practice riding their bike three times per week.

    Put your goals list somewhere your child will see and encourage them to do their action items, so they will reach their goals. When your child reaches a goal, celebrate with them! These simple steps for goal setting will set your child up for success in the future.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2018

    September is here, and we are ready for a cool down! Turn your little scholar into an engineer with our Engineering Connection! Or, have some rainbow fun in the kitchen with our Jello Cups recipe! Maybe you want to surprise your child's... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2018

    September is here, and we are ready for a cool down! Turn your little scholar into an engineer with our Engineering Connection! Or, have some rainbow fun in the kitchen with our Jello Cups recipe! Maybe you want to surprise your child's teacher with a fun craft with her in mind! It's all inside!

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2018

    As we wind down another summer, we are gearing up for a great new school year! Finish the summer out strong by reading our new magazine! We have articles to help you start a good daily rout... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2018

    As we wind down another summer, we are gearing up for a great new school year! Finish the summer out strong by reading our new magazine! We have articles to help you start a good daily routine and to keep your children reading until the first bell of school rings. There are also fun crafts and recipes to enjoy!

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  • What to Look for in a Preschool

    Are you just getting started in your preschool search? Searching for your child’s first preschool can get complicated. When you start to look for the right school and fit for your family, it’s important to evaluate what will work best for your family and child. Here are five ways to keep things simple during your preschool search:Define your goalsConsi... Read More

    Are you just getting started in your preschool search? Searching for your child’s first preschool can get complicated. When you start to look for the right school and fit for your family, it’s important to evaluate what will work best for your family and child. Here are five ways to keep things simple during your preschool search:

    Define your goals

    Consider your educational goals for your child. Start out by looking for preschools that meet the educational goals you have for your young child. Are you looking for Montessori, language immersion, or a curriculum-based preschool? This decision will help you narrow down the right preschools for your child.

    Visit each preschool

    If you are looking at many preschools, visit each one to get to know the teachers, observe classes, and understand the schedule. Consider if your preschooler will thrive in this type of environment. Does your child need more structure or will she enjoy a more creative free-flowing classroom?

    Consider the classroom style

    Ask: How many teachers and students are in each class, and how many different teachers will your child encounter each day? How are transitions handled between activities, and how do teachers communicate schedule changes? When you visit the classroom, pay attention to the activities the students participate in—are they focused on their activity or easily distracted by toys and other students?

    Communication

    Communication with parents is integral to your child’s experience in preschool. Ask how teachers and parents can best communicate about your child’s needs. Also, find out how the school communicates with parents.

    Expand your search

    Search for preschools near your home and your office. If you’re struggling to find the right preschool for your child, expand your search to look for schools near your home and your office. This may help you find the right preschool for your family.

    Additionally, if you find your child on waitlists and not in your number one choice, apply to several schools at one time. After a little time, if you eventually get into your first choice, you’ll be able to change preschools or will be happy with keeping your child in the current school.

    There are countless factors to consider when looking for the right preschool. Use our Comparison Checklist to cover all of your bases and make the right decision for you and your family!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • How to Choose an Early Learning Center for Your Child

    One of the most important — and stressful — choices we make as parents is which... Read More

    How to Choose an Early Learning Center for Your Child

    One of the most important — and stressful — choices we make as parents is which early learning center or preschool we should send our little one to. Thankfully, people like Lonnie Hutson from Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Houston, have our backs. Take a look at the article on Houston New Moms!

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine July 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! Not only do we have some great articles (which will be featured throughout the m... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine July 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! Not only do we have some great articles (which will be featured throughout the month), but we also have a refreshing kiwi-watermelon popsicle recipe, a STEAM fireworks activity, and a stepping stones art project!

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  • Picnics with Your Preschoolers

    July is National Picnic Month, which is fitting because summer is a great time to take our preschoolers on a picnic! Whether you decide to do a small picnic with just your family, or a bigger one with lots of friends, you and your child will enjoy preparing for one together!Your preschooler will love helping you pack the food for a picnic! Foods that can be served ... Read More

    July is National Picnic Month, which is fitting because summer is a great time to take our preschoolers on a picnic! Whether you decide to do a small picnic with just your family, or a bigger one with lots of friends, you and your child will enjoy preparing for one together!

    Your preschooler will love helping you pack the food for a picnic! Foods that can be served cool or room temperature tend to work better for picnics. Who wants anything warm in the summer anyways? Some of our picnic favorites include “Ants on a Log,” fresh fruit salad, finger sandwiches or wraps, and a yummy dessert like chocolate chip cookies or chocolate covered strawberries! Picnic baskets are a fun and cute way to carry your food, but sometimes coolers are easier or more practical. When packing food, don’t forget to bring plenty of cool drinks!

    Next, help your child brainstorm great places for a picnic! You could eat at a park, under a pavilion, or next to a lake, or even in your own backyard. Depending on where you choose to have your picnic, make sure you bring along the necessary essentials such as sunscreen or a hat, bug spray, and a large blanket or towel to sit on.

    Finally, plan some activities to keep your child entertained after you finish eating! Nature scavenger hunts are always fun and can be easily customized to whatever location you are in. You could also bring along a simple craft, some bubbles, or a cooler full of water balloons to do a water balloon toss! If you happen to have your picnic at a park, you can just allow your child to play on the playground equipment after your meal is finished.

    Take advantage of National Picnic Month and bring your preschooler on a picnic with you! They will love eating in a new place, and you are sure to create many memories. Ready, set, picnic!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine June 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! We’ve got a summer snack idea, a DIY kinetic sand activity, and a STEAM activi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine June 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! We’ve got a summer snack idea, a DIY kinetic sand activity, and a STEAM activity along with our new articles. We hope you have time to squeeze in some of this fun while you enjoy your summer!

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  • Preschoolers and Summery Safety Tips

    Summertime is a great time to try new things with your little one! However, it can be challenging making sure they are always staying safe in whatever new activity they’re doing. For a few summer safety tips, keep reading!Make sure your child is loaded up with sunscreen before going out to enjoy a day in the sun. Not only do sunburns cause a lot of pain, they’r... Read More

    Summertime is a great time to try new things with your little one! However, it can be challenging making sure they are always staying safe in whatever new activity they’re doing. For a few summer safety tips, keep reading!

    Make sure your child is loaded up with sunscreen before going out to enjoy a day in the sun. Not only do sunburns cause a lot of pain, they’re terrible for your child’s skin. Make sure your child has UV protected hats and sunglasses and is slathered with sunscreen before heading outside.

    Don’t be afraid to have your child wear a lifejacket in the pool. Even if your child is a strong swimmer, a lifejacket can give you that extra piece of mind when you’re at a large pool with lots of other children. If your child is just starting swim lessons, make sure that you are always in the water with them. Lifeguards are there to do their job, but you can give your child one-on-one attention while they are in the pool if they’re not completely comfortable swimming yet.

    Take breaks often while playing outside in the heat. Summertime brings with it a lot of fun, but it can also cause heat exhaustion pretty easily. If you’re enjoying a day at the playground with your little one, make sure they take regular water and snack breaks so they can be fueled up with good things for hours of fun in the sun!

