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Children's Developmental Timeline

May 16, 2012  |  Categories: Child Development, Parent Resources

  Today, thanks to a tip from a friend at earlylearningtexas.org, I came a cross a really awesome developmental timeline that parents can use to track their child’s development. The timeline can be found on ParentingCounts.org and “offers access to research-based information about your child’s development from birth to five.” They have tabs for physical,…

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Childhood Learning: The Power of Imaginitive Play

May 15, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

It’s true that some children, with parental guidance, are able to read and write at a very early age. But this doesn’t mean that they are able to make proper evaluation of the things they do, because what they do, many times, is just a conditioned response.Only when a child has developed the capacity to…

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Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2012  |  Categories: Events, Parent and Child Activities

Country Home Celebrates Moms Today, all the Country Home Learning Centers are hosting a Mother’s Day Coffee to celebrate all of you wonderful Moms. The kids helped make decorations to create a special event area where all our moms can show up a little early and enjoy a little “me time” before heading off for…

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Country Home Learning Center Blog Comments

May 9, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

Since our blog is fairly new, we didn’t have a ton of comments on the site. If you did leave a comment, you might notice that it has disappeared. That is because we have installed the Disqus (pronounced discuss) on the blog to handle all of our commenting from here on out. Since we only…

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It's Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 8, 2012  |  Categories: CHLC Teachers and Staff

“Teachers – the people who educate us and give us the vital knowledge which we need to live our lives. They encourage, support, discipline and prepare us for the road ahead and now it’s time for us to show them our appreciation. Teacher Appreciation Week begins on the 7th until the 11th of May 2012,…

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When Parents Disagree Over Discipline

May 8, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources

Children need rules and they need parents who agree on the basic issues – like being honest and caring. But, do parents need to agree on every issue, from television watching to acceptable behavior? Below you will find ideas on agreeing to disagree. Let’s say one of you comes from a very strict family, while…

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Quick Tips: Positive & Effective Discipline

May 7, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Timeouts and Other Strategies Children will test the limits, this is a given. Fortunately, there are some proven tactics parents can follow to help their children learn to choose appropriate behaviors: Time the Timeouts – Use a timer to time your child’s timeout. Timeouts should last no longer than one minute per year of age….

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Rainy Day Fun

May 4, 2012  |  Categories: Parent and Child Activities, Parent Resources

Does your family mope and pout when the gray skies come out? Perhaps it’s time to arm yourself with a bag of tricks for rainy days that excite everyone in the house! Whether your family likes games, creativity, or plenty of pretend play, you can find activities to enjoy while they stay warm and cozy…

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Never Too Early For Number Talk

May 2, 2012  |  Categories: Preschool Preparedness

Many new parents may feel silly talking to their infant as if she were capable of conversation (after all, aren’t babies just squooshy bundles of mostly joy?), but studies have proven that conversing with a child, even a newborn, helps develop language skills later on. So instead of using “baby talk” to communicate with an…

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