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  • Healthy Halloween Treats for your Preschooler

    Sunset-hued candy corn and miniature wrapped chocolate bars seem to be everywhere leading up to the Halloween holiday—at the doctor’s office, by the teacher’s desk, on the grandparents’ kitchen table. Avoiding sweet treats is nearly impossible. But, when you are at home with your preschooler, you can make healthy, tasty snacks and treats that capture the festiv... Read More

    Sunset-hued candy corn and miniature wrapped chocolate bars seem to be everywhere leading up to the Halloween holiday—at the doctor’s office, by the teacher’s desk, on the grandparents’ kitchen table. Avoiding sweet treats is nearly impossible. But, when you are at home with your preschooler, you can make healthy, tasty snacks and treats that capture the festive spirit of the holiday!

    Popular treats for Halloween

    Even though Americans spend more on costumes than on candy each year, they still manage to buy more than $2 billion worth of sweets in the weeks leading up to Halloween, including over 20 million pounds of candy corn. In fact, the average person in the United States consumes about 24 pounds of candy annually, most of which is eaten around the Halloween holiday.

    Healthy treats at Halloween

    Avoiding the seemingly-inescapable sweets during Halloween is not impossible. Add a playful twist to favorite nutritious foods, and you and your preschooler both will be able to enjoy healthy treats for Halloween!

    Creepy Crawlies

    Turn small cracker sandwiches or round bread ones into edible creepy crawlies with pretzels or thin sliced carrots for legs. Add sticky dark raisins for eyes, and serve with chilled apple slices for a refreshing snack!

    Banana Ghosts

    Bring the Halloween spirit to the breakfast table with banana ghosts! Cut a banana in half, and then near the crown of the tapered end, place small chocolate chips or dark raisins to create eyes and a nose. These edible ghosts can also be made with cheerios or small grapes.

    Silly Stackers

    This is a snack you and your little one can prepare together! Decorate small snack cups with silly jack-o-lantern faces, and then layer the cup with favorite healthy snacks, such as granola and chocolate chips or bananas and mandarins. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!


    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside 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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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at wha... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at what we've put together for you this month! (If it’s still sweltering hot where you live, we are sorry—just ignore the previous sentence!) We know you will enjoy reading through our list of family friendly Halloween activities! And, you can find out why it is important for your child to play alone sometimes (which means you get some alone time as well)! 

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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall wi... Read More

    This 'Sesame Street' episode can help you talk to your kids about Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Macaroni Kid Article

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website... Read More

    Back to School at Kids R Kids

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website! 

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  • Little League Month With Your Preschooler

    Celebrate Little League Month with your preschooler by catching a local game or organizing an impromptu one in your neighborhood! Bat and ball games have been around for eons, but our modern form of baseball has its origins in British, German, and early American “round ball" ... Read More

    Celebrate Little League Month with your preschooler by catching a local game or organizing an impromptu one in your neighborhood! Bat and ball games have been around for eons, but our modern form of baseball has its origins in British, German, and early American “round ball" and “town ball” games from the 1700s and 1800s. Your preschooler will love learning about this favorite American pastime as you have fun and play together!

    Little League Month

    September is celebrated as Little League Month to recognize Little League Baseball and Softball, a nearly century-old organized baseball and softball league for children ages four to sixteen. Established by Carl Stotz of Pennsylvania during the Depression Era, Little League Baseball and Softball brought organized, volunteer-run play opportunities to local neighborhoods. The organization grew from its humble 1930s beginnings to now include more than 2 million children worldwide.

    Enjoy a local game

    Look up your local Little League schedule and catch a game with your preschooler before the season ends. As you watch the game unfold, talk about the roles of the different players and how the innings work. During the breaks, take a walk to stretch your legs, checking out views of the field from different vantages. And don’t forget to pack a few snacks! Chilled apple slices and crunchy pretzels will help the outing to be a fun and memorable one for your little one!

    Organize a t-ball match

    Set up a t-ball match in your backyard with you, your preschooler, and a few friends. Don’t worry about rules of play, but allow everyone to take turns hitting and chasing the ball. Inquisitive as always, your little one will have no shortage of questions for you about the game, and you will both have fun being able to play and learn together. Bring out a platter of cold sliced watermelon to enjoy afterwards, and everyone wins!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside 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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  • 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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  • Teaching Preschoolers All About Animals

    Animals can make amazing additions to any family, especially families with young children. However, there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to implementing a new animal into your family, especially if your child is not very familiar with interacting with animals. Here are several ways to make this process as seamless as possible!Take it slow... Read More

    Animals can make amazing additions to any family, especially families with young children. However, there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to implementing a new animal into your family, especially if your child is not very familiar with interacting with animals. Here are several ways to make this process as seamless as possible!

