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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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  • Stranger Safety Tips for Your Preschooler

    As your child grows up, they will have to interact with people in new, unfamiliar environments every day. It’s extremely important to teach your child how to recognize a stranger and stay alert in public in order to ensure his safety. This can be an unsettling topic for many parents to cover, but there are several ways you can ... Read More

    As your child grows up, they will have to interact with people in new, unfamiliar environments every day. It’s extremely important to teach your child how to recognize a stranger and stay alert in public in order to ensure his safety. This can be an unsettling topic for many parents to cover, but there are several ways you can teach your child to always stay safe.

    Who are strangers?

    Establish who a stranger is. Make sure to use guidelines that your child will be able to clearly recognize in the moment to determine who a stranger is and who a stranger is not. Don’t use guidelines that could confuse your child or cause him to be afraid of any person he doesn’t know. Be sure to set clear rules about where your child goes, and with whom. If your child is in a carpool, tell him to only get in a car with his carpool driver. Tell your child not to go anywhere with a stranger.

    Just say no

    Tell your child not to take anything from anyone he does not know. This includes gifts, toys, or candy. Furthermore, remind your child not to give out certain personal information, like where he lives or even his full names, to strangers.

    Create a plan

    Set up a plan for what to do if he feels uncomfortable. Teach your child to look for police and other adults that he can always trust. Tell him to go to a place that is always safe, like where his teacher or a friend’s parent is located. In a worst-case scenario, teach him to scream, “Fire!” “Stranger!” or “Help!” if he begins to feel scared or if someone tries to touch him. Tell him it is ok to run away or scream, no matter where he is, if someone tries to grab him.

    Always remember when discussing these things with a child to regularly use clear but safe language that will not further alarm your child or make him automatically feel scared of going new places. Discuss with him what the concept of a stranger is and why he should always be careful but not to feel scared of every new person he meets. Remember that your child’s safety is always the priority, and that emotional safety is just as important when it comes to discussing these concepts with a preschooler.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill located in Duluth, Georgia? 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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  • Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Finding the perfect preschool for your child can be an overwhelming and daunting task. An exceptional early education program can put your preschooler on the path to success, but how do you know what to look for when sea... Read More

    Atlanta Moms- Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Finding the perfect preschool for your child can be an overwhelming and daunting task. An exceptional early education program can put your preschooler on the path to success, but how do you know what to look for when searching for the right school? There are countless factors to consider, and we’ve narrowed it down to six key components.

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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 Have Fun Indoors on Summer Days

    The combination of summertime heat and active kids can make for a stressful day. If you need some fun indoor activities for your preschoolers, consider some of these easy options that’ll have your little ones forgetting all about going outside.Simon SaysThis game is not only easy, but it also instills listening and following directions. Arts and craftsThe possibilities for doing some fun art... Read More

    The combination of summertime heat and active kids can make for a stressful day. If you need some fun indoor activities for your preschoolers, consider some of these easy options that’ll have your little ones forgetting all about going outside.

    Simon Says

    This game is not only easy, but it also instills listening and following directions.

    Arts and crafts

    The possibilities for doing some fun arts and crafts are endless—whether it’s finger painting, coloring, or making sock puppets and putting on a show, you can build these activities around what your little one enjoys most.

    Build a fort

    Collect blankets, pillows, and even couch cushions and turn the living room into a fort! Your preschoolers are sure to love this activity, and can even learn the importance of cleaning up afterwards when it’s time for dinner.

    Make healthy snacks

    Making a snack like ants on a log is both fun and nutritious, or you can commit to a more complex recipe and bake something together!

    Dance to music

    Pick some upbeat music and get your kiddos moving. This will burn a lot of that pent up energy while getting much needed exercise for your growing little ones.

    Play with a balloon

    While sports can seem like more of an outdoor activity, balloons make for an indoor-friendly ball. Play balloon volleyball or a game where you can’t let the balloon touch the ground—see your kids go from bored to involved in minutes!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill located in Duluth, Georgia? 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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  • Father-Son Activities for Preschoolers

    Every little boy loves spending time with their dad, and sometimes finding the time to come up with ideas and plan the trip is the hardest part. Here are some great ideas that are preschooler-friendly! We have done half the work for you—now you just have to plan them!Backyard camping with your preschooler.This idea requ... Read More

    Every little boy loves spending time with their dad, and sometimes finding the time to come up with ideas and plan the trip is the hardest part. Here are some great ideas that are preschooler-friendly! We have done half the work for you—now you just have to plan them!

    Backyard camping with your preschooler.

    This idea requires minimal planning, and you don’t even have to leave your house! Your preschooler will love sleeping in a tent in the backyard with you, no mountains required. Set up your tent, pull out some lawn chairs and blankets, and watch the stars before you head to bed. Bring out the flashlights and tell bedtime stories before falling asleep. Build a mini fire to make the experience perfect. Roast marshmallows for s’mores and sing songs around the campfire, but try not to wake the neighbors.

    Help your preschooler build a pinewood derby car.

    Any local craft store has all the supplies you’ll need for a pinewood derby. At the preschool age, your son will probably be more delighted to paint and piece together the car. If dad is more into the engineering and physics side of racing, he can take care of all the weights to make the car drive faster down the ramp. Make two or three so you can compete and race them!

    Take your preschooler to a baseball game.

    Is summer really over if you haven’t gone to a baseball game? As America’s pastime, this is a must for fathers and sons. You’ll probably spend more on food than the tickets since ballpark food is what makes the experience grand. Don’t forget the sunscreen, and bring mom and sisters along too! If your little one is really into a particular sport, substitute it for the baseball game. Catch a soccer or basketball game instead!

    There are countless ways to bond with your youngster this summer; teach him to ride a bike, try out a new sport, or encourage him to face his fears. The two of you will be closer than ever and enjoy exploring new hobbies together! 

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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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  • Spring Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

    There are so many awesome crafts that you can do with your preschooler to teach them the joys of spring. Check out these two crafts and an awesome video to watch together.Help your preschooler make edible bird nests.The best crafts are edible crafts! Make these edible bird nests after you watch this video of a baby bird hatching from its egg. All you need are a few simple ingredients to create t... Read More

    There are so many awesome crafts that you can do with your preschooler to teach them the joys of spring. Check out these two crafts and an awesome video to watch together.

    Help your preschooler make edible bird nests.

