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  • Making Summer Treats with Children

    Preschool aged children love to get involved in the kitchen to create lovely dishes and snacks. This summer, teach your little one a few kitchen tricks, and let them spend some time with you while making delicious summer treats!Snow cones for preschoolers Try out this awesome treat with your preschooler that requires no bakin... Read More

    Preschool aged children love to get involved in the kitchen to create lovely dishes and snacks. This summer, teach your little one a few kitchen tricks, and let them spend some time with you while making delicious summer treats!

    Snow cones for preschoolers

    Try out this awesome treat with your preschooler that requires no baking or preparation! Invest in a simple snow cone machine, and you won’t regret it! Then, instead of using sugary syrup to flavor your snow cone, you can pour fruit juice or a fruity drink.

    Preschoolers love to make homemade popsicles.

    If your little one is patient enough to wait on them to freeze, popsicles are a fun treat to make and eat! Make them yourself because it’s healthier and more fun! Choose to make a homemade fudgsicle that has just four simple ingredients: a can of evaporated milk, plus some regular-old refrigerated milk, honey, and cocoa powder.

    Make celery snails and caterpillars with your preschooler.

    When kids are involved in cooking and baking, they are more likely to enjoy eating it! Make fun fruit and vegetable snacks that are made into little creatures to make snack time fun, delicious, and brilliant. Celery sticks work as the body for the creatures, peanut butter works as the glue, and different fruits like apple slices and grapes make up the appendages!

    Rocket ship fruit kabobs for preschoolers

    Fruit kabobs are a super easy treat that your preschooler will really enjoy making. Use shish kabob skewers, and arrange the fruit in the shape of a rocket ship! Use block cheese to shape the front and back end of the ship, and fill in the middle with your favorite fruits.

    Children love spending time with parents and trying new things, so enjoy creating these delicious summer snacks together! From kabobs, to popsicles, to snow cones - these sweet treats will keep your kids cool (and full) all summer long. Have fun, and bake away! 

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeki... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you c... Read More

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • How to Help Your Preschool Child Understand Emotions

    Helping your preschooler to understand their emotions is one of the most important things that you can do. Emotional intelligence is a huge factor in early childhood development, and “when children learn how to calm themselves down, use language to express their feelings and treat others with kindness, they are laying the foundation for future success and wellness.” (... Read More

    Helping your preschooler to understand their emotions is one of the most important things that you can do. Emotional intelligence is a huge factor in early childhood development, and “when children learn how to calm themselves down, use language to express their feelings and treat others with kindness, they are laying the foundation for future success and wellness.” (Deborah Kris)

    Play games like “name that face” with your preschooler.

    Give names to the feelings that they are experiencing. If you see that they are experiencing frustration, tell them what that feeling is called. The sooner they can learn to identify emotions, the sooner they can learn to regulate them. Make it fun by helping them with this craft that uses emoji to label and name different emotions. Hold up a face and ask “What is this face feeling?” This exercise will build emotional intelligence as it relates to other people as well.

    Make a mood ‘o meter with your preschoolers.

    It is very important to normalize emotions instead of labeling them as good or bad. With this Mood ‘O Meter, you can let your child express how they feel in a safe and judgment free environment. When they get home from school at the end of the day, help them to make a habit of setting their mood meter to match what they’re feeling. This will help them to name and understand what they’re feeling, and it will help you to understand how you can help them process their emotions.

    Daniel Goleman once said, “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”

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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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  • Four Things to Do in the Spring with Your Preschool Child

    After being cooped up all winter, we’re sure your preschool child is anxious to step outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Give one of these springtime activities a try—kiddos will love them, and parents will too!Create your own flower crown.This spring craft requires minimal materials and can be customized to your child’s liking. All you need is floral wire and a decent amount of flowers o... Read More

    After being cooped up all winter, we’re sure your preschool child is anxious to step outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Give one of these springtime activities a try—kiddos will love them, and parents will too!

    Create your own flower crown.

    This spring craft requires minimal materials and can be customized to your child’s liking. All you need is floral wire and a decent amount of flowers of your choice. Real or fake, make sure your flowers have a long enough stem to attach to the wire. You can also simply grab a glue gun and secure each flower to the wire, one by one. Get creative with your kiddos and say hello to your flower kings and queens!

