• Bedtime Stories 101

    Bedtime can be a daunting time in a household with young kids. “Read me a story” is something you’ll hear at the twilight hours and for some parents that means grabbing a storybook and get reading. Others like to tell a story that they make up. Either way you prefer to share a bedtime story
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  • Is it smart to get your kid a Smartphone?

    The downward age creep of kids getting their own smartphones is changing from 12 to 10 years old and some children’s smartphone ownership starts in second grade and as young as 7. Internet safety experts and parents across the United States are nervous about this trend and feel that the longer you wait to give
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  • Kids and their imaginary playmates

    It’s estimated between 25% and 45% of three- to seven-year old children create imaginary playmates*.  For most young children, the friends are invisible, but some do take the form of a doll, stuffed animal, or toy. When asking a child why they have created an imaginary friend, the majority have done so because they found
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  • Technology is Transforming Preschool Education

    Children as young as two years old are already wired. They have been exposed to and understand the power of technology, using their parent’s mobile phone to play games, read books, be entertained and educated. Technology is changing the early childhood education learning process as well because more children with more exposure to technology are
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  • Teach the Habit of Giving Back Early

    It’s the start of a new school year and the perfect time for the family to gather around the dinner table and discuss their plans for giving back during the school year. Little kids love to help so why not start them early. Dedicating time and community support during the school year is something we
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  • Helping our kids become champions of the environment

    Kids today are more environmental than ever.  It’s been said that the earlier they start to learn habits that protect the earth, the more likely kids will carry those habits into adulthood. Our throw away culture and trend of sending individually packaged foods to school with our kids is part of the problem. Are we
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  • Getting Back to Parenting Basics

    Once you have kids it’s easy to think you know it all.  No matter how top-notch a parent you are, sometimes it’s good sometimes to get a refresher on the basic guidelines of positive parenting, no matter how many kids you have. We often reference Parenting 101, which is packed with excellent advice. If you
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  • Introducing Pancake The Otter!

    Pancake the Otter is one of the Zoonicorns’ many friends, and they help this young adventurer overcome many of life’s hiccups. In the Zooniverse, Pancake loves to hang in the water, swimming, and he really likes clams. Everything is a game for Pancake, including eating clams. He likes to crack them on rocks and balance
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