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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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  • Online Resources for Preschoolers

    I think we all know the importance of play and imagination in the life of a preschool aged child. But, if we are honest, there are times that technology comes in very handy. There’s no need to worry about your child’s brain turning to mush if you are proactive about the content you let your little one view. While it is still important to limit the amount of time your ... Read More

    I think we all know the importance of play and imagination in the life of a preschool aged child. But, if we are honest, there are times that technology comes in very handy. There’s no need to worry about your child’s brain turning to mush if you are proactive about the content you let your little one view. While it is still important to limit the amount of time your child has access to his favorite device, you can rest assured knowing that the time is being put to good use. There are endless online resources for children of all ages, so we have already come up with a few of our favorites for you and your prodigy.

    Funbrain Jr.

    Funbrain Jr. is a website that offers games, stories, printables, and even app suggestions (to keep your preschooler learning on the go) especially geared toward preschool aged children. You will find both math and reading activities to engage your little learner.

    Starfall

    Starfall is a great tool for toddlers and preschoolers—from those who are learning their ABC’s to those who are learning to read. There is a wide range of activities available for free, or you can choose to join to unlock even more! Starfall uses songs and games to reinforce letter and number skills.

    Fisher Price

    If you are a parent, there’s no doubt you are familiar withFisher Price. Fisher Price is a leader in children’s toys, but they also have a large collection of learning resources available online. You can find videos, games, coloring pages, and craft ideas, as well as play and learn activities and apps. You can narrow your search by age, brand/character or type of activity. There’s no doubt you will find something for your preschooler here!

    Orsinal

    Orsinal is a little different than these other suggestions. It is a collection of simple games that will help your child develop hand-eye coordination. With a little practice, your little guy will be a mouse handling pro!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, 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 About Giving Thanks

    Sometimes in the blur of bustling days—harried mornings, hurried meals, and busy bedtimes—stopping and giving thanks for what is good in your family’s life can be forgotten. The Thanksgiving holiday gives families an opportunity to slow down and to reflect on all the goodness that is in their lives. But you do not have to wait for this beloved holiday season to begin teaching your preschooler about giving thanks!... Read More

    Sometimes in the blur of bustling days—harried mornings, hurried meals, and busy bedtimes—stopping and giving thanks for what is good in your family’s life can be forgotten. The Thanksgiving holiday gives families an opportunity to slow down and to reflect on all the goodness that is in their lives. But you do not have to wait for this beloved holiday season to begin teaching your preschooler about giving thanks!

    The Importance of Giving Thanks

    Giving thanks, also known as gratefulness or gratitude, can have a positive impact on many parts of our lives. Harvard Medical School notes that people who give thanks for what is good in their lives experience healthier relationships, better physical health, and more positive emotions. These individuals are also better equipped to deal with challenges and better able to enjoy life experiences.

    How to Teach Your Preschooler about Giving Thanks

    Give Back

    Plan a time for your family to give back in your community. You may visit elderly residents in an assisted living facility or volunteer with a Meals on Wheels delivery in your neighborhood. Whatever the activity, take time to share with your preschooler about why giving back is a great way to express thanks!

    Send a Letter

    Take a quiet afternoon as an opportunity to write thank you letters to family and friends. Give your child a chance to decorate the letter and to dictate what to say. Grandparents, cousins, and playmates alike will be delighted to receive such a personal expression of gratitude!

    Read a Book

    Pick out a book at your local library that explores why and how we give thanks in our lives. The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks, by Jan and Mike Berenstain, and “Bear Says Thanks,” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, both celebrate family, friendship, and the power of thankfulness in our lives!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, 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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  • First Time Trick-or-Treating with Preschoolers

    Your favorite part of trick-or-treating might be face painting and funny costumes. Or, maybe you love to ferret out that last piece of chocolate in a bag full of candy corn, gummy candies, and lollipops. Nothing will compare, though, with the adventure of going trick-or-treating for the first time with your preschooler!The tradition of trick-or-treatingThe ... Read More

    Your favorite part of trick-or-treating might be face painting and funny costumes. Or, maybe you love to ferret out that last piece of chocolate in a bag full of candy corn, gummy candies, and lollipops. Nothing will compare, though, with the adventure of going trick-or-treating for the first time with your preschooler!

    The tradition of trick-or-treating

    The tradition of trick-or-treating can be traced back to medieval Halloween celebrations. By the late 1800s, children in Scotland and Ireland would go “guising” on Halloween, donning disguises and going house to house for cakes, fruit, and coins. Children “guising” around a North American neighborhood was first recorded by an Ontario newspaper in the early 1900s.

    First time trick-or-treating

    Even if you and your preschooler are trick-or-treating novices, you can take a few simple steps to ensure an evening of fun!

