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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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  • Preschoolers and Staying Hydrated

    Helping your preschooler stay hydrated year round is extremely important for multiple reasons. Even mild levels of dehydration can cause mood swings, poor energy levels and the inability to think and process clearly. In fact, many children start their days in a state of dehydration due to loss of fluids overnight through simple sweat and respiration. Furthermore, most children do not like to drink water early in the morning, so they come to school with a dehydrated brain and are not ready for learning. The heat of summer may still be in full... Read More

    Helping your preschooler stay hydrated year round is extremely important for multiple reasons. Even mild levels of dehydration can cause mood swings, poor energy levels and the inability to think and process clearly. In fact, many children start their days in a state of dehydration due to loss of fluids overnight through simple sweat and respiration. Furthermore, most children do not like to drink water early in the morning, so they come to school with a dehydrated brain and are not ready for learning. The heat of summer may still be in full swing, but we’re here to help your preschooler hydrate.

    Why water matters

    Water makes up approximately 60% of our bodies. Therefore, it’s absolutely imperative to stay hydrated in order for our bodies to do their jobs properly. For example, our brain is made up of 80% water, making water one of the primary tools for neurological transmissions. When you or your child are dehydrated, your mental and physical capabilities are negatively impacted. EM Gordon’s research in 2012 showed this loss of fluids can negatively impact short term memory, and long term recall. Dehydration can cause a decrease in concentration and affect your child’s ability to absorb and retain new information. All of these reasons point to the importance of staying hydrated.

    Ditch the juice

    Beverages such as soda and juice are packed with sugar and simply don’t do the trick as well as water when it comes to hydration. We realize that some children can be quite stubborn when it comes to drinking water, but there are a few ways parents can help their little ones to stay hydrated. If your child isn’t a fan of plain water, you can spruce up their drink with frozen fruit as an ice cube substitute, a squeeze of lemon for added flavor, or a colorful, curly straw for a bit of fun.

    Generally, it is best to aim for six to eight glasses of water each day. On extra hot days filled with physical activity, you should be sure to keep a cold water bottle nearby at all times. Remember - children love to mirror the actions of those they look up to, so it’s equally important for parents to drink water too.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood located in Richmond, Texas? 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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  • 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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  • Help your Preschooler Stay in Touch All Summer

    Summertime means pool days, ice cream, and fun, fun, fun! However, your preschoolers may be feeling slightly disconnected from their peers if they're away on vacation. You can help your little ones keep in touch with their friends by following any of these useful tips!Have a water partyInvite your child's classmates or close friends (and the... Read More

    Summertime means pool days, ice cream, and fun, fun, fun! However, your preschoolers may be feeling slightly disconnected from their peers if they're away on vacation. You can help your little ones keep in touch with their friends by following any of these useful tips!

    Have a water party

    Invite your child's classmates or close friends (and their parents) to your house one afternoon for a day full of fun. Sprinklers, slip n' slides, and kiddie pools are perfect for keeping cool in the summer heat while catching up with friends!

    Enroll in summer camp

    Keep in touch with the parents of your little one's friends and schedule playdates throughout the summer. You can even enroll your children in Kids 'R' Kids of New Territory Summer Camp together! From fitness activities, to arts and crafts, to spending time in the great outdoors, your kiddos will have a blast reconnecting at Kids 'R' Kids day camp.

    Write a letter

    There's nothing like a handwritten letter or hand-drawn picture to say "I miss you"! Help your youngsters write letters to friends who are out of town. You can teach them how to address an envelope, where to place the stamp, and even take them to the post office to mail it themselves.

    Utilize technology

    It's important to unplug from technology from time to time, but resources such as Facetime are perfect for keeping in touch when you're cities or states apart. Talk with your child's friend's parents and schedule a time for your youngsters to chat on the phone or over video chat. They'll feel caught up in no time!