    With a plan in place, summertime safety can be made simple. Don’t get caught off guard this summer – make sure your preschooler is staying safe in all they do.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine May 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! From gluten free recipes to STEAM Ahead activities to tambourine making, the learning an... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine May 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! From gluten free recipes to STEAM Ahead activities to tambourine making, the learning and fun will be hard to deny! We’ve also included a few helpful articles to encourage and help you on your journey of parenthood.

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  • How to: Introduce Preschoolers to Poetry

    Using your children’s books and poems are a great way to introduce your preschoolers to basic elements of poetry. You don’t have to work too hard to find these elements of poetry as many of their story books are already written combining these elements. Here are three simple elements of poetry to introduce to your children:AlliterationAlliteration us... Read More

    Using your children’s books and poems are a great way to introduce your preschoolers to basic elements of poetry. You don’t have to work too hard to find these elements of poetry as many of their story books are already written combining these elements. Here are three simple elements of poetry to introduce to your children:

    Alliteration

    Alliteration uses the same letter or sound at the beginning of words. Tongue twisters are a silly way to introduce alliteration to engage your child in hearing beginning sounds. Create fun tongue twisters with your children and repeat them over and over. Even three-word phrases will help children understand alliteration. Another creative activity is to create alliterations with your child’s name. These activities focus on phonetic development to lay the beginning foundation for reading.

    Simile

    Introducing simile to children shows them how to compare two different things to each other using the words, “like”, or “as”. “Grace is as loud as a lion!” Point out similes in your child’s books as you read together. This will help your child’s brain develop cognitively as they learn to create comparisons. This helps them make connections between things they already know while learning new information.

    Onomatopoeia

    Onomatopoeia are sound words. Words like “crash”, “bang”, “boom”, are words that are their sound. Animal sounds are also onomatopoeia. When you are reading, ask your kids to point out these words, by asking them what animals sound like, or what loud noises sound like. This is one of the very first elements even infants learn, as we begin teaching our children animal sounds at a very early age.

    Poetry fills our home libraries as children’s stories and songs are often written in familiar rhymes. Children are able to easily remember stories due to the creative nature of elements in poetry. It turns out, these simple rhymes are extremely beneficial for the development of your child’s brain.

    Want to learn more aboutKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Staffordlocated in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine April 2018

    It’s official—spring is here! Our new magazine will have you in the spirit of spring in no time! We have fun family activities (like making puffy chalk paint and delicious cake po... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine April 2018

    It’s official—spring is here! Our new magazine will have you in the spirit of spring in no time! We have fun family activities (like making puffy chalk paint and delicious cake pops), inspiring art ideas, and a great article about raising your children to be able to talk to you about anything!

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  • Five Indoor Activities to Teach Preschoolers About Rain

    April showers bring May flowers, and push kids and parents indoors! However, this is a perfect time of year to teach your kids about rainstorms! (After they’ve spent time splashing around outside, of course!)1. Check out books from your local library about weather and lightning, or stories with characters in a thunderstorm! Talk to your child about what happen... Read More

    April showers bring May flowers, and push kids and parents indoors! However, this is a perfect time of year to teach your kids about rainstorms! (After they’ve spent time splashing around outside, of course!)

    1. Check out books from your local library about weather and lightning, or stories with characters in a thunderstorm! Talk to your child about what happened in the story and ask her questions about the weather.

    2. Use time in the car to teach kids about the different kinds of clouds and talk about what kind of clouds produce rain. At home, use cotton balls to make cloud art or use marshmallows and paint to stamp out shapes of clouds.

    3. Spend time watching and listening to the rain with your child. This can help them become more familiar with the sounds of a thunderstorm. Watch for puddles to form or show the water drip off the leaves. Share with them how plants are fed and why we need the rain.

    4. During a rainy day outside, make a simple rainstick from materials you have at home and in the pantry. You and your child will be able to listen to and explore the sound of the rain, and keep them busy inside!

    5. A rain gauge can be an interesting way to help kids study rain. While you put together your rain gauge, explain that meteorologists use a rain gauge to know the amount of rain that has fallen in the area. Then watch your local weather to see if other areas picked up the same amount of rain.

    These activities can be an excellent way to teach your kids about storms and spark their interest in science and weather – in addition to keeping them busy indoors!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine March 2018

    Welcome to March! If you are in the middle of some rainy days, give yourself a time-out and catch up on your reading! Our new magazine features a fun chalk-making activity to do with your... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine March 2018

    Welcome to March! If you are in the middle of some rainy days, give yourself a time-out and catch up on your reading! Our new magazine features a fun chalk-making activity to do with your children, an easy snack recipe to try, and some advice to help turn your child’s challenges into growth opportunities.

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  • Spring Break Family Trip Ideas

    Trying to decide where your family should take your next spring break vacation is a super important task! It is crucial to pick a spot or activity that your children will enjoy, while simultaneously taking the time off of work and school to relax and make lasting, happy memories.Unsure of where to go this year? Here are some destinations that might spark some ideas... Read More

    Trying to decide where your family should take your next spring break vacation is a super important task! It is crucial to pick a spot or activity that your children will enjoy, while simultaneously taking the time off of work and school to relax and make lasting, happy memories.

    Unsure of where to go this year? Here are some destinations that might spark some ideas:

    Cruises.

    If jumping on a huge boat that is accommodating to just about every age group, personality, and physical mobility range appeals to you, a cruise is perfect for your family. There are tons of options when choosing the length of time spent at sea, and cruises are known for how much they don’t make you feel like you’re on a cruise. We’re talking buffets, water slides, and romantic dinners for parents, all encompassed in one vicinity!

    Sporty stuff.

    This is an especially good idea if your child or children lean towards the sportier side of life. Check out any baseball, hockey, or basketball teams near your city that could possibly be beginning their season (hello, cheap tickets!) or entering playoff weeks. However, it of course isn’t limited to this! Hiking, camping, kayaking, roller-blading, etc.,- they’re all considered sports where I come from.

    Stay-cation.

    Stay-cations are absolutely perfect for families that need a change of scenery, but don’t have the funds, patience, or availability to travel over spring break for long periods of time or far distances. Grab your kiddos and stay in a fun hotel for a night in the opposite side of town and order pizza, watch movies, etc. Or even, just take a day trip to somewhere your family has not yet explored in a while- whether that be a cool arcade nearby, that new amusement park, or even grandma’s house.

    Whatever the cost, distance, or length of time spent on spring break with your family, the most important thing is to enjoy the time-off, try to be as stress-free as possible.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine February 2018

    The newest issue of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is hot off the press! We think you will enjoy exploring topics such as, what your toddler would tell you if he were able, ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine February 2018

    The newest issue of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is hot off the press! We think you will enjoy exploring topics such as, what your toddler would tell you if he were able, how to use playtime to teach discipline to your child, and how you can help your child form a positive self-concept.