    Go on a springtime scavenger hunt.

    Make a list of things to search for in your community, such as specific birds, insects, and different types of flowers. Head to the park or find a local trail, and start searching! Wishing you could hold onto the memories you make forever? Take a photo each time you find something on the list, and then create a scrapbook to add to throughout the season.

    Make DIY fruity popsicles.

    This delicious treat is sure to keep you cool as temperatures heat up this spring. To make your own Mango Banana popsicles, you need popsicle molds, about 2 cups of frozen mango chunks, one sliced frozen banana, and your favorite fruit juice (orange or pineapple would work great). Blend the ingredients together until you’ve reached a smooth consistency, and then pour the mixture into your popsicle molds. Freeze them overnight, and when you wake up you’ll have a sweet, fruity treat to enjoy.

    Draw with sidewalk chalk.

    Break out the sidewalk chalk and let your little artists get to work. Practice spelling words, drawing creative pictures, or playing any one of these sidewalk chalk games:

    • Hop-Scotch
    • Four Square
    • Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Hangman

    Enjoy these family-oriented, warm weather activities without breaking the bank. After all, the lifelong memories you’ll make this season are truly priceless.

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  • Teaching Preschoolers about Women’s History Month

    Women’s History Month is an annual, month-long celebration in March for the countless female history-makers that have left an impact on the United States—and continue to do so today—but how do you teach it to preschool children?The celebration of women’s history began as “Women’s History Week” in 1978 in Sonoma County, California. Nearly a decade later, in 1987, congress declared that women’s history be celebrated for an entire month, and March officially became Women’s History Month.Why Women’s His... Read More

    Women’s History Month is an annual, month-long celebration in March for the countless female history-makers that have left an impact on the United States—and continue to do so today—but how do you teach it to preschool children?

    The celebration of women’s history began as “Women’s History Week” in 1978 in Sonoma County, California. Nearly a decade later, in 1987, congress declared that women’s history be celebrated for an entire month, and March officially became Women’s History Month.

    Why Women’s History Month?

    It is important to acknowledge and celebrate Women’s History Month for countless reasons. Young women and girls gain confidence and high self-esteem, and young men and boys learn to respect women as equals. Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and Rosa Parks, an African-American civil rights activist who fought for equality, are just two of many powerful women who have made history and fought for the freedom and respect of women in the United States.

    In addition to amazing women like Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks are thousands of unexpected everyday females who continue to make history. For example, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to fly to space in June of 1963, and Alice Stebbins Wells was the first American-born female police officer in the United States. These heroic everyday women set the ultimate example for young girls all over the world, which is why Women’s History Month is so important.

    How to Celebrate

    If you’re looking for a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in your home, consider sitting down with your preschool children to create a scrapbook or poster of all the important women in your children’s lives.

    Or, try writing personal letters to the female role models that your children look up to. Grandmothers, teachers, aunts—there are plenty of opportunities for your kiddos to show some love to the spectacular women in their 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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  • Winter Crafts for Children

    When the winter weather has you stuck inside, don’t despair. These fun crafts are sure to entertain your little ones. Thumbprint Art: For this craft, all you need is a blank canvas or sheet of paper, finger paint, and a set of creative hands! Together, you can help your child paint anything from a family portrait to an abstract work of art. You can even incorporate Valentine’s Day into your art project by using festive colors like red, pink, and white. Lay down old newspapers before you begin for an easy clean up,... Read More

    When the winter weather has you stuck inside, don’t despair. These fun crafts are sure to entertain your little ones.

    Thumbprint Art: For this craft, all you need is a blank canvas or sheet of paper, finger paint, and a set of creative hands! Together, you can help your child paint anything from a family portrait to an abstract work of art. You can even incorporate Valentine’s Day into your art project by using festive colors like red, pink, and white. Lay down old newspapers before you begin for an easy clean up, and get started!

    White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels: Your entire family will enjoy chowing down on this winter treat just as much as they’ll enjoy making it. All you need to achieve this sweet snack is melted white chocolate chips, crushed peppermint candy canes, and a bag of pretzels. Simply dip the pretzels in the white chocolate, sprinkle on the peppermint, and let your tray of pretzels sit for 45 minutes to an hour. These frosty, fun-size snacks pair wonderfully with a comforting cup of hot chocolate.

