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by Dr. Susan Canizares | July 6, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

You don’t need to have a degree in early childhood education or a classroom filled with materials to teach your child important concepts in math. The best way for children to learn practical math concepts is to guide them in hands-on activities and games. And you can do this by using items already in your […]

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by Administrator | April 27, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

What spicy words have you used today? At La Petite Academy preschoolers are learning fun and powerful new ways to express themselves with surprisingly sophisticated vocabulary. Words like enormous, creeping and fierce are celebrated as children first discover, then try out newly acquired expressions. “Children need to have a rich and robust oral language vocabulary […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 5, 2017 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Can you think of one single activity that you can do with your toddler, preschooler, or school-age child that includes experiences in math, science, and reading, and builds confidence all at the same time? You don’t need to be an expert in child care education to implement this amazing learning experience—all you need is a […]

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by Administrator | April 18, 2016 | Child Development | Ideas | Learning Activities | Nutrition

By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD April is a month where we celebrate all things green: Earth Day (April 22nd)and National Garden Week (the second week of April). While it’s easy for parents to understand and honor the environment, there’s a simple way you can carry this theme throughout your kitchen and straight to your family: eat […]

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by Administrator | March 31, 2016 | Child Development | Learning Activities | Nutrition

When it comes to discovery and adventure at home, one room stands apart as an enticing and delicious wonderland where your child can contribute and feel grown up. “Most children love to help in the kitchen, and can start as early as age two,” notes Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for our schools. “It’s a […]

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by Administrator | May 29, 2015 | Holiday Activities | Learning Activities

May 30 is “Water a Flower Day”! In honor of this special, springtime holiday, we’re created a bright infographic that shares fun facts about the beautiful sunflower. We also included instructions on how to plant one of your own! (Click the image to expand) Want to plant some yummy veggies to grow along with your […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | May 6, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Learning Activities

Movement is not only an essential tool for encouraging healthy habits in children, but it’s a really great way to build a child’s sense of self and to provide educational opportunities. We all know that the brain is the most important organ for cognition and learning. As parents and teachers, it’s our job to build, […]

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by Administrator | April 22, 2015 | Holiday Activities | Ideas | Learning Activities

By Alexa Bigwarfe My mom friends and I had one of the most fun playdates last Earth Day, packed with activities for kids and parents both. It was a fun opportunity to teach the kids about the earth, recycling, and even gardening. We made crafts and had a sensory experience through digging in dirt and […]

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by Administrator | March 6, 2015 | Free Printables | Learning Activities | Nutrition

Make dining out more enjoyable for everyone by giving kiddos this healthy food-focused activity sheet to work on while everyone waits for their meals! Click the image below to open and print the PDF:

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by Administrator | March 6, 2015 | Free Printables | Learning Activities | Nutrition

Create various activities with this kid-friendly grocery shopping list! Little ones can use it to spot items at the grocery store, or older kids can write out their own shopping list for recipes they want to cook. Click the image to open and print the PDF:

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