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  • Helping Preschoolers Understand Valentine’s Day

    In the big scheme of things, Valentine’s probably doesn’t rank among your most important holidays. It’s great, there is lots of pink and hearts and it gives you the opportunity to tell the people you care about that you love them. And yet, it doesn’t have the weight to shape the year like Christmas does, and isn’t something that everyone everywhere stops and cel... Read More

    In the big scheme of things, Valentine’s probably doesn’t rank among your most important holidays. It’s great, there is lots of pink and hearts and it gives you the opportunity to tell the people you care about that you love them. And yet, it doesn’t have the weight to shape the year like Christmas does, and isn’t something that everyone everywhere stops and celebrates. Nevertheless, somewhere along the way, your preschooler will probably pick up something about it, and so it is probably best to have a conversation about the holiday instead of leaving it up to the mainstream media’s interpretation. Here are some pointers on how to explain the holiday to your preschooler:

    Don’t Overcomplicate It

    Thankfully, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are not too many big concepts that you need to cover with your preschooler. Whether your kid has to bring cards for the whole class or just asks why there are so many heart balloons at Walgreens, make sure to answer their questions. Ultimately, Valentine’s Day is just a day that creates an opportunity to tell the people that you care about that you love them, and if you stick to that you can’t really go wrong.

    Connect the Day to Them

    It is probably okay if your preschooler doesn’t understand the real meaning of Valentine’s Day right away. There are definitely worse things than thinking that there is just another day where they can get candy at school. However, the one thing that they are going to understand is you. Take the opportunity to make clear how much you love them – pick your kid up, spin them around, bring them a big stuffed teddy bear if you feel like it. As long as you are spending the day with them and make that the focal point, more than likely they are going to get the concept of Valentine’s Day just fine!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine January 2018

    Happy New Year! A fresh start and a new beginning is here again! If your new year resolutions included “reading more” or “becoming a better parent,” we’ve got you covered each month! ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine January 2018

    Happy New Year! A fresh start and a new beginning is here again! If your new year resolutions included “reading more” or “becoming a better parent,” we’ve got you covered each month! Our magazine is packed full of ways to help you be the best parent you can be and to raise the best child you can. This month we are exploring the topics of playtime in preschool, the stages of childhood, and raising a strong-willed child.

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  • Heading Back to Preschool After Christmas

    With back to school just around the corner, now is the time to get your preschoolers back on their routine to make the first day of school as easy as possible. Here are some ways to get your preschooler on their back to school routine so smoothly, they won’t even know it’s happening.Start Early Don’t wait til the last minute to star... Read More

    With back to school just around the corner, now is the time to get your preschoolers back on their routine to make the first day of school as easy as possible. Here are some ways to get your preschooler on their back to school routine so smoothly, they won’t even know it’s happening.

    Start Early

    Don’t wait til the last minute to start your back-to-school schedule. Over the break, talk regularly about going back to school and how soon they have before school starts so it’s not a surprise. Make sure your kiddos are getting enough sleep and going to bed at their regular time days in advance so they’re not awake and restless all night before their first day back.

    Stay Positive

    Remind your preschoolers of all their favorite things to look forward to when school starts. Aren’t they happy to see all their friends again? Make school something they can’t wait to run back to when the break is over.

    Get Organized

    Being as organized as possible is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth morning before the first day back. Make lunches beforehand, pack backpacks the night before, map out everyone’s schedule for the week, and set alarms as needed.

    It’s The Little Things

    Does your preschooler need anything new for the next semester? Let them pick them out. Have them pick out a new breakfast or snack to take with them every day. Don’t let them have their new stuff until the first day of school. It’s the little things that make starting fresh so fun!

    Some children get nervous about going back to school, but once they get there, all the nerves disappear. Getting on their school routine early and reminding them of all the things they love about school will help calm their jitters and have them walking confidently into their classroom on the first day back.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on our final issue of the year? If you had a chance to read “What’s the Rush?” last month, the second part of that article can be found in this issue. We also added some goodies about encouraging your children through creative play and ways you can give your children the gift of time this holiday season. After all, those toys won’t last as long as the memories your create together! Happy Holidays, and enjoy the read!

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  • Gift Giving with Preschoolers

    It is so much fun to watch preschoolers open gifts on Christmas morning. The excitement is just too much for them to contain, and their bright smiles cheer up everyone in the room! But, have you considered sharing with them the gift of giving? Thinking of and doing things for others will leave joy in their little hearts much longer than that new toy wrapped up und... Read More

    It is so much fun to watch preschoolers open gifts on Christmas morning. The excitement is just too much for them to contain, and their bright smiles cheer up everyone in the room! But, have you considered sharing with them the gift of giving? Thinking of and doing things for others will leave joy in their little hearts much longer than that new toy wrapped up under the tree!

    Store bought gifts

    You can teach your little ones about giving gifts right within your family. Most likely, your preschooler is not going to have a large budget for gift buying, but that is fine! If your preschooler wants to buy gifts for the people in your family, instead of just handing over the money, consider having him do somesimple chores around the house to earn money for the presents he wants to buy. He can help empty the dishwasher, sweep the kitchen floor, fold towels, etc., to earn some money to buy gifts. Not only will this teach your preschooler the value of a dollar, but it will introduce him to being a contributor to the family.

    Homemade gifts

    Sometimes a homemade gift from a preschooler is all it takes to warm old Uncle Scrooge’s heart. Your child can make some festive greeting cards and mail them out to family and friends. If you have a little more time on your hands, you can have a crafting day and make holiday decorations and ornaments for loved ones. Many craft stores have prepackaged crafts sets that your little one can easily put together. Or, you can buy an ornament painting set and let him paint some wooden or plaster ornaments to hand out at your holiday get together. Let him experience the happiness his gifts bring to others by allowing him to give the gift and watch the recipient open it! After all, “It is better to give than to receive!”

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on our latest issue. We have some great articles for you about rushing through milestones and the importance (and benefits) of family traditions. We even threw in a list of tips to help you ignite your child’s love of learning! We hope you enjoy the read!

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  • Teaching Preschoolers All About Daylight Saving

    Your preschooler may know little more about Daylight Saving Time than that it results in jumbled bedtimes and sleepy parents. But this biannual seasonal time change boasts an interesting history and provides an opportunity for teaching your child about the observance of time. Instead of dreading the... Read More

    Your preschooler may know little more about Daylight Saving Time than that it results in jumbled bedtimes and sleepy parents. But this biannual seasonal time change boasts an interesting history and provides an opportunity for teaching your child about the observance of time. Instead of dreading the clocks moving back one hour on Sunday, November 5, embrace it as an opportunity have fun with your little one!

    The History of Daylight Saving Time

    During warmer months, Daylight Saving Time (abbreviated DST) allows for one more hour of sunlight in the evening and one less in the morning. Benjamin Franklin first proposed a form of Daylight Saving Time after observing that some of the French would go to bed earlier, and subsequently rise earlier, to conserve candles. Along with several European countries, the United States adopted DST in the early 20th century to help conserve coal. The practice remains today.

    Make Clocks

    Explore how time works by making clock faces with your preschooler. All you need are paper plates, pipe cleaners, and brass paper fasteners. Decorate the clock faces with your child using colorful markers or crayons. Affix two hands to the clocks by securing two pipe cleaners to the clock center with a brass paper fastener. Make funny shapes out of the hands of the clocks and show off your craftsmanship!