    Map the Route

    Map out your route ahead of time, whether that of a local Halloween block party, the streets around the grandparents’ house, or a festive downtown square. Knowing ahead of time where to park and if bathrooms are available can help to simplify the outing.

    Choose the Costumes

    Work on costumes together during the weeks leading up to Halloween, and once they are finished, look for opportunities to wear the costumes before the holiday arrives. This will spread out the fun and help to raise your preschooler’s comfort level as well!

    Enjoy the Adventure

    During trick-or-treating, stay connected with your little one by asking questions with open-ended processing questions, such as “What do you see in this yard?” and “What do you think that costume is?" The new sights and sounds can be overwhelming the first time. Talking about it helps to remind your little one that you are on an adventure together!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, 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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  • Reading with Your Preschooler

    It’s never too early to start reading with your preschooler. While your child will gain reading skills when they begin preschool, reading at home as an enjoyable activity is sure to instill learning and a love of stories.Make it funWhen reading with your preschooler, always make it a pleasant time—never force it if your child is having trouble concentrating or too tired. Mention how much you enjoy reading with them and... Read More

    It’s never too early to start reading with your preschooler. While your child will gain reading skills when they begin preschool, reading at home as an enjoyable activity is sure to instill learning and a love of stories.

    Make it fun

    When reading with your preschooler, always make it a pleasant time—never force it if your child is having trouble concentrating or too tired. Mention how much you enjoy reading with them and try to let this be at the same time every day to form the habit.

    Make it fun—use funny voices and be as interactive as possible to get your child involved with the story and the words. If your little one has a favorite story, don’t hesitate to re-read it.

    Get your child involved

    Getting your child involved is very important during this stage. Let them make predictions about what is going to happen and point out pictures and different objects on the page. Repeating words that rhyme and pausing for them to say words with you is key for an interactive reading experience.

    Pace yourself

    Always let your child go at his own pace—every preschooler learns at a different rate and in a variety of ways. It’s most important that you look for what works best for your little one and encourage this with positivity, always making reading a fun experience to look forward to.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, 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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  • Playground Safety with Your Preschooler

    Recess is a popular time of day for any preschooler, and it’s a great way for your child to get exercise and fresh air during the day once she starts preschool. Here are some good tips to remind your child of when she starts preschool or daycare in order to ensure that she remains safe while having fun.Don’t pushMany children are not violent in nature but can still get excited or impatient when playing aro... Read More

    Recess is a popular time of day for any preschooler, and it’s a great way for your child to get exercise and fresh air during the day once she starts preschool. Here are some good tips to remind your child of when she starts preschool or daycare in order to ensure that she remains safe while having fun.

    Don’t push

    Many children are not violent in nature but can still get excited or impatient when playing around other children. Remind your child to never push others, especially if they do get frustrated or mad at another child. An easy way to teach this concept is to teach him to “keep his hands to himself.” This covers everything from pushing, hitting, taking/touching other people’s belongings, and so on. It is also helpful to provide children with positively phrased expressions of what you do expect. “No hitting!” tells a child what they should not do, while “keep your hands to yourself” tells him what he should do.

    Take turns

    Much like the “don’t push” rule, taking turns is important not only for good behavior on the playground, but also safety. Staying organized and respectful avoids aggression and accidents.

    No jumping

    Most playgrounds do not have toys or contraptions that allow for jumping, and many preschool injuries are caused by jumping or leaping off of objects that should not be jumped off of. Always remind your child to keep her shoes tied as well—if she doesn’t know how to tie her shoes, tell her to always ask an adult to retie them as soon as she notices them becoming untied.

    Running safety

    Recess is one of the only times your child is allowed to run, and it’s good for her to exercise and get her energy out while she can. Merely remind her of where it’s appropriate to run and where she could get hurt. Places like soccer fields where a game is occurring or in front of the swings is not the place to run or play any other game.

    What to do if she is hurt

    Go over what to do if your child does get hurt. Remind her to breathe ask for help. If she cannot get up and get a teacher’s help herself, tell her to ask a friend or nearby classmate to get a teacher.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, 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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  • How to Stay Organized All Summer Long

    Many parents are used to having their preschooler in daycare or preschool for many hours of the day, so the summer can be a tricky time of trying to adjust to a new schedule. With day camps, piano lessons, and playdates, it can feel overwhelming!Find a HobbyAn easy way to keep your child’s schedule organized is by replacing the time th... Read More

    Many parents are used to having their preschooler in daycare or preschool for many hours of the day, so the summer can be a tricky time of trying to adjust to a new schedule. With day camps, piano lessons, and playdates, it can feel overwhelming!

    Find a Hobby

    An easy way to keep your child’s schedule organized is by replacing the time they used to be in school with a new, consistent hobby. This can be as stress-free as enrolling them in swim or dance lessons—they may discover a talent from this, and the classes will be at the same time every week.