    Candy Heart Art: Heart-shaped sweets aren’t only for snacking; they’re for crafting! With a blank piece of paper and some super glue, you can construct a 3D work of holiday heart art. Encourage your little ones to share their masterpieces with family friends and loved ones to spread some Valentine’s Day spirit. And we won’t tell if you munch on a few candy hearts during the process.

    Indoor S’mores: No campfire necessary for this indoor activity. With a bag of marshmallows, graham crackers and any kind of chocolate, you can transform your stovetop (or fireplace) into the ultimate spot for s’mores! Make sure to supervise your children when melting your marshmallows.

    You won’t even notice the freezing temperatures while you’re indoors working on these fun crafts with your kiddos, and neither will they! These projects are sure to engage your snow-bound tots.

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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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  • New Year's Like a Pro: Children's Edition

    The new year is here, and the New Year’s resolutions are rolling in! If you decide to make any resolutions this year, consider these three that prioritize family and children. Family dinners. Make family dinners a nightly tradition in your home for 2017. Families that eat together, stick together. Invest in meal planning and crockpot recipes to make the evenings easier. Do what it takes to bring your family together and to build up the relationships that you have. If your family is still young, this is a great oppor... Read More

    The new year is here, and the New Year’s resolutions are rolling in! If you decide to make any resolutions this year, consider these three that prioritize family and children.

    Family dinners. Make family dinners a nightly tradition in your home for 2017. Families that eat together, stick together. Invest in meal planning and crockpot recipes to make the evenings easier. Do what it takes to bring your family together and to build up the relationships that you have. If your family is still young, this is a great opportunity to make family dinners a tradition from the very beginning. Many memories are sure to be made around the dinner table as children are given the opportunity to connect with their parents and siblings and share their day with those who love them most.

    Document your life to preserve memories. Take plenty of pictures at family vacations, birthdays, and holidays so you can reflect on these special moments for years to come. Remember that you’re documenting these things for your benefit, not for social media. Live in the moment this year and take pictures for memories instead of likes.

    Read to your little ones at bedtime. Or anytime, really. Reading loud to children enhances their language and comprehension skills. The time that you spend together will strengthen the bond between you and your child and is a great way to be emotionally supportive to them. Find books that you enjoyed as a child and pass them along to your child!

    As you enter into this new year, remember to cherish your greatest gift—your children. Choose resolutions that will be beneficial to you and your family as you press on to accomplish the things that 2017 has for you. Happy New Year!

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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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  • Music Helps Children Learn Language

    Have you ever learned another language? Do you remember what it was like? It’s very humbling, isn’t it? You sound like a two-year-old or a preschooler all over again. Putting this new language to music might help you!That’s what happens when children learn through music. They pick up the words and the sounds much better than rote memorization. Research by Parlakian and Lerner states, “Like all the best learning experiences in early childhood, ... Read More

    Have you ever learned another language? Do you remember what it was like? It’s very humbling, isn’t it? You sound like a two-year-old or a preschooler all over again. Putting this new language to music might help you!

    That’s what happens when children learn through music. They pick up the words and the sounds much better than rote memorization. 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.”

    Small children are still learning how to speak properly, so music can help engage all their mental faculties in ways that other things simply can’t. It engages their emotions, their rhythm, the timing, and the logical sequence of the notes, among many other things.

    Is there a favorite song you have in mind? Perhaps syncing this up with their language acquisition can increase the rate of learning—and you and your child will have fun doing it!

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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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  • First Time Athlete?

    It's amazing how children seem to have a limitless supply of energy throughout the day. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with their growing toddler or energetic preschooler. A great way to harness your child's energy and aim it at a constructive outlet is to get your child involved in a sporting activity. Learning the values of teamwork, discipline, and exercise are all excellent reasons to encourage your child to try out a new activity. It can be difficult to know where to start if your child has not yet participated in sporting ac... Read More

    It's amazing how children seem to have a limitless supply of energy throughout the day. Many parents find it difficult to keep up with their growing toddler or energetic preschooler. A great way to harness your child's energy and aim it at a constructive outlet is to get your child involved in a sporting activity. Learning the values of teamwork, discipline, and exercise are all excellent reasons to encourage your child to try out a new activity. It can be difficult to know where to start if your child has not yet participated in sporting activities, but the time and energy you place in helping your child choose an activity is worth the effort!

