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!Show Less
Your preschoolers know exactly what the Fourth of July entails; hotdogs, hamburgers, fireworks, and a whole lot of red, white and blue! But do they know why we celebrate Independence Day and how this exciting holiday came to be? Keep reading to learn how to teach your little ones all about Independence Day and what it means to be patriotic.
The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was created to separate the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain, which meant colony members no longer had to follow the rules of Great Britain's king. Fifty six men signed the Declaration, which was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776, and Independence Day was born!
The American Flag
You can also teach your preschooler about the American flag, what it symbolizes, and how it ties into patriotism. The fifty stars represent all fifty states in our wonderful nation, while the thirteen red and white stripes represent the thirteen colonies that existed when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Many view the American flag as a patriotic symbol which stands for the rights and freedoms that Americans have.
If you're looking for a few fun Fourth of July activities to get your tots in the spirit of patriotism, give these a try:
Many neighborhoods host bike parades on this festive holiday, so why not have a family bike decorating party? Break out the red, white, and blue streamers and stickers and ride through the neighborhood all together!
Bananas, blueberries, and strawberries make for a festive fruit salad; the perfect staple for a family picnic. Prepare and pack some portable snacks to enjoy outdoors on the Fourth of July - you may even catch a fireworks show!
Cookies and cupcakes are that much better when they’re covered in colorful icing, right? Pick up patriotic sprinkles and frosting at your local grocery store and bake the day away.
Enjoy this exciting summer holiday with family and friends, and remember to share the importance of Independence Day with your preschooler!
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Everyone loves a great vacation, but a long travel day can feel just like work. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, you can bet your preschooler will be full of questions (“Are we there yet?”). Stay prepared with these travel tips, and have a great summer!
Help your preschool discover your destination!
Get your little one extra excited by looking at pictures, watching videos, and reading books about your destination. Gaining a little bit of familiarity (and having something to look forward to) before you hit the road will serve you and your kiddos well as you travel.
Reward your learner.
Consider packing surprise treats or small rewards for when your child displays great behavior. Sitting on a plane or in a car for hours at a time can leave anyone feeling antsy, so if your tot has a positive attitude, reward them and encourage them to keep it up.
The key to a long travel day is having entertaining activities on hand. Pack coloring pages, small toys, and exciting books to read for your trip. You can even download episodes of your child’s favorite TV shows onto a tablet ahead of time, keeping your little one captivated for hours.
Explain the airport process.
If you’re flying to your destination, explain the entire airport process to your child ahead of time. Flying can be a nerve-wracking experience whether you’re a first-time flier or a seasoned professional. From airport security to taking off, your little one will appreciate the heads up (and this will save you some heartache as well).
Remember, multiple sweets paired with a long car ride can lead to one antsy preschooler. So, try to avoid excess sugar and opt for protein packed granola bars or a fresh fruit cup instead. Happy trails!Show Less
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.Show Less
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.Show Less
Listening to music and learning to play instruments can improve your preschooler’s memory, boost their confidence, and even teach patience and discipline. More significantly, music makes people happy! It’s important that your child is exposed to music, both for educational and entertainment purposes. Here’s how you can teach your tot about the beauty of music.
Incorporate music into your preschooler’s life.
Incorporate music into your daily lives by playing upbeat songs for “clean up time,” playing freeze dance when your child’s full of energy, or jamming to a playlist of your tot’s favorite songs when you’re driving from Point A to Point B. Crank up the tunes and sing away!
Experience live music.
Nothing is as engaging and exciting as live music. Take your child to an age appropriate concert or hold a jam session in your home. This is a great way to involve other members of the family, especially older siblings who will enjoy the opportunity to show off the results of their piano or violin lessons.
Sing the classics.
Preschoolers enjoy singing along to songs that are easy for them to sing, especially those with upbeat, repetitive melodies and lyrics. Start with classic, simple songs, such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” “Old MacDonald,” and “Rain, Rain, Go Away.”
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.
You can even encourage your child to explore different instruments. Bongo drums, the piano, and the recorder are all instruments that are easy to play and fun to use.
From turning on the radio to attending a live concert, music will bring a smile to every family member’s face. Come together and enjoy the wonderful benefits music has to offer!Show Less
Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s difficult to say which flower is the prettiest. Here is a list of the meanings of the five most popular flower names that you can teach to your preschool child.
Daisies have multiple meanings, but the most generally accepted meanings are innocence, purity, and new beginnings. The daisy is the perfect picture of spring time! Daisies most naturally grow in the northwestern parts of the United States, but you can plant and grow them easily in your own backyard!
Adoration and loyalty are two meanings that the sunflower carries. These flowers are not only tall and beautiful as they grow up toward the sun, but they also produce sunflower seeds for birds and people to eat. The sunflower is commonly grown all through North America, and you can plant them in your own backyard to invite all sorts of birds to come and visit.
Roses grow on bushes, and they are probably the most loved flower of all. Roses mean different things depending on the color given. Red roses mean “I love you,” pink ones mean “thank you,” and yellow roses show joy, friendship, and gladness. Planting roses is a little bit more difficult than the previous flowers mentioned, but once planted, the roses come back year after year.
Like the rose, carnations have multiple meanings depending on the color, but they most often represent the love of a mother. They are the official flower that is worn by mothers on Mother’s Day. Carnations are most often grown in the Mediterranean and grow in bushy clumps in deep soil. If you’re up for a challenge, try to grow these in your flower bed! Their gorgeous colors will be a great addition to your garden.Show Less
Your preschool child might think Saint Patrick is just a little redheaded leprechaun that dressed up in four-leafed clovers with a bucket of gold. How much do they know about the real Saint Patrick? Here are six fun facts that you can check out with your preschooler.
Saint Patrick liked blue.
Saint Patrick liked a light shade of blue that was known as “Saint Patrick’s blue.” Green wasn’t introduced to the holiday until it was linked with the Irish Independence Day, but you still need to wear green to avoiding getting pinched!
