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Is Full-Time Daycare Too Much?
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How to Choose a Special Needs Preschool
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5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Attend a Language Immersion Preschool
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6 Tips for Raising Multilingual Children
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5 Common Sense Benefits of Preschool
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How To Prepare for Preschool Picture Day
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4 Reasons To Take Your Kids To The Library – Happy National Library Week!
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Fun Kids Activities To Celebrate National Siblings Day
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5 Things To Do During Spring Break When Preschool Is Closed
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6 Preschool Lunch Tips From The “Dark Side”

Is Full-Time Daycare Too Much?

So, you finally found the perfect daycare center. The teachers are great and your child wakes up every morning happy to go see them! Congratulations, you’ve come a long way!

But there’s one last big question: how much child care is OK? Is full-time daycare a good idea? Should I really be leaving him there all day?

Excellent question!

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How to Choose a Special Needs Preschool

Homework and parenting go hand-in-hand. The big question is who does it!

When your child gets a little older it is a little bit easier on you. There is a standard definition of “homework” and he or she will (or is supposed to, anyway) do most of it.

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5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Attend a Language Immersion Preschool

So, you have decided to give your child the gift of languages. Congratulations, your child will thank you for it! As promised in our previous post about raising multilingual children, in this article we are going to dive deeper into language immersion preschool programs and the reasons why they are a great idea!

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6 Tips for Raising Multilingual Children

If you’re like most of us, you started to appreciate your own parents a lot more when you became a parent yourself. “Jeez, Mom, was I like that? Thanks for putting up with me!”

Even if your parents were multilingual, though, they may not have seen the point of raising you to be so. Times were very different back then. If that’s the case, you probably wish they had held your nose to the language grindstone when you were younger. Today the world is a small, fast place where fortune favors the multilingual.

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5 Common Sense Benefits of Preschool

Education and politics: what a great mixture for drama in the media.   President Obama’s push for universal Pre-K has given rise to all kinds of debates surrounding the issue. Is it good for kids? Do parents need it? Is it fair? Is it cost-effective? And so on.

Even otherwise peace-loving Swedes seem to be weighing in from across the Atlantic. (Hint: don’t mess with Swedes when it comes to public benefits surrounding kids. They take it very seriously.)

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How To Prepare for Preschool Picture Day

Have you ever checked how many gigabytes of digital pictures and videos you have of your child? Here’s a fun thought exercise: 1 GB was worth more than a house back when you were born. At those prices you may have bought a subdivision just on the day your child was born!

Even so, there is still something special about daycare or preschool picture day. These types of pictures actually get printed out and framed! Here’s a quick checklist to stay on top of the big day.

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4 Reasons To Take Your Kids To The Library – Happy National Library Week!

Do you remember the card catalogues they used to use in libraries? Now you can buy those cabinets as antiques on eBay. Most libraries switched over to computer based systems in the early 1990’s. In some ways, though, the card catalogue was more fun. You had to invest more time in finding each title and there was a certain sense of exploration involved. And preschoolers were too short to use it.

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Fun Kids Activities To Celebrate National Siblings Day

Happy National Siblings Day! Hadn’t heard about it? Well, it hasn’t been made a Federal holiday just yet, but now you have no excuse. If you have a brother or sister, make a call, send an email, or write a card.

Here’s the thing: Make sure your preschooler sees you do it. Set a good example!

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5 Things To Do During Spring Break When Preschool Is Closed

Have you heard about Intrafamilial? The Bollywood remake of Interstellar?

There is a dramatic scene in which space-time bends for an intrepid family as they approach the black hole known as “Spring Break.” Time slows to an almost imperceptible crawl for the children as the event horizon draws near only to accelerate wildly as they cross the threshold. Time decelerates for their parents as they attempt to maintain their faith in humanity with a wise-cracking robot and dance routines in step with the spinning space station.

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6 Preschool Lunch Tips From The “Dark Side”

H ow the heck did your child find the cookies aisle in the supermarket? And why that particular package? Is there a subsonic kid-only whistle attached to it or something?

The fact is that professional food marketers, especially children’s food marketers, put the “fiendishly” in fiendishly clever. They have done the research on that particular color scheme and advised the store to put it at that particular eye level. In a lot of ways they know (statistically anyway) your child’s visual cues and what presses her psychological buttons better than you do.

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