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  • Activities for Caring about the Environment with Preschoolers

    Earth Day is right around the corner, and it’s important to celebrate it with your preschool child for many reasons.Earth Day creates awareness and encourages communities to celebrate, protect, and care for the environment. This special holiday was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in 1970. Senator Nelson was extremely passionate about the environment and b... Read More

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    Earth Day is right around the corner, and it’s important to celebrate it with your preschool child for many reasons.

    Earth Day creates awareness and encourages communities to celebrate, protect, and care for the environment. This special holiday was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in 1970. Senator Nelson was extremely passionate about the environment and believed society should recognize its importance. Thus, April 22 was declared Earth Day.

    Earth Day is the perfect time for parents to teach their children about our planet’s environment and what steps can be taken to protect it.

    Here are a few ways that your family can spend time learning about planet Earth and how to take care of the community.

    Start your very own flower garden.

    This hands-on activity will give your child a passion for nature and pride in his environment. Tulips, daffodils, and lilacs are in season this spring and will make a wonderful addition to your landscape.

    Go for a nature walk!

    Plants, air, sunlight, land, and water are all components of the environment we live in. Going for a walk is a great way to teach your child about the different animal and plant life in your community right as you’re in the middle of it. Take it a step further by bringing a trash bag or two on your walk and picking up any litter you happen to see.

    Create your own mason jar herb garden in three simple steps.

    First, fill up a glass mason jar with soil. Bury any type of herb seed in the soil, making sure to add another layer on top. Last, add enough water to dampen the soil, and place the jar in a sunny spot inside your home. Over the next few weeks you can watch your tiny garden transform! Plus, this easy activity will teach your child about the type of environment herb seeds need in order to grow.

    April 22 is a wonderful reminder to take a step back and appreciate our planet. So, remember to slow down, take a breath of fresh air, and do what you can to protect and care for the environment. Happy Earth Day! 

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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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  • Science Experiments with Your Preschooler

    Kids in preschool are so fascinated by science, and if we’re honest, we are too! Simple reactions like baking soda and vinegar or seltzer tablets boggle our minds, and we want to try them over and over again. Here are two simple science experiments that you can do with your preschool children that will develop in them a love for science!VolcanoVolcano eruptions are probably the simplest experiment that you can try—like these! All you need is baking soda... Read More

    Kids in preschool are so fascinated by science, and if we’re honest, we are too! Simple reactions like baking soda and vinegar or seltzer tablets boggle our minds, and we want to try them over and over again. Here are two simple science experiments that you can do with your preschool children that will develop in them a love for science!

    Volcano

    Volcano eruptions are probably the simplest experiment that you can try—like these! All you need is baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring if you want to get fancy. Pour your desired amount of baking soda into a dish, and then slowly pour an equal amount of vinegar (colored if you want) into the dish and watch the reaction erupt. Be sure to prep your area to cover lots of overflowing volcanic dishes. Let your little one do all the pouring since it’s all safe to handle!

    Lava Lamp

    Didn’t we all love our lava lamps back in the day? Well now’s your chance to share them with your preschool children through a science experiment. All you need for a lava lamp experiment is vegetable oil, water, and seltzer tablets. Fill a glass with about ¾ cup of vegetable oil, and then add about ½ cup of colored water (gel food coloring works great) into the glass. Break the seltzer tablets into two or three pieces, and drop them in one by one, and watch the fascinating reaction! Adult supervision is recommended for this one since it’s probably not a good idea to drink vegetable oil and seltzer tablets.

    The most important rule is to have fun. Show them from a young age that science is exciting and they’ll grow up loving it. Kids learn the most when they’re having fun, so enjoy your time together!

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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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  • Goals and Kids

    Each New Year brings ample opportunities to set goals, grow, and succeed. Goal setting gives children confidence, creates a sense of purpose, and improves self-awareness. You can help your little one learn to set reachable goals by encouraging them to reflect on their past year. Goal setting can become overwhelming, which is why we’ve categorized goals for kids into three categories.Family Goals: From spending quality time as a family, to learning to share with siblings, there are many ways to improve at home. Sit d... Read More

    Each New Year brings ample opportunities to set goals, grow, and succeed. Goal setting gives children confidence, creates a sense of purpose, and improves self-awareness. You can help your little one learn to set reachable goals by encouraging them to reflect on their past year. Goal setting can become overwhelming, which is why we’ve categorized goals for kids into three categories.

    Family Goals: From spending quality time as a family, to learning to share with siblings, there are many ways to improve at home. Sit down with your child and help them come up with one or two ways they can succeed in 2017, whether it’s setting the table each night before dinner, or making their bed every morning when they wake up. A wonderful goal to work toward together is to spend more time bonding as a family.