    Practice Times

    Using your new clocks, share about the history and purpose of daylight saving time. Start by helping your little one to find the current time on the clock. Once you’ve done that, move the hands to show familiar times in your preschooler’s schedule, such as breakfast, dinner, and bath time. Then, show how the seasonal time change will affect those familiar times. Once you have finished, ask your child to teach you about Daylight Saving Time. Enjoy hearing your little one explain the practice back to you!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Halloween Activities with Preschoolers

    Preschoolers may not be ready for haunted houses and scary mazes, but that does not mean you and your little one need to stay home around the Halloween holiday! In addition to family-friendly favorites, like costume parties and trick-or-treating, you and your little one can enjoy local Halloween activities that are perfect for preschoolers.Fun activities with pres... Read More

    Preschoolers may not be ready for haunted houses and scary mazes, but that does not mean you and your little one need to stay home around the Halloween holiday! In addition to family-friendly favorites, like costume parties and trick-or-treating, you and your little one can enjoy local Halloween activities that are perfect for preschoolers.

    Fun activities with preschoolers during Halloween

    Eating treats, playing games, and dressing up in costumes have long been associated with Halloween. Since the turn of the 20th century, haunted attractions, such as houses, mazes, and hayrides, have also become popular holiday attractions across the United States. Some neighborhoods and communities celebrate with bonfires, parades, and fireworks. Preschoolers may find some of these popular activities frightening or overwhelming. But with a little research, you will find fun and tot-friendly Halloween activities where you live!

    Pumpkin Patch Visit

    Paying a visit to a local pumpkin patch has become an increasingly popular tradition for families at Halloween. Pumpkin patches often offer not only a field of pumpkins for sweet photos with your preschooler, but also hayrides, harvest games, and sometimes even a petting zoo. These activities are usually geared toward young children and often involve a minimal charge or may even be free. Take a small picnic lunch along, and make a day of the adventure!

    Trunk-or-Treat Outing

    A variation on door-to-door trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treat is usually a Halloween event hosted by a local church or school. Cars with open trunks filled with candy and other treats are often stationed around a parking lot often with rows of carnival style games nearby. For parents of little ones, a trunk-or-treat outing can simplify concerns about being out late or not knowing a neighborhood very well. And your preschooler will still come home with a candy haul!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at wha... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at what we've put together for you this month! (If it’s still sweltering hot where you live, we are sorry—just ignore the previous sentence!) We know you will enjoy reading through our list of family friendly Halloween activities! And, you can find out why it is important for your child to play alone sometimes (which means you get some alone time as well)! 

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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall wi... Read More

    This 'Sesame Street' episode can help you talk to your kids about Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Macaroni Kid Article

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website... Read More

    Back to School at Kids R Kids

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website! 

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  • Setting Goals With Your Preschooler

    It’s never too early to teach self-improvement to your child. At the preschool age, your child is learning a lot—from how to treat others to how to listen to a story in a group. A great way to instill self-improvement with your preschooler is to set go... Read More

    It’s never too early to teach self-improvement to your child. At the preschool age, your child is learning a lot—from how to treat others to how to listen to a story in a group. A great way to instill self-improvement with your preschooler is to set goals.

    Find an area to improve

    Every child has something they can work on. Ask their teacher to send you weekly notes on how they are doing in school if you do not already get regular reports. Use this to find a key factor that your child can work on. Let this be a broad, overreaching concept like sharing. Then, pinpoint exact action-oriented tasks to set as goals for improving in this concept. Have your child share their toy during recess and offer to split a snack during lunch (as long as this snack is allergy-safe for the whole class).

    Use incentives

    These goals can be incentive-oriented as well. Give them a star every time they complete a sharing-related action, and designate prizes to certain amounts of stars. At five stars, they get to pick an activity for the family to do together on the weekend, at ten they get to pick their favorite dessert after dinner, etc. Before you know it, your child will be reaching their goals and setting new ones regularly, always ready to improve.


    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In thi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • How to Help Your Preschooler be a Better Friend

    Your preschooler’s first friendships are a building block for how she socializes with others for the next several years of her life. You’ll want to ensure that your little one learns how to create strong bonds with her classmates and treats others kindly. Here are some ways to help your preschooler be a better friend.Sharing... Read More

    Your preschooler’s first friendships are a building block for how she socializes with others for the next several years of her life. You’ll want to ensure that your little one learns how to create strong bonds with her classmates and treats others kindly. Here are some ways to help your preschooler be a better friend.

    Sharing

    A huge step for children to becoming a good friend is learning how to share. If you’re supervising a play-date or if your little one has siblings, encourage your child to share her toy or game if she seems to be keeping to herself. Once your child realizes how much fun she can have with others, the sharing should become a regular habit that quickly creates new friendships.

    Taking turns

    Along with sharing comes taking turns—it’s all about learning how to think of others at this age. Many children also need prompting when it comes to this task. Merely remind your child that taking turns is a necessity for continuing her game, especially if she gets fussy or stubborn. Discipline also comes into play when helping your child be a good friend—if your preschooler refuses to share or take turns, you may have to take her toy or game away for a while until she is willing to comply.

    Asking what others want to do

    Having your child ask her friends certain questions like “What do you want to play now?” is sure to help her be good friends and classmates. Being willing to do something else and ask about other’s desires teaches her to think of others and also opens up doors to new experiences.

    Saying sorry

    Teach your child that good friends apologize if they’ve made a mistake or hurt someone’s feelings. It’s never too early to demonstrate to your child how to make a proper apology. The earlier you teach her how to take responsibility for her actions, especially when it comes to her friends, the better.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Im... Read More

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler How to Swim

    One of the best summertime activities is swimming in the pool, but for many parents, teaching their little one how to swim can seem like an incredible feat. Here are a few tips for teaching your preschooler how to swim.Start With StepsSit your child down on t... Read More

    One of the best summertime activities is swimming in the pool, but for many parents, teaching their little one how to swim can seem like an incredible feat. Here are a few tips for teaching your preschooler how to swim.

    Start With Steps

    Sit your child down on the steps of the pool and just get them acclimated to the water. Bring a pool toy or just have fun splashing around.

    Practice Blowing Bubbles

    An important step to acclimating your little one with swimming is instilling the habit of learning how to breathe out when under water. Start by teaching them how to blow bubbles—this can be a tricky step for those more skittish of putting their faces in the water. Take it slow and always smile while showing them this step.

    Submerging

    Let your child get used to putting their heads underwater while blowing out like they practiced with their bubbles.

    Floating

    Some children enjoy being taught how to float more than others. This process can be as slow and steady as needed—you can start by carrying your child in your arms around the pool before moving on to moving them around on their backs. Once they’re comfortable moving in the water like this, slowly help them tilt their heads back and evenly distribute their body weight while breathing evenly. Gradually lessen your hold on them until they begin getting used to how it feels to float, and let them practice this regularly until they can float on their own.

    Practice kicking and arm strokes

    Show them the correct individual kicking and arm movements to move through the water until they can confidently do both at the same time.