    The best crafts are edible crafts! Make these edible bird nests after you watch this video of a baby bird hatching from its egg. All you need are a few simple ingredients to create these fun and delicious treats: Chow Mein noodles, mini marshmallows, butter, vanilla extract and egg shaped candy. Check out the recipe for the exact measurements and a picture of the final product!

    Show your preschooler the lifecycle of a butterfly.

    It might be difficult to explain to a preschooler that caterpillars turn into butterflies, but this time-lapse video will show the process in less than three minutes! This mesmerizing clip will have adults enthralled too! The caterpillar turns itself into a cocoon and in no time a beautiful Monarch butterfly emerges from the green cocoon!

    Watch grass grow up close with your preschooler.

    We all see green grass everywhere we go, but it’s time to take a closer look. Let your preschooler grow grass in a small, clear cup, and they can watch it grow from seeds into blades of grass! The small cup gives a contained environment for your little one to practice his gardening skills. All you need is potting soil; any type of container like a milk carton, disposable cup, or yogurt container; and some grass seed. Check out this site with all the details and help your preschoolers start to develop their green thumb.

    Spring is a time of new life and new beginnings, so use this season to start some new habits with your preschooler. They will grow up before you know it, so cherish and seize the time that you have with them.

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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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  • How to Care for the Environment with Preschool Children

    The warmer spring temperatures are perfect for all things outdoors—nature walks, bike rides, and long days at the park. Everyone can agree that days spent outdoors are that much more enjoyable in an environment that is clean, healthy, and free of trash. Well, Earth Day is right around the corner, so teach your preschool child how to reduce, reuse, and recycle!Earth Day was ... Read More

    The warmer spring temperatures are perfect for all things outdoors—nature walks, bike rides, and long days at the park. Everyone can agree that days spent outdoors are that much more enjoyable in an environment that is clean, healthy, and free of trash. Well, Earth Day is right around the corner, so teach your preschool child how to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

    Earth Day was created in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Senator Nelson was very passionate about the environment and believed society should recognize its importance and try to keep it clean.

    Thus, April 22 was declared Earth Day. On this day each year, communities come together to implement healthy habits to better the environment. If you’re looking for several ways to establish environmental-friendly changes in your home, look no further. Share these tips with your preschoolers, and they’ll head to school Earth Day educated.

    Conserve energy.

    Teach your child to conserve energy in your home by turning off lights when they leave a room and setting the thermostat at a consistent temperature. Open the windows to let in some natural sunlight and fresh air!

    Walk rather than drive.

    Whenever possible, walk or bike to your destination rather than drive. This will minimize fuel emissions and pollution in the atmosphere. Plus, walking and biking is great exercise!

    Recycle.

    Aluminum cans, plastic bottles, milk cartons, shampoo/conditioner bottles, newspapers, magazines, and cardboard are all recyclable items that can be found in any home. Try to reuse any of these items if possible, and recycle those that you want to dispose.

    Pick up garbage on the street.

    Walk through your neighborhood as a family, and pick up any garbage you see on the streets. Your effort to care for the environment may light a spark in neighbors or community members passing by.

    Your preschooler may be starting to wonder why you try to conserve water throughout the day or why you turn off lights and electronics to conserve energy. Adopt any of these healthy habits in your home and your preschool child will develop their own love for nature and their community.

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  • March Madness Activities

    Do you have a handful of basketball fanatics living under your roof? March Madness has begun, and it always provides a great opportunity to teach your preschool children more about the wonderful world of basketball.The Basics for ChildrenMarch Madness is the final tournament of the NCAA basketball season to determine who the national champions of college basketball will be each year. The top sixty-eight teams in the nation are invited to compete in a single game elimination tournament.Teams are divided into four geogra... Read More

    Do you have a handful of basketball fanatics living under your roof? March Madness has begun, and it always provides a great opportunity to teach your preschool children more about the wonderful world of basketball.

    The Basics for Children

    March Madness is the final tournament of the NCAA basketball season to determine who the national champions of college basketball will be each year. The top sixty-eight teams in the nation are invited to compete in a single game elimination tournament.

    Teams are divided into four geographical regions, each including sixteen to eighteen teams. Each team is given a spot based on their regular season performance. This determines which teams play each other and when exactly they compete. If a team wins, they move forward. If they lose, they are automatically out of the bracket.

    March Madness continues through the first week of April each year and concludes with one team being awarded a gold-plated, wooden NCAA National Championship trophy.

    Getting Preschool Children Involved

    If your preschool children express an interest in March Madness or basketball in general, there are multiple ways you can get them involved.

    Set up a basketball court in your driveway or find a new go-to spot at your local gym or park to practice with them regularly.

    Practice makes perfect, but nothing compares to the exhilarating atmosphere that can be felt at a live basketball game. Whether you go to a professional NBA game or head to a public, free game at a local high school, the music, lights, and cheering crowd will have your children eager to hit the court and keep practicing.

    You and your children can get involved with March Madness this month by making predictions about which teams will win or lose, and who the ultimate champions will be. If your kiddos have a favorite team, you can make posters or wear the team’s colors to show some spirit when watching them play live on TV.

    Get creative, support a team, and enjoy all the excitement March Madness has to offer this month!

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  • The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    A preschool child’s sleep is one of the most important topics when we talk about development. Getting enough sleep will improve your child’s mood and educational performance dramatically.

    Read “The Importance of Sleep for Preschool Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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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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  • How to Set Goals with Children

    With the start of 2017 comes the chance to think big, refocus, and set new goals. Did you know that teaching your little one to set their own goals could improve their self-esteem, academic performance, and equip them with the tools to persevere throughout their lives? Here is how you can teach your preschooler how to set goals for 2017 and, most importantly, how to stick to them.Why is it important to set goals?Setting goals creates motivation, provides accountability, and helps one establish a clear vision and focu... Read More

    With the start of 2017 comes the chance to think big, refocus, and set new goals. Did you know that teaching your little one to set their own goals could improve their self-esteem, academic performance, and equip them with the tools to persevere throughout their lives? Here is how you can teach your preschooler how to set goals for 2017 and, most importantly, how to stick to them.

    Why is it important to set goals?

    Setting goals creates motivation, provides accountability, and helps one establish a clear vision and focus for what they want to achieve. However, goal setting is equally important for children. It gives them confidence, creates a sense of purpose, and improves self-awareness. Before helping your child set a specific goal, explain the significance behind it to them. Encourage them to reflect on their past achievements and potential areas to work on, whether it’s improving in school or nurturing friendships and family relationships.