    At the very least, be sure to plan a mini-class reunion for your preschooler and their peers as summer comes to a close so everyone can reconnect before the new school year begins!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of New Territory located in Sugar Land, Texas? 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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  • Fun Activities to Learn Foreign Languages with Preschool Children

    Your preschooler is learning new things every day, from tying their shoes to sharing their toys. But have you ever considered teaching your child how to speak another language? Bilingualism provides the opportunity to communicate with a variety of people and learn about different cultures. Teaching your child a foreign language may sound difficult, but we have a handful of... Read More

    Your preschooler is learning new things every day, from tying their shoes to sharing their toys. But have you ever considered teaching your child how to speak another language? Bilingualism provides the opportunity to communicate with a variety of people and learn about different cultures. Teaching your child a foreign language may sound difficult, but we have a handful of tips and tricks to make the experience fun and educational! Check them out!

    Start at the preschool level.

    When your little one first learned to talk, they probably started with colors, numbers, and phrases like “hello” and “thank you.” You can introduce the same words when teaching your child a foreign language, making it easy for them to remember and apply to their daily lives. You can even practice using these words to describe the things you see when taking a walk or driving through your neighborhood.

    Use a picture book.

    Try flipping through a picture book together and point to common objects such as tables, chairs, windows, and doors. First, say the words in English and then repeat their names in the second language you are teaching your child. They will quickly understand that these words mean the same thing and represent a certain object, and will be able to recall this information when they see the object in person.

    Listen to music.

    You can get your little one extra excited to learn a foreign language by listening to music in that language, watching videos pertaining to the country where it is spoken, or even eating different types of food from that country’s culture.

    Learning a foreign language stimulates your child’s cognitive development and cultivates critical-thinking skills. Furthermore, it’s a huge milestone for your youngster! It may not come easily, but if you remember to be patient and stay positive, you and your child are sure to have fun learning a new language 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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  • How to Teach Preschool Children about Music

    It’s important for your preschooler to embrace the benefits of music for several reasons. Music positively affects cognitive development, can be therapeutic and soothing, and just brings people joy in general. There are numerous ways to incorporate music into your little one’s daily life. Check them out below!Start with the preschool classics. Start by ... Read More

    It’s important for your preschooler to embrace the benefits of music for several reasons. Music positively affects cognitive development, can be therapeutic and soothing, and just brings people joy in general. There are numerous ways to incorporate music into your little one’s daily life. Check them out below!

    Start with the preschool classics.

    Start by sharing classic songs with your child that are easy to sing along to and have repetitive lyrics and melodies. Some great examples are “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” and “Rain, Rain, Go Away.” Soon enough, your tot will have these melodies memorized and you’ll be hearing them all day long.

    Sing along to the radio.

    Singing along to the radio is a great way to pass the time and bond with your youngster while on the road. Create a long playlist of your child’s favorite songs, crank up the volume, and hit the road!

    Create an “active” playlist.

    Music isalso a wonderful way to keep your child active. Songs like “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” will get your little one moving, but nothing is as fun as freeform dancing to fun upbeat music. Check out this playlist of energetic, kid-friendly songs.

    Explore different instruments.

    Encourage your child to explore different instruments. You can visit a local music store and play with bongo drums or tinker around on the piano, or you can pick up a child’s recorder at a nearby toy store. Your preschooler will thoroughly enjoy this hands-on experience even more than listening to their favorite songs.

    Dance with your preschooler!

    Dancing to your favorite songs and playing different instruments are fantastic ways to embrace the joy that music can bring. However, nothing is as engaging and exciting as live music. Head to an age appropriate concert with the entire family or hold a mini jam session in your home for an exhilarating in-person musical experience.

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  • How to Teach Your Preschooler about Finances

    Teaching your preschool child about money can be beneficial in many ways. It helps them understand that the items they have were earned with hard work and paid for with money. Here are a few ways to introduce the topic of money to your children.Teach the value of money to a preschool mind.One of the first steps in teaching your children about finances is to... Read More

    Teaching your preschool child about money can be beneficial in many ways. It helps them understand that the items they have were earned with hard work and paid for with money. Here are a few ways to introduce the topic of money to your children.