    School Goals: Setting goals to achieve in school is a great way to get involved as a parent. Discuss your child’s favorite subjects and areas of improvement in order to succeed in 2017. Here are a few potential academic goals to set:

    • Practice reading for 15 minutes each day.
    • Complete homework before dinner each night.
    • Try to get to know every classmate.

    Personal Goals: Personal goals are just that: personal. This is the time for your child to think about what they truly want to achieve outside of school and family. Maybe it’s finally riding a bike without training wheels, working on their listening skills, or learning how to play a brand new instrument. Whatever their wildest dreams entail, this is the chance for you to listen, encourage, and push them toward success.

    Whether you follow these 3 categories or approach goal setting in your own way, it is imperative to guide your little one toward their objectives. Show your child love and motivation through success and failure. There is nothing more gratifying than getting to watch your child grow and develop into a bright, determined person.

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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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  • Three Things Teachers Wish Preschool Parents Knew

    Winter break is almost over, and school is about to start again! As we enter the second half of the school year, there are a few things that teachers might want you to know. 1. Send your child in comfortable clothing. Though it’s fun to dress them up in super cute clothing, comfort has to have at least equal priority with fashion. If little Johnny is going to have a nice, productive day, he needs to feel comfortable in his clothes. Children love comfort just as much if not more than we do! ... Read More

    Winter break is almost over, and school is about to start again! As we enter the second half of the school year, there are a few things that teachers might want you to know.

    1. Send your child in comfortable clothing.

    Though it’s fun to dress them up in super cute clothing, comfort has to have at least equal priority with fashion. If little Johnny is going to have a nice, productive day, he needs to feel comfortable in his clothes. Children love comfort just as much if not more than we do!

    2. Send a healthy, well-packed lunch.

    It’s always better to send more, and you would rather take food back home with you than risk little Sally being hungry for half the day. Be sure to send healthy lunches. Though your child may want only candy, be sure to send protein and carbs too. A well-packed lunch makes sure that all tummies are full and everyone is happy.

    3. Try to be attentive during pick-up.

    If your child is really excited to tell you about his day, but you’re still finishing up a phone conversation, it is difficult for you to give him the attention he needs. Try to either finish everything up before you pick up your child, or put things on hold for a few minutes while you invest in pick-up time. Just try to take a few minutes to make your child feel special, and take interest in all that has gone on in their little day. A few intentional moments go a long way!

    These are just a few simple ideas to help make sure your child has a great preschool experience. Comfortable clothing, a nice lunch, and a few special moments with a parent can go a long way to help them have a happy day.

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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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  • Cooking with Kids

    Everyone who has ever cooked knows it’s difficult, especially if you’re a preschooler. Of course, it comes more naturally to some than others, but a huge part of becoming a better cook later in life is just getting in the kitchen and doing it!One way to get into the kitchen as a young child is to make simple little recipes this holiday season using the most basic materials. You as a parent can help encourage the child’s kitchen curiosity with some of these handy little snacks! Marshmallow SnowmenTh... Read More

    Everyone who has ever cooked knows it’s difficult, especially if you’re a preschooler. Of course, it comes more naturally to some than others, but a huge part of becoming a better cook later in life is just getting in the kitchen and doing it!

    One way to get into the kitchen as a young child is to make simple little recipes this holiday season using the most basic materials. You as a parent can help encourage the child’s kitchen curiosity with some of these handy little snacks!

    Marshmallow Snowmen

    The blog It’s Always Autumn has created a fun treat—marshmallow snowmen!

    All you need is marshmallows (of course), pretzel sticks, toothpicks, chocolate chips, and candy corn.

    Simply stick three marshmallows on top of one another for the body, connected with toothpicks. Then put the pretzel sticks into its body for the arms and legs. Place three chocolate chips on its belly for the buttons. Finally, put the candy corn in place for the nose, and there you have it!

    Melted Snowmen Chocolate Bark

    Princess Pinky Girl made a fun creation featuring melted snowmen. All you need—for a simple version—is white chocolate, pretzel sticks, candies for the buttons, orange sprinkles for the noses, and googly eyes.

    Melt the white chocolate to make the bark. This serves as the “puddle” of snow. Then, place three candies for the buttons in a line in the middle of where you want your snowman to be. Then place an orange sprinkle right above them for the nose. Pretzel sticks go on either side of the buttons for the arms. Finally, put down the eyes where you think they should go, and voila!

    Candy Cane Hearts

    This is an easy one. Oh Nuts created this fun snack with just chocolate and candy canes!