Leprechauns guard their gold.
According to Irish lore, Leprechauns earn the gold at the end of the rainbow that they’re guarding. It’s no wonder they guard it so carefully—we would too!
Saint Patrick isn’t Irish!
Saint Patrick was actually from Wales! He just ministered to the people of Ireland, so that’s why we celebrate it as an Irish holiday. Next time you read about Saint Patrick, imagine his voice with a British accent.
Four-leafed clovers are rare.
Your chances of finding a four-leafed clover are about 1 in 10,000. That’s why they say it’s a sign of good luck!
It has an old history.
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in 1760 in New York. That was over 250 years ago, and the tradition is still going strong today.
Chicago dyes its river green.
In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 100 Union dyes the river green. It takes over seventy tons of dye to color the river, and it last about five hours. That’s a lot of dye!
Did you know these fun facts about Saint Patrick’s Day? If you’re interested in more, you can visit your local library to find books and resources about Saint Patrick and the traditions that we have to celebrate his life and ministry. You can even try out some traditional Irish dishes if you want to experience the full Irish holiday. Make it fun!Show Less
By providing your children with nutritious meals, you are equipping them with the tools to achieve their goals and maintain a positive attitude. Additionally, children who are educated on the importance of a well-balanced diet are often more inclined to make healthy choices on their own. Here are a few ways you can help your child make delicious and nutritious choices in 2017:
Healthy helper: Have your children help out when cooking dinner at night. Giving them simple tasks like mixing ingredients or setting the table is an opportunity to teach them about nutrition and get them excited about healthy cooking. You may even spark a new interest in them!
Hello hydration: On average, preschoolers need at least one liter of water every day in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Try to cut back on sugary drinks like soda and certain pre-packaged juices, and aim to instill the importance of hydration in your child.
Encourage, don’t punish: It is completely normal for young children to be picky about what they want to eat. Ensure that your child’s appetite is satisfied by putting at least one thing on their plate that you know they will eat and enjoy. However, it is important that they be exposed to a wide variety of foods and that they are encouraged to try everything at least once. It’s okay if they don’t like it, as long as they keep an open mind.
Everything in moderation: At the end of the day, it is important to teach children about balance. Treating yourself from time to time is perfectly okay as long as your child knows how to make healthy decisions. Reward them with their favorite sweet treat to show them everything is okay in moderation!
Don’t just serve your kids healthy food—teach them why certain foods are more nutritious than others and equip them to make their own smart choices. Empowering your child with decision-making will help to minimize the struggles many parents face at mealtime, and the knowledge your kiddo receives will benefit them for a lifetime.Show Less
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!Show Less
We’re entering into a new year, and we have the opportunity to make memories with our children all over again this year. Make these three memories in 2017!
1. Fun family vacation.
This is one of the ones that will last a lifetime. The special tie set apart to get away from everyday life, and invest in your family relationships is an awesome way to make memories together. If possible, involve your child in little details of the planning so they feel like they really have a part in the big events that are happening. Remember to capture the moments through pictures and videos so you can reflect on those later!
2. Make a birthday special.
Birthdays are such a fun way to make a child feel special. They get the whole day to be the center of attention! Make their day unique with little things like special pancakes for breakfast, and a lunch of their choosing. Sometimes things like balloons filling the house or streamers strewn throughout are ways to make the day really feel authentic and celebrated. Put effort into making the day special and making your little one feel loved.
3. Serve someone else.
Do something together for someone else. Plan out something like drawing pictures and passing them out at a nursing home during the holidays, or making cookies and taking them to the local firehouse. Show your child what it looks like to put a smile on someone else’s face, and help them to understand that sometimes it’s more fulfilling to give than receive.
These are just a few of the things that you could do together to make 2017 a memorable year. Remember that the most important thing is to let your child know that they are loved and cherished. Take a hold of these precious preschool years, and make them count.Show Less
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!Show Less
Little Sally is a bright and happy preschooler who is learning to talk. Words are broken and usually hard to understand like they are for any child that young, but she is delighted when her wants and needs are verbally communicated. “You want that ball?” Her teacher is answered by bright-eyes and a nodding head. This is what language development looks like.
Little Sally can also perfectly sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” pronouncing every word correctly without skipping a beat. She can sing along to nursery rhymes, and the ABC song without even realizing what she is doing.
Children have learned things like the names of states and capitals, names of continents, parts of speech, things like phonemic awareness and even dual languages as the result of facts being put to music. Music is powerful!
Introducing educational music to infants can stimulate brain development that no amount of book work could accomplish at such a young age.
Research by Parlakian and Lerner states,
“Like all the best learning experiences in early childhood, music activities simultaneously promote development in multiple domains. Singing a lullaby while rocking a baby stimulates early language development, promotes attachment, and supports an infant’s growing spatial awareness as the child experiences her body moving in space. Being intentional about integrating music into your program’s daily routines—thinking through, ‘What do I want the children to learn from this music experience?’—helps you design and choose activities to support specific developmental goals.”
Get a head start on your child’s development by letting educational music play in the background while they are playing with blocks or dolls, and soon you’ll find they’ve learned their ABCs, and started pronouncing words better with little to no effort on your part! Early music development is an investment that lasts a lifetime, and your little one will have hours of fun along the way!Show Less
There are so many things you can do with your preschoolers around the holidays. You can take a road trip and spend time with relatives, or you can stay at home and enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. You may decide to take advantage of special shopping days and stand in line to get the super deal for yourself or your children.
However, some people don’t have it so lucky. They don’t have enough money or enough family. Some people don’t have homes to eat in or decorate.
During the holidays, there are always people who find themselves challenged to take advantage of the festivities. Some people do not have many choices during the holidays. They have lost a loved one and struggle to feel holiday joy. Others have physical and financial challenges and are unable to complete tasks. How can we help others who are less fortunate?
If your family is interested in helping others during the holidays, here are 10 ways ideas for caring activities.
