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Eat Your Vegetables

July 26, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

Want your children to eat more vegetables? Then serve veggies first without other competing foods. That’s the recommendation from a study of 51 children at a daycare center. In the study, Penn State University researchers at different times offered the children meals with no carrots, 30 grams (about one ounce) of carrots, 60 grams or…

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Do Hand Sanitizers Pose A Risk To Children?

July 24, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

With growing concern about the flu, alcohol-based hand sanitizers (like Purell) are being place in homes, schools, supermarkets, and many other places.  These products use alcohol as a base, and there have been stories, fueled by the media and Internet, that the high alcohol content of these products could pose a health hazard to children….

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Encouraging Your Child To Write

July 20, 2012  |  Categories: Child Development

Long before the children begin the formal writing lessons with pencils and lined paper they are developing the skills they need to write. They begin to imitate writing and pretend to make letters. Learning to write goes through stages of development just like learning to cut with scissors. When a child draws a picture and…

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Growing Pains

July 18, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

by Benaroch, MD Q: My 5-year-old son has a lot of pains at night. He keeps waking up and crying, and seems to be very upset. He goes back to sleep, but I think there really is something bothering him. Is this “growing pains”? A:  It could be, but there are a few other questions…

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Hello world!

June 29, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

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Is competition always a good idea?

June 29, 2012  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development

Playing sports is an American tradition and there are many benefits to be gained by participation. As parents, we can use sports as a means to bring out the best in our children. By stressing the fundamentals of fair play, good sportsmanship and putting forth one’s best effort, we can give our children the message that…

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It's Wondeful To Be Well

June 26, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Did You Know? Modeling good choices and a positive, proactive attitude will enable your child to grow up with a strong sense of well-being. Below are some ways to practice healthy eating habits and physical activities. Physical Fitness Activities for Young Children: Morning Exercise Routine Outside Play Activities and Games Relaxation techniques for nap time…

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Attention After Schoolers

June 14, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources

Country Home offers a great option for your after school child in the summer. Summer Camp is a program designed for your child to spend their summer always on the go. With field trips almost every day and special calendars each week, your summer camper is sure to have a fun filled and enriched vacation…

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Country Home Special Events: June 15 – July 27

June 12, 2012  |  Categories: Events, Parent Resources

Special Events Friday, June 15:                 Toddlers – Fours                                              “Time with Dad”                                              Join us to celebrate Father’s Day   Tuesday, June 19:            Toddlers                                             Wear black and yellow stripes to look like a bumble bee   Friday, June 22:                Four’s                                             Bring in a nature item for a special art project   Tuesday, July 3:                Toddlers…

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