    Read “ First Time Athlete?” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Family Activities for the Fall

    With cooler weather in the near future, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors! Being outside provides the perfect environment for young children to run, play, and get some exercise. You can make a fun day of outdoor activities with your young child—the key is being prepared and keeping it simple.

    Read “Family Activities for the Fall” on Family Fun Houston.

    With cooler weather in the near future, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors! Being outside provides the perfect environment for young children to run, play, and get some exercise. You can make a fun day of outdoor activities with your young child—the key is being prepared and keeping it simple.

    Read “Family Activities for the Fall” on Family Fun Houston.

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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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  • The Gardener and the Carpenter

    A new book tries to find a balance between parenting too close—like a carpenter—and being too laissez-faire—like a gardener. The Gardener and the Carpenter by psychologist Alison Gropnik is a new one to figure out the dilemma.She argues that we should back off from children a bit, that they’re wonderful little learning creatures on their own, playing and innovating and taking in information. “W... Read More

    A new book tries to find a balance between parenting too close—like a carpenter—and being too laissez-faire—like a gardener. The Gardener and the Carpenter by psychologist Alison Gropnik is a new one to figure out the dilemma.

    She argues that we should back off from children a bit, that they’re wonderful little learning creatures on their own, playing and innovating and taking in information. “We can’t make children learn,” she says, “but we can let them learn.”

    With our first child, sometimes it’s hard to let go and let her figure things out on her own. We want to do everything for her, protect her from everything, keep her close. It turns out that children, even eighteen-month-olds, says Gropnik, are remarkably sophisticated in their reasoning.

    A carpenter approaches his tasks by building something from raw materials, hoping for some finished product he has constructed himself. A gardener, however, knows that the plants need a protected, nurturing space with room to grow on their own. The plants will turn out all right if you just give them enough water and nutrients.

    All in all, it seems kids will make it. They’ll be okay. Remember when your parents told you to do something and you did the exact opposite thing—you turned out okay, too.

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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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  • Tomball, 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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  • 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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  • Tomball, 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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  • Tomball, TX Daycare: Hosting a Birthday Pool 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 found in ... 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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  • Tomball, TX Preschool: How to Respond to Your Child's Tough Questions

    With young children at home you are familiar with how difficult it can be to have clear communication! What about when questions like this are asked: “Why do people die?” “Where do babies come from?” “Are we rich?” “Are we poor?” If you have a preschooler or kindergartener at home, there is a high likelihood that you will be asked questions you may not... Read More

    With young children at home you are familiar with how difficult it can be to have clear communication! What about when questions like this are asked: “Why do people die?” “Where do babies come from?” “Are we rich?” “Are we poor?” If you have a preschooler or kindergartener at home, there is a high likelihood that you will be asked questions you may not be 100% prepared to answer. So how do you handle it when your child asks something that makes you scramble for an answer?

    According to some experts, the best approach is not to give a muddled or untrue answer. So leave the stork story alone when your child asks about his origins and don’t attempt to make death something it isn’t for the sake of “softening the blow.” Instead, when your child asks you a difficult question respond with, “What do you think about it?” This isn’t a tactic to avoid the question but helps you pinpoint why your child is asking it. If your child is asking about death, for example, they may be worried about what will happen to them if you or a loved one dies. At a young age, children are very self-focused so often the questions they ask come from a place of wondering how it will affect them.

    Once your child has given you a little more insight into the reason behind the question you can answer it appropriately. For example, “If mommy dies you don’t have to worry about being taken care of. Daddy will be there to help and love you and so will grandma and grandpa.” Keep your answer concise and don’t dwell on the topic. Most children will be satisfied once their fears are addressed. If your child continues to ask questions, continue to answer! You know your child and his maturity level so feel free to go into a more thorough explanation if you believe he can understand it.

    Your child asking questions is a healthy part of growing up and at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we love encouraging the curiosity of our students – from infants and toddlers, to preschoolers and elementary school-age students. Contact us today to learn how we can meet and exceed your daycare or childcare needs!