    Set an example

    Your little ones adore you, look up to you, and want to be just like you. A key step in teaching your children about creating goals is to set an example for them to follow. Set a goal, share your plans to succeed, and actively pursue that goal in front of your children. Watching you persevere and, eventually, succeed will encourage your children to do the same.

    Help your child set specific, reachable, and relevant goals

    Long-term goals can seem distant and unreachable to a young child, causing them to give up before they even begin. This is why it’s important to help your child set realistic, reachable goals. Each time they achieve a goal, they will be eager to set and complete the next one. Some great examples of reachable goals are:

    • I will clean my room each night before I go to bed.
    • I will learn to ride a bike without training wheels this summer.
    • I will practice reading for 15 minutes before dinner .
    • I will work on sharing toys with my siblings and friends.

    Take our tips and help your child establish reachable goals in 2017. With you by their side keeping them motivated and inspired, they are sure to succeed in whatever they strive for!

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  • How to Establish Traditions with Your Family

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

    Now that the holiday season is over, it’s a great time to think about establishing new traditions for your family. Traditions are vital for human flourishing, even as young as preschool age. We need repetitive, even sacred, rituals to remember what’s important in our lives. Here are some traditions to try to incorporate over the coming year.

    Read “How to Establish Traditions with Your Family” on US Family Guide.

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  • New Year's Resolutions with Children

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    January is the time to set goals, keep resolutions, and try to be better in the coming year. It’s no different with preschool children, but how do you keep them on track with their goals?

    Read “New Year’s Resolutions with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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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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  • One Day of Kid-friendly Recipes for Cold Weather

    Running out of ideas for food on cold winter days? Here’s an idea for every meal of the day.Greet your little ones in the morning with banana bread or pumpkin bread for breakfast with these recipes. Bake them in the loaf pan like the recipes say, or bake them in muffin tins to cut the baking time in half.That mid-morning snack is going to come fast, so satisfy them with these ... Read More

    Running out of ideas for food on cold winter days? Here’s an idea for every meal of the day.

    Greet your little ones in the morning with banana bread or pumpkin bread for breakfast with these recipes. Bake them in the loaf pan like the recipes say, or bake them in muffin tins to cut the baking time in half.

    That mid-morning snack is going to come fast, so satisfy them with these Pretzel Snowmen. Make them together and once you’re all done with decorating them, it’s snack time!

    Lunch is always a challenge. You just can’t predict how hungry little ones are going to be, so try out a recipe that is in small portion sizes like these Pepperoni and Cheese Crescents. They can eat as few or as many as they want and no one has to think about wasting a plate of food.

    A nice soup for dinner is always a good option to help calm down the energy levels right before bedtime. Try out this Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup. Put all the ingredients in the pot in the morning, and let it cook all day to be ready in time for dinner. No chopping is required; just toss the ingredients in, and you’re ready to start the day!

    The day isn’t complete without a dessert! Decorate these sugar cookies together with colorful icing and sprinkles, and then serve these with hot chocolate as you all gather together around the fireplace. Now would be a great time to bring out a good book to read together before bed!

    These cold weather recipes are good for any time you’ve run out of ideas, or just want a change to what you’ve already been doing. We hope you and your little ones enjoy your winter break as you spend these cold weeks together. 

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  • Holiday Recipes with Children

    Cooking can be fun, especially for preschool children. There’s no doubt about it. Put on some holiday music and dance and sing while you and your child create wonderful memories together.

    Read “Holiday Recipes with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

    Cooking can be fun, especially for preschool children. There’s no doubt about it. Put on some holiday music and dance and sing while you and your child create wonderful memories together.

    Read “Holiday Recipes with Children” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • Winter Crafts and Activities for Children

    When you’re stuck inside during winter break, sometimes you need ideas for things to do, especially if you’re a preschooler. The movies and games grow old and your child just wants something fun to do.

    Read “Winter Crafts and Activities for Children” on US Family Guide.

    When you’re stuck inside during winter break, sometimes you need ideas for things to do, especially if you’re a preschooler. The movies and games grow old and your child just wants something fun to do.

    Read “Winter Crafts and Activities for Children” on US Family Guide.

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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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  • Language Learning with Music for Children

    Learning a language is so difficult, especially when it’s your first one! Do you remember when you had to learn a language in school? So tough. Children have this same difficulty, so there must be a solution, right?Music may just be that solution. When learning a new language with music, it becomes easier to synthesize the vocabulary, the grammar, and the tone of the new words.Research by Parlakian and Lerner states, “Like all the best lear... Read More

    Learning a language is so difficult, especially when it’s your first one! Do you remember when you had to learn a language in school? So tough. Children have this same difficulty, so there must be a solution, right?

    Music may just be that solution. When learning a new language with music, it becomes easier to synthesize the vocabulary, the grammar, and the tone of the new words.

    Research by Parlakian and Lerner states,

    “Like all the best learning experiences in early childhood, music activities simultaneously promote development in multiple domains. Singing a lullaby while rocking a baby stimulates early language development, promotes attachment, and supports an infant’s growing spatial awareness as the child experiences her body moving in space. Being intentional about integrating music into your program’s daily routines—thinking through, ‘What do I want the children to learn from this music experience?’—helps you design and choose activities to support specific developmental goals.”

    Children learned their ABCs this way, so why not do it with words? The songs are easy to memorize, and they may even get stuck in their little heads!

    The next time you sit down to teach your child a lesson, try setting it to your favorite tune. They’ll learn more quickly and have more fun—and, hey, you might enjoy yourself too!

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  • How to Teach Kids to Be Giving

    Preschool children are naturally good at giving. Well, they’re naturally good at giving when they have a little help. Parents can help their children by showing them how to give. Show them how it’s done. In other words, to give the gift of giving, give them an example!

    Read “How to Teach Kids to Be Giving” on US Family Guide.

    Preschool children are naturally good at giving. Well, they’re naturally good at giving when they have a little help. Parents can help their children by showing them how to give. Show them how it’s done. In other words, to give the gift of giving, give them an example!

    Read “How to Teach Kids to Be Giving” on US Family Guide.

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  • Safety Tips while Decorating for the Holidays

    Children love to take a family ride to see the beautiful lights and decorations during the holidays. From Rooftop Santas to musical lights, there is always something to amaze us during the holiday season. If you enjoy creating your own light show, the National Safety Council has compiled an excellent list of safety precautions to consider. Proper safety steps can make the difference between avoiding unwanted cha... Read More

    Children love to take a family ride to see the beautiful lights and decorations during the holidays. From Rooftop Santas to musical lights, there is always something to amaze us during the holiday season. If you enjoy creating your own light show, the National Safety Council has compiled an excellent list of safety precautions to consider. Proper safety steps can make the difference between avoiding unwanted challenges and enjoying the beautiful smiles and fun that the holidays can bring.