    Play Dates and Day Camps

    Setting up fixed playdates with friends or neighbors is a great way to keeping your child’s schedule both occupied and reliable, and it also keeps them in touch with friends they’d normally not see during summer vacation. Other families can carpool or take turns hosting so the burden isn’t only on you to keep up with the plans!

    For the parents who need their child to be supervised while they’re at work, many daycares offer summer programs filled with great activities that are both exciting and educational. Enroll in Kids ‘R’ Kids Summer Camp today!

    Establish a Routine

    The key to keeping your little one’s schedule organized is to write everything down in a place where you can see it. Buy a large white board calendar for your refrigerator and fill it with color-coded activities for the whole month. Having it written down as a reminder helps to ease the stress of trying to keep track of what can feel like a million things happening at once. Setting reminders on your phone is also a lifesaver. Before you know it, your child’s schedule will be on track for the whole summer!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, 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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  • Water Fun for Preschool Children

    With summertime upon us, there are so many great options for fun with water! Build a waterslide, fill and throw water balloons, or run through the yard with squirt guns. Try one out with your preschooler this summer.Build a giant water slide with your preschooler.Waterslides are a blast for preschoolers, and all you need are ... Read More

    With summertime upon us, there are so many great options for fun with water! Build a waterslide, fill and throw water balloons, or run through the yard with squirt guns. Try one out with your preschooler this summer.

    Build a giant water slide with your preschooler.

    Waterslides are a blast for preschoolers, and all you need are a few simple supplies. First, you need a somewhat level and rock-free piece of land. Next, take a plastic tarp and lay it over the rock-free area. Then, drizzle a whole bottle of dish soap over the tarp. Drag a running water hose over to the tarp, and let the water flow in the direction that kids will be sliding. Slide away!

    Let your preschooler burst water balloons.

    Water balloons are a great summer activity, but beware: you will probably get hammered with at least one balloon before they’re all gone. Let your preschooler help you out with the balloon filling process, and then turn them loose to launch the balloons. Throw them at each other, and play balloon toss! Keep taking a step back after every toss, and see how far apart you can get before someone drops the balloon.

    Turn your preschooler loose with water squirt toys and sprinklers.

    The swimming section at your local supermarket will carry several options on the squirt toys that are available this year. If you don’t want to go to the pool to play with them, just fill up a bucket of water in the yard for refills. If you want to make it extra fun, fill up the bucket with ice and water, and have squirt wars on those hot summer days. It will be a lot of fun, and it will provide much needed relief from the summer sun.

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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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  • Top Four Best Movies for Preschoolers

    Want to plan movie night for your preschooler but aren’t sure what movie to play? Here are the top four movies that we think every preschool child will enjoy. These new and old classics are sure to be a hit. Check them out and catch the sequels too!Toy Story is a preschool necessity.Toy Story is the story of toys that come to life when the children a... Read More

    Want to plan movie night for your preschooler but aren’t sure what movie to play? Here are the top four movies that we think every preschool child will enjoy. These new and old classics are sure to be a hit. Check them out and catch the sequels too!

    Toy Story is a preschool necessity.

    Toy Story is the story of toys that come to life when the children aren’t around. After Andy has a birthday party and Buzz Light Year seems to have taken Woody’s place as favorite, jealousy erupts. When the family moves, the toys must unite, despite their difference, to stay together.

    Mary Poppins is “practically perfect” for preschool children.

    Who knew that cleaning up and taking medicine could be so much fun? Mary Poppins makes the most boring chores into games that we all want to play! Join the children and Chimney Sweeper Bert as they travel to the cartoon countryside to sing terrific songs like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

    Children love The Lion King.

    Join Simba as he chooses between life as an outcast, but with no worries, or choosing to face his past and fight his uncle for his rightful place as king. If you like this one, catch Lion King 2, and Lion King 1 ½!

    Finding Nemo and Finding Dory are great for children to learn about love.

    Finding Nemo starts out with Nemo and his father becoming separated when a scuba diver scoops up Nemo and places him in a dentist’s fish tank to live. His father and a forgetful Dory team up to bring Nemo home. Finding Dory goes back and tells the story of Dory’s past and fills in some of the holes that we were wondering about from the first movie. Both movies are full of love and the strong bond between parents and their children.

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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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  • Healthy Eating for Preschool Children

    A well-balanced, nutritious diet is the key to a happy kid. With a full belly and a positive attitude, your child will be prepared to participate in class, excel in sports, and stay energized throughout the day. Here are some tips that any parent can apply in order to teach children about the importance of a healthy diet.Water, water, and more water:... Read More

    A well-balanced, nutritious diet is the key to a happy kid. With a full belly and a positive attitude, your child will be prepared to participate in class, excel in sports, and stay energized throughout the day. Here are some tips that any parent can apply in order to teach children about the importance of a healthy diet.