    Take it slow

    The introduction of a new animal can be as gradual as you need it to be—starting from just showing your child pictures of the animal or taking him to an animal shelter where he can play in a safe environment. Another good idea is letting him play with a trusted friend’s pet in order to instill the idea that animals are friendly and familiar to others your child knows.

    Talk about do’s and don’ts beforehand

    Express to your child that animals have feelings just like people do and can feel pain and happiness. Go through the steps of how to approach an animal many times with your child—like putting his hand out and allowing the animal to smell him first and showing him safe places to pet the animal. Remind your little one not to pull on any tails or whiskers.

    Prepare your animal

    There are also steps you can take with the animal to prepare it to meet your child. When picking out your animal, do research. When it comes to dogs, you’ll want to know what breeds do well with children and how extensive their needs are when it comes to attention. Some animals do not take well to competing for their owner’s attention with a child. Talk to the shelter about the animal you’re considering, and ask questions about its past. You can even look into an animal that has been fostered before, which is a great way to give an animal who has already been exposed to small children a permanent home.

    By setting some ground rules, having patience, and discussing the process ahead of time, you can have confidence that the introduction of a new animal into your home will be both smooth and safe.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside 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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  • Teaching Your Preschooler About Volunteering

    Your preschooler is never too young to learn about caring for others, and a great way to teach them this is through volunteering as a family. There are so many amazing causes that encourage helpers of all ages, from food banks to animal shelters. Before volunteering, sit down with your child and talk to them about why you’re volunteering and what the cause means for your family. When it comes to picking a volunteer program, here are a few different types of routes to consider when choosing what fits best for you and your child.... Read More

    Your preschooler is never too young to learn about caring for others, and a great way to teach them this is through volunteering as a family. There are so many amazing causes that encourage helpers of all ages, from food banks to animal shelters. Before volunteering, sit down with your child and talk to them about why you’re volunteering and what the cause means for your family. When it comes to picking a volunteer program, here are a few different types of routes to consider when choosing what fits best for you and your child.

    Food banks

    Many food banks rely on volunteers to feed the hungry in their communities and are in need of helpers who can organize the masses of supplies donated every day. This gives a great opportunity for families to work together on a large project fit for everyone.

    Animal Shelters

    While most animal shelters require their volunteers to be at least middle school or high school aged, some will allow younger children to help socialize animals with the supervision of a parent or guardian. Before volunteering with animals, make sure to communicate with your child about their expectations of how to care for animals and the reality of animal shelters.

    Educational Services

    Various services like “First Book” aim to help at-risk children gain a love of reading and learning and are in need of book and educational resource donations.

    Nature Conservancies

    One of the best ways to volunteer with your child is by getting in the great outdoors and helping take care of the environment. You can help pick up trash, plant trees and bushes, and spread mulch to make your hometown beautiful.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside 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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  • Fun Art Ideas with Preschool Children

    Art is an expression of our thoughts and emotions onto a canvas for all to see. Let your little one create their art, and express themselves through the process. Provide the tools they need, and let them create! Here are some suggestions that you can make to help your little artist flourish.Self-portrait of your preschoolerG... Read More

    Art is an expression of our thoughts and emotions onto a canvas for all to see. Let your little one create their art, and express themselves through the process. Provide the tools they need, and let them create! Here are some suggestions that you can make to help your little artist flourish.

    Self-portrait of your preschooler

    Give your preschooler a mirror, pencil, crayons, and paper, and tell them to draw themselves. You will be interested to see what your child thinks of himself. You can see it through the colors he chooses, the facial expression that he gives himself, and the background that he puts himself into!

    Visit an art museum

    From paintings to sculptures, your little one will see a wide variety of art at a museum, which make spark a particular interest in them! Visit your local art museum and explore every area together. Then, go home and try to recreate your favorite paintings!

    Let your preschooler watercolor and discover invisible letters.

    Grab some watercolor paper, a white crayon, and draw some simple pictures. The crayon won’t be visible, but that’s okay! Once the picture is drawn, use watercolor paints to cover the page. The watercolor will show the white crayon, and the secret picture will be revealed!