    Teach the value of money to a preschool mind.

    One of the first steps in teaching your children about finances is to teach them the literal value of money. Start by explaining that pennies are worth one cent, nickels are worth five, and so on. You can even take it a step further by adding in a few math problems. (For example, one dime plus one nickel = 15 cents, which is equal to 15 pennies.)

    Give an allowance.

    Pay your kiddos to do extra jobs around the house, outside of their regular chore list. Helping mom or dad organize things around the house, setting the table before dinner, or feeding the pets before school can be rewarded with money. Give them the opportunity to earn rewards, and you’ll be surprised by their genuine eagerness to help!

    Teach them to save.

    There are several ways you can encourage your child to save the money they earn. Use a clear jar as a piggy bank so they can watch their savings grow, or consider matching their savings as an incentive. Once they reach the amount needed to get that special toy they’ve had their eye on, they’ll feel both rewarded and confident.

    What about taxes?

    If your child is receptive to what they’re learning, consider taking it a step further by teaching them about taxes. Your preschool child sees you purchasing items all the time.

    Explain that these items, such as groceries, clothing, and furniture, have an extra charge called a tax. This tax money helps fund different things that will benefit the public and the community, such as the roads you drive on or public safety in your neighborhood.

    Remember—be patient with your little ones as they explore this new topic, and continue to encourage 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 Do You Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

    Saint Patrick’s Day is much more than dressing up your preschool child in green. It’s an Irish holiday that has been around since AD 461. Though originally deemed a Catholic holiday, it has turned into a tradition that people of all religious backgrounds keep to remember Saint Patrick’s mission in Ireland. Make Irish stew.You can take your celebration the traditional route and throw some Irish stew in the crockpot and serve it with Irish Soda Bread—a very common meal for those in Ireland. You can bake scones toget... Read More

    Saint Patrick’s Day is much more than dressing up your preschool child in green. It’s an Irish holiday that has been around since AD 461. Though originally deemed a Catholic holiday, it has turned into a tradition that people of all religious backgrounds keep to remember Saint Patrick’s mission in Ireland.

    Make Irish stew.

    You can take your celebration the traditional route and throw some Irish stew in the crockpot and serve it with Irish Soda Bread—a very common meal for those in Ireland. You can bake scones together for dessert and include everyone for a fun experience. With a taste of Ireland and a good book on the history of Saint Patrick’s Day, you can have a warm, inviting, and educational evening with the whole family.

    Let your preschooler color green food!

    You could also take a more modern route for your celebration and color everything green! Try out these Green Pancakes together for breakfast and serve alongside honeydew melon and kiwi fruit. Let your imagination run! You can turn almost anything green. Make green cookies, cupcakes with a shamrock cutout, and Leprechaun Lemonade.

    Craft the holiday.

    If you want to celebrate with things other than food, break out the craft supplies and get creative. You can make leprechaun beards out of orange paper, or a bouquet of shamrocks with cutout felt and green chenille stems. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, try out this 3D Over the Rainbow craft that shows the pot of gold at the end of a colorful rainbow. All you need is paper, glue, and a few pennies!

    Whatever you decide to do, make it fun and create memories together. Use these ideas to start a new Saint Patrick’s Day tradition with your little ones, and don’t forget to wear green! Read a few books about the life of Saint Patrick and his mission to the people of Ireland as we celebrate his contributions to our lives.