- Start by thinking about people you know—people at work, your child’s friends, and your family. Is there anyone who lacks the resources to enjoy the holidays? If it is a child, talk to the parents or guardian and tell them what you would like to do for their family. Also, talk to the staff at your child’s school and ask if any families need your help. You can even give your gifts anonymously.
- Bake some cookies, place them in a decorative container, and share your treat with a group of friends or coworkers.
- Visit a senior citizen, take a special gift, and allow quality time to listen to whatever she wants to discuss.
- Think about people you know who are unemployed and invite their entire family to join you for dinner.
- Volunteer for an organization that feeds the homeless.
- Visit someone in the hospital and take a special gift.
- Adopt a family for the holidays. Buy gifts for the children and parents. Invite them to share dinner with your family.
- Donate blankets and small toiletries to a shelter.
- Buy some extra items when you shop for gifts. Give a gift to someone who does not expect a gift from your family.
- Purchase a few extra items when you shop for your holiday meal. Use the food to make a donation to your local food pantry.
People have needs are all around you, from close family and friends to neighbors and coworkers. Discuss the best way for your family to make a difference and plan the date that you will help. Remember, though, that some people are sensitive about needing help so be careful how you approach them. And then you can perhaps reward your child with a gift!Show Less
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!Show Less
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!Show Less
Grandparents are the best. They buy us things and they never discipline us, but often they live so very far away. So, how can you help your kids stay close to your parents?
The site Grandparents.com has a few tricks up its flannel sleeves to stay connected in the everyday hustle and bustle.
Many articles include letter writing, which is a fantastic way to stay in touch nowadays. A long time ago, say, twenty years ago, it used to be a hassle to write letters. Everyone did it, it was slow, and no one liked spending the time doing it except for scribes and calligraphers. And then the internet happened.
Writing a letter nowadays, however, is fun because not many people do it, and it harkens back to a simpler time, back when Snapchat wasn’t a thing, back when you had to carry home blocks of ice with big claw things.
A few other suggestions include having birthdays at odd times of the year. Say the grandparents move to Florida for the summer, but your kids are still in Ohio. Maybe you could throw a grandparents-only party in March before they fly south for the winter.
You could send a cheap, disposable camera in the mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Tell your children to take a ton of crazy fun pictures for your parents, and then send it back to them.
One last suggestion is to have your parents send a book a month to your kids. That gets the children into reading at a young age, and it helps the whole family stay connected to fun, healthy activities.
Hopefully, your parents get as much joy from your children as you do. (Spoiler alert: They probably get more!)Show Less
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!Show Less
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!Show Less
From Mother Goose to Jane Austen and Mark Twain, a well-written poem or story can transport us to a different time with enjoyable (often relatable) characters, important life lessons, and whole new worlds. Reading is a timeless pastime, passed down from century to century, and one thing is certain – reading significantly helps to improve our creative and critical thinking skills. The benefits of reading begin as early as the first time a child writes her first sentence. Reading is the most essential skill to have as your child pursues her education. Reading is the steppingstone into the world of knowledge and information – so it’s a great idea to get that steppingstone nailed down at an early age!
The first five years of a child’s life are the most formative and influential when it comes to learning new information and establishing a solid educational foundation that sets the child up for a lifetime of success. In fact, 90% of brain development occurs by the age of five! Even in infancy, a child’s mind is processing and breaking down the new experiences around her.
One of the most essential skills a child must learn is how to read. Literacy opens the door to a thousand more opportunities to discover and explore the world. Children benefit in so many ways from mastering the skill of reading. Parents and teachers play a large role in helping them achieve reading success.
So, how can you encourage your little one (however little they may be!) to love to read? Below are some simple guidelines to help you navigate this important journey with your child!
1. Read to your child– Starting as early as infancy, take some time out of your day to read a book to your child. The rhythms and inflections of your voice as you read will become familiar to your child and can even comfort and soothe. As your child gets older, consider tackling chapter books and reading a little bit of a story each night before bed. Many children love getting carried into a world of make-believe and it gives them something to look forward to about bedtime!
2. Place your child in literacy-rich environments– Studies have shown that children who spend time in places where a lot of different words are used will more quickly develop and expand their own vocabulary. As your child masters new words, reading will become increasingly more enjoyable with new books and stories.
3. Enroll your child in a top-quality Preschool program– Giving your child the exposure to professional and enthusiastic teachers at a young age allows them to learn new skills and flourish. When considering a preschool or childcare for your child, ask about the curriculum, programs, and take a tour of the facility. The best schools will always have state-of-the-art facilities and a teaching staff who is motivated to serve and teach the students in their care.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Road, early literacy is a goal for all of our youngest learners. We incorporate reading in our infants, toddlers, and preschool programs so that our “graduating” students begin their kindergarten and elementary education journey with a solid skill set for reading and writing! Contact us today to find out more about Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro, the best quality preschool in the Greensboro, NC area!Show Less
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro is 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 our latest digital magazinefor tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!Show Less
As soon as the weather warms up and the birds outside are chirping, your child is eager to get out of the preschool, kindergarten or elementary school classroom. Keeping your little one happy, active and learning during the summer can be a challenging feat. While it’s tempting to buy another video game or movie and set up shop in the living room, children need to experience the joy and freedom of summer in a fun and engaging environment. Summer camp is a great option for both parents and children! Children experience fun games, activities, and field trips while parents get a break from their children’s limitless energy!
Summer camp comes with many perks. Instead of hearing endless complaints of “This is boring!” you’ll hear your child share with glee all the new things she is learning, the friends she’s made and the games her team won! If you still need more convincing, we’ve put together a list of 10 reason why summer camp is a great idea for your child!
1.Summer camp instills leadership skills.
2.Summer camp provides unforgettable memories.
3.Summer camp helps children make new friends.
4.Summer camp keeps children active.
5.Summer camp boosts self-esteem.
6.Summer camp exposes children to new things.
7.Summer camp gives parents a break.
8.Summer camp keeps children’s brains learning and active.
9.Summer camp develops independence.