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  • Tomball, 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 Tomball digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun a... 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 Tomball 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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  • Tomball, TX Childcare: Helping Your Shy Child Adjust

    Any time your child faces a transition in life, it’s bound to cause some anxiety for them and for you. If your preschooler or elementary school age child is particularly shy it can be even more daunting! The early education years can prove to have many transitions in them – from the first day of preschool, to walking throu... Read More

    group of children - graphicstock resized.jpegAny time your child faces a transition in life, it’s bound to cause some anxiety for them and for you. If your preschooler or elementary school age child is particularly shy it can be even more daunting! The early education years can prove to have many transitions in them – from the first day of preschool, to walking through the elementary school doors for the first time. It may also be your child’s first time at summer camp this year. So how do you help your child adjust to these new circumstances that bring with them new environments, new people and new expectations? With a few intentional steps you can make the transition a smooth one for you and your child!

    Find a Friend

    While it may not be as easy as it sounds, sometimes just finding one other person who will be at the new environment with you will make it easier. If you have a young child at home who is about to start preschool, join a local playgroup. If your child is elementary school aged then ask around at your church, workplace, or neighborhood to find other parents with children attending that school. Invite the family over for dinner or schedule a time you can get your kids together and hang out. Keep it really low key – grill in your own backyard, go to a casual restaurant, or even see a movie! When your child sees you stepping out to make new connections, it may make their own experience easier.

    Be Prepared

    Learn as much as you can about the new school or summer camp that your child will be attending. Who will be their teacher? How many other students will be in the classroom? Where will they go on field trips? The more your child knows (and let’s face it, you too mom!), the less scary the endeavor will feel. Be sure to find specific things your child may enjoy or may have anxiety about. Say something like, “Wow! Your class will visit the zoo! You love going to the zoo!” or even, “There will be 10 kids in the classroom with you. How do you feel about that?”

    Talk to your child’s teacher

    If you are worried your child may have difficulty adjusting to their new surroundings, it’s always a good idea to talk to his teachers and let them know of any concerns you may have. The more you can work with your child’s teachers the more you can help set them up for success.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we are committed to being the First Step to Higher Education™ for every child in our care. From our infant program to our before and after school program, we are confident our highly-trained teachers and staff will go above and beyond all of your childcare needs. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free tour!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Tomball: 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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  • Learning About the Easter Bunny!

    Easter is right around the corner and you may have already paid a visit to the fluffy Easter Bunny but you probably don’t know some fun facts about the Easter Bunny! With a preschooler or toddler at home, the opportunities to learn are never-ending and that includes celebrating different holidays and learning about fun characters!Start by talking to your child abo... Read More

    Easter is right around the corner and you may have already paid a visit to the fluffy Easter Bunny but you probably don’t know some fun facts about the Easter Bunny! With a preschooler or toddler at home, the opportunities to learn are never-ending and that includes celebrating different holidays and learning about fun characters!

    Start by talking to your child about bunnies – what are the differences between hares and rabbits? Which one is the Easter Bunny? The Easter Bunny is a hare, so it’s not accurate to refer to him as the Easter Rabbit. He won’t take it personally but now you know better. Hares are typically faster than rabbits, they have longer ears and bigger feet and they live above ground rather than in holes or caves like rabbits. You can turn this fun fact into a visit to a local pet store that carries rabbits and let your preschooler feel it’s soft fur and long ears – just make sure you don’t bring one home if you aren’t ready for a pet!

    Does the Easter Bunny have other names? Santa Claus goes by Kris Kringle and Saint Nick, what about the Easter Bunny? Well. The Easter Bunny has a personal name but chooses to keep that information secret for privacy reasons, which we totally understand. If you want to have fun with making silly names for the Easter Bunny visit easterbunnyname.com and see what you come up with! This is a great way to grow your child’s vocabulary, too with all of the fun and silly words you can use to create a unique name! What’ll it be for you – Bouncy Rascal? Fluffy Jellybean?

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball loves offering programs that are creative and innovative for all of our students! From our special programs like music and fitness, to our exclusive preschool curriculum, we strive to make every day a fun adventure in learning. Contact us for more information on how we can meet and exceed your childcare needs!

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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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  • Join us for an Exciting Olympic-sized Summer!