    Water, water, and more water: On average, preschoolers need one liter of water each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Instill the importance of hydration in your child, and try to cut back on sugary drinks like soda and certain pre-packaged juices.

    Healthy snacking, happy child: Encourage your child to choose healthy snacks over processed chips or sugary cereal bars. These options will keep your child full and give them the energy they need to excel throughout the day.

    • Carrots and ranch
    • Apples or bananas and peanut butter
    • Frozen grapes or banana slices

    Say hello to your sous chef: Have your children help out when cooking dinner at night. Assigning them simple tasks like mixing ingredients or setting the table is an opportunity to teach them about nutrition and get them excited about healthy cooking. You may even spark a new interest in them!

    Sweeten things up: For those of you whose children view greens as the enemy, here are two tips to make those veggies seem a little less villainous:

    • Add honey or a dash of cinnamon to sweet potato wedges and roast them for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
    • Squeeze lemon juice over broccoli or asparagus to counteract any bitterness.

    It’s never too early to begin to educate your child about proper nutrition and healthy eating. Armed with this vital information and provided with healthy eating options, your tyke is more likely to make good choices that will serve them well now and into the future.

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  • Teaching Preschoolers about Warm Weather

    From the short and icy days of winter emerges spring, a time of sunshine, warmth and rebirth. Your preschool child may be wondering why the seasons change and how this affects the weather year round. If you’re looking for the best way to explain the reason for the season, we’re here to help.The Earth’s TiltThe 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 b... Read More

    From the short and icy days of winter emerges spring, a time of sunshine, warmth and rebirth. Your preschool child may be wondering why the seasons change and how this affects the weather year round. If you’re looking for the best way to explain the reason for the season, we’re here to help.

    The Earth’s 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.

    Spring lasts from March until May, and brings many positive changes to the environment. Flowers are in full bloom, the days last longer, trees are blooming with new leaves, and rainfall is much more frequent. Best of all, the weather warms up and allows you and your loved ones to enjoy the great outdoors.

    The Earth in Bloom

    So, what kinds of things can your preschooler expect as temperatures rise this spring? Flavorful fruits such as mango, oranges, pineapple and honeydew are in season March through May. Warmer temperatures, along with many rainy days, can affect your yard and crops, so keep a close eye on your lawn. You might want to invest in a bottle of bug spray, because, unfortunately, the new life of spring doesn’t exclude bees, flies, and pesky mosquitos.

    Spring Fun

    From family picnics to planting a garden of flowers, to enjoying some time by the pool, there are countless ways to get your preschool children excited about the new season. If your family doesn’t live near a large body of water, you can always turn on the sprinklers in the backyard and let your kiddos run wild.

    Get creative, enjoy the warmer weather this spring and remember to stay cool! 

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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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  • Activities to Keep Mommy Sane

    Look into these great activities to keep your little one busy while you accomplish your to-do list today: Build a blanket fort. Blanket forts will never go out of style. Help them build a blanket fort, and then turn them loose to explore the blanket rooms! This is a minimal mess activity that requires a lot of imagination!Make paper airplanes. You would be surprised by how much time can be spent on throwing paper airplanes! All you need is paper and plenty of room to watch them soar. If ... Read More

    Look into these great activities to keep your little one busy while you accomplish your to-do list today:

    • Build a blanket fort. Blanket forts will never go out of style. Help them build a blanket fort, and then turn them loose to explore the blanket rooms! This is a minimal mess activity that requires a lot of imagination!
    • Make paper airplanes. You would be surprised by how much time can be spent on throwing paper airplanes! All you need is paper and plenty of room to watch them soar. If you have more than one little one, you can organize mini paper-airplane flying contests. Try making the airplanes out of coloring book paper; they fly way better than those that are made of copy paper!
    • Watch movies. Movies and learning videos are a great way to keep your little ones busy for extended periods of time with minimal effort. Just be sure to pick a movie they love!
    • Playing outside is one of the healthiest ways to keep your little ones busy. If you have a safe back yard, you can let them run around and play for as long as their imagination keeps them going! Swing on the swing set, play tag, build sand castles in the sand box; the possibilities are plentiful!
    • Bake cookies! Bake them for grandparents and neighbors, and whoever else might enjoy homemade cookies. This is a messier option, but it’s a great idea if you have some extra time and you’re feeling ambitious! Everyone appreciates homemade cookies!

    These activities can be done whenever you’re feeling like you need a little bit of a break from the things that go along with raising little ones. You can also do things for yourself like mommy dates, napping when the children nap to catch up on missing sleep, and never be afraid to ask for help. Life can be rough, but we are here to help you make it a little bit more enjoyable.