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  • Fun St. Patrick's Day Treats for Preschool Children

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

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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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  • Five Fun Facts about Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd. It started in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in 1887, and the tradition has been kept every year since. So what is Groundhog Day? It’s when Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction about whether or not we will get an early spring. If he sees his shadow when he comes out of his burrow, that means 6 more weeks of winter! Here are 5 interesting facts about Groundhog Day that you might not know: 1. When the tradition started, it wasn’t a groundhog that made the prediction, it... Read More

    Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd. It started in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in 1887, and the tradition has been kept every year since. So what is Groundhog Day? It’s when Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction about whether or not we will get an early spring. If he sees his shadow when he comes out of his burrow, that means 6 more weeks of winter! Here are 5 interesting facts about Groundhog Day that you might not know:

    1. When the tradition started, it wasn’t a groundhog that made the prediction, it was a badger! It wasn’t until recent years that the tradition changed, and the groundhog was used in its place.

    2. Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 97 times, and not seen it 15 times. Interesting odds, but it’s more interesting to note that Phil has only been right about 39% of the time! He doesn’t make a very trustworthy weatherman.

    3. Although groundhogs typically live anywhere from 6–8 years, tradition says that Phil drinks a magic elixir every summer so that he can continue to make these weather predictions. He’s predicted 129 years and going strong!

    4. Groundhogs can grow to be anywhere from 8–10 pounds, and they dig burrows for homes that can be anywhere from 8–66 feet long. It’s in their burrow that they hibernate until February 2nd arrives.

    5. Groundhogs are known as “true hibernators” and they can reduce their heartbeat to as little as five beats per minute as they hibernate through the winter months. They can drop their body temperature down to 41 degrees, and sleep right through those long, cold nights.

    If you want to watch Phil make his prediction this year, you can watch it live online at www.visitpa.com/groundhog-day-live-stream/. Will we get an early spring in 2017? Let’s see what Phil decides!

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  • Healthy Food This Year

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

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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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  • How to Make Memories That Last

    We all have those wonderful childhood memories that we carry along through life. We remember losing our first tooth, or riding a bike without training wheels for the first time. Big things like these stick out in our memory, and we look back and smile on how far we have come, and how much joy life has brought us over the years.Parents have the unique opportunity to help shape the memories of our children. Every day that we are raising them is another page that is added into the book of their childhood. So, how do we add a little bit m... Read More

    We all have those wonderful childhood memories that we carry along through life. We remember losing our first tooth, or riding a bike without training wheels for the first time. Big things like these stick out in our memory, and we look back and smile on how far we have come, and how much joy life has brought us over the years.

    Parents have the unique opportunity to help shape the memories of our children. Every day that we are raising them is another page that is added into the book of their childhood. So, how do we add a little bit more embellishment to the pages when our days are already so full?

    Remember that a positive atmosphere at home is going to be the main factor in making fun memories. You could take your toddler to cool museums every day, but if Mommy is stressed out the whole time, that’s what your child is going to feel. Instead, you could take the day to spend playing outside at home. Just make sand castles in the sandbox, or see how high you can swing without getting scared! Spending quality time together is one of the best memories that you could make with your child. Make them feel loved by being intentional, and making an effort to really connect those heart strings.

    Time together is the best memory, but our fast-paced culture has made it more and more difficult to just slow down and enjoy the little things and the little people that life has placed along our paths.

    This year, choose to be intentional, and give your child the best childhood memories. Give them memories of happy times together, and make them feel loved through stability and a happy environment. Create the atmosphere of joy and the happy memories will just happen as you live and love together.

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  • Making Fun Ornaments with Kids

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun H... Read More

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.

    Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun Houston. 

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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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  • Holiday Crafts with Kids

    The holidays are a great season to spend loads of time with your preschooler and other members of your family. However, sometimes you run out of things to do. To help you spend more creative time with your children, we’ve found some of these crafts to be helpful!The blog No Time for Flash Cards has a list of twenty-five activities you can do with your child during the break!Snow PaintingIf you ge... Read More

    The holidays are a great season to spend loads of time with your preschooler and other members of your family. However, sometimes you run out of things to do. To help you spend more creative time with your children, we’ve found some of these crafts to be helpful!