    With the warm weather in the air, Children are beginning to get excited about all of the festivities of spring and summer. For working parents, the summer may provide a few weeks of family vacationing but for the remaining weeks they need a safe place for their school-age children. The temptation for many children is to spend their whole summer inside watching TV or p... Read More

    With the warm weather in the air, Children are beginning to get excited about all of the festivities of spring and summer. For working parents, the summer may provide a few weeks of family vacationing but for the remaining weeks they need a safe place for their school-age children. The temptation for many children is to spend their whole summer inside watching TV or playing video games. Too much inactivity can lead to what is often referred to as “brain drain” or “brain fog.” At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we have a solution that is educational, safe and most of all FUN for children from 5 to 12 years of age!

    As the whole world looks to Brazil this summer for the 2016 Summer Olympics, our campers will enjoy a unique spin on some of the most popular events and learn great teamwork-building skills, right here in Tomball, TX! Our school-age campers will even go on some enjoyable local field trips throughout the duration of the 10-week camp. The Kids ‘R’ Kids Summer Olympics Experience will keep your child learning, laughing, and loving every minute of summer.

    Our camp will begin in Athens, Greece – the birthplace of the prestigious Games and will continue all throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Every week the campers will experience the cultures, customs, and even cuisine from all across the globe. As a parent you will have peace of mind knowing your children are participating in a safe and fun camp with qualified teachers and games that will keep them active.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball, we love being a safe place for children to learn, explore, and grow to their highest potential! We know that the summer is a great time to keep children connected to learning which is why all of our programs, from infants to before/after school give your child a firm First Step to Higher Education™!

    Contact us today to learn more about how we can meet and exceed your early education needs. We are so much more than the average childcare or daycare in Tomball, TX – we are an elite Learning Academy! Stop by for a tour to see our unique environment firsthand!

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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 ... 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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  • Simple Ways to Protect Your Child from Sniffles and Colds

    Every loving parent seeks to protect their children from bothersome colds and sniffles. Infants, toddlers, and preschool children should be busy growing, learning and having fun, instead of dealing with the discomforts of a cold. When they are not feeling well it interrupts the normal activities of parents and children. Parents go out of their way dr... Read More

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    Every loving parent seeks to protect their children from bothersome colds and sniffles. Infants, toddlers, and preschool children should be busy growing, learning and having fun, instead of dealing with the discomforts of a cold. When they are not feeling well it interrupts the normal activities of parents and children. Parents go out of their way dressing their children to stay warm during winter months and preparing healthy meals for good nutrition. With all of the efforts to avoid colds, there are a few additional steps to consider.

    As you take precautions to keep your child healthy consider these simple ways to protect your child from sniffles and colds.

    • As you prepare meals, include protein options, and plenty of fruit and vegetables for your developing child to enjoy. Also avoid excessive fast food and sweets that have very low nutritional value.
    • Demonstrate proper hand washing. Talk about the importance of washing after bathroom breaks, before meals, after playing with pets, and after playing outside.
    • Carry hand wipes or sanitizer with you to clean your child’s hands when soap and water are not available.
    • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. Young children need adequate sleep for their growing body, to strengthen their immune system, and to stay alert when attending preschool.

    If your child spends the day at home, in daycare, childcare, or preschool, it’s important to minimize the risks of sniffles and colds. Try to make healthy habits fun with creative bedtime routines and fun songs during hand washing.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, we understand how children learn important concepts through experience and fun. We also take many measures to keep your child safe and healthy, including the nutritious meals prepared daily by our chef. Feel free to contact us for more details. Also, talk to your child’s doctor for more health recommendations regarding your child’s specific needs.

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  • New Year Goal-Setting for The Entire Family

    A new year is full of excitement and anticipation. It also offers an excellent opportunity to refresh, renew, and refocus. Many challenges pass with the old year and new opportunities await. Goal-setting is a great way to keep up with your plans and manage the new opportunities. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, we are proud to excel in our goals for each ... Read More

    A new year is full of excitement and anticipation. It also offers an excellent opportunity to refresh, renew, and refocus. Many challenges pass with the old year and new opportunities await. Goal-setting is a great way to keep up with your plans and manage the new opportunities. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, we are proud to excel in our goals for each child to grow and learn in new, fun, and exciting ways!