    Growing distances

    Have your child doggy paddle from the wall to you—this distance can start as small or great as they are comfortable with and gradually get bigger until they can go from one side of the pool to the other. Before you know it, you’ll have a little fish of a child who loves the water!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Fun Foods to Make with Preschoolers

    This summer, get your preschooler in the kitchen for some quality family time. Grab your aprons and whisks and get to cooking!Cookies are a preschool favorite.Cookies are always a good idea. You can pre-make the cookie dough, and then let your little one roll it out and cut out the dough with fun shaped cookie cutters. Your p... Read More

    This summer, get your preschooler in the kitchen for some quality family time. Grab your aprons and whisks and get to cooking!

    Cookies are a preschool favorite.

    Cookies are always a good idea. You can pre-make the cookie dough, and then let your little one roll it out and cut out the dough with fun shaped cookie cutters. Your preschooler can make the homemade icing with a little bit of supervision. Color the icing with different shades of food coloring, and let your little one’s creative juices flow with the cookie decorating. If you’re feeling extra brave, pull out the sprinkles and edible glitter for the tops of the cookies!

    Make breakfast with your preschooler.

    Breakfast is one of the most important meals! It is also possibly the best meal to make to learn baking. Mix up some drop biscuit dough, and let your little one pour in the ingredients into the bowl as you measure them off. You can also make simple muffins, homemade granola bars, or a fancy fruit pizza. Little ones can place their fruit into a beautiful rainbow shape and name their colors while decorating! Be creative, and let your little one help with as much as they can.

    Preschoolers can wash and scrub vegetables.

    Vegetables aren’t usually a preschooler’s favorite treat, but if you can get them involved in the preparation, they just might fancy them a little bit more. Curious Chef has created a knife set that little kids can use without risk of being cut. This means your little chef can wash vegetables like celery, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and so on, and then chop and slice them all! Research has suggested that children are ten percent more likely to enjoy eating vegetables if they help with the preparation. Ten percent may not seem like much, but those percentages add up!  

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeki... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you c... Read More

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Preschool Child about Emotions

    Emotional regulation and intelligence have a key role in early childhood development. Tantrums and behavioral issues primarily stem from emotional issues. If we can teach children about emotions (what they are and how to deal with them) from a young age, minimal behavioral modification will be necessary in preschoolers.A preschooler must understand their emotions before they ca... Read More

    Emotional regulation and intelligence have a key role in early childhood development. Tantrums and behavioral issues primarily stem from emotional issues. If we can teach children about emotions (what they are and how to deal with them) from a young age, minimal behavioral modification will be necessary in preschoolers.

    A preschooler must understand their emotions before they can control them.

    The most important thing to understand is that there are no bad emotions. All emotions are natural and understandable. You can teach your preschooler that there are a range of emotions, but they are not ranked on a scale of good to bad. Emotions are our reactions to the world around us and the physical manifestation of how something internally affects us.

    Personal emotional awareness in children will lead to an emotional awareness of others.

    When you teach your child to recognize the emotions that they are feeling and the root cause of them, they will begin to notice those same emotions in those around them. An increase in emotional awareness will bring about selflessness, empathy, and mental health.

    Young children that learn emotional intelligence early can grow up to be more academically successful and mentally healthy.

    Practice makes perfect, so it makes sense that the longer a person has understood their emotions, the better they will be at determining the cause of the emotions and reacting accordingly. If you teach your preschooler early on how to understand themselves, they will be more likely to be academically intelligent. An increase in emotional intelligence will also bring about in increase in mental health, and anxiety and depression will be more easily managed.

    Help your preschooler to understand their own emotions by talking to them about how their day went, and about how their different interactions made them feel. A child that feels strong love from a parental figure is less likely to struggle with emotional problems that stem from a lack of attention or support. Show love to your child, and their emotions will benefit!

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • How to Get Your Preschool Child to Help Clean

    Teaching your preschool children the value of hard work and dedication is extremely important, and one way you can do this is by encouraging them to help you clean around the house. Whether you create a chore chart together or use rewards as incentives, there are many ways to get your children involved no matter how reluctant they initially may be.Make chores fun.... Read More

    Teaching your preschool children the value of hard work and dedication is extremely important, and one way you can do this is by encouraging them to help you clean around the house. Whether you create a chore chart together or use rewards as incentives, there are many ways to get your children involved no matter how reluctant they initially may be.

    Make chores fun.

    Turn cleaning into a game by seeing who can make their bed the fastest, or turn on some music and, as a family, get as much done as possible in one room before the song ends. Here’s another fun idea: have your kids guess how many items are in a drawer or cabinet before taking them out to dust them off and reorganize them.

    Have a yard sale.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to clean out clutter in your home and teach your children a thing or two about the process of buying/selling items. You will feel great knowing that your once-beloved items will continue to be valued in someone else’s home and your children will enjoy being a part of all the action.

    Keep it simple.

    By assigning specific, small tasks, your child can successfully and efficiently tackle one thing at a time. Instead of something vague such as “clean up your room,” try one of these clearer suggestions:

    • Make your bed
    • Put your toys in the toy bin
    • Bring your dirty clothes to the laundry room

    Have a fashion show!

    Make your spring-cleaning session a little more exciting with a family fashion show! Begin by sorting through your closets with your kids, separating the clothes that still fit from those that don’t. Turn on some tunes and you’ll transform your hallway into a fashion-filled runway. When everything has been sorted through, don’t throw away what no longer fits—take any old clothing to your local Salvation Army or thrift store.

    Deep cleaning can be a daunting task, especially when trying to incorporate your preschool children. However, these ideas will leave your home fresh, organized and free of stress for spring. 

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  • How to Explain Seasons to Preschool Children

    With the change in weather this spring comes the perfect opportunity to teach your preschool children about the seasons we experience throughout the year. Why do the leaves change color in the fall? Why is there so much rainfall in the spring? If you’re trying to explain the reason for the season to your little ones, here is what you need to know.The Earth has a tilt.The Earth sits on a slight tilt of about 23.5 degrees. Because of this tilt, different areas of the world are hit with more (or less) sunlight and warmth than ... Read More

    With the change in weather this spring comes the perfect opportunity to teach your preschool children about the seasons we experience throughout the year. Why do the leaves change color in the fall? Why is there so much rainfall in the spring? If you’re trying to explain the reason for the season to your little ones, here is what you need to know.

    The Earth has a tilt.

    The Earth sits on a slight tilt of about 23.5 degrees. Because of this tilt, different areas of the world are hit with more (or less) sunlight and warmth than others throughout the year. These changes in weather are broken up into four seasons: summer, fall, winter and spring.

    Summer

    Summer lasts from June to August, and brings long, hot days along with it. Warm, dry temperatures occur during these three months, which can often lead to droughts in areas where water is in short supply. It’s especially important to help your loved ones stay hydrated and healthy through this sultry season by drinking plenty of water and wearing sunscreen when outdoors.

    Fall

    September, October, and November are the three months of fall, which is sometimes called autumn. During the fall, the weather begins to cool off, leaves start to turn a golden hue, and preschool children across the nation head back to school. The excitement of choosing Halloween costumes and planning spectacular Thanksgiving feasts occur throughout these months. With such cool temperatures, there is no better season to take a walk through the park with the ones you cherish.