    Write your preschooler’s name with stickers.

    Teacher your preschooler to spell her name with paper and stickers! Get a large piece of paper, and write her name in a simple font with a pencil. Let your little one put stickers all along the lines to reveal her name. Find adorable stickers in the sticker section of your local craft store. Let your little one pick her favorite ones, and she will learn how to write and spell her name in no time!

    Preschoolers learn mainly from watching other people do things, so get down on the floor with your child, and create alongside them! They will watch you and pick up on the way that you hold your pencil and paintbrush and learn faster. Make art together and have a blast!

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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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  • Communication and Preschool Children

    Encouraging communication development in your preschooler can be a ton of fun if you have the resources that would work best for your child. Here are a few ideas that you can consider as you seek to improve your child’s communication skills.Play games with your child that require high levels of communication.Children ages 3–5 should be able to carry out three-step di... Read More

    Encouraging communication development in your preschooler can be a ton of fun if you have the resources that would work best for your child. Here are a few ideas that you can consider as you seek to improve your child’s communication skills.

    Play games with your child that require high levels of communication.

    Children ages 3–5 should be able to carry out three-step directions to accomplish a goal. Play a simple movement game, and give a three-step plan to be followed. You could tell your child to pick up the throw pillow and place it on the counter, and then take a dinner plate from the table and place it in the floor, and then take a toy block and place it where they found the dinner plate. Giving similar instructions and making games out of them will increase memory and communication.

    Read aloud to your preschooler as much as possible.

    The best way to improve your child’s communication skills is to read aloud to them. There are so many additional benefits that come with reading aloud, such as reading comprehension and a better vocabulary. Choose books of great literature to share with your child. Picture books are also a great option!

    Let your preschooler “read” to you.

    Find a good picture book, and let your preschooler “read” to you! Don’t tell them what the story is—let them tell you what they think the story is based on the pictures that are given. Books that are completely pictures with no words are excellent resources. Check out your local library to see what they have on the shelves!

    In addition to these ideas, remember to have regular conversations with your child, and give them plenty of opportunities to talk with people of all ages. The bigger range of age, the bigger the socialization benefit will be!

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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 to Raise a Preschool Scientist

    Everything is science—preschool children just need to keep an eye open to spot it. From pancake batter to the weather outside, there’s always something scientific to learn! Here are three ways that you can raise a young scientist.Read about famous scientists.Read about famous scientists like Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin that have made tremendous impacts on our lives. Read about their childhoods and the ways that they learned science, and let your children become inspired to be creative and experiment with new i... Read More

    Everything is science—preschool children just need to keep an eye open to spot it. From pancake batter to the weather outside, there’s always something scientific to learn! Here are three ways that you can raise a young scientist.

    Read about famous scientists.

    Read about famous scientists like Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin that have made tremendous impacts on our lives. Read about their childhoods and the ways that they learned science, and let your children become inspired to be creative and experiment with new ideas in their preschool.

    Let them read about how electricity was discovered and how the light bulb was invented. Let them read about Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone. Make science real for them!

    Do science experiments together.

    Watch how chemical reactions start a car engine, and how baking soda reacts to vinegar and produces mini volcanic reactions. For kids, hands on activities are going to make a much more lasting impact than just hearing about scientific theories. You can tell them that sodium bicarbonate produces a combustion when mixed with acetic acid, but it’s going to fly over their heads unless you let them pour the two together and watch them bubble over. Make it fun!

    Go to science museums with your preschooler.

    Go to science museums and fairs to see real life examples of science that people have done in the past and things that other people are working on right now. If you have the opportunity, visiting places like NASA Space Center can be highly intriguing and exciting for your child to experience.

    The easiest way to raise a little scientist is to immerse them in science! Show them how science is incorporated into every area of life, and let them learn how famous men and women in the past have contributed to modern science. Let them try out hands-on science experiments so they can see science up close.

    Make it fun and they will learn so much!

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  • Five Important Women for Preschool Kids to Know 

    During March every year, Americans across the nation celebrate Women’s History Month, a time to lift up the countless women who have made history fighting for equality and defending their freedom.The celebration of women’s history began as “Women’s History Week” in 1978 in Sonoma County, California. In 1987, nearly ten years later, congress declared March Women’s History Month. Over many centuries, women from all walks of life have made history in the fields of medicine, politics, technology and more. Here are five importa... Read More

    During March every year, Americans across the nation celebrate Women’s History Month, a time to lift up the countless women who have made history fighting for equality and defending their freedom.