    The blog No Time for Flash Cards has a list of twenty-five activities you can do with your child during the break!

    Snow Painting

    If you get any snow this year, one activity that would be super fun and easy—and one that gets your child’s creativity outside rather than on your living room wall—is painting in the snow!

    Paint and snow is all you need. Painting the snow is way better than painting the walls, so let your kids run free with this one! As long as it doesn’t get on their clothes we’re all good!

    Snowflake Craft

    This one is equally easy—a snowflake for toddlers! All you need is cotton balls, paper, and glue. (Be careful with that last ingredient.)

    Paint a star of glue on the paper, sort of like an asterisk. Then, add the cotton balls on the parts with the glue, and there you have it!

    Hole Punch Snowflakes

    Another kind of snowflake just requires paper. You remember the ones you made as a kid, right? Well, now it’s time to pass on the tradition.

    Take some paper and fold it up a few times. Grab some scissors, or a hole puncher, and cut little shapes along the seams. Then, when you unfold it you’ll find a magical snowflake appearing.

    We hope these crafts are fun for your child and your family during this holiday season.

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  • How to Help Others This Holiday Season

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.)Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love.Read “... Read More

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.)

    Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love.

    Read “How to Help Others This Holiday Season” on Family Fun Houston. 

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  • Safety during the Fall

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time. For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe. Read “... Read More

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time.

    For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe.

    Read “Safety during the Fall” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Classic Children's Books

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading ... Read More

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.

    Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading reduces stress, makes you smarter, and teaches empathy. It’s literally one of the best things a person can do for themselves. But you can help your child start reading today!

    Read “Classic Children’s Books” on Family Fun Houston.

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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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  • 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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  • Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

    Your family is hard to keep up with. We get that. Between work and its demands, after school activities and dinner on the table by 7:00 p.m., it can be a nightmare trying to get everything done. That’s why there’s an app for that. Check out our latest article on Family Fun Houston!

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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  • Help: Transitioning Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transition Back to School

    With a new school year comes many fun things for you and your family, such as fall festivals and family gatherings. Looking forward to the fun things makes it easier to transition back into work and school. Check out our latest article on Houston Kid Stuff!

    Help: Transition Back to School

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  • August 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 we... 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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  • Richmond, TX Preschool: Making Playtime Fun For Parents Too

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too... Read More

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!

    Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

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  • Greatwood / Canyon Gate TX Childcare: 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 is by providing res... 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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  • Richmond, TX Childcare: Hosting a Pool Birthday Party

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules fo... Read More

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules found in this article: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party.

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  • Greatwood / Canyon Gate TX 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 Greatwood / Canyon Gate 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 Greatwood / Canyon Gate 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 Greatwood / Canyon Gate: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the tra... Read More

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the transition from one classroom to another, or a new, unfamiliar teacher. As you consider your child’s educational experience, use the following checklist to make sure your child is prepared to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten equipped for success!

    To see the checklist, read the full article here: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

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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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  • Picnicking With Your Children

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep... Read More

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime 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 into one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted mom.

    1. Location, Location, Location – When deciding where to picnic start by doing it at a familiar place. You could even start in your own backyard or at a friend’s house. Being familiar with your surroundings will give you peace of mind to be able to enjoy yourself. Once your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Children almost always do better when they have friends to play with. Even introverted children appreciate the company of another child to play with outside. Being outside is the perfect place to spark imagination so having a friend explore with your child makes it even more fun! Plus, having another adult to watch the kiddos means you will have a chance to talk to a grown-up and have another set of eyes looking out for your child as you look after theirs.

    To find out the rest of the picnicking tips, read the full article here: Picnicking With Your Children

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:1.Toddlers Can Learn ColorsBefore letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. Th... Read More

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    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

    Before letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. This will help your toddler distinguish between different colors and make the game more challenging!

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with different shaped objects. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for naming each of the shapes found in his or her eggs.