    Simply put two candy canes facing each other so they make a heart onto some baking pan. Then pour melted chocolate in the middle to make a filling. Crush up another candy cane in the middle for decoration, and there you have it!

    These snacks can be super easy to make, especially for children. It will teach them about putting certain foods together, using kitchen instruments, and adding a little heat! It’s the perfect combo for a holiday cooking party.

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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 be... 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

    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: 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: Transitioning Back to School

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  • Richmond, 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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  • Richmond, TX Childcare: August 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 i... 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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  • Bella Terra 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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  • Richmond, 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 all with the simple rules fo... 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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  • Bella Terra 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 Bella Terra digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.Don’t for... 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 Bella Terra 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 Bella Terra: 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 tra... 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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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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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 the ou... 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 managing your resolutions a... 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 Fall and Winter Events

    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 hol... Read More

    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, in daycare, or childcare.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.... Read More

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

    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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  • Richmond TX Child Care: Non-verbal Infant Communication

    Caring for a new infant is full of exciting times and moments that you will wish you could repeat forever. Unfortunately, we can’t live in the past, and... Read More

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    Caring for a new infant is full of exciting times and moments that you will wish you could repeat forever. Unfortunately, we can’t live in the past, and you must remember that if your child never grows up he or she will never become successful like you are. Allow Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra in Richmond, Texas to help you with infant care by learning how non-verbal communication with your child can foster healthy and effective early development.

    Sharing moments

    Most people are aware of the non-verbal moments that humans share with each other. Perhaps you experienced one when you saw your “true love” for the first time, or maybe you simply offered a stranger a bus-seat without having to utter a word. This is non-verbal communication, and is vital for your child to learn if you want him or her to have the best opportunities in life.

    Seek out these special moments

    Seek these moments during child care where you simply enjoy each other’s company while staring into each other’s eyes. Breastfeeding your child provides him or her with proper nourishment and provides the opportunity to hold him or her close. These times help your child to feel comforted, and strengthens the bonds between you and him or her. You will find that these times happen almost automatically, and you will know when you are sharing a special moment and communicating without any words.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra is passionate about child care and offers you and your child excellent services with world class dedication to optimizing his or her potential. We offer an exclusive infant care curriculum that is designed with physical, emotional, social, and intellectual stimulation in mind. Contact us if you need more information.

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  • Richmond TX day care: What does our Brain Waves™ curriculum offer your child?

    As your child grows, so does his or her brain. It is important to constantly stimulate the brain in order to maximize your child’s mental capacity. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra, we offer our exclusive ... Read More

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    As your child grows, so does his or her brain. It is important to constantly stimulate the brain in order to maximize your child’s mental capacity. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra, we offer our exclusive Brain Waves™ program. Our Brain Waves™ curriculum is available to children aged six weeks through five years. During these early developmental years, we provide stimulating age-appropriate activities to support the formation of neural pathways encouraging social-emotional, cognitive and language development.

    Technology and our Brain Waves™ Curriculum

    Exposing children to a world filled with technology is very beneficial. This will prepare your child for life in the 21st century. However, studies show that too much exposure to digital technology can lead to overstimulation to the brain, which in turn can lead to irritability and fatigue. At our Learning Academy in Richmond we have taken a very balanced approach to technology. We have integrated ABCmouse into our Brain Waves™ curriculum, and make sure to spend ample time outdoors and on non-technology based indoor learning activities as well. ABC Mouse is one of the latest early childhood technology tools, and is a fantastic tool to enhance this area of education.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Philosophy

    Understanding that each child is unique, our highly qualified teaching staff caters to different interests and learning styles. We expose each child to many forms of language (including sign language), immersing them in a world rich in language and literacy. For maximum brain stimulation, we have filled our learning stations with math manipulatives, science elements and stimulating visuals that help support the development of neural pathways. Studies show that problem solving is one of the best ways to support brain development. Our teachers conduct activities to help each child explore cause and effect, and provide questioning strategies that promote higher level thinking.

    To find out more what our Brain Waves™ curriculum has to offer your child, please watch our videos.


    For more information on our Brain Waves™ curriculum in Richmond, TX please contact us today.

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  • Finding quality child care in Richmond, Texas while on vacation

    While you are on vacation, you may want to spend a day shopping or enjoying a date night in the evening by having dinner or going to a show. If so, you will need to find quality infant or child care services, so that you can ensure your child is safe while you enjoy some adult time away.Ask the localsThe best place to start is to ask the front de... Read More

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    While you are on vacation, you may want to spend a day shopping or enjoying a date night in the evening by having dinner or going to a show. If so, you will need to find quality infant or child care services, so that you can ensure your child is safe while you enjoy some adult time away.