    The celebration of women’s history began as “Women’s History Week” in 1978 in Sonoma County, California. In 1987, nearly ten years later, congress declared March Women’s History Month. Over many centuries, women from all walks of life have made history in the fields of medicine, politics, technology and more. Here are five important women that your children should know about.

    Rosa Parks

    In December of 1955, Rosa Parks, an African-American civil rights activist, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus for a white passenger. Parks left a lasting legacy by setting an example for young girls and women everywhere to defend themselves and demand respect, no matter their gender, skin color, or financial status.

    Alice Stebbins Wells

    In 1910, Alice Wells was appointed the first American-born female police officer with arrest powers in the United States. She believed that children and young women needed a female police officer to trust and confide in. Despite facing backlash from the press and male policemen nationwide, she persevered and continued working to protect her community.

    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1928, she was invited to take part in a flight across the Atlantic with co-pilots Bill Stultz and Slim Gordon. The three were successful, but Earhart had her heart set on crossing the Atlantic on her own. In 1932, she did just that, proving that anything is possible with determination and courage.

    Juliette “Daisy” Gordon

    In 1912, Juliette turned her passion for adventure and selfless service into Girl Scouts of the USA. Juliette believed in pushing young women from all walks of life toward personal growth and self-love. What started over one hundred years ago as a small troop of eighteen young girls has grown into an organization hosting millions of members nationwide.

    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1820 in Maryland. Throughout the course of her life, she faced abuse and neglect, but the mistreatment she endured led her to become a hero among other slaves. Tubman fought tirelessly to lead 300+ enslaved people to northern states, where slavery was outlawed, on the Underground Railroad.

    These five women are just an example of the millions of women who have made history over time. You can celebrate Women’s History Month with your preschool children by creating a family tree of the spectacular women in your family, or writing personal letters to show love and support to the deserving female role models in your 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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  • Helping Mommy

    Doesn’t it just seem like kids have endless energy? Have you ever wanted to harness that energy into something productive? Some days you could probably run a power plant on that energy! The good news is if your children are young enough, they still love helping you, and they just want to be a part of everything. If your kids want to help, let them! Simplify. If your child has very little toys, then that means very little mess! Go for quality over quantity, and teach them how to clean up their own room. Sounds diffic... Read More

    Doesn’t it just seem like kids have endless energy? Have you ever wanted to harness that energy into something productive? Some days you could probably run a power plant on that energy! The good news is if your children are young enough, they still love helping you, and they just want to be a part of everything. If your kids want to help, let them!

    Simplify. If your child has very little toys, then that means very little mess! Go for quality over quantity, and teach them how to clean up their own room. Sounds difficult if they have loads of things in their room, but if you simplify, it’s actually quite doable! A good motto to remember is that if a child is old enough to get a toy out, then he’s old enough to put it back.

    Create chore charts. Even if your child is preschool, there are things that they can do to help around the house. Wipe out kitchen chairs, dry and put away silverware, and maybe even feed the puppy! Find little things to teach them and those little things will grow into real chores, and real help later on.

    Ask for help. Hire a mommy’s helper, or ask grandparents to come over for the day while you catch up on things that you need to do. Everyone needs help, so don’t be afraid to ask for it! Everyone needs breaks from their job, but being a mommy is a job that has no breaks! Look for and accept help, and remember that you cannot do everything by yourself.

    We hope that these tips can be helpful to you as you seek to raise up the next generation. Simply, plan, and enlist help as you take on one of the most demanding jobs that you could have—motherhood.

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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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  • Tips for Living Healthier: Kids' Edition

    Last year is in the past, and 2017 is upon us! New Year’s resolutions are pouring in, and the most popular one is to lose weight. We might think that a healthy lifestyle with kids is next to impossible, but there are actually a few ways that kids can make healthy living a little bit easier.Plan your meals ahead of time. If you’re going to succeed, you must plan. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Put together a meal plan, and set aside one day a week to make the meals on your plan. Then separate these into prope... Read More

    Last year is in the past, and 2017 is upon us! New Year’s resolutions are pouring in, and the most popular one is to lose weight. We might think that a healthy lifestyle with kids is next to impossible, but there are actually a few ways that kids can make healthy living a little bit easier.