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, use a permanent marker to number the plastic eggs before hiding them. Challenge your children to find the eggs in order from 1 to 20, or 1 to 100 if you’re that ambitious!

    For the rest of the ways your child can learn through an egg hunt, read the full article here: What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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  • How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disagree with you respec... Read More

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    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.

    Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disagree with you respectfully. The best way to stop back talk is to provide your child with some independence – but within your own limits. Kids of all ages need a sense of personal power to make their own choices and express their differences in opinions with parents. When parents make all the decisions for them, children naturally want to lash out, and so they do — with words and sometimes, physical aggression.

    So how can parents teach their children to disagree respectfully? Read the full article here: How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

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  • Teaching Kids the Value of Money

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot... Read More

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?

    While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot of fun and creative ways. From playing fun children games such as Monopoly Jr. ® and even helping your child start his/her own personal bank (hello, piggy bank!) your child can start on a path towards having a healthy view of finances and money management!

    Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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  • Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your ti... Read More

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    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.

    Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managing your resolutions and goals while enjoying the process along the way.

    Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions 

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  • 10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

    With so many holiday opportunities to enjoy family, friends, fun and food, don’t forget to spend time helping others who are not so fortunate. From visiting a senior care center to donating to a food pantry, your family can enjoy sharing the joy and warmth of the holidays together.Here are some excellent ideas for ways your family can help others during the holidays.... Read More

    With so many holiday opportunities to enjoy family, friends, fun and food, don’t forget to spend time helping others who are not so fortunate. From visiting a senior care center to donating to a food pantry, your family can enjoy sharing the joy and warmth of the holidays together.

    Here are some excellent ideas for ways your family can help others during the holidays.

    10 Ways Your Family Can Help Others During the Holidays

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  • Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the... Read More

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the food preparation process may seem like asking for trouble! But with a few helpful guidelines, your budding chef can be a part of a treat they can be proud of – and you get quality time in the process. Check out this article about safety tips while cooking with young children, and then go whip up some delicious memories together!

    Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

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  • 8 Tips For Safe Family Fun During Fall and Winter Events

    Fall and winter seasons will offer several opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, and parents will enjoy the fun, festivities, and food. For parents, child safety will be an important factor while enjoying the fun.Here are some helpful points to help parents balance ... Read More

    Fall and winter seasons will offer several opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, and parents will enjoy the fun, festivities, and food. For parents, child safety will be an important factor while enjoying the fun.

    Here are some helpful points to help parents balance the fun with safety.

    8 Tips for Safe Family Fun During the Fall and Winter Holidays

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  • Solutions for Managing Your Child’s Use of Electronics

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when managing ... Read More

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.

    While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when managing how much time your child spends using electronics. Check out this helpful article for tips on setting those boundaries!

    Solutions for Managing Your Child’s Use of Electronics

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  • Greatwood / Canyon Gate Day Care: How do Nature and Nurture Affect Brain Development?

    Just about every aspect of your child’s brain development is governed by both nature and nurture. Nature refers to things like the genetic traits inherited from our parents and grandparents, while nurture refers to the different environmental factors that h... Read More

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    Just about every aspect of your child’s brain development is governed by both nature and nurture. Nature refers to things like the genetic traits inherited from our parents and grandparents, while nurture refers to the different environmental factors that have influenced brain development over the years. We will take a closer look at how nature and nurture can affect the development of your child’s brain.

    Nature

    Nature generally refers to the genetic traits that your child’s brain has acquired from both yourself and your ancestors. For example, if your entire family excelled in mathematics and science, your child may well possess the genetic makeup required to excel in this particular field. This does not necessarily mean that your child will develop these attributes, but he or she simply stands a chance of inheriting them.

    Nurture

    Nurture refers to how intelligence or brain development is cultivated by parents, teachers, and your child. For example, choosing to invest in a sound foundational education for your child at a top preschool can have a positive influence on your child’s brain development. Another way to nurture your child’s brain development is to incorporate a healthy, balanced diet at home, avoiding processed foods and sugars where possible.

