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Fantastic Easter Activities for Kids

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Fantastic Easter Activities for Kids

Easter is just around the corner but not all of us have good weather! So we've compiled a fun list of fun Easter activities for kids that can can be played indoors or out!    Indoor Easter Activities For Kids What’s fun about these activities is that you can find almost everything you need at home. Simple, fun and educational. Just what you need in times like these. Save your eggs and a trip to the grocery store with the Skoolzy Egg Shapes   Hip Hop To The Hippity Hop   It’s the traditional Easter egg hunt with a twist by...

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Fostering a Love of the Written Word

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Fostering a Love of the Written Word

In celebration of March's National Book Month, for today's Parenting Tip, we're today we're going to delve into how to encourage your youngster to enjoy books. Reading and a love of books in all their forms is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children.  Parenting Tip - Encouraging A Love of Reading Here are our top tips for helping to instill an appreciation of books from an early age:   Foster that love by making regular trips to the public library, and become familiar with the librarians and how the library works.   Get them their own...

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Unleashing Creativity

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Unleashing Creativity

To coincide with National Tell A Fairytale Day, today’s tip is all about unleashing your child’s creativity. They say a creative child grows into a creative adult, but how do we encourage our children to open up their imaginations and develop their creative potential during early childhood?   Creativity can't be taught but it can be encouraged. Teaching your child to think outside the box, to delve deep into their imagination, and to develop a creative side are life long skills that will benefit them in every aspect of their lives - socially, emotionally, academically, and professionally!  According to the...

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Communication

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Communication

For today's Parenting Tip, we're going to talk about proper, effective communication. We're not necessarily talking about answering the endless "but why?" questions (and if your child hasn't gone through that stage yet, then brace yourself, it's coming!). We're talking about taking the time to explain your decisions so that your child understand the reason behind them.  Parenting Tip - Communication  We’ve all been guilty of saying things like; "don’t do that",  "do this", or a child’s least favorite answer: “because I said so!” without really offering our children a valid explanation as to why. Saying something like: “please don’t kick the ball in...

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Parenting Tip of the Week - Independence

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Parenting Tip of the Week - Independence

Teach them while they're young! That's my motto because once they hit their teens, they (think they) already know everything :-). In last week's Parenting Tip, we talked about giving your children age-appropriate options to choose from to help them feel in control and develop decision-making skills. This week we're going to delve into how to give your child a sense of independence by teaching them what to do and by building their self-confidence.  Parenting Tip - Fostering Independence  Children like to feel in control. They like to be given choices and they like to be able to do things for...

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