10.Summer camp gets children out in nature.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro, we are leading the way with a 2016 Summer Camp experience that is fun, engaging and educational – and, you’ll have your children back by dinner time! This year’s summer camp features an Olympic Games theme, taking campers on a “journey around the world” to learn about the sights, smells and tastes of different countries. Fun games, creative activities, unique ethnic foods and community field trips are just part of the summer camp experience! This 10-week adventure is specifically designed for children ages 5 to 12. Each jam-packed week is designed to instill confidence, encourage teamwork and foster fun! Enroll your child today for an unforgettable summer camp experience!Show Less
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 Greensboro 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!Show Less
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!Show Less
Well-planned extracurricular activities can help enhance your child’s learning experience and overall development. Children learn most when they are given new and challenging experiences that expand their knowledge and broaden their skill sets. It’s important to encourage your child to explore and try a variety of extracurricular activities to promote development, enrichment and boost confidence!
Extracurricular activities are especially beneficial for social development. Any time children are encouraged to work together and share ideas, they are fostering important social skills like teamwork and camaraderie. Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro offers children the opportunity to learn these valuable skills through team sports like soccer and baseball. Not only do these curriculum enhancements provide students with opportunities to develop greater social skills but they also promote physical fitness and health.
Extracurricular activities also benefit cognitive development. Cognitive development has to do with a child’s ability to think and reason. Any activity that promotes thinking skills, like learning a foreign language or engaging in computer technology, enhances brain development. Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro provides children the opportunity to learn Spanish through Kinder Spanish for children ages 3 and up. Computer technology training is also provided for children through Computer Explorers.
Children also benefit emotionally and physically from extracurricular activities. Children who are consistently challenged and learning grow to become more confident, coordinated, and creative. Activities that encourage hard work and collaboration with peers foster a sense of pride and accomplishment for children to share with each other, while physical activities contribute to increased fitness, agility, strength and even academic performance. Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro provides music, dance and gymnastics classes for children to express themselves in a healthy and safe environment.
As a parent, you want to see your child grow and flourish. Extracurricular activities can help your child be more physically active, alert and creative. By enrolling your child in one of our curriculum enhancements, you are helping your child develop into a healthy and active lifelong learner. To see a full description of all the extracurricular activities offered at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro, click here.Show Less
Spring is a fun season for children to learn about the weather. Natural phenomenon like clouds, rain and strong wind is fascinating for young minds trying to understand the world around them. As a parent, you’ve probably heard countless questions from your children like, “Why does water fall from the sky?” “Why do clouds come in different shapes?” “Why are there different colors of flowers?” Asking questions about the environment is just one way children are trying to make sense of the world that they are taking in with their senses. Taking time to teach your child about the weather helps your child’s brain develop. Through curiosity and exploration, your child is learning what it means to think at a higher level.
We’ve provided several suggestions for making learning about the weather a fun experience for your whole family:
- 1.On a particularly cloudy day, spread out a picnic blanket in the backyard or at the park, lay down, and watch the clouds go by. Ask your child to look for patterns and shapes in the clouds. Explain that clouds look different based on the amount of water they carry, how high they are in the sky and how cold it is up there.
- 2.Cut a clear plastic 2-liter bottle in half and leave it outside during a rainy day. Collect the bottle of water once the storm ends and let your child observe it. Ask questions about its volume, color and even smell!
- 3.If you see leaves blowing on trees and flags waving sideways, that’s a good indicator for kite-flying weather. Build or buy a kite to fly together and learn about wind, gravity and lift. Talk to your child about the power of the wind to lift the kite off the ground and defy gravity!
- 4.Post a monthly calendar on your child’s wall and take time each day to observe the weather outside and mark it on the calendar. Provide different stickers for different elements like rain, clouds, sunshine and wind.
- 5.Take a walk in a garden or nature center with blooming flowers. Look for flowers in each stage of the flower life cycle and explain the process of germination, pre-flowering growth, pollination and seed dispersal. If you can, buy some flower bulbs and plant some flowers in your own backyard or flower pot. Just add soil, water and sunshine and watch your flowers blossom!
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, we encourage toddlers and preschoolers to ask questions, explore, and learn. In addition to our exclusive Brain Waves curriculum, our classrooms are filled with stimulating materials that allow teachers to facilitate children’s exploration through sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Contact us today to learn more about the programs Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro offers to help your child learn about the weather – and more!Show Less
Are you a parent, with an infant or preschool child, looking for time to exercise? If so, we understand. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Road, we are experts at helping our busy, working parents find the time they need while their child enjoys learning and growing. A well-planned exercise strategy can easily be side tracked by the needs of a child. One solution is to make your exercise routine fun and involve your child.
Start by preparing your exercise space. Get an exercise mat for yourself and a blanket for your child. Make sure you have plenty of space to move around without getting in each other’s way. Grab your child’s favorite movie, toys, and musical instruments. You can also include any item that your child can use to make interesting sounds. Making music will be your child’s primary exercise routine. Count out loud while exercising and interact with your child as often as possible. Your child may also enjoy moving around and mimicking your exercises. Encourage her to join in any way she chooses. If you decide to go out for a walk or jog, take a stroller and let your child enjoy the ride. If the exercising gets boring to your child, use a movie or toy as an alternate form of entertainment.
Exercising is an excellent way for families to spend time together. It is fun, healthy, and counting out loud is a great way for toddlers to learn. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Road, we are committed to fun learning in a loving environment. Our infants, toddlers, and preschool children learn indoors, outdoors, through songs, art, music, technology, engaging instruction and much more. Everything we do is much more beneficial than you would receive at daycare or childcare because we are so much more!
We hope you will take a look at our dynamic programs, including our Before and After School Program and contact us for more information. We would love to offer a tour so you can learn more about us and how we help our busy, working parents.