    Nature and nurture working together

    For optimal brain development, it is ideal for parents and teachers to foster elements of both nature and nurture both at home as well as at school. Ensuring that this is done will result in healthy brain development and growth.

    The childcare team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood / Canyon Gate in Richmond, Texas invites you and your child to view our facility. Contact us today to find out how you can arrange a visit or for any other inquiries.

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  • Richmond Child Care: Art and Science Activities for your Preschooler

    If you want to encourage creativity and imagination in your preschool child, get him or her involved in art and science activities. Childcare experts believe that being exposed to art and science activities during early childhood can play a significant role in ... Read More

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    If you want to encourage creativity and imagination in your preschool child, get him or her involved in art and science activities. Childcare experts believe that being exposed to art and science activities during early childhood can play a significant role in brain development. Here are a few art and science oriented activities that can help your child develop creativity and stronger neural connections in the brain:

    Body Tracing

    Body tracing will teach your preschooler about the body. You will need some paper large enough to fit your child’s body, a pencil or a marker, and some crayons or paint. Have your child lie on the paper and then trace the outline of his or her body. Then your child can draw in the face and clothing and color those in with crayons or paint. You can use this activity to teach about the different parts of the body and encourage creativity with the crayons or paint.

    Cardboard City

    This activity requires nothing more than several cardboard boxes of different sizes and a bit of paint, crayons or markers. Help your child draw windows and doors on the boxes and stack them to make different types of structures. You can encourage your child’s creativity in decorating the structures. This activity teaches about construction, engineering, and balance.

    Cotton Swab Painting

    Substitute cotton swabs for paintbrushes, and let your child get creative while painting on paper, cardboard or other safe surfaces. This is a good activity to use to teach your child about colors. You can help your child to mix colors, and learn about primary and secondary colors.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood in Richmond, Texas offers child care services of high quality that are fun and engaging for children. For more information, contact us today

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  • Important foods you should be eating during pregnancy to stimulate brain development in your infant in Richmond, Texas

    There are a number of foods which have been scientifically proven to improve your newborn baby’s ability to learn as well as to build his or her capacity for memory. Below are some of the foods you should be eating during pregnancy to aid your child’s brain www... Read More

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    There are a number of foods which have been scientifically proven to improve your newborn baby’s ability to learn as well as to build his or her capacity for memory. Below are some of the foods you should be eating during pregnancy to aid your child’s brain development.

    Fruits and vegetables

    Most fruits and vegetables contain a number of antioxidants, which help to protect your infant’s brain from irreversible tissue damage. Cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes and papaya contain the most antioxidants.

    Iron

    You need to ensure that your iron intake almost doubles during your pregnancy. Visit your doctor to get tested for iron deficiency when you become pregnant. A lack of iron during pregnancy can lead to serious developmental problems in your child such as a lower IQ and poor growth. Some sources of iron are chicken, beef and iron-rich breakfast cereals.

    Omega-3 Fatty Acid

    Omega-3 fatty acid is found in a number of different fish. Studies have shown that women who eat fish rich in omega-3 are likely to have babies with higher IQ’s. While eating fish is a good way to aid your baby’s brain development, be careful to avoid fish rich in mercury. These include swordfish, shark, tilefish and king mackerel. If you do not eat fish, consult with your doctor to find a suitable fish oil supplement.

    Folic Acid

    You need to ensure you have enough folic acid during pregnancy. You can take a prenatal vitamin with the recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid to help prevent birth defects in your baby's brain and spinal cord. Folic acid is a B vitamin and the best food sources are fortified cereals.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood / Canyon Gate in Richmond offers excellent facilities that have much more for your child’s development than regular day care centers. Contact us for information about our many superior child care and educational services.

