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Helping Your Preschooler Learn Math: Tips for You

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When your child is in preschool, they will be learning many important life skills and academic skills that can help them as they move on to kindergarten and beyond. However, it is not just up to the preschool to teach your child. There are things that you can and should do to, for example, help your child with their math skill acquisition. There are many math skills that preschool children should learn including counting, pattern recognition, and even basic addition or subtraction.…

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Ready For Baby? How To Get Your Baby On A Good Sleep Schedule

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If you and your partner are about to become first-time parents, it’s time to start thinking about sleep. You know that your first few days of parenting will include some sleepless nights, but that doesn’t have to last forever. In fact, with the right strategy, you can have your baby sleeping through the night in no time at all. Here are some tips that will help you get your baby into a restful sleep routine.…

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Guitar Lessons For Children: Faqs From Parents

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Children who learn how to play an instrument develop skills and advantages that they may not otherwise develop so easily. According to the Peterson Family Foundation, a child who learns to play an instrument is learning valuable memory and coordination skills, is exposed to tasks that require listening skills, and even learns a valuable form of self-expression. Therefore, obtaining guitar lessons for your child is a healthy thing to do. Take a look at some of the most common questions about kids guitar lessons and the answers you should know as a parent.…

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Tips to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

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Sending your child to preschool is an excellent way to prepare for kindergarten and expose your child to other students and a classroom environment. Since preschool mostly focuses on learning through play and developing the social and emotional skills needed to be successful in kindergarten, there isn’t much you need to do to prepare your child from an academic standpoint. Getting your child ready for preschool mostly involves helping him or her adapt to a routine and being away from you.…

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Fun Activities That Will Help Your Preschooler Practice The Letters Of The Alphabet

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If your preschooler is currently learning the letters of the alphabet in school and you would like to help them practice at home, use the activities below. Your child will likely enjoy each of the options, which will help them remain focused and interested while reinforcing the letters that have been introduced at school.  Picture Collages Purchase alphabet stencils and trace them on a piece of cardstock. Use a pair of scissors to cut out the stencils.…

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Training Options That Will Help Your Teenaged Child Prepare To Try Out For Their School's Swim Team

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If your teenaged child is an accomplished swimmer and has decided to take their swimming ability to the next level by trying out for their highschool’s swim team or another competitive swim team through a place like the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, help your child achieve their goal with the training options below. Seek A Private Instructor If you have a pool on your property that your child swims in on a routine basis, brushing up on swimming strokes and learning how to move across the water while using precise movements can help your child stand out when they try out for the swim team.…

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Are You Interested In Preparing Your Child For Kindergarten?

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Is your child starting kindergarten in the fall of 2018? If so, you may be a bit concerned about whether or not your child is ready for the experience. From planning activities at home to enrolling your little one in a preschool, here are some ideas that might help you to better prepare your child for kindergarten: Think Of What Will Be Expected From Your Child In Kindergarten - There will be a set routine.…

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What To Do If Your Child Isn't Happy In Preschool

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Preschool is all fun, play, and pure happiness—or at least, this is how you expect it to be. Unfortunately, you see some red flags and realize that your child isn’t happy in his or her preschool. Here’s what you should do if you see early warning signs. Observe The first thing to do is to observe further. Go to your child’s preschool to observe the environment. For sure, you have diligently assessed the school before you even enrolled your child.…

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Four Reasons To Send Your Child To Preschool... Even Though It Is Not Mandatory

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Ask a parent about preschool, and you’ll likely get one of two responses. There are parents who cannot wait for their children to start preschool so the child can start learning and the parent can have more free time. And then there are other parents who don’t plan on sending their children to preschool because it is not mandatory and they’ll start mandatory schooling “soon enough.” Ultimately, whether or not preschool is right for your child is your own personal choice as a parent.…

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5 Benefits Of Sending Your Child To A Daycare With A Dog

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If you’re choosing a daycare for your child, you may be wondering if you should choose a home daycare with a dog. As long as the dog is trained and well-behaved around children, there can actually be a lot of advantages to spending time with a dog. Here are just some of the benefits your child may experience from going to daycare services with a dog. 1. Pets Are Emotionally Beneficial for Children…

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