    Here are some ideas for your family’s New Year’s goal-setting:

    • Have Fun. Change takes time. Set goals with small steps that adults and children can follow.
    • Set learning goals. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball, we take our learning commitments very seriously. That’s one reason why we offer ABCmouse for fun learning outside the classroom. Consider setting a goal with your child to spend additional time enjoying ABCmouse at home.
    • Take advantage of an additional program at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball. Our Before and After School Program gives parents time needed for work while children enjoy our fun, nurturing environment. Our Special Programs offer Spanish, computer classes, and health and fitness – providing great opportunities for goal-setting.
    • Set Family Goals. Discuss each family member’s desires and write down steps needed to accomplish goals. Also decide how the family can help each other reach their goals.

    The staff at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball would love to hear about your goals and progress. We are not just a daycare or childcare that watches children. We give infants, toddlers, preschoolers and before and after school children an excellent learning experience and dynamic programs in our state-of-the-art facility. We have a big heart that loves to teach and nurture children to master milestones and prepare for a successful future.

    We hope you will contact us and tell us all about your family’s goal-setting. We would love to hear about your plans and applaud your successes!

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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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  • A Snapshot of the Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball Dynamic Programs

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball is proud to offer dynamic programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and before and after school children. With so much to offer, we understand why parents need assistance in making the best decision for their family. We invite you to take a look at this snaps... Read More

    IMG_4017.JPGKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball is proud to offer dynamic programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and before and after school children. With so much to offer, we understand why parents need assistance in making the best decision for their family. We invite you to take a look at this snapshot of our programs to help you make your childcare decisions.

    Infants Program

    Our Kids 'R' Kids of Tomball Infants Program offers a comforting place that focuses on love and trust, sign language techniques to maximize communication skills, daily exercises and activities designed to coincide with physical development, daily reports, and weekly lesson plans to keep you informed of your child's development

    Toddlers Program

    Our Toddlers Program grows along with your child, building on previous knowledge and providing new challenges. It is carefully designed with hands-on projects to help build language through stories and songs. We help develop creativity, fine and gross motor skills, social interaction, and much more!

    Preschool Program

    With child-directed learning, language, physical, and cognitive development activities, preschool children are preparing for a successful future. Our small group activities teach decision-making skills, literacy, music, and writing. Your child grows socially and emotionally in preparation for future learning. We also provide progress reports that inform parents of daily accomplishments

    Pre-K Program

    This program is broken down into three categories: academic introductions, individual and group activities, and station opportunities. The academic introductions are group learning sessions where students are introduced to subject matter. Our individual and group activities help students apply what they have learned and focus on building individual comprehension. We also provide several stations including: alphabet, art, construction, dramatic play, numbers, reading, science, sensory, and writing.

    Kindergarten Program

    Our Kindergarten program offers an effective standards-based curriculum, with learning stations, and creative learning, literacy, and math activities. Each kindergartner benefits from small group discovery, and several learning stations including art, construction, dramatic play, library, and sensory.

    Before and After School Program

    We understand that for busy, working parents it is challenging to find an enriching atmosphere for before and after school care. Children in this program receive benefits such as The Kids 'R' Kids Homework Help Club and Picasso's Palette which gives children the opportunity to express themselves through art. The Open-Air Zone provides trivia games, group activities, and board games. Einstein’s Lab lets children have hands-on fun while playing math and science games and the Arcade brings an abundance of technology to the classroom.

    We know you may have questions about these program features and benefits so we invite you to contact us at any time and tour our Learning Academy. Our teachers and staff would love to meet you and show you why we are so much more than a daycare or childcare.

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  • 6 Steps for a Child-Proof Home

    Is your busy toddler discovering everything around your house? Natural learning and growth means being mobile and exploring everything indoors, outdoors.As a parent, your child's safety is a top concern. Here are some important steps you can take to make your home safe for your exploring toddler.... Read More

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    Is your busy toddler discovering everything around your house? Natural learning and growth means being mobile and exploring everything indoors, outdoors.

    As a parent, your child's safety is a top concern. Here are some important steps you can take to make your home safe for your exploring toddler.

    6 Steps for a Child-Proof Home

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  • 6 Planning Tips for a Child-Friendly Fall or Winter Event

    There are great opportunities for child-friendly fun during the fall and winter seasons. Fun holidays, beautiful weather, and year-end celebrations create opportunities to decorate, cook your favorite meals, and show loved ones how much you care. Early planning can make the difference between a relaxing celebration filled with fun and laughter or a stressful, busy day