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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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  • Doing Less to Do More

    If you’re doing everything, do you really have time to do anything? Sometimes we like to pack our days full of things that are meant to bring our lives more joy, but maybe these things are making life more stressful and are keeping us back from living the lives we want. When you try to fit a 40-hour work week, kids, sports practices and games, dance lessons, music lessons, play dates, and family time all in one week, life may start to seem a little too full. We need to invest in the things that we are really passionate about instead... Read More

    If you’re doing everything, do you really have time to do anything? Sometimes we like to pack our days full of things that are meant to bring our lives more joy, but maybe these things are making life more stressful and are keeping us back from living the lives we want.

    When you try to fit a 40-hour work week, kids, sports practices and games, dance lessons, music lessons, play dates, and family time all in one week, life may start to seem a little too full. We need to invest in the things that we are really passionate about instead of booking our schedules full of things just for the sake of booking them.

    If little Sally loves art, consider letting her take art lessons and really investing in that skill. If she prefers dance or music, invest in one of those. But trying all three at once could be overwhelming to everyone involved, and there wouldn’t be enough time to involve yourself in all three. If you’re doing all three, then you really won’t have time for any of them.

    The art of doing less to do more is quality over quantity. Doing less allows you to focus on the things that actually matter. Focusing on priorities will allow you to achieve better results and actually accomplish more. When you let go of the things that are distracting you from really living, you’ll be less stressed and more likely to enjoy the things that come your way.

    With young children, this idea is especially important because our children should be one of our highest priorities, and it’s easy to get caught up in doing things for our children instead of just loving them. In 2017, don’t do things just simply to do them, but invest in activities that are going to bring joy to the life of your family.

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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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  • Fun Holiday Cooking for Children

    For some, the kitchen is the world’s most dangerous place. There are knives and hot things all over the place. Preschoolers are probably even more intimidated by the kitchen.But you could change all that with just a few holiday snacks. Maybe you’re not too good in the kitchen either—that’s okay! This is the perfect time of year to change. It’s like a pre–New Year’s resolution. These simple holiday snacks can encourage your child’s kitchen creativity, showing him how fun and easy the kitchen can be. And who k... Read More

    For some, the kitchen is the world’s most dangerous place. There are knives and hot things all over the place. Preschoolers are probably even more intimidated by the kitchen.

    But you could change all that with just a few holiday snacks. Maybe you’re not too good in the kitchen either—that’s okay! This is the perfect time of year to change. It’s like a pre–New Year’s resolution.

    These simple holiday snacks can encourage your child’s kitchen creativity, showing him how fun and easy the kitchen can be. And who knows, before you know it he might be bringing you breakfast in bed!

    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 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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  • 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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  • Missouri City, 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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  • Missouri City, 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 resources that wil... Read More

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    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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  • Missouri City, TX Preschool: Hosting a Birthday Pool 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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  • Missouri City, 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 Sienna Plantation digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summer... 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 Sienna Plantation 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 Sienna Plantation: 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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  • 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... 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 oth... 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 other... 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.10 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

    The fall and winter seasons will offer several opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and several holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, and school-aged children will enjoy the fun and food. For parents, child safety will be an important factor while enjoying the fun.Here are some helpful points to help parents bala... Read More

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

    Here are some helpful points to help parents balance the fun with safety.

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

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  • Infant Child Care and Development - Communication skills and baby talk

    Hearing your child's first words evokes a sense of pride and happiness. Even before those first words are uttered, your baby is communicating with you. Infants use “pre-verbal communication” to express their needs and show affection. Basic sign language is easy to learn and simple to use. It opens up the door between "baby talk" and true pre-verbal communication for you and your child. Here are the top five Sign Language skills that you’ll need to effectively communicate with your infa... Read More

    Hearing your child's first words evokes a sense of pride and happiness. Even before those first words are uttered, your baby is communicating with you. Infants use “pre-verbal communication” to express their needs and show affection. Basic sign language is easy to learn and simple to use. It opens up the door between "baby talk" and true pre-verbal communication for you and your child. Here are the top five Sign Language skills that you’ll need to effectively communicate with your infant.

    1. Learn the Basics: Choose a few signs that you’d like to learn to communicate with, like Mom and Dad or Give Milk. Start by focusing on these signs and grow your child’s signing vocabulary from there.
    2. Repeat: Repetition is the key when teaching your child to communicate with sign language. Keep at it. It will soon pay off.
    3. Be Flexible: Sometimes the response is not immediate. Your child is learning, so keep at it. Infants sometimes pick up certain signs more quickly than others. You child may even make up a new sign. Be flexible and seize the opportunity to learn together.
    4. Incorporate Learning Aids: Sign language might be a highly visual communication tool but incorporating other senses by using learning aids will help your child piece together concepts. Incorporate the sense of hearing by saying the word that goes along with the sign, out-loud. Encourage your child to touch the object you are signing about. Think up creative ways that your child can use all of the senses to learn.
    5. Have Fun: If you are frustrated, your child will be too. Be encouraging, foster a love for life-long learning and most of all, have fun!
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  • How important is preschool for toddlers in Sienna Plantation?