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The beginning of a new year creates a great opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. The challenges of last year are gone and every parent and child has a new opportunity to make changes and adjustments for the new year. Parents may want to take advantage of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro Special Programs for their child’s increased physical activity and social skills. Children may want to try a new item on the lunch menu to experience different foods. You may also want to take advantage of our Before and After School Program to give your child a better experience while you are busy or working. With so many options for new experiences and goals, our parents, preschoolers and school-aged children can enjoy setting new goals to make the new year full of milestones for infants and toddlers and success for the entire family.
Here are some ideas for setting new family goals for the new year:
- Don’t make it too serious. Many changes take time to complete. Set goals for accomplishing small steps so you can see your progress. Encourage and reward accomplishments and comfort your child when adjustments are needed.
- Set learning goals for your children. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro, we believe in making learning fun. Take a look at our ABCmouse for learning outside the classroom. Also consider teaching your child how to prepare a new snack or treat. Go a step further and encourage your child to demonstrate what she is learning at school. Our Spanish learning creates an excellent opportunity to take learning home – Say, Good Morning (Buenos Dias) and see how your child responds!
- Set new family goals. Have a talk with your family and find out what everyone would like to happen in the new year. Then decide how the family can help each other reach their goals. Does someone want to lose weight? Then, the family can decide to replace cookies and chips with fruit and vegetables for 30 days in support of the weight loss goals. Does the family want to spend more time together, be more active, or restore something in your home? Agree on a goal and enjoy the time together.
Try to get everyone in the family on board. The staff at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro would love to hear about your goals and your success. We are not just a daycare or childcare that keeps watch over your child. We are a learning academy with a state-of-the-art facility, quality teachers, accredited programs, and a big heart that loves to see infants, toddlers, and preschool children learning, growing, and thriving at home and in our fun and loving environment! Feel free to contact us and talk about some of our goals as well.Show Less
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Road is a 5 Star School that is locally owned and operated. We are proud to offer our First Class Curriculum and excellent programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and before and after school children. We bring years of experience in the fields of early education and childcare that sets us far apart from an average daycare or childcare center. Our state-of-the-art facility and dynamic programs are the First Step to Higher Education for children throughout the Greensboro, North Carolina area. Please take some time to browse our website and contact us with any questions.
Below are some snapshots of our programs and benefits:
Kids ‘R’ Kids International is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted district Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission. This means that Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are recognized across the nation as a quality school system. The benefits of attending an accredited preschool will continue far beyond preschool.
Our Infants Program is a place where your baby will experience an atmosphere filled with warmth and nurturing. We provide a comfortable environment that focuses on love and trust and we teach sign language techniques to maximize communication skills. Infants enjoy daily exercises and activities designed to coincide with physical development. Our teachers also provide daily reports and weekly lesson plans to keep parents informed.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro, we are experts at working with toddlers who enjoy exploring the world around them. This program grows along with your child by building on previous knowledge and new challenges with hands-on projects and a structured learning plan. We strengthen every aspect of development by building language and imagination through our sign language skills, stories and songs, and opportunities to explore new abilities in art, music, and drama.
Our preschool program is a steppingstone to a lifetime of learning! Our Words of the Week help to strengthen and increase vocabulary and develop character and weekly Character Connections help develop positive character traits and boost self-esteem. Preschoolers enjoy literacy and writing activities, planned outdoor activities, and engaging learning stations including construction, imagination, writing, exploration, music, and more.
This program's goal is to help each child succeed to the fullest potential!
Broken down into three categories - academic introductions, individual and group activities, and station opportunities, the Pre-K program continues to nurture your preschooler's mind. The learning stations are designed to build your child’s comprehension through independent and cooperative learning strategies.
We understand that for many busy and working parents it is challenging to find an enriching atmosphere for before and after school care. That’s why we designed our Before and After-School program with an environment offering plenty of opportunities to unwind and just enjoy being a kid. We offer a Homework Help Club, Media Center, and many additional benefits to keep your child interested and engaged.
We hope you will visit the program pages on our website to learn more! For a close up look, contact us and take a tour. We are not just a daycare or childcare – we provide a highly qualified staff team, state-of-the-art facility, 4 large outdoor play areas separated by age groups, Special Programs, and a First Class Curriculum for your child. Contact us to learn more! Kids ‘R’ Kids - Smart Choice. Smarter Child.®Show Less
Children in preschool are well into the fall season and have likely gotten to know new friends and teachers. For many young learners a time of adjustment was required, especially when moving up to higher levels of learning or attending a new preschool. By now your child likely has a better understanding of the daycare, childcare, or preschool environment, bringing bright smiles and compliments from your child’s teacher.
Parents love to hear when their child is thriving and doing well in preschool. You spend countless hours concerned about your child’s growth and development and seeking a curriculum with a focus that includes behavior skills like communication and social interaction. When a teacher has a complimentary word regarding a child, parents delight in the good news.
When you hear good news regarding your child’s behavior, consider these ideas to reward your child and let him know how much you appreciate his efforts.
- Look for reasons to reward. The reward doesn’t have to be big, a simple gesture to recognize your child’s efforts goes a long way in letting your child know that you care about everything pertaining to him, big or small.
- Stay positive. When you reward good behavior, avoid discussing bad behavior. Let your child have this special moment with a positive focus and no mention of problem behavior areas.
- Make the reward simple. Look for creative ways to reward like a special sweet treat, more time doing a fun activity, or your child’s choice for a family outing.
- Choose a reward that you can repeat easily. Avoid awards that are too costly or time consuming. Instead choose a reward that is easy to accomplish.
- Give your preschooler a new privilege. If your child has been asking for a privilege like staying up late on a weekend night or eating a late night sweet treat, consider saying, “Yes!” as a reward for good behavior. Make sure your child knows the privilege is a special reward and not a recurring event.
There are so many simple ways to recognize your child and give the individual attention that every child deserves. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, we take every opportunity to encourage children by letting them know they are loved and appreciated. Our Hug First, Then Teach philosophy holds true in every classroom and throughout our curriculum design.