    Plan your meals ahead of time. If you’re going to succeed, you must plan. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Put together a meal plan, and set aside one day a week to make the meals on your plan. Then separate these into proper serving sizes to store in the freezer. You can make these meals for only you, or if you’re feeling ambitious, you can have your whole family adopt a healthy diet. Whatever works for you!

    Start a family exercising hobby. This could be hiking, or biking, or rock climbing. Whatever your family enjoys doing, do it together! You could adopt a dog and walk him together every day, or learn some yoga poses together. Exercising is good for everyone, so you don’t have to be afraid of letting your kids join you.

    Your kids are your biggest fans. They want to see you succeed, and when you’re happy, they’re happy. Look for ways that they can hold you accountable. Involving them in your exercise routine is going to be one of the best ways to do this because they love doing grownup things with us. Once you include them, they won’t let you forget!

    Remember that healthy living is beneficial to everyone, and it’s easier to stay committed when you have an accountability partner. Meeting up with a friend could be too difficult when you can get it done at home with your kids to cheer you on. Make 2017 healthier as you involve your little ones in your healthy endeavors.

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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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  • 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: 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: Transitioning 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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  • Richmond, 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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  • Richmond, 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 Waterside digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun... 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 Waterside 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 Waterside: 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 tr... 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 disag... 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 time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managing your ... 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 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 is always an important factor while enjoying the fun.Here are 8 tips to help keep your family safe during holiday celebrations.... Read More

    Fall and winter seasons 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 is always an important factor while enjoying the fun.

    Here are 8 tips to help keep your family safe during holiday celebrations.

    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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  • Six numerical activities for Waterside Estates preschoolers

    Numerical skills are necessary for every child for a variety of subjects in preschool and school. This means that, as a parent, you will want to ensure your child is well-equipped in this area of development. We will be discussing child care games and activities that you can enjoy with your child at home. These are aimed at developing basic counting and order sk... Read More

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    Numerical skills are necessary for every child for a variety of subjects in preschool and school. This means that, as a parent, you will want to ensure your child is well-equipped in this area of development. We will be discussing child care games and activities that you can enjoy with your child at home. These are aimed at developing basic counting and order skills. Consequently, when your child begins math or any other subject involving numbers, he or she will be more than prepared to meet those challenges.

    Number puzzles

    One of the easiest and most effective ways to teach your child about numbers is by utilizing number puzzles. They are illustrated by displaying numbers from left to right and top to bottom, instead of using pictures. This enables your child to learn which numbers go in which order, and will have fun solving a unique puzzle at the same time. These are inexpensive and can be made from a template found on the Internet, or you can use the back sides of existing puzzles.

    Counting and order games

    Games, such as hide and seek, count the cars or an ordered scavenger hunt are all excellent ways of practicing numerical skills. These help your child understand the reasons for numbers and why they are ordered as they are. They offer fun and rewards for counting or performing actions in a particular order. You can also utilize basic activities that many of us take for granted to teach your child about numerical values, such as counting coins. Start encouraging your child to practice these skills as early as possible.

    Consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside in Richmond, Texas serving Waterside Estates for early development and education. We offer an AdvancED™ accredited program that caters to every one of your child’s unique needs. Contact us for more information on our specialized child care services.

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  • Richmond TX Child Care: How Does Reading Affect Brain Development?

    Most parents only want the best for their child. It can be difficult, however, to know precisely what he or she needs and how you can provide the greatest opportunities for success. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside in Richmond, Texas is here to assist you b... Read More

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    Most parents only want the best for their child. It can be difficult, however, to know precisely what he or she needs and how you can provide the greatest opportunities for success. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside in Richmond, Texas is here to assist you by offering insight and advice on how you can stimulate brain development in your child at child care, preschool, and even at home. This article will focus on the power of reading in promoting healthy brain development, and how reading at a young age can have compounding benefits in your child’s life.

    Imagination and conceptual exploration

    Every child is born with an innate ability to imagine a variety of scenarios, ideas and experiences. At times, he or she may struggle to differentiate between imagination and reality. Imagination is important as it is an excellent way of learning about people and experiencing events as though they were literally happening. A child with a healthy imagination often views the world with a vivid and engaging viewpoint.

    All experiences promote brain development

    This powerful imagination is what makes reading so effective for your child, as he or she can experience a variety of scenarios and situations without actually having to go through them. Expand your library today and start equipping your child with invaluable life lessons while he or she is young.