    To help ensure a safe holiday season, here are a few safety tips from the National Safety Council to consider as you decorate your home.

    • Be careful with small children when you have mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry, and amaryllis. Small children may think they can eat holiday plants, but many plants can be poisonous or cause severe stomach problems.
    • Place your breakable tree ornaments or ones with small, detachable parts on higher tree branches where small children or pets can’t reach them.
    • Be sure to turn off your lights on trees, decoration, and the ones outside when you go to bed. Unplug extension cords when not in use and turn everything off when you leave the house.
    • Don’t use chairs or furniture as a ladder. When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places.
    • When you climb using a ladder, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb, not the side rails. Keep three points of contact on the ladder, whether two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand.
    • Place your tree away from fireplaces, radiators, and other heat sources. Make sure the tree does not block foot traffic or doorways.

    There are so many things going on during the holidays, and we only want you to be safe!

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  • Parents Make Mistakes Too

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child. But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there. Read “... Read More

    Everyone makes mistakes. This goes without saying. If you’re human—and odds are good—then you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. Either way, one day you’ll have to communicate these mistakes to preschool-age child.

    But how do you do that? How do you appear on the one hand to be the all-knowing, all-wise parent, yet on the other hand find yourself asking other moms and dads how they may have handled the situation. Rest easy. We’ve all been there.

    Read “Parents Make Mistakes Too” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • Healthy before the Holidays

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon. Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bo... Read More

    It’s almost hibernation time. When it’s the middle of winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up with a big fat blanket and a tub of ice cream on the couch. We’re packing on the pounds and staying warm, and tossing our thoughts of summer in the sink with our ice cream spoon.

    Instead of ice cream, though, children could use an extra boost of nutritious food during the holidays when they’re not at preschool. They’re filled with energy, and they need healthy food to convert that energy into precious nutrients their bodies need. They also need to expel this energy and nutrients in healthy ways, but sometimes it’s hard to play outside during the winter.

    Read “Healthy before the Holidays” on US Family Guide.

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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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  • Fun Things for Fall

    School is back in full swing and the summer heat is slowly giving way to cooler breezes, which can only mean one thing—fall has arrived! The official start of fall is September 22, and if you look closely you can already see the leaves turning from green to gold and pumpkin-flavored foods lining grocery store shelves.

    Read “Fun Things for Fall” on Atlanta Moms.

    School is back in full swing and the summer heat is slowly giving way to cooler breezes, which can only mean one thing—fall has arrived! The official start of fall is September 22, and if you look closely you can already see the leaves turning from green to gold and pumpkin-flavored foods lining grocery store shelves.

    Read “Fun Things for Fall” on Atlanta Moms.

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  • Managing Your Busy Family Schedule

    Life can get busier in the blink of an eye when you have a toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child at home. Between pickup and drop-off at a childcare or daycare and all of the extracurricular activities that happen in the evenings and on the weekends, your calendar fills up quickly! Every parent desires their family to have quality time together and also have their children explore new interests as they grow and develop new skills. How can you strike a balance between family time and other activities? Read “... Read More

    Life can get busier in the blink of an eye when you have a toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child at home. Between pickup and drop-off at a childcare or daycare and all of the extracurricular activities that happen in the evenings and on the weekends, your calendar fills up quickly! Every parent desires their family to have quality time together and also have their children explore new interests as they grow and develop new skills. How can you strike a balance between family time and other activities?

    Read “Managing Your Busy Family Schedule” on US Family Guide.

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  • The Gardener and the Carpenter

    A new book tries to find a balance between parenting too close—like a carpenter—and being too laissez-faire—like a gardener. The Gardener and the Carpenter by psychologist Alison Gropnik is a new one to figure out the dilemma.She argues that we should back off from children a bit, that they’re wonderful little learning creatures on their own, playing and innovating and taking in information. “W... Read More

    A new book tries to find a balance between parenting too close—like a carpenter—and being too laissez-faire—like a gardener. The Gardener and the Carpenter by psychologist Alison Gropnik is a new one to figure out the dilemma.

    She argues that we should back off from children a bit, that they’re wonderful little learning creatures on their own, playing and innovating and taking in information. “We can’t make children learn,” she says, “but we can let them learn.”

    With our first child, sometimes it’s hard to let go and let her figure things out on her own. We want to do everything for her, protect her from everything, keep her close. It turns out that children, even eighteen-month-olds, says Gropnik, are remarkably sophisticated in their reasoning.

    A carpenter approaches his tasks by building something from raw materials, hoping for some finished product he has constructed himself. A gardener, however, knows that the plants need a protected, nurturing space with room to grow on their own. The plants will turn out all right if you just give them enough water and nutrients.

    All in all, it seems kids will make it. They’ll be okay. Remember when your parents told you to do something and you did the exact opposite thing—you turned out okay, too.

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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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  • Strong Wills and ODD

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority. ... Read More

    There has been a movement swelling in American parenting circles for some time. From James Dobson’s book The Strong-Willed Child to articles throughout newspapers like this one, it’s a movement surrounding how exactly to rear a child with defiant behavior and opposition to authority.

    Strong Wills and ODD

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  • New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and ... Read More

    Children crave interaction with something or someone, and in today’s world, it’s common to see parents give their children an iPad® or a smartphone for entertainment purposes. And although the games and videos children love to play and watch may be educational, research suggests that reading, and reading aloud to your children, is best.

    New Activity: Reading Aloud to Your Children

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  • August 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 i... 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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  • Duluth, GA Daycare: The Benefits of Educational Technology for Your Preschooler

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about ... Read More

    Since living in a technological age, the question regarding how much is too much or how the benefits of educational technology impacts our children has been buzzing around many parents’ minds. There are so many helpful tools and resources to enhance your child’s early education and technology plays a big role in many of them. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of educational technology for your preschooler.

    Do Preschoolers Benefit from Educational Technology?

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  • Duluth, GA Preschool: 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... 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. 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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  • Duluth, GA Childcare: How to Survive the Summer Birthday Boom

    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birt... Read More

    Summer is in full swing and this season usually means at least half-a-dozen birthdays are on the calendar for your preschooler or toddler. Attending birthday parties is an excellent environment for teaching your child the importance of celebrating others; but how do you handle the summer birthday boom without going completely crazy? And what if your child has a summer birthday – how do you plan that on top of the rest of the summer festivities? Check out this article for ways you can handle the birthday boom while still enjoying the carefree days of summer.