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With fall just around the corner, football season is underway and basketball season will begin soon. Sporting activities create bountiful opportunities for fun and excitement for entire families from exploring toddlers to cheering adults. When sports are involved, there are many ways for everyone to have fun!
When your favorite team competes against an exciting rival, consider hosting a child-friendly game party to celebrate. With a little planning and a winning attitude, your party will create lasting memories for children and adults. Prepare for your party by determining how many people you want to invite. Then, consider your space, budget, and the date of your party.
As you plan, consider these suggestions to make your game party a great success!
- Create an invitation list with friends for everyone in the family to enjoy. Make calls, send emails, and consider using an online invitation service. Be sure to give your friends enough advance notice to plan to attend. Also, allow your friends to come early to watch the pre-game show together.
- Plan a fun menu that includes finger foods, child-friendly snacks, beverages, desserts, and other menu favorites. If you plan to order food from a restaurant, call ahead to make sure your order will be ready on time.
- Decide on the entertainment. While the game will present some entertainment, it’s a good idea to plan additional entertainment. Consider card games, video games for teenagers, children’s movies for preschoolers, and other toys for younger children. Also, choose your music ahead of time. Try to select an array of music to satisfy the styles of your guests.
- Think about ways to entertain the children of different ages. If you have guests with an infant or toddler, prepare a quiet area with age-appropriate toys, and a place for naps. Also, consider paying a teenager to help entertain the younger children.
- Encourage your guest to wear their favorite team’s colors and keep the atmosphere fun and engaging.
Hosting a party for friends and families with toddlers, preschoolers and older children can be great fun for adults and children. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, we strongly support our families and engaging activities for children. That’s why our STEAM AHEAD curriculum is designed for students and teachers to explore projects together. Unlike a normal daycare or childcare, our curriculum taps into each student’s natural interest while facilitating learning. We hope you will review the details of our dynamic curriculum, take a look at our preschool program and the additional engaging programs and activities we offer children and families.
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Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Rd, offers an excellent standard-based curriculum, a state-of-the-art facility, playgrounds separated by age group, and much more. With our extensive programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-k, one of the highlights of our Learning Academy continues to be our Special Programs. We provide unique options for children to enjoy such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, and music. We have found that these special programs compliment their excellent learning experience within the classroom. Children enjoy these valuable and convenient activities offered on-site.
Parents often ask, “Which program is best for my child?” Here are some pointers to help you decide:
- Contact us for more information. Find out if any additional cost will be required and what level of commitment is needed for the parent and child. Also, talk to the Kids ‘R’ Kids staff to learn more about the specific activities, the time and duration of the program.
- Listen to your child. Consider starting with the activity in which your child expresses the most interest.
- If your child has friends who participate in our Special Programs, the relationships will help promote interest and enjoyment.
- Observe. Take a tour of our facility and observe our Special Programs.
One of the advantages of our Special Programs is the time-saving aspect provided by offering the programs on-site. Parents can avoid the trip to another location on a different day! Children are also able to enjoy the activities with their friends without interrupting the normal flow of the day.
Our Special Programs provide just one more way we demonstrate our commitment to offering services far beyond a daycare or childcare environment. All of this learning takes place in our 10 classrooms with 17,000 square feet, a cafeteria, and 4 large play areas. Everything we do represents our desire to provide the absolute best for your child.
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When loving parents bring a beautiful baby into the world, they have ideas of how they will teach their child, what they will provide and maybe what their child will become when he grows up. To the surprise of many first time parents, children often have their own ideas about how things should be done, what they should do, and not do. To a strong willed child, the word, “Stop,” translates into, “Try it another way!”
If you have a strong willed child you understand the challenges that can arise from simple, everyday tasks. For a toddler or preschool child to pick up toys can take twice as long. Finding the right babysitter can be a challenge and even parents can feel overwhelmed. Hopefully, these simple adjustments can help you manage as you raise your strong willed child.
First, recognize and celebrate your child’s personality. Strong willed children are tomorrow’s leaders who need your guidance to manage their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Help your child understand the boundaries in your home, but seek to loosen the restraints to a degree giving your child a feeling of accomplishment and independence. When you set boundaries, keep them. Your child may be very convincing in an effort to change your mind. If you are serious about teaching your child, then keep the boundaries certain and do not change your mind. It may take a while but eventually your child will understand and embrace the boundaries. A strong willed child may often say, “I can do it myself.” If your activity is something your child can handle, let him do it himself. For a strong willed child, there is a need to complete tasks and make decisions. Try to keep your child busy with engaging activities like summer camps and other extra curricular programs. Be careful when you are angry or disappointed. The goal is to seek reasons to celebrate, affirm and encourage your chid everyday!
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Road, in Greensboro North Carolina, we understand the different personalities found in infants, toddlers, and preschool children. That’s why all of our programs are designed with varying learning styles in mind. We hope you will stop by for a tour and see firsthand how we love and nurture our children, beyond an ordinary childcare or daycare experience!Show Less
Preschool children love the summer months. Many children get to sleep late, play more games, watch more of their favorite movies, and spend more time on social media. With all of the summer fun, children can easily become distracted and prior academic learning can suffer.
It’s normal for children to experience a measure of learning loss over the summer. With careful planning, parents can find ways to engage their children with creative activities to balance the summer fun with learning opportunities.
Here are a few summer activities that can be beneficial to help preschool children continue to learn during the summer.
- Attend a summer camp. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro on Pisgah Church Road offers a summer camp in addition to year-long programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, Prek and Before/After School children.
- Go to the library. Check the schedule at your local library and look for activities that are suitable for your child. The library usually has weekend events and summer reading programs for children.
- Go to museums, concerts, and community events.Look for community events and festivals in your area. Also check with your museums and parks to find special rates and events that your child will enjoy.
- Have some health and fitness fun. The summer is a great time to make new health and fitness goals with your child.
- Enjoy fun activities at home. Play some interactive games, like puzzles, or Legos. You can also invite friends over and enjoy the outdoors or a neighborhood park.