    We offer child care, preschool, specialized child care services, and the best early education. And with a strong focus on genuine love, respect and individuality, you can rest assured that we cater to your child’s particular needs and preferences. Contact us if you are interested in our quality child care services or if you would like to know more about our “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy and related curricula.

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  • Stress and Raising a Child

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside in Richmond, Texas, acknowledges the difficulty of raising a healthy, considerate, and well-rounded child. Parents must have perseverance in raising a child, however, there are times when this can be stressful. Stress is not healthy for either parent or child. Here are some helpful tips to manage stress so that it... Read More

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    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside in Richmond, Texas, acknowledges the difficulty of raising a healthy, considerate, and well-rounded child. Parents must have perseverance in raising a child, however, there are times when this can be stressful. Stress is not healthy for either parent or child. Here are some helpful tips to manage stress so that it does not affect your growing preschooler:

    Find the Origin

    Stress arises from various situations, and if you can pinpoint the source of your stress it will be easier to manage. Periods of stress strain our ability to think clearly and make sound judgments, so you should take time to identify your stress points or ask for help during this time. Feelings of stress are only natural, but there are plenty of parents who have already gone through the same experiences and can provide valuable perspective.

    Take Care of Yourself First

    Many parents focus so much attention on their child that they neglect their own mind and body. The danger of this is that you might get sick and, therefore, be unable to properly care for your child. This can be counterproductive to your child’s health, but can be avoided simply by looking after yourself first. Take a break next time you are feeling overwhelmed, because keeping yourself healthy allows you to keep your child healthy, too.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside, in Richmond, Texas, considers every aspect of your child’s education. If you are interested in providing your child with a top quality academic education for your preschooler, then our exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum may be right for your child. Contact us for more information. 

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  • Richmond Child Care Tips: How to give your child a head start at preschool

    The preschool years are all about giving your child a balanced introduction to the academic subjects and structures that prepare a child for future educational experiences. Prepare your child for the transition: This is an exciting time for you... Read More

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    The preschool years are all about giving your child a balanced introduction to the academic subjects and structures that prepare a child for future educational experiences.

    • Prepare your child for the transition: This is an exciting time for your child, but change can be stressful. Introduce your child to preschool activities. Take your child meet the staff, visit the classrooms and address any other concerns with positive, constructive assurance. Your child will soon feel confident in this new setting and begin learning from day one.
    • Choose an AdvancED™ Accredited program: AdvancED™ is an international educational commission that has reviewed and accredited almost 30,000 public schools, private schools, colleges, and universities with the highest standards for education. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside, our program is fully aligned with AdvancED™ accreditation standards, offering your child the best opportunities for optimal early growth and development.
    • Bring lessons home: As you inquire what your child has learned at school, take note of new skills and interests your child expresses. You can begin incorporating them at home, helping to refine your child’s skills. This might include drawing and craft skills, or various themes your child is learning about. If your preschool is teaching your child about wild animals and their different environments, bring home a few picture books on the subject. You can then expand this to a visit to the Houston Zoo to see in person all the different animals he or she has learned about.

    Our preschool offers your child a complete learning experience. We introduce children to science, math, literature and music, among other topics. These activities encourage self-confidence, independence and leadership skills. Your child will enjoy plenty of playtime and healthy physical activity. Exposure to advanced learning stations will provide all the stimulation a child needs to get the most out of these preschool years. For more information about our program and our state-of-the-art facility, please contact us today.

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  • Ways in which you can improve your child’s IQ in Richmond, Texas

    Though there are many different variables which impact intelligence, a person’s IQ remains the most common method of measuring intelligence. You can improve your preschool child’s IQ using different techniques.Early nutritionProviding your child with a balanced diet from birth is essential to proper brain development and intellige... Read More

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    Though there are many different variables which impact intelligence, a person’s IQ remains the most common method of measuring intelligence. You can improve your preschool child’s IQ using different techniques.

    Early nutrition

    Providing your child with a balanced diet from birth is essential to proper brain development and intelligence. Studies have shown that breast milk is one of the single most important factors that affects brain development in infancy. This is largely due to the fact that there are about 380 nutrients found in breast milk that are not present in commercial formulas.

    Protection from toxins – both during and after pregnancy

    When pregnant, it is important that you do not ingest any harmful toxins. These toxins can have potentially catastrophic effects on the overall development of your child. Substances like mercury, found in seafood such as tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel, have been shown to reduce brain development and hamper IQ scores.

    Encourage creativity

    Encouraging creativity in your child can help improve both types of IQ scores, the traditional one that measures intelligence and a newer one, the imagination quotient. New research shows that the imagination quotient may have a more significant bearing on your child’s academic success. Encouraging free play and other creative activities are as vital as more formal learning activities in your child’s early years.

    Another method to enhance your child's IQ is to create a stimulating home environment. Here are some ideas:

    • Use expressive facial gestures while talking to your child to stimulate his or her brain
    • Read with your child to help teach language skills
    • Have your child socialize with other children
    • Learning sign language can help your child learn skills such as thinking and analyzing

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside in Richmond, Texas, we encourage brain development through our AdvancED accredited program. For more information about our superior educational services for your child, contact us today.

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  • Five fun developmental games for you and your infant in Richmond, TX

    Whether your child is a newborn or just learning to walk, there are plenty of ways you can play with your infant. Playing is not just a bonding experience, it is one of the primary ways in which your child learns. Here are five great ideas for playing with your infant: Sensory pla... Read More

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    Whether your child is a newborn or just learning to walk, there are plenty of ways you can play with your infant. Playing is not just a bonding experience, it is one of the primary ways in which your child learns. Here are five great ideas for playing with your infant:

    1. Sensory play for newborns: It may seem like your newborn infant cannot do much, however with some gentle stimulation, she will start to develop new skills. Showing your child new things and reacting enthusiastically when she engages with the object is a great way of introducing her to colors, textures and sounds.
       
    2. Dancing: Even if your child is not mobile, dancing with her is a great way to have fun. Your child will be introduced to new sounds, rhythms, and movements, and you can choose the music for engagement or for sleeping. As your infant becomes more mobile, you can modify your dancing to help your child build physical strength through bouncing, crawling or even pulling up on secured furniture.
       
    3. Drums: Rattles, squeaky toys, bells or anything that makes a noise is an immediate favorite with infants. If your infant is very young, play with the rattle near her, then move it out of sight and repeat. This will help her to learn to track sounds. Older infants will love making their own noises and begin to develop rhythm, concentration and motor skills.
       
    4. Roll the ball: Rolling a soft, light, colorful ball between you and your infant is a great way to get her to follow movement. Let her grasp, squeeze and throw the ball, praising her each time she interacts with it. This will help your child learn coordination, focus and motor skills while stimulating touch and sight.
       
    5. Copycat: Your child learns a lot simply by mimicking you, so turning it into a game is a fun educational experience. Make funny faces, to touch her nose or feet and make funny noises, all of which encourages motor skills, communication, language and memory development.
       

    To add an extra element of fun and stimulation, try taking these activities outdoors with a trip to Sunset Park in nearby Rosenberg. There are plenty of amenities, walking trails and a playground for older children.

    If you are looking for a child care facility that emphasizes healthy development in a safe, secure and fun environment, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Waterside.

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

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  • Fun for Kids During School Holidays in Richmond, Texas

    When children are on a school holiday break, they want to have fun and interesting activities to do. Whether it is the weekend, the entire week or during the summer, children need engaging and exciting activities to keep them away from the TV and video games. Parents need to have a plan for the ... Read More

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    When children are on a school holiday break, they want to have fun and interesting activities to do. Whether it is the weekend, the entire week or during the summer, children need engaging and exciting activities to keep them away from the TV and video games. Parents need to have a plan for the daycare needs of their children.

    Most children like school holidays since it represents a break in routine. They want fun activities to do when school is finished. Parents are faced with ensuring their child is in an environment which is safe, fun and engaging. It is also important that toddlers and infants be guided in their activities. Your young child's energy should be properly channeled to ensure safe and fun play.

    One idea is for parents to create a playground in the backyard and provide games for your child to play. Another idea is to go to a local park where your child can meet and play with children their own age. Besides the children having fun, this is also an opportunity for them to make new friends. Make a list of places to visit in your community. Children need to get out of the house for fresh air, exercise, and new experiences. Summer is also a great time to visit friends and family.

    You can also read picture books together with your child or go to the library to select some books. Spending time with your child is an excellent opportunity for bonding.

    There is an endless list of things a parent can do with their children during school breaks. There may be times when you, as a busy parent, need help filling the long hours of summer vacation with activities and care for your child. We are here to help! At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Waterside we are open during all school holidays. Contact us today to learn more about our summer camp enrollment opportunities.

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