    Today it is widely known that a quality preschool is important for optimal early childhood development. While at preschool, your child will learn the basic skills that he or she will need for later schooling and these skills will set the foundation for life. Howev... Read More

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    Today it is widely known that a quality preschool is important for optimal early childhood development. While at preschool, your child will learn the basic skills that he or she will need for later schooling and these skills will set the foundation for life. However, preschool offers other benefits beyond academics. A quality preschool can provide your child with social, emotional and physical development as well. Here are some other reasons why preschool is one of the smartest investments you can make in your child’s future.

    Individual focus and knowledge beyond basic foundational skills

    Because each child is unique and will learn in an individual way, a quality preschool will have the programs and the qualified teachers that can recognize and develop your child as a unique individual, adapting lessons to his or her own learning style. Our preschool curriculum will challenge your child to excel in his or her own way. Another important focus is that your child will be encouraged in self-expression and in learning through play and all five senses. This makes learning much more effective because we know that children learn more effectively when having fun.

    Reinforce healthy learning habits

    Another valuable aspect of preschool is that it instills healthy learning habits in your child. Healthy learning habits help your child understand that learning is a necessary and important process in development that offers notable rewards in life. As your child progresses through preschool, he or she will learn about discipline, focus and the rewards of learning. Your child will also learn about physical fitness and a healthy diet setting the stage for a healthy future.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas, offers your child the absolute best in early development. Our passionate teachers, coupled with our specially designed learning environment will allow your child to excel. For more information, contact us today.

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  • Important questions to ask your Sienna Plantation child care provider

    Choosing a day care center for your child is an important decision. The day care provider you choose will define what your child learns and how capable he or she becomes. This means that you need to carefully consider which child care provider you choose. You want to find the day care environment that caters to all aspects of your child’s early develo... Read More

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    Choosing a day care center for your child is an important decision. The day care provider you choose will define what your child learns and how capable he or she becomes. This means that you need to carefully consider which child care provider you choose. You want to find the day care environment that caters to all aspects of your child’s early development, and gives your child an academic advantage for school.

    Here are some factors to consider when reviewing a day care provider in order to determine the quality of child care it can offer.

    Safety and security

    You can understand how important safety and security is for your child. It is hard enough leaving your child in the care of other people, so you want to be sure that the child care provider understands all of your concerns and answers all of your questions. This will ensure that your child is safe and will provide you with peace of mind. Good safety protocols include rules for behavior, medical procedures and emergency protocols and an open-door policy for parents to check in at any time of the day.

    Accredited programs

    Look for a child care provider that offers accredited programs. This will let you know that the services they are providing are reputable and consistent, as they have to comply with strict regulations and reviews. Find the day care provider that complies with one or multiple accreditations to guarantee quality for the early development of your child.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas, offers an accredited child care program that promises quality brain development for your child. If you are interested in our day care, preschool or other child care services, contact us today.

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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 w... 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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  • Sienna Plantation Day Care: Child brain development toys

    The eventual success that is expected of a child in today’s world, illustrates the old adage of “knowledge is power.” Today parents are challenged to balance their work-life while also catering to a child's brain development. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation, Texas, will assist you with insight into brain development toys and... Read More

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    The eventual success that is expected of a child in today’s world, illustrates the old adage of “knowledge is power.” Today parents are challenged to balance their work-life while also catering to a child's brain development. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation, Texas, will assist you with insight into brain development toys and games. You can be confident that your preschool child will be enjoying healthy development in every way, while you are at work.

    Interactive toys

    There are numerous interactive and engaging developmental toys available for your preschool child. They will keep your child entertained for hours with fun images and sounds, while providing excellent learning. These toys provide learning in the form of numerical and language skills, and can even cater to advanced skills, such as economics and quantum science. The next time you visit a local toy store look to locate toys that focus on brain development. You will surely be surprised at just how many different toys there are that will provide a genuine academic advantage.

    A balance of digital and non-digital toys

    Many toys or games are ideal for your child's brain development. However, it is always necessary to maintain a healthy balance between digital and non-digital toys. Parents are urged to provide some toys that are digital and some that will produce real life play. This will ensure that your child’s development will be well-rounded, and he or she will be ready to experience a variety of daycare and preschool challenges.