    Ask the locals

    The best place to start is to ask the front desk of the hotel or resort for recommendations. Often, hotels and resorts provide child care services or they can refer you to trusted local providers. You can also check with the local Chamber of Commerce, who should be able to refer you to qualified facilities.

    Check qualifications and amenities

    You will need to ensure that any child care service you engage has the necessary qualifications, training and facilities to keep your child safe. This includes infant CPR and advanced care, a secure facility and necessary items such as diapers, cleaners, toys and the right food for your child.

    One-off or an affiliate

    Some services are one-off and may only have one or two employees, while others are associated with larger businesses that may have many affiliates. Ask at the hotel or resort or check online forums and websites to find out about the various options. If you are familiar with a child care facility in your home town, find out if they have a facility in the place you are visiting. Some local options may include a drop-in child care facility.

    Trust the specialists

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra, we are specialists in infant care and offer superior infant care services. These services include loving care, secure facilities, excellent nutrition, and programs that promote brain development.

    Contact us for more information.

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  • Teaching your Richmond, Texas preschool child to read

    Reading is one of the most important things a child will learn to do. Without solid reading skills, a child is likely to fall behind in school. Teaching and promoting reading is not just the job of a day care center, but also a job for parents. Reading needs to be taught and promoted at home with age-appropriate readi... Read More

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    Reading is one of the most important things a child will learn to do. Without solid reading skills, a child is likely to fall behind in school. Teaching and promoting reading is not just the job of a day care center, but also a job for parents. Reading needs to be taught and promoted at home with age-appropriate reading material.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy Bella Terra, we offer an advanced approach to teaching reading at our learning academy. Our preschool curriculum includes the following:

    • Reading and writing activities
    • Decision-making skills
    • Social and emotional development

    Below we list several ways parents can help with reading at home. This will require understanding and patience from the parent.

    Set an example

    Parents need to show their children that reading is a valuable skill and an enjoyable way to spend time. You need to set a good example for your child by making a conscious effort to let your child see you reading.

    Read to your child

    Parents should start reading to their children while they are an infant, or even during pregnancy. There are studies which show that reading during pregnancy positively impacts the developing child. Reading together is also an important bonding activity. Lastly, you can take your child to “story time” at your local library or read to children together with other moms.

    Depending on your child’s age, you will be able to determine what to read. If your child is just starting out it is good to practice to engage your child and develop skills such as recognizing shapes and colors. Furthermore, you can also ask your preschool teacher for advice on what books to read.

    For more information on our preschool program in Bella Terra, visit our facility or contact us for your childcare needs. 

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  • Alternatives to daycare and five activities in Richmond, TX for a fun summer break!

    The school year has ended and it is important to plan activities for your child to alleviate boredom and mischief. Richmond, Texas is lucky to have many fun options and also educational opportunities to enhance your child’s capacity for learning during the summer break.... Read More

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    The school year has ended and it is important to plan activities for your child to alleviate boredom and mischief. Richmond, Texas is lucky to have many fun options and also educational opportunities to enhance your child’s capacity for learning during the summer break.

    Allowing them to play video games or watch TV for many hours is an easy but problematic alternative during summer vacation. Studies have determined that too much television time, which often leads to a sedentary lifestyle, combined with poor eating habits, does not contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Here are five options in Richmond during the summer break to get your children moving!

    1. Strike, spare, split! Bowling is an activity that all age groups can enjoy. How about taking your children, their friends, and yourself, and go bowling? FunPlex Bowling Center is a great venue for family-fun, and where children can be active, especially on rainy days!
    2. Hit the rink! Your local ice rink is a cool spot to spend upcoming sizzling summer days. Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center in Houston, offers skating for young children, figure skating lessons, and hockey, too. Come and cool off on a hot day, while learning a new sport!
    3. Make a splash… Swimming is a great way to stay active and learn basic water safety skills. There are options for parent and child swim classes to introduce your child to the water, especially if it is their first time.
    4. Learn about history: "Head out partner!" to the George Ranch Historical Park where your child can visit the Fort Bend Museum, which celebrates a century of Texas history, and much more!.
    5. Summer Camp: And finally, combine both fun and educational activities during this end-of-school break by enrolling your child in summer camp at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra. Our active ten-week nature program is where children can experience the joy of the great outdoors and learn about all creatures big and small! Campers will learn about plants, bugs, and animals; how to read a compass, and much more during this ten-week session. What a great way to spend a summer!

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Bella Terra offers Summer Camp, and also ongoing care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. An array of after school and extracurricular activities occur, while also providing a healthy and balanced menu plan. Contact us today to learn more about us or our AdvancED Accredited programs.

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