    Winter

    Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentines Day all fall within the winter season. From December to February, temperatures drop to an icy low. Northern states typically experience snow, some even encountering a blizzard or two. Just remember—dry, cold air can have negative effects on any plant life in your lawn. To protect your plants from frost, try covering them with a plastic sheet overnight. This should provide your crops with a bit of warmth while acting as a barrier from the frigid winter air.

    Spring

    Finally, spring lasts from March until May, and brings many positive changes to the environment with it. Flowers are in full bloom, the days last longer, trees are bursting with new leaves, and rainfall is much more frequent.

    Winter, spring, summer or fall, you can celebrate the seasons year round by teaching your preschool children about the changing temperatures, weather patterns, and other distinguishing characteristics such as holidays and seasonal activities. Get started today by heading outdoors to enjoy some springtime sunshine.

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  • Fun St. Patrick's Day Treats for Preschool Children

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • Creating Meaningful Friendships in Preschool

    Your little ones are probably beginning to make friends with all of the other little ones in school, so here are 4 things that you can teach them to help them to be the best friend they can be:Tell the truth. This is important in all relationships, and it is important to teach this to them as early as you can. Be honest even in the little stories that they tell their friends. Truth builds trust, and the sooner they can learn this, the better! Teach them to be truthful in every area of their lives. Show ... Read More

    Your little ones are probably beginning to make friends with all of the other little ones in school, so here are 4 things that you can teach them to help them to be the best friend they can be:

    Tell the truth. This is important in all relationships, and it is important to teach this to them as early as you can. Be honest even in the little stories that they tell their friends. Truth builds trust, and the sooner they can learn this, the better! Teach them to be truthful in every area of their lives.

    Show gratitude. Teach them to be thankful instead of entitled. Gratitude is a wonderful character trait that will carry them through the toughest times of life. Practicing gratitude in their first friendships is a way to learn how to be thankful regardless of circumstances. Teach them how to say thank you, and to be kind even if they’re having a bad day.

    Keep your promises. This is another thing that is best learned at an early age. Teach them to value the honor of their word, and encourage them to be trustworthy individuals. It may seem unimportant since they’re only in preschool, but this is the perfect learning ground for bigger things! It is easier to learn from a young age how to keep promises. As they continue to grow and make more friends, they will learn to make careful promises, and to follow through when they say that they will.

    Take turns and share. You probably often hear “That’s not fair!” in the midst of an argument. This is because fairness is very important to children! Teach them to take turns and share because this shows them how to put others above themselves. Selfishness is never a good foundation for any relationship, so encourage them to love others!

    These are just a few thoughts to help you decide how to help your little one make their first friendships. Invest in these younger years because they will pay off in the future!

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  • Healthy Food This Year

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • 2017 Resolutions with Your Family

    Last year has gone, and we’re now living in 2017. As you reflect over this past year, there are probably a few things that you would like to improve on for this coming year. As you’re thinking through your resolutions, consider these three.Go on a tech fast periodically. In our fast-paced world, technology is both a blessing and a curse. When used as a tool, it enriches our lives and allows us to be more productive individuals; however, it is easy to let technology take priority over more important things. Conside... Read More

    Last year has gone, and we’re now living in 2017. As you reflect over this past year, there are probably a few things that you would like to improve on for this coming year. As you’re thinking through your resolutions, consider these three.

    Go on a tech fast periodically. In our fast-paced world, technology is both a blessing and a curse. When used as a tool, it enriches our lives and allows us to be more productive individuals; however, it is easy to let technology take priority over more important things. Consider taking a tech fast for one evening a week as you seek to build relationships with those in your family. Use this tech-free time to spend quality time with your children!

    Read to your kids. Reading to your kids is awesome for so many reasons. It builds relationship and trust with your child as you read them bedtime stories. The comfort that your presence and attention brings to them at bedtime is just what they need to feel loved. Kids also acquire many language skills from hearing books read aloud. Build your child’s emotional and intellectual strength as well as your relationship with your child as you read books together this year.

    Simplify your life. Clear your schedule of anything that is distracting you from living the life that you really want. Declutter your house so that you can have more time to spend with your children instead of cleaning and reorganizing your house all the time. You can also declutter your schedule so your family will be free to engage in the things that bring joy and peace to your lives.

    In 2017, decide what matters to you, and make it a priority to do whatever it takes to make good use of the time that we have with those that we love.

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  • Making Fun Ornaments with Kids

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun H... Read More

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.

    Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • How to Help Others This Holiday Season

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.) Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love. Read “... Read More

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.)

    Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love.

    Read “How to Help Others This Holiday Season” on Family Fun Houston. 

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  • Safety during the Fall

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time. For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe. Read “... Read More

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time.

    For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe.

    Read “Safety during the Fall” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Classic Children's Books

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life. Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading ... Read More

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.

    Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading reduces stress, makes you smarter, and teaches empathy. It’s literally one of the best things a person can do for themselves. But you can help your child start reading today!

    Read “Classic Children’s Books” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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  • Help: Transitioning Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transition Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transition Back to School

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  • Stafford, TX Preschool: Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too... Read More

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!

    Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

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  • August Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families we... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine 

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  • Stafford, TX Childcare: July Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing res... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

    July Digital Magazine 

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  • Stafford, TX Preschool: Hosting a Pool Birthday Party

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by a... Read More

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules found in this article: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party.

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  • Stafford, TX Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Stafford digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun ... Read More

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Stafford digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Stafford: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the tr... Read More

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the transition from one classroom to another, or a new, unfamiliar teacher. As you consider your child’s educational experience, use the following checklist to make sure your child is prepared to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten equipped for success!

    To see the checklist, read the full article here: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

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  • Picnicking With Your Children

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep... Read More

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities into one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted mom.

    1. Location, Location, Location – When deciding where to picnic start by doing it at a familiar place. You could even start in your own backyard or at a friend’s house. Being familiar with your surroundings will give you peace of mind to be able to enjoy yourself. Once your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Children almost always do better when they have friends to play with. Even introverted children appreciate the company of another child to play with outside. Being outside is the perfect place to spark imagination so having a friend explore with your child makes it even more fun! Plus, having another adult to watch the kiddos means you will have a chance to talk to a grown-up and have another set of eyes looking out for your child as you look after theirs.

    To find out the rest of the picnicking tips, read the full article here: Picnicking With Your Children

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:1.Toddlers Can Learn ColorsBefore letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. Th... Read More

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    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

    Before letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. This will help your toddler distinguish between different colors and make the game more challenging!

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with different shaped objects. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for naming each of the shapes found in his or her eggs.

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, use a permanent marker to number the plastic eggs before hiding them. Challenge your children to find the eggs in order from 1 to 20, or 1 to 100 if you’re that ambitious!

    For the rest of the ways your child can learn through an egg hunt, read the full article here: What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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  • How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disag... Read More

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    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.

    Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disagree with you respectfully. The best way to stop back talk is to provide your child with some independence – but within your own limits. Kids of all ages need a sense of personal power to make their own choices and express their differences in opinions with parents. When parents make all the decisions for them, children naturally want to lash out, and so they do — with words and sometimes, physical aggression.

    So how can parents teach their children to disagree respectfully? Read the full article here: How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

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  • Teaching Kids the Value of Money

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot... Read More

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?

    While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot of fun and creative ways. From playing fun children games such as Monopoly Jr. ® and even helping your child start his/her own personal bank (hello, piggy bank!) your child can start on a path towards having a healthy view of finances and money management!

    Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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  • Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully ma... Read More

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    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.

    Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managing your resolutions and goals while enjoying the process along the way.

    Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions 

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  • 10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

    With so many holiday opportunities to enjoy family, friends, fun and food, don’t forget to spend time helping others who are not so fortunate. From visiting a senior care center to donating to a food pantry, your family can enjoy sharing the joy and warmth of the holidays together.Here are some excellent ideas for ways your family can help others during the holidays.... Read More

    With so many holiday opportunities to enjoy family, friends, fun and food, don’t forget to spend time helping others who are not so fortunate. From visiting a senior care center to donating to a food pantry, your family can enjoy sharing the joy and warmth of the holidays together.

    Here are some excellent ideas for ways your family can help others during the holidays.

    10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

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  • Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the... Read More

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the food preparation process may seem like asking for trouble! But with a few helpful guidelines, your budding chef can be a part of a treat they can be proud of – and you get quality time in the process. Check out this article about safety tips while cooking with young children, and then go whip up some delicious memories together!

    Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

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  • 8 Tips for Safe Family Fun During the Fall and Winter Holidays

    Fall and winter seasons offer several opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, and parents will enjoy the fun, festivities, and food. For parents, child safety is always an important factor while enjoying the fun.Here are 8 tips to help keep your family safe during holiday celebra... Read More

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    Fall and winter seasons offer several opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, and parents will enjoy the fun, festivities, and food. For parents, child safety is always an important factor while enjoying the fun.

    Here are 8 tips to help keep your family safe during holiday celebrations.

    8 Tips for Safe Family Fun During the Fall and Winter Holidays

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  • 6 Steps for a Child-Proof Home

    Is your busy toddler discovering everything around your house? Natural learning and growth means being mobile and exploring everything indoors, outdoors.As a parent, your child's safety is a top concern. Here are some important steps you can take to make your home safe for your exploring toddler.6 Steps for a Child-Pr... Read More

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    Is your busy toddler discovering everything around your house? Natural learning and growth means being mobile and exploring everything indoors, outdoors.

    As a parent, your child's safety is a top concern. Here are some important steps you can take to make your home safe for your exploring toddler.

    6 Steps for a Child-Proof Home

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  • Solutions for Managing Your Child’s Use of Electronics

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when managing ... Read More

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.

    While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when managing how much time your child spends using electronics. Check out this helpful article for tips on setting those boundaries!

    Solutions for Managing Your Child’s Use of Electronics

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  • Stafford TX Day care: Child brain development toys

    A young child learns so much simply from playing, having fun and being interactive with their environment. Many parents wonder how they can enhance this learning. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas will help you understand how your child’s brain development is benefited through games and toys, and what you can personally do to enhance your ch... Read More

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    A young child learns so much simply from playing, having fun and being interactive with their environment. Many parents wonder how they can enhance this learning. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas will help you understand how your child’s brain development is benefited through games and toys, and what you can personally do to enhance your child’s daycare learning experience.

    Interactive and engaging

    When choosing educational games and toys for your daycare or preschool child, it is important that you select the right ones which are both engaging and interactive. Your child will be far more inclined to partake in activities if he or she can get involved. Toys and games that offer rewards for participation will motivate and engage your child to master the game, and achieve success every time.

    Promoting particular skills development

    You may also want to provide games and toys that promote the development of particular skills. These can be skills that your child is struggling to master, or that you believe are prudent for development. It is worthwhile to remember to carefully consider your child first and provide the toys and games that suit the child, as an individual. You can also choose basic games and toys that both you and your child can be involved in, while promoting particular skills. Games and toys that inspire strong imagination and lend themselves to a variety of scenarios can have a positive effect.

    Providing your child with the most expensive toys and games may not be the best choice. A parent should consider what will help the child and be the most beneficial, during early brain development. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas, ensures that we offer a wide variety of appropriate toys and games that promote skills and brain development. Contact us if you are interested in our specialized infant care services or if you are looking for a preschool that offers a superior foundational education.

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  • Stafford TX Child care: When can I expect to hear my child talk?

    As a parent of an infant, you will certainly have your own particularly favorite milestones to look forward to in your child’s life. Allow our childcare specialists at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas to share some insight on the subject of ... Read More

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    As a parent of an infant, you will certainly have your own particularly favorite milestones to look forward to in your child’s life. Allow our childcare specialists at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas to share some insight on the subject of infant milestones and when you can expect your child to begin talking. Keep in mind that each child develops at his or her own unique pace, so these average age milestones are estimates. If you have concerns about your child’s rate of development, please contact your pediatrician for guidance.

    Sixth month

    At sixth months you can expect your child to start babbling full syllables such as ba-ba or da-da. Experts are still unsure as to whether this actually means anything, or if it is simply emulation of what they hear or see. This is certainly an exciting time during infant care. However, you can expect to start hearing full words pretty soon.

    Ninth month

    After nine months, you can expect your child to start saying actual words. They may be simple words that are just repeated a few times. This can include a vocabulary of “no,” “sing,” “momma” or any other words he or she may have heard often during your normal child care routines.

    One year

    Finally, after one whole year of cute cooing and babbling, your child will start stringing real words together to form actual sentences. This is the truly exciting part of infant care, as your child starts becoming a real individual. At this stage, your child will begin to properly interact with you and tell you exactly what he or she wants.

    With just a little bit of patience, and a fair amount of dedication, you can expect your child to begin to comfortably communicate by one year of age. Your child’s preschool or day care facility should continue to teach your child the essentials necessary for early language development, as well as the other needed life skills. Kids ’R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas is ideal for this, and we invite you to enroll your child here today. He or she will start experiencing the plethora of developmental tools that we have to offer. Contact us today for more details on our excellent child care services, and to give your child an academic competitive edge with our exclusive Brain WavesTM curriculum.

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  • Stafford Preschool: Reading games for your child

    Parents should teach their children that reading is exciting and fun. Children benefit more strongly in later years when they learn to enjoy reading at a young age. Here are few reading games that you can play with your preschooler to promote a love a reading:Turn a book into a playThis is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to ... Read More

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    Parents should teach their children that reading is exciting and fun. Children benefit more strongly in later years when they learn to enjoy reading at a young age. Here are few reading games that you can play with your preschooler to promote a love a reading:

    Turn a book into a play

    This is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to get your preschooler excited about reading. All it requires is for you to read a few pages of a book with your child, and then together you can act out what you have just read. Be enthusiastic to help your child get excited. This enthusiasm will rub off on your child, leading to enjoyment and a love of the game.