    How to Handle the Summer Birthday Boom

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  • Duluth, GA Daycare: Keeping Cool this Summer

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!... Read More

    The summer has arrived and with it – lots of hot, hot, hot weather! How will you stay cool this summer? From garden hoses to water balloons, there are endless opportunities to make cooling off an entertaining, memorable family affair. Your preschooler and toddler are sure to love some of the ideas in this article, check it out and keep cool all summer long!

    Fun Outdoor Activities to Stay Cool This Summer

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  • Duluth, GA Preschool: Pool Safety for the Summer

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!... Read More

    Pool safety is a primary concern for many parents as the summer season kicks off! The best way to prepare for pool safety is to have clear boundaries, constant supervision, and children who are able to practice water safety skills when around a pool or other large body of water. Check out this article for how to make your next pool party a safe one!

    Summer Pool Tips

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  • Duluth, GA 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 Pleasant Hill Academy, Duluth digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.... 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 Pleasant Hill Academy, Duluth 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!

    Click here to read now!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Pleasant Hill Academy: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social prepared... Read More

    It’s your child’s first educational milestone – her preschool graduation! As you take hundreds of pictures, you can’t help but wipe away happy tears from your eyes. Your little one is growing up, and quickly! But is she ready for kindergarten?

    Many parents of young children struggle with anxiety when it comes to their child’s educational and social preparedness for the next grade level. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of a new school, new teachers and new expectations for learning. You may be asking, “Does my child know all that she needs to know?” “Will she handle the transition well?” “How can I prepare her best for kindergarten?” To help you determine if your child is ready to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten, we’ve prepared a checklist for you. Use this checklist as a tool to test whether your child has mastered the skills necessary to step into kindergarten equipped for success. But, don’t worry too much if your child doesn’t get an A+ on the test. Progress is just as important as competence!

    To view the checklist, read the full article here: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with this Checklist

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  • Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.Whatever you choose to do with your childr... Read More

    As the grass dries out and the weather gets warmer, take your children outside to run around, play, and soak up the sunshine. There are many options for outdoor activities – but some of them take a little bit more planning and creativity. Here are a few outdoor activities that require very minimal planning and preparation.

    Whatever you choose to do with your children, remember that quality time spent with them is more important than the activity that you actually end up doing!

    Plan a scavenger hunt.

    Before you go out to your favorite park or nature area, make a list of items for your child to find or do when you get there. It can be as easy as “Find a tree with flowers on it,” “Find a dandelion,” or “Do 10 jumping jacks!” The goal is to keep your child occupied and active! If you want to encourage some healthy competition, set a timer and reward the child who gets done with the scavenger hunt first!

    Pitch a tent and have a “camp out” in the backyard.

    If you have a backyard, take your kids outside for a “camp out.” Pitch a tent, bring out some sandwiches and lemonade, and pretend you’re in the middle of a forest. When it gets dark, look for shooting stars, and maybe even tell spooky stories!

    For more outdoor activity ideas, check out the full article here: Outdoor Activities That Are Anything But Boring

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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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  • Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as... Read More

    Spending time outdoors before it gets unbearably hot is a great option for some quality family time. Even if you have little ones, you can make an outdoor adventure a day that everyone enjoys. The best way to ensure a fun experience for your family is by planning ahead. Any time 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 in to one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted parent.

    1. Location, Location, Location – In the spirit of keeping it simple, have your outdoor adventure on familiar territory. If you are comfortable with the area, it will take a load off of your mind and allow you to enjoy the day more freely. When your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable to visit a new place, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Since toddlers and preschoolers always seem to have an inexhaustible amount of energy, it’s a great idea to collaborate with another family so that your children can play together. Not only will your children have a ton of fun together, you will also enjoy some adult conversation while they play – everybody wins! The great outdoors is the perfect place to allow your children to use their imagination, and bringing a friend is sure to create new, unexplored adventures involving space ships and castles and who knows what else!

    For more tips, read the full article here: Tips for a Grumpy-Free Picnic with Kids

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  • Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and ... Read More

    Earth Day is here and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.

    The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and containers, it’s the perfect set-up for a basketball game. Line up your recycling bins and have your children practice tossing paper, cardboard, and other lightweight recyclables in to the bin. If you have more than one child, try assigning a particular recyclable item to each child and have them go on a “treasure hunt” around the house and neighborhood looking for his/her specific recyclable item. Reward their efforts with a pre-determined prize (ice cream cone, day at the park, etc.) if they reach a certain goal.

    For more fun ways to get your children excited about recycling, read the full article here: Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling

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  • 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tour of the facility.... Read More

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    Childcare centers may be readily available, but they are not all the same. Daycares have different educational philosophies and levels of experience. They hire staff differently, and vary in the amount of training required to give your child the best care possible.

    The best way to find a leading childcare, daycare or preschool is to find the best location and take a tour of the facility. Before you spend the time taking a tour, here are 10 things to look for in a leading childcare, daycare or preschool:

    1. Accredited Preschool Curriculum

    2. Plenty of room for your child to play indoors and outdoors

    3. A philosophy of learning that includes fun activities

    4. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities

    5. A commitment to safety

    For the rest of the items, read the full article here: 10 Things to Look for in a Leading Preschool

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  • The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the moment and are flexible with routines.While there is room f... Read More

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    There are generally two kinds of parents – those who “wing it” and those who are particular about every particular thing. The particular parents tend to care about structure and are often strict about their child’s routines. The parents who “wing it” tend to respond to all their child’s demands in the moment and are flexible with routines.

    While there is room for parents to be flexible about establishing boundaries and guidelines for their toddlers, routines help toddlers feel comfortable and secure in knowing there is certainty and predictability in their lives. As toddlers grow and develop, they need a strong sense of safety. Routines help toddlers learn how to interact with the world by doing the same things over and over again. The bottom line is that patterns help toddlers learn.

    When there is routine and structure in the home, toddlers tend to be more calm and relaxed. Changes to schedules and routines can be particularly stressful for young children. It is not uncommon for a child who is used to mommy putting him to sleep every night to throw a fuss when the new babysitter tries to do the same thing. Changes in routine make toddlers uncertain and scared because they notice when something is different. Read the full article here: The Benefits of Routine for Toddlers

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  • Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out th... Read More

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    It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ideas to keep your child’s body and mind healthy and active!