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas encourages you to enroll your child in our specialized child care facility. We utilize a “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy and couple it with a professional learning facility, and an AdvancED™ accredited program to ensure the benefits of an early education. Contact us if you are interested in our child care and brain development services.

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  • Missouri City Preschool child care: Fail-proof tips to deal with your toddler’s whining habits

    Raising a preschooler to become a successful adult certainly can be challenging at times. Every parent knows the joy of raising a healthy and successful child far exceeds any difficulties endured throughout their child care journey. ... Read More

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    Raising a preschooler to become a successful adult certainly can be challenging at times. Every parent knows the joy of raising a healthy and successful child far exceeds any difficulties endured throughout their child care journey. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri Citywill share insight with you on how you can promote good behavior, and learn how to avoid inappropriate behavior.

    Identifying root causes of potential problems

    Adults take for granted the filters that they have developed during their lives. These filters are created by the brain to help reduce an overload of stimuli. For example, the overwhelming light from fluorescent tubes, the plethora of loud noises, and even the sound of cars driving along the road while we sleep. Filters assist us in ignoring things that aren’t important. However, your child may not have developed these filters yet. Try to determine from your child’s perspective, and identify precisely what is making him or her unhappy.

    Accommodating bad behavior

    Many parents make the mistake of accommodating inappropriate behavior. To help your child understand healthy social behavior, do not condone any forms of tantrums, loud and incessant whining or other actions considered rude or annoying, especially in public. The underlying problem is that this behavior is a cry for attention. Console the child, but teach him or her that these actions will not draw your attention. Be strict, firm, and above all, be consistent. Try understanding your child, and teaching him or her the right way to express needs and wants.

    We offer an AdvancED™ accredited program that caters to each child as a unique individual, with unique needs, and particular likes and dislikes. This allows us to effectively teach each child, and assist each one in how to reach success. Contact us today to hear more about our advanced child care services.

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  • Sienna Plantation Infant Care Tips: Coping with teething

    The teething stage of infancy can be challenging for parents and difficult for babies. This is a time that takes special patience and care from parents. Teething is a sign of healthy development in infants, but it will be a different experience for each infant. Some cope very well, while others become fussy and may not sleep or feed well. Kids ‘R’ K... Read More

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    The teething stage of infancy can be challenging for parents and difficult for babies. This is a time that takes special patience and care from parents. Teething is a sign of healthy development in infants, but it will be a different experience for each infant. Some cope very well, while others become fussy and may not sleep or feed well. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation offers the following information about this stage of your child’s development:

    What to expect

    Teething comes in various stages. The teeth come in sequential pairs starting with the front incisors. The process begins between three to five days before the teeth begin pushing through. You may notice your child chewing on his or her fingers or drooling, and teething infants can become fussy. The age for teething can be as early as three months or can be later on up to one year of age. Once the teeth are in, the pain will normally quickly subside.

    How you can help

    Your child may start putting objects within grasp into his or her mouth to try to relieve the pressure or pain. While there are many techniques and remedies available, you need to discuss any treatment with your pediatrician first. Even trying something simple like using a cool, damp cloth on the gums needs to be done with a doctors recommendation. If the pain becomes worse and your child stops eating or sleeping, consult a pediatric professional.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas, has years of experience with infant care. For information on our child care services or our exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum, which focuses specifically on brain development in young children, contact us today.

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  • Missouri City Child Care Insights: The role of nutrition in fetal brain development

    Nutrition plays a vital role in your child’s early brain development, especially in the womb. Here’s some great advice on how to feed your infant’s brain during this critical time.How does a lack of nutrients affect fetal brain development?Inadequate nourishment during pregnancy may result in significant setbacks to the mental... Read More

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    Nutrition plays a vital role in your child’s early brain development, especially in the womb. Here’s some great advice on how to feed your infant’s brain during this critical time.

    How does a lack of nutrients affect fetal brain development?

    Inadequate nourishment during pregnancy may result in significant setbacks to the mental and physical growth of your infant. In addition to this, a malnourished child may have more difficulty in overcoming challenges, causing reduced learning, during these critical developmental years. This results in slower language acquisition, lower IQ, slower development of fine motor skills, and generally poor overall academic performance.

    How can I ensure proper nutritional support for fetal brain development?

    • Increase intakes: During pregnancy an expectant mother will need to take in around 300 extra calories on average. Your doctor will prescribe an eating plan that has all the essential nutrients and calories to meet your growing infant’s needs.
    • Prenatal vitamins: A high quality prenatal vitamin will ensure that your infant gets enough folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, zinc and other essential supplements. These nutrients may not always be included in all the foods that you consume daily.
    • Omega 3s: Avocados and oily fish, like tuna and salmon, are great sources of these nutrients, which help to build the membrane within your child’s brain.
    • Antioxidants: Fresh berries, fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, are the nutrients that support you, and your infant’s immune system. They also help to protect your infant’s brain tissue from damage.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation, we offer optimal support to your child’s brain development between six weeks and five years through our Brain Waves™ Curriculum. We provide stimulating activities, nutritional needs and a highly qualified staff, in a state-of-the-art facility, encouraging your child to reach his or her full mental potential. For additional information please contact us today.