    Create an incentive program

    Use small incentives to encourage your child to read. This can be done by creating an incentives chart. This chart should include milestones, goals and achievements. Each milestone should have a corresponding reward or incentive. For example, if your child completes five books you might take him or her out for ice cream. The incentive for reading ten books could be a trip to the fair or the park. Be creative with your incentives and watch your child read as many books as possible.

    Spend some time reading with your child

    Taking an active interest in what your child is reading will inspire him or her to read more. Sit with your child and have him or her read out loud. You can discuss the book with your child to encourage him or her to think about the book and want to read more.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas offers a preschool with the highest standards. For more information, contact us today

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  • Child day care: What does the Brain Waves™ curriculum at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford have to offer your child?

    Children change, grow and learn in an abundance of amazing ways during the first few years of life. Watching your child learn how to laugh, smile, walk and talk, you realize how important brain development is. At ... Read More

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    Children change, grow and learn in an abundance of amazing ways during the first few years of life. Watching your child learn how to laugh, smile, walk and talk, you realize how important brain development is. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford we offer a life changing Brain Waves™ curriculum, aimed at boosting brain development for each child at our Learning Academy.

    Our Brain Waves™ Curriculum

    Our Brain Waves™ curriculum is especially designed to support neural pathways to improve socio-emotional, language and cognitive development for your child. Our “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy underlines our Brain Waves™ curriculum. We understand the importance and provide a safe and secure environment when it comes to your child’s brain development. Our learning stations are filled with materials that motivate each child to explore and use the senses, encouraging brain development. Our highly experienced staff conduct problem solving activities for each child, recognizing that this is the best way to support brain development.

    Technology and Brain Development

    Our lives revolve around the forever changing world of technology. Your child needs exposure at a young age to prepare for life in the 21st century. Technology is great for your child, however, too much can lead to excess stimulation of the brain, and cause irritability. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, we have taken a balanced approach to technology. We have integrated our curriculum with ABCmouse. This is a childhood technology tool that enhances learning without over stimulating your child. We are dedicated to delivering excellent child care services, for more information on our Brain Waves™ curriculum in Stafford, contact us today.

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  • Stafford infant care tips: Five facts about breast milk

    Breastfeeding is an important topic when it comes to infant care. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, we are able assist parents with specialized infant care. Our experts have compiled some facts about breast milk in order to help parents make informed decisions about feeding their infant.Each woman’s milk is different... Read More

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    Breastfeeding is an important topic when it comes to infant care. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, we are able assist parents with specialized infant care. Our experts have compiled some facts about breast milk in order to help parents make informed decisions about feeding their infant.

    Each woman’s milk is different

    It may come as a surprise, but each woman’s milk is unique. This is because we are each uniquely made, with various diets and lifestyles, and therefore have different amounts of nutrients, vitamins and hormones in our bodies.

    Created specifically for your child

    Your breast milk is created specifically to provide all of the required nutrients, minerals, fats and antibodies for your child. This is one of the most curious yet most beneficial factors: a mother’s body knows precisely what her infant needs.

    Transfers fats and vitamins

    Breast milk transfers substantial amounts of fat and vitamins to your child during breastfeeding. These provide your infant with the energy levels and resources he or she needs to develop.

    Carries antibodies

    Another interesting fact about breast milk is that it can help your child fight infection and disease by providing antibodies. A healthy child is a child that is open to optimal brain development. Infants who breastfeed tend to contract fewer illnesses than those who are given formula. A child’s immune system is not fully developed until the age of five, so you can breastfeed for two years or even longer.

    Prevents Obesity

    Because your milk is created specifically for your infant, it provides just the right amount of fat, energy, and electrolytes for your child’s development. Your child gets exactly what he or she needs, no more and no less, which can help prevent obesity.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas, we are experts in child care and child development. Contact us for information about our infant care services or visit our facility to see our Nationally accredited program in action

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  • Some Stafford day care centers offer better services than others, why?

    Taking a child to preschool for the first time can be worrisome for parents. Some child care centers are not as diligent in performing their duties as others. Occasionally, this can tarnish the reputation of other day care centers that are reputable. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford we... Read More

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    Taking a child to preschool for the first time can be worrisome for parents. Some child care centers are not as diligent in performing their duties as others. Occasionally, this can tarnish the reputation of other day care centers that are reputable. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford we have been running a professional and successful learning academy for many years. We have compiled a list of reasons why we believe some preschools offer better services than others.

    Health

    Choosing a preschool that offers a healthy environment is vital to your child. Young children are easily prone to childhood diseases. Preventing sickness from infecting other children, a well-run preschool will request parents to keep a sick child at home. When touring a preschool make sure that the facility is clean and that all the toddlers look healthy and happy.

    Communication

    Communication with parents is imperative for success and providing the best service. Parents need to be informed daily as to a child’s progress.

    This can be accomplished by:

    • Weekly newsletters
    • Daily notes (childs homework book)
    • Parent and teacher meeting

    Parents that feel included in the child’s progress, will be pleased and likely to enroll the child in subsequent years.

    Emotional support from caregivers

    A child needs care, love and positive guidance. Day care centers lacking in this area, do not benefit the child’s emotional well-being. A crying or irritable child needs to be held and comforted to restore contentment. While filling in for the role of mother, the teacher or caregiver should perform all these duties to the best of their ability. If your child is not getting this attention, choose an alternative day care center. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Stafford we provide the best in professional child care services. Do not settle for anything less.


    For more information on our preschool day care services please contact us and we will gladly assist you.

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  • Childcare advice: Why parents choose Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, TX for summer camps

    Summer is here and registration for summer camp is open at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Stafford. Summer camp should not only keep your child entertained during time away from school, but also help them develo... Read More

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    Summer is here and registration for summer camp is open at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Stafford. Summer camp should not only keep your child entertained during time away from school, but also help them develop new skills, and be a memorable learning experience about nature, new friends, and the environment.

    Reasons why parents choose our summer camps:

    • Get active! Prying a child away from the TV or computer is a struggle for many parents. Separating them from technology is easily accomplished while enrolled at our summer camp. While at camp, a child becomes involved in physical activities, sports, and crafts, which allow their muscles to grow and gives them the fresh air that growing bodies need!
    • Discover nature. The school year focuses on teaching a specific set of educational outcomes. However, summer camps emphasize other equally important interests. Here in Stafford, Texas your child will develop their five senses and learn more about dirt, insects, plants, and animals.
    • Develop beneficial life skills. Summer camps show your child how certain life skills can be challenged, developed, and perfected. Teamwork is just as important with an academic project as on the playing field, or when singing songs, participating in a treasure hunt, and while exploring nature. This helps your child develop positive skills and be consistent with good behavior.
    • Learn to adapt and become independent. Adapting quickly to new challenges is essential to becoming a successful adult. At summer camp, your child will be introduced to a very different environment from home or school. Given the proper support and encouragement, your child will learn not to fear new situations and to develop the self-confidence to thrive independently in all types of environments.

    At the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Stafford, Texas we offer a ten week, daily summer camp adventure lead by child care professionals for children from pre-school to age 12. During camp, your child will experience nature through creative, fun, and physical activities at our Learning Academy. Please contact us for more information today, as space is limited.

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