    While some of the ideas work better for toddlers or preschoolers, all children can learn healthy competition from participating in an Easter egg hunt. Before your children participate in an egg hunt, remind them to be kind and respectful to other children participating. Teach your children to be competitive without being mean. Remind children that collecting the most eggs is not the point of the activity. Having fun is!

    Read the full article here: Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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  • Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be ... Read More

    Finding some much needed “just us” time is an important part of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or significant other. But spending fun and quality time together with the whole family is also crucial! The recipe for a successful “at home family date night” is simple, easy and affordable. Start with yummy food, throw in a fun activity that can be enjoyed by every family member, and wrap it up with a family movie night complete with PJ’s and popcorn!

    Creating positive childhood memories helps establish a safe and firm foundation for your child as they continue to learn and grow. While it may seem like you have to pull out all the stops to create a family night that won’t have eyes rolling (if that’s even possible?) the simpler and easier you make the planning on yourself, the more likely you’ll find yourself enjoying the night! When tantrums or fights break out – deal with them as best you can but make an effort to not let it ruin the night. No family is perfect but spending time together as a family is an excellent way of reminding your children that they are a part of a family unit that loves and appreciates them!

    Check out this helpful article on more tips for throwing a fun family date night!

    Have a Date Night with the Whole Family

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  • Simple Ways to Expand Your Child's Learning and Development

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.One of the most e... Read More

    When a child is born she immediately begins the process of learning and adapting to the world. Many skills come very instinctively to a child such as swallowing, eating, laughing, and crying. For the majority of a child’s life, however, she will need the help of others around her to explain important concepts and demonstrate healthy social skills.

    One of the most effective ways to establish a solid educational foundation at an early age is by enrolling your child in an elite preschool or childcare facility. Learning can also be enhanced and encouraged at home as well and parental involvement plays a key role in making this happen. From making conversation to including your child in household chores, there are many ways you can invite your child into a learning experience.

    Taking the time to understand what your child’s preschool teacher is teaching in class can also help you find creative ways to continue the learning at home. Your child will take notice of your interest in her education and may even find herself enjoying school more when you are excited about it too!

    Check out this article for more tips on how you can be a part of expanding your child’s learning!

    Simple Ways to Expand Your Child’s Learning and Development

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  • Teaching Your Child About Money

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.... Read More

    Teaching your preschool children about money starts with them watching you handle money.

    Wise money management is a skill that children learn from parents. With activities as simple as managing their own allowance to counting coins from a parent’s pocket, children can learn valuable financial principles to help them begin a journey of wise money management.

    Children enjoy watching and learning from parents when they get to share in decisions and simple conversations. Preschool children can learn how to count, save, and decide whether to buy a toy, a piece of candy, or save.

    Here are some excellent ideas that you will find useful for teaching your child about money.

    Teaching Your Child About Money

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  • Kitchen Safety for Children

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a... Read More

    Including your child in household activities can sometimes be tricky but the rewards of shared memories and learned skills make the mess all worth it! One of the easiest places to create a mess and clean it back up is in the kitchen. Children can learn a lot about the importance of healthy eating, meal preparation, and family time when you invite them to help you prepare a snack or meal. Obviously there are also safety concerns to consider when in the kitchen, especially when sharp objects are near by. Refer to this article for tips on keeping a kid-friendly kitchen while creating memories with your little chefs.

    Kitchen Safety for Children

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  • Teaching Your Child to be Giving and Grateful

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you... Read More

    With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead, it can be easy for children (and adults!) to fall into a slump and have wintertime blues. The shorter days and longer nights with no fun or festive days in sight can make for a rough time of year. But it’s important to cultivate and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude year-round. Your children are always looking to you to determine how to treat others and what to prioritize. Check out this article for creative ways you can teach your children the importance of being generous and gracious.

    Teaching Your Child to be Giving and Grateful

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  • How Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

    During the holidays, many children enjoy an array of gifts and tasty treats, others are not so fortunate. One way to extend the joy is to create an opportunity for your family to help others.A new year offers an excellent opportunity to begin teaching your children how to give more and learn to help others. With so many people in need, there are many ways to get involved as a family.... Read More

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    During the holidays, many children enjoy an array of gifts and tasty treats, others are not so fortunate. One way to extend the joy is to create an opportunity for your family to help others.

    A new year offers an excellent opportunity to begin teaching your children how to give more and learn to help others. With so many people in need, there are many ways to get involved as a family.

    Here are some excellent ideas to keep the holiday giving alive throughout the year.

    How Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

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  • Dressing Your Child for Autumn Outdoor Play

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways yo... Read More

    With the cool snap in the air it’s important to remember to dress your children warmly as they play outdoors in leaf piles and pumpkin patches. Fresh air is the perfect atmosphere for some fun memories! Without the proper attire however, playing outside can quickly become uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous to your child’s health. Read this article for practical, easy ways you can keep the outdoor play going for longer this season by being prepared and dressing appropriately.

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  • How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

    An excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important begi... Read More

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    An excellent foundation, better communication and social skills, and opportunities for increased creativity - those are just a few of the many advantages of attending a quality, accredited preschool.

    Preschool parents make many sacrifices to give their children the absolute best experience in daycare and childcare. In preschool, children receive an advanced and important beginning to an educational experience that prepares for future learning.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we understand our parents commitment to quality education. Our programs, curriculum, staff, and everything we do meets and exceeds the benefits of a preschool education.

    Learn more about the many advantages of a preschool education.

    How Preschool Can Benefit Your Child

    Why it’s important to give your child the best opportunity for engaging in creative learning activities.

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  • 8 Ways to Involve Your Child with Your Health and Fitness

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling t... Read More

    Many parents love to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. When little ones are introduced into the family it can be quite challenging to incorporate routine exercise into your schedule. This article gives several helpful tips on how you can involve your children in your fitness routine. In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help keep your family looking and feeling their best!

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  • Preschool Preparation for Your Young Scholar!

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s lif... Read More

    As we gear up for the new academic school year, there are some simple activities a parent can keep in mind to help their new preschooler thrive. Many parents make the mistake of assuming their child won’t develop crucial learning skills or habits until elementary school. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we know that can’t be farther from the truth! The first 5 years of your child’s life are critical to establishing a solid foundation. Read this article to learn more!

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  • ​​Helping Your Child Develop a Daily Sleep Routine​

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are co... Read More

    In the early weeks and months of your child’s life, your life will likely revolve around two things: your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your infant is a crucial part of setting your child up for educational and developmental success. At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are passionate about caring for our littlest learners and are committed to ensuring they will receive only the best in care and encouragement! Read this helpful article for tips on how you can help your child develop healthy sleep habits at an early age.

