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Child Development: Music and Children

August 25, 2015  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development, General Child Care, Parent Resources, Preschool Preparedness, Quick Tips

For your entire life, you’ve probably been bombarded by the positive effects of music in your life.  Maybe in middle school, you conducted the classic music and plant experiment. You know the one: set up your plants next to various pieces by Mozart and Bach and see which one grows the fastest.  Or perhaps you…

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Will Shoes Help My Baby Walk?

January 13, 2015  |  Categories: Child Development, Quick Tips

It would make sense that a little extra support and a nice flat sole would help your baby master the art of walking. In fact for years and years pediatricians advised parents to buy their babies stiff, hightop shoes to help them gain balance and stability. Yet in recent history, medical research has shown that…

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Putting Your Toddler To Bed

August 31, 2014  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Putting a toddler to bed can be a very frustrating activity. It can become a chore that you dread doing, and which causes stress and frustration for everyone involved. Hopefully, if you have a toddler that has had issues going to sleep, you have already found a few methods that have helped calm them down…

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Super Summer Snack: Banana Fru-shi

May 31, 2014  |  Categories: General Child Care, Quick Tips

A few weeks back, a friend posted a picture of some fru-shi on her Facebook page. Fru-shi is fruit sushi and I have seen a few different versions. Some of them are very intricate and look like a fancy dessert, but the version I’m going to share with you is a quick snack that you…

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Summer Safety For Kids

May 20, 2014  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

With the dog days of summer just around the corner, parents and caregivers should take caution while participating in outdoor activities. It’s easy for parents to forget something as simple as putting on sunscreen, but these little mistakes can lead to big consequences. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe while…

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3 Tips For Childproofing Your Home

February 28, 2014  |  Categories: Quick Tips

Ask any parent what their number one concern is, and most likely they will tell you it’s the health and the wellbeing of their child. When you are the parent of a young child, this means taking preventative steps to ensure the safety of your child. The most practical way to do this in your…

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