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  • Household chores that can help develop your Missouri City preschooler

    Teaching your child to help with chores at home is not an easy task. However, if you start teaching your child from a young age, some experts say that it makes the task easier later on. Here are some household chores that can help develop your preschooler.... Read More

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    Teaching your child to help with chores at home is not an easy task. However, if you start teaching your child from a young age, some experts say that it makes the task easier later on. Here are some household chores that can help develop your preschooler.

    Start early but simply

    You can generally start assigning chores to your preschooler from about the age of four. The chores you choose should be simple tasks such as picking up toys after playing, folding napkins for the dinner table, or putting away clothes. You should ease your child into these tasks, so start by helping him or her the first few times and then encourage your child to try completing them on his or her own. He or she will learn a sense of accomplishment and independence.

    Create a chore timetable

    By creating a chore timetable, everyone in the house knows what is required and when. This should include your preschooler as well. He or she will feel part of the effort and want to help. This will also teach your child about accepting responsibility.

    Assign chores to your child’s personal space

    Having your child maintain the cleanliness of his or her own room is much easier than other chores. This instills a sense of pride as you teach your child to look after his or her own space. Your child will want to enjoy success so consider putting stickers on the charts when he or she completes each task.

    Some other chores to consider

    These are some additional simple chores for your preschooler: making the bed, taking laundry to the laundry room, helping to feed your pets, cleaning up spills, or dusting low tables that are clear of items.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, we have the highest standards for preschool education. For more information about our AdvancED accredited program, contact us today.

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  • Breast feeding and solid food for your infant at Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas

    Your infant needs a healthy diet to properly develop both mentally and physically. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, we have been managing an infant care program for many years and we offer the best in infant care. Our ... Read More

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    Your infant needs a healthy diet to properly develop both mentally and physically. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, we have been managing an infant care program for many years and we offer the best in infant care. Our infant care program accommodates infants as young as six weeks old.

    Here we discuss the developmental benefits of feeding your infant with breast milk and when is the right time to shift to solid food.

    Breast milk

    Most doctors recommend breast milk for infants because it is packed with the right nutrition and is specifically suited to your child. It also has antibodies that help protect your baby’s immune system which leads to less allergies. Studies show that breast milk contains less insulin than formula and that an infant who breast feeds has more leptin in their system. Leptin is a hormone that regulates the amount of fat that is stored in the body.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping an infant on breast milk for the first year. Breast milk alone is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for at least the first six months after birth.

    Solids

    Introducing your child to solid food can start at the age of six months, or when your pediatrician deems it appropriate. Your child can still be on breast milk as you begin to introduce him or her to solid foods. Visit your doctor to find out which foods your child should start eating. Two signs your child is ready for solid foods:

    • When your child is able to swallow food. If he or she spits out the food, then they may not yet be ready.
    • When he or she has enough hand and eye coordination, meaning your child can look at the food, pick it up and put it in his or her mouth.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation, we offer superior infant and child care services. For more information, contact us today.

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  • Fun and educational day care options during the Missouri City, Texas, summer break

    For working parents who are considering how to keep their children entertained during the Missouri City, Texas summer break, why not enroll them in our fun and educational summer camp? At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas,... Read More

    daycare_missouri_city_tx.jpgFor working parents who are considering how to keep their children entertained during the Missouri City, Texas summer break, why not enroll them in our fun and educational summer camp? At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas, we provide convenient and flexible options for families with young children. Our Learning Academy offers children a safe place where children are nurtured and loved, while learning and having fun.

    Camp Nature Kids

    Camp Nature Kids is our exciting ten-week summer camp classroom odyssey that transforms campers into scientists, adventurers and explorers who investigate the wonderful and wild world of nature beyond their back door. Campers will be immersed in hands-on experiences as they learn about dirt, mud, plants, insects, and animals, all while having a fun time.

    There is no reason your children should be stuck inside during the long summer break, nor is there any reason for them to feel bored or like they have nothing to do. We understand that families throughout Missouri City need convenient and flexible solutions which allow them to maintain their hectic schedules while ensuring that their children receive high-quality care. Our year-round Learning Academy is open not only during the summer break, but also during other school holidays throughout the year.

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas, provides parents a safe, loving, nurturing, and educational environment for their children. For more information about summer camp, do not hesitate to contact us today.


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