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  • Ways to Encourage Learning At Home in Your Preschooler

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.... Read More

    As a parent, it can seem like a daunting task to introduce your child to the world around him. Helping your preschooler become an avid learner doesn’t have to be a complicated process! This article gives excellent insight into how you can assist your young learner in furthering his education at home.

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  • Talking About Financial Challenges With Your Preschooler

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice!Helping Your Child ... Read More

    Every family faces some kind of unexpected trial in life, often leading to additional financial pressures. How can you help your young child understand the new circumstances of your family's financial situation? This article gives great practical advice!

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  • The benefits of using technology in a preschool environment in Duluth, GA

    The world is moving forward at an incredibly rapid pace, and the foundational education industry should not be left behind. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill Duluth uses many technological innovations that allow both parents and students to benefit from our superior preschool programs. This piece examines how we have embraced technology to give both par... Read More

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    The world is moving forward at an incredibly rapid pace, and the foundational education industry should not be left behind. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill Duluth uses many technological innovations that allow both parents and students to benefit from our superior preschool programs. This piece examines how we have embraced technology to give both parents and their children an excellent academic experience.

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    The specialized online viewing system called WatchMeGrow is a high tech program which gives parents and family members access to a specific website to watch their child at school via the Internet. This allows parents and other long distant family members the ability to monitor daily activities and progress of each child in the classroom, eating lunch in our cafeteria, or while playing with peers on the playground. The system offers parents minute-to-minute reassurance that their child is in good hands.

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    A partnership between Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies and award-winning foundational education website ABCmouse.com allows access to activities offered on the ABCmouse website. These programs are specific to both the cognitive development of young minds while also familiarizing children with 21st century technology.

    The Kids ‘R’ Kids exclusive curriculum is linked to the activities on the ABCmouse website and include fun and exciting interactive games, books, songs, language, and math, and can be used at home which extends each child’s classroom into his or her home. Simply obtain your username and password from Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill Duluth and start learning!

    The childcare and early education team at Kids 'R' Kids Pleasant Hill Academy in Duluth, Georgia is proud to offer these innovative technologies to both parents and their children. For more information about this advanced learning technology, our preschool programs, or child-friendly facilities, please contact us today

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  • Duluth, Georgia Child Care: Interview Questions for Infant Care Providers

    One of the most important decisions a parent will make will be deciding on a childcare provider for their infant. When both parents work, they have little choice but to enlist the assistance offered by these caregivers. You need to know what you want, and what to look for. Take a look at some of the questions that you should be asking when you interview childcare pro... Read More

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    One of the most important decisions a parent will make will be deciding on a childcare provider for their infant. When both parents work, they have little choice but to enlist the assistance offered by these caregivers. You need to know what you want, and what to look for. Take a look at some of the questions that you should be asking when you interview childcare providers:

    What sort of qualifications do your caregivers have?

    Licensure and staff credentials are two of the most important questions you can ask of an infant care center or caregiver. Inquire about staff qualifications as well as training in specialized areas like first aid and child development. If you are going to leave your infant in the hands of someone else for extended periods of time, you want them to be highly qualified.

    What sort of protocol do they follow in emergencies?

    The next question you should be asking of your child’s prospective caregiver is what sort of protocol they follow in an emergency. They should be able to explain in detail exactly the sort of procedure that is followed in an emergency. If the caregiver seems unsure, or cannot answer the question, it should raise a few red flags.

    Can you drop by unannounced?

    Most child care centers should be okay with parents dropping by unannounced to see how their child is doing. Any childcare center or preschool that does not allow these sorts of visits should be avoided or carefully scrutinized prior to enrollment.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill in Duluth, Georgia prides itself on being able to provide the most outstanding childcare for your infant or preschooler. For more information about our programs, facilities and outstanding teaching staff, feel free to contact us today.

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  • Duluth, Georgia Daycare: Brain development in early childhood

    As parents, our lives and brains are busy caring for children and balancing work at the same time. The truth is that a child’s brain is far more active than most parent’s. A child’s brain develops trillions of neural pathways between the ages of zero and three, while an adult’s brain only develops a fraction of this. This is what makes brain development during these ... Read More

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    As parents, our lives and brains are busy caring for children and balancing work at the same time. The truth is that a child’s brain is far more active than most parent’s. A child’s brain develops trillions of neural pathways between the ages of zero and three, while an adult’s brain only develops a fraction of this. This is what makes brain development during these early years so vitally important. Our exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum, along with our state-of-the-art Learning Academy, are only two reasons why we are more than a just a daycare facility.

    Learning through fun

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill Duluth facilitates an educational environment for your child, by incorporating fun in the learning process. Our philosophy of “Hug First, Then Teach” immediately allows parents to understand that we do not only educate. We also nurture each child with one-on-one attention and age-appropriate targeted mental stimulation for healthy brain development.

    Stress-free learning environments

    We accommodate each and every child’s unique differences and abilities so that we can offer the most beneficial learning environment. We provide a safe, nurturing stress-free environment. Your child will experience the guidance, love and attention from a professional staff to achieve full mental capacity. We offer our exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum to provide advanced support to brain development during these critical early years.

    If you are searching for specialized child care services that caters to the needs of the individual child, then contact us. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Pleasant Hill Duluth invites you to provide your child an education that surpasses typical daycare. We offer excellent brain development curricula and are prepared to provide your child the early educational foundation required to excel. Contact us for more details.