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  • Richmond child care tips: your infant and teething

    Your infant’s first tooth is an exciting milestone, but if your child is finding the teething process painful it can be hard on the whole family. Here are some tips on recognizing and soothing the teething process.Is my child teething?... Read More

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    Your infant’s first tooth is an exciting milestone, but if your child is finding the teething process painful it can be hard on the whole family. Here are some tips on recognizing and soothing the teething process.

    Is my child teething?

    Symptoms of teething often start before the first tooth arrives. Sleeplessness, loss of appetite, increased irritation, drooling, swollen gums and increased biting or chewing behavior are all signs that your child may be teething. However, have this confirmed by your pediatrician, since some of these symptoms can be linked to other conditions. If you are looking for a pediatrician in the Richmond area, you may want to visit the Pediatric Center. They have a highly qualified team of doctors, specialists and nurse practitioners ready to help your child.

    How should I soothe a teething infant?

    • Massage: Using a clean finger, gently rub your child’s gums, putting pressure on swollen spots. You should be able to feel the hard teeth underneath the gum tissue.
       
    • Teething ring: Made of child-safe, hard silicone, these rings give your child something durable to bite and chew on. Sterilize it regularly and always have one in your bag for easy access if you and your child are out of the house.
       
    • Cold: Refrigerated items that your child can chew and suck on will give additional relief. Try a clean, wet washcloth, a carrot or cucumber that your child can chew under your careful supervision. These food items can pose a choking hazard. Chilling your child’s food may also help regain a lost appetite.
       
    • Hard solid foods: If your child is eating solid foods, a hard, sugar-free teething biscuit will provide relief as well as a snack.Be sure to supervise this snack time carefully, as teething biscuits can pose a choking hazard.
       
    • Teething gels: If your child is still struggling, a teething gel recommended by your pediatrician can help. This is a topical anesthetic that numbs the gums, so use it infrequently and not less than twenty minutes before a feed, as it can compromise your child’s sucking reflex. Be sure to follow the dosing recommendations given by your child’s doctor.

    If you are looking for a child care facility that will keep your teething infant happy, learning and playing, choose Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood/Canyon Gate. Our accredited infant program is designed to offer your child a loving, supportive environment filled with activities that are fun and that enhance brain development.

    For more information on our infant or child care program or our state-of-the-art facility, contact us today.

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  • School Holidays in Richmond, Texas Provide Children with Opportunities to Explore

    There is so much for your child to explore during school holidays. With so many attractions available, parents need to research activities suitable for their child's age group. Most attractions and holiday destinations are available for families throughout the year including during school holidays.How about taking your ... Read More

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    There is so much for your child to explore during school holidays. With so many attractions available, parents need to research activities suitable for their child's age group. Most attractions and holiday destinations are available for families throughout the year including during school holidays.

    How about taking your toddler on a visit to the zoo in your area? This is a great opportunity for your child to get acquainted with animals and learn how they are cared for. Perhaps he or she can visit the animal hospital at the zoo, which may give him or her an opportunity to feed some animals under the supervision of the zoo staff. This can be a memorable experience for both you and your child. You will need to contact the zoo in advance to see what programs are offered.

    If there are beaches or lakes in your area, take your child there. Or why not do something out of the ordinary and take the entire family on a cycling adventure or a horse riding escapade? A trip to a wildlife park can also be a fun outing for children.

    School holidays come with many exciting shows that your child may enjoy. Make sure to find out about any extracurricular activities happening around your city and make necessary arrangements to take your child to the appropriate ones. Many theaters offer performances for both younger and older age groups.

    The Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood/Canyon Gate in Richmond, Texas is open during school holidays. Why not enroll your child in a summer camp like the one offered by our Learning Academy? The program is ten weeks long, and filled with exciting activities like learning about plants, bugs and wildlife. We even have a virtual sleeping under the stars experience in our classroom. Our camp is a good solution for working parents who cannot be home to entertain the kids during the school break. Contact us now to learn more about enrolling your child today. 

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