For more ideas on fun activities to enjoy in the summer, feel free to contact Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro at (336) 288-4440. We are always busy thinking of creative ways to help children enjoy the learning experience.Show Less
Infants are born ready to learn and grow. Eventually they roll over, walk, and become an inquisitive preschooler. Their learning happens indoors, outside, through nature, and friends. In the classroom, AdvancED Accredited Programs provide a curriculum that takes your child beyond the normal learning experience in a childcare or daycare. Your child will enjoy advanced learning in preparation for future education in elementary school and beyond.
Take a look at these 5 additional benefits of attending a school with AdvancED Accredited Programs:
Improved Social Skills – Preschool children have the privilege of interacting with other children every weekday. They talk, enjoy time in the classroom, interact on the playground, and converse during small group activities. Preschoolers make lasting friendships and often enjoy each other’s company away from preschool as well. Their improved social skills will be beneficial throughout the educational process.
Better Responsibility – In preschool, children often have the responsibility of putting toys and supplies away. They learn to take care of their belongings and classroom in the company of other children who have the same responsibility. In preschool, being responsible can be fun and engaging. Learning responsibility is not perceived as a chore, but as a pleasure.
Better Communication – Preschoolers enjoy talking--especially to children their own age. In preschool, children enjoy interacting and laughing with other children and adults, which can lead to better self-expression and communication.
Listening Skills – Kid’s ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro provides plenty of room for preschoolers to enjoy moving around, but they also learn to sit and listen to instruction. They practice watching and paying attention to the teacher and following instructions.
Critical Thinking Skills - Through listening, communicating, and reasoning, children learn valuable critical thinking skills in preschool. By interacting with other children, they are able to learn and grow in an environment that fosters higher level critical thinking skills.
We would enjoy discussing the many additional ways your child can learn in a preschool environment. Contact us, and schedule a personal tour of our Learning Academy. You can witness the learning process as we answer all of your questions. We hope to see you soon!Show Less
The American Road Trip Summer Camp is now enrolling. We thought you would want to know why we dedicate so much time and energy to prepare a great summer experience for children in Kindergarten – 12 years of age. As educators, we understand the needs of young learners. We look for every opportunity to help children grow and develop in creative and fun ways. Summer Camp creates a great opportunity to help parents and children by offering a safe, and nurturing summer experience.
- Parents have peace of mind. Parents can relax knowing their child is in a caring and safe environment enjoying planned activities, new friends, and daily nutritious meals.
- Children stay busy with engaging activities. Summer camp offers exciting field trip destinations, weekly themes, and the opportunity to experience new activities every day.
- Children have a great learning experience. Your child’s school teachers will be pleased to know that electronics did not dominate your child’s mind over the summer break. Instead of getting “brain fog” your child will be involved in daily activities that help prepare for the next school year.
- Summer Camp builds social skills. Your child will build social skills and create exciting memories.
- Your child enjoys plenty of space. Kid ‘R’ Kids of Greensboro has a state-of-the art facility with approximately 17,000 square feet including 10 classroom suites, a cafeteria, a resource room, a large activity gym for before and after-school students, and 4 large play areas separated for age groups.
- Summer Camp provides many learning opportunities. Children enjoy various experiences in technology and creative opportunities.
- We have a highly qualified staff. Your child spends the summer days with our qualified staff who are experts in fun and laughter for children.
If you are looking for the best place for your child this summer, contact us today for more details about our American Road Trip Summer Camp. We are your summer fun experts and would be glad to answer any questions you might have.Show Less
Mobile technology is moving forward at a phenomenal rate, with tablets and smartphones finding their way into the homes of millions of Americans. As parents become more familiar with these devices, it is inevitable that their preschoolers and toddlers will naturally become quite fascinated. In this blog we will take a closer look at some of the best educational apps for preschoolers.
TeachMe Toddler – iOS - $0.99
Many educational apps that you encounter will tend to be over stimulating, taking away from the educational value of the application. TeachMe Toddler, however, is a simple app that teaches your child the fundamentals of letters, numbers, shapes and colors. There is also a Kindergarten app which offers a great step up when your child becomes slightly older. The Kindergarten version of the app includes basic addition, subtraction, and spelling.
Animal Pants – iOS – Free
This is a great app to use if you are looking to introduce your toddler to mobile technology. The game involves working on your child’s matching skills. This illustrated app requires your toddler to find matches for animals and their clothes. This app offers your child 12 different animals to dress and is also ideal for building early literacy across several languages.
Read Me Stories – iOS and Android – Free
This app is designed to get your child excited about reading. A new eBook is added to the application every day by the developers. Each book is read in a sort of karaoke style, with each letter highlighted as it is read, helping your child become familiar with the process of reading.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, North Carolina, takes pride in being able to provide all of our preschoolers with outstanding facilities and world class programs. Contact us today for more information.Show Less
Prenatal brain development in a healthy child follows a standard pattern. Once your baby has left the shelter of the womb, the outside world can have a profound effect on how his or her brain develops. In this piece, the professionals at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, North Carolina look at how experiences can affect and shape the way that your child’s brain develops.
In order to properly understand how early experiences will affect the brain, it is important to understand how brain development works. There are trillions of neurons in the brain which send messages to one another via synapses. These synapses and neurons make up what is commonly referred to as the wiring of the brain, which allow different areas to effectively communicate with one another in an organized and coordinated way.
Experiences in life form the next phase in your child’s brain development. For example, a child attending preschool may form many more synapses in the part of the brain responsible for governing how well your child performs in a social situation. A child that is encouraged to read and articulate correctly will likely grow up to have a greater command of reading comprehension and highly developed language skills.
It is the responsibility of parents, early educational institutions, and daycares to ensure that the right developmental balance is achieved. Research has shown that a loving, caring, and nurturing environment is vital for healthy brain development.
Come visit Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, North Carolina, and find out why our preschool services provide the right environment for your child to learn and grow. Contact us today for more information regarding our programs and world class facilities.Show Less
Choosing a preschool for a child is one of the most important decisions parents make. The options available can make it difficult to know when you are making the right choice. Some preschools offer flexible hours while others offer cuisine-style lunches. What should you be looking for when selecting a preschool for your child?
Consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, North Carolina. Our top quality preschool services cater to each child as an individual. Below are some of the factors you should consider when looking for a preschool:
The curriculum is one of the most important aspects of a preschool. Some preschools offer fun and day care, some are more focused on flexible hours or accommodating parents, and others provide a solid education for students. Ensure that the preschool you are considering offers excellent educational programs so that your child is engaged and learning every day.
Another important aspect is the kind of a facility the preschool in question offers. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, North Carolina, our facilities are age-appropriate, safe, secure and engaging. We have the latest technologies and utilize learning stations to keep your child active. You can be confident that we offer an optimal learning environment and a superior educational experience.
Testimony from other parents is one way to tell if a preschool offers quality services. These testimonies can be very telling, but be sure that you consider a variety of testimonials to get a good picture of the facility, such as the daily workings of how the preschool operates, how each child is treated, and other valuable information.
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At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro we run an excellent brain development program that encourages each child to explore their surroundings. Using imagination a child will learn while playing with peers.
You can improve your child’s brain development during pregnancy by following a few easy steps. Leading a healthy lifestyle daily, helps your child to grow strong physically and mentally. Below we have listed three simple ways you can enhance your child’s brain development during pregnancy.
Dark leafy vegetables: Brain development is crucial during the first few weeks of pregnancy. Your child’s nerves and brain begin to form and develop. Dark green leafy veggies are high in folic acid which boosts brain development. Spinach, collard greens and kale are excellent vegetables for you during this time.
Milk: Iodine is the best nutrient for a healthy brain and mental growth. A good source of iodine can be found in milk. Drinking milk while pregnant will assist in creating a healthy newborn, and contribute to healthy brain development.
High protein foods: Deli meat is fine if heated first to kill any bacteria. You can put your sandwich in the microwave for a few seconds to steam it. Other high-protein foods include chicken salad, veggie burgers, chicken or bean burritos and soft, pasteurized cheeses. Be sure to check the label on the cheese to be sure it is pasteurized.
Three important facts parents should know
- At birth the brain will have 100 billion neurons, only 17% are activated
- The first brain cell is born two days after conception and two weeks after conception it is expanding at 500,000 cells a minute
- A brain produces 800 neurological connections for every second it is properly stimulated
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For more information on our brain development program in Greensboro, contact us or pay us a friendly visit.
Parents today have a wide selection of choices for day care for their infant or child, from family members to accredited learning academies. Parents only need to determine the needs of both themselves and their child to make a decision.
However, if you are looking for a special environment for your child where they can be safe, healthy, nurtured, and have a stimulating learning experience, then take a look at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, North Carolina. We provide specialized infant care and child care services that cater to each child as a unique individual, allowing your child to learn and develop at their own pace.
Specialized child care services are superior to traditional day care facilities
We offer superior education through unique teaching techniques and provide a nurturing, loving environment where your child will be relaxed so he or she can maximize their learning. Our specialized child care starts with our “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy, so that your child can be comfortable and open to learning.
More than a typical day care center
Another way in which our child care program is superior to a typical day care center is that we prepare our students for the next stage of development, giving your child a head start over peers that do not have access to this type of program. Our specialized infant care program prepares your child for our fast track curriculum which, in turn, prepares your preschooler for Kindergarten and beyond. Our core advantage is in our teaching techniques that are directed towards maximizing your child’s brain development.
If you believe, like us, that planning for your child’s future starts while they are still very young, then contact us. You can also visit our facility to discuss our infant and child care services.Show Less
Having a child adjust to pre-school can be a daunting task for both parents and children. There are basic skills that can assist with this new environment and lessen the stress for a child and their peers at a child care center. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro is dedicated to giving your child the best educational and social environment possible, allowing them to thrive during these rapid developmental stages.
Our dedicated staff has three useful skills you can teach your child before enrolling them at our child care center. This will allow a child to be more comfortable and confident with a new situation. These include:
Teaching Bathroom Skills
Using an unfamiliar bathroom away from home without the guidance of a parent or regular babysitter, can be problematic for some children. To lessen anxiety, review with your child
- Asking to go to the bathroom and using it independently
- Flushing the toilet
- Getting re-dressed afterwards by zipping pants or buttoning clothing
- Washing their hands using soap and singing a song to assure adequate time under the faucet.
Dining with Peers and Table Manners
During these early years, your child has more than likely become accustomed to eating at home with parents or siblings. Upon arriving at pre-school, they will be eating with their classroom peers, rather than the familiar environment they know. Using utensils, a napkin, and reviewing basic table manners while still at home, prior to arriving at pre-school will be helpful to prepare for this new dining environment.
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At our child care center in Greensboro, Kids 'R' Kids is committed to providing the industry's leading child care for infants. A dedicated team of professionals are available to make a difference in the life of your child. Encouraging self-esteem from a very young age, we provide nurturing in creative environments, while supporting the development of strong families.
Questions to ask when choosing a child care center:
- Does the child care center provide individual attention and nutritional guidelines?
- Is each child's unique potential and qualities nurtured at the center?
- Are strong partnerships with parents and the child care professionals created?
- Is the environment safe, educational and stimulating?
- Will my child be able to learn and play at the same time?
- Does the center offer individualized attention in assessing and identifying any of the child's challenges?
- Are the unique differences of families taken into account?
You will find all of these benefits and many more at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro. In addition to these great features, we are proud to offer an acclaimed curriculum and a program that has been accredited by AdvancED. When your child attends an accredited learning academy, you can rest easy knowing that they are in the best atmosphere for learning and development, as well as nurturing care.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro offers the best in professional child care, focusing on a secure, happy well-nurtured child. Interactions with our caregivers provide individualized attention and meaningful partnerships with parents. Let our center for child care in Greensboro help you to support the important development of your child!Show Less