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  • Preschool literacy activities for your Duluth child

    Your preschool child is at the stage of starting to learn the life skills needed for academics, including literacy skills like reading, writing and developing vocabulary. Here are some helpful activities that will enhance this critical learning experience for your child and mak... Read More

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    Your preschool child is at the stage of starting to learn the life skills needed for academics, including literacy skills like reading, writing and developing vocabulary. Here are some helpful activities that will enhance this critical learning experience for your child and make it fun:

    • Story time: Set aside a few moments each day for story time; just before bed is usually a favorite time. Read to your child in an engaging way, making different voices for each character to make the story as exciting as possible. Help your child engage with the story by letting him or her pick a book and follow the words as your finger traces them along the page. Barnes and Noble in Norcross has a wide variety of children’s books for preschoolers, and also hosts fun story time sessions throughout the year.
    • I spy: Pick an object within your child’s view, for example, a chair. Say “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the letter C” and let your child guess the object. This assists with word/object association and can be played anytime and anywhere.
    • Sing-alongs and read-alongs: Stories, nursery rhymes and songs that come with illustrated books allow your child to follow the words while listening. Listen to your child carefully, pointing out each word as it is said and helping when he or she gets stuck. With a little repetition and a favorite story or song, your child will pick up the words quickly.
    • Name art: Write out your child’s name and turn it into a fun art project with craft materials. Show your child how the letters go together to say his or her name and help your child learn each one as you decorate them together.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Pleasant Hill Academy, in Duluth, we offer a leading preschool program that equips your child with all the skills required for a successful academic future. Our program introduces your child to the wonders of science, math, music, literature and art in a way that is age-appropriate and encourages your child to explore his or her talents and abilities. This AdvancED™ accredited program, along with our state-of-the-art facility and dedicated staff, ensures that your child is loved, safe and learning every moment of the day. To find out more, contact us today.

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  • Duluth child care advice: Literature apps will engage your preschooler

    The value of literature apps for preschoolers is that these apps can create engaging learning environments for young children. Children should not only have fun while learning, but also learn in a constructive and structured manner. High quality educational apps supply this important structure and provide a balance to other activities like story time, learning to r... Read More

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    The value of literature apps for preschoolers is that these apps can create engaging learning environments for young children. Children should not only have fun while learning, but also learn in a constructive and structured manner. High quality educational apps supply this important structure and provide a balance to other activities like story time, learning to read, or learning to spell.

    This is what differentiates our preschool program and our Learning Academy from the typical day care centers and child care facilities. Our AdvancED Accredited program for preschoolers covers a wide array of relevant activities, themes and topics while using a balanced approach to technology. Therefore, your child is exposed to technology in a healthy learning environment, while giving your child another valuable source of targeted mental stimulation.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Pleasant Hill Academy of Duluth utilizes the latest technology and teaching techniques to provide an exclusive and comprehensive learning experience. Our teachers are highly trained to support, encourage and bond with your child, helping him or her to overcome challenges, while exploring a wide variety of academic fields, including math, music, literature and science.

    Our goal is to help your child grow and develop while building the foundation for a successful and happy future. With learning stations that introduce your child to everything from architecture to space exploration, our focus is on uncovering your child’s talents and inspiring him or her for a lifetime of learning and achievement. In addition to this, we provide exceptional support for healthy physical growth and character development, encouraging your child to be active while developing teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills.

    As a parent, you can support this growth outside of the preschool environment with an exciting trip to the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Here, you and your child can explore the the wonders of the natural world, read together about historical events and the environment, and participate in interactive learning experiences.

    To find out more about our preschool program and state-of-the-art facility, contact us.

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  • Child care advice on Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA: Coping with stress during pregnancy

    Stress is part of our daily lives, especially if you are balancing boardroom meetings with starting a family. The latest research shows that stress during a woman's first trimester can affect the unborn child's well being. Locating an excellent child care facility early can aid in reducing some of the stress. Here are a few more tips:1.Reduce stress ... Read More

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    Stress is part of our daily lives, especially if you are balancing boardroom meetings with starting a family. The latest research shows that stress during a woman's first trimester can affect the unborn child's well being. Locating an excellent child care facility early can aid in reducing some of the stress. Here are a few more tips:

    1.Reduce stress triggers at work: Inquire at work about restructuring your hours so that you can work part of you day from home. This will allow you to avoid peak traffic and work in a quiet environment, while still accomplishing all your necessary tasks.

    2.Prepare for becoming a parent: Couples expecting a newborn may experience anxiety about coping once their child arrives. Now is a good time to join parenting support groups or to start searching for child care providers in your area.

    3.Treat yourself: Relax as much as possible.

    Why new parents choose Kids 'R' Kids of Pleasant Hill, Duluth for infant child care

    The Infant Big Steps Curriculum at Kids 'R' Kids Academy of Pleasant Hill, Duluth takes into account that brain development begins at an early age. Infants at our learning academy are immersed in a curriculum that invites and promotes multiple opportunities for motor and sensory activities throughout the day. Our child care professionals do their best to make your infant feel safe and nurtured.

    The Kids 'R' Kids Pleasant Hill Academy of Duluth implements a unique curriculum that is specifically written to give your child the care and attention they deserve. The cognitive, emotional, physical and nutritional needs of each child are provided at the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Pleasant Hill Academy of Duluth.

    Would you like more information about Kids 'R' Kids Pleasant Hill Academy? Contact us today for more information on enrolling your infant.

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  • Innovative educational and childcare options for Duluth infants

    For busy, working parents, the average childcare facility offers a safe and secure environment where your infant will be cared for and loved. Our Learning Academy however, takes this approach a step further by providing childcare services that go above and beyond meeting your child's basic needs.At Kids 'R' Kids Pleasant H... Read More

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    For busy, working parents, the average childcare facility offers a safe and secure environment where your infant will be cared for and loved. Our Learning Academy however, takes this approach a step further by providing childcare services that go above and beyond meeting your child's basic needs.

    At Kids 'R' Kids Pleasant Hill Academy of Duluth, Georgia, we set the standard for exceptional infant care through an innovative program that meets your child's mental, social, and emotional needs as well as his or her physical requirements from the age of six weeks and up. Our experienced and highly qualified staff members prioritize nurturing individual care for each infant and are fully qualified to assist your baby in starting the journey towards learning complex skills, including:

    • Language development
    • Physical development
    • Cognitive development
    • Socio-emotional development

    Our philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach" means that your infant will start learning these vital skills through fully supervised and fun sensory play.  In this way, your child will experience plenty of love and cuddles as he or she begins to explore the world. We can even help your infant learn to communicate with you more effectively through our sign language program.

    Give your infant a head start in life through exceptional childcare and early learning 

    Our facilities are well-equipped with all the latest toys and activities to allow your child to experience learning situations in a fun yet safe way. This type of stimulation is essential to early brain development and assists in building the foundation for future academic and career success. Each activity will stimulate your infant's brain as these activities are designed to establish new neural pathways, which are vital to maximizing learning potential. These fresh synapses will then be cemented through regular, monitored nap times to ensure that your baby can fully absorb the learning experiences without becoming overstimulated.

    Our staff will keep in touch with you as your infant reaches different developmental milestones and will provide one-on-one support for your baby as he or she continues to grow and progress.

    To find out more about our comprehensive infant childcare program, please contact us today or take a virtual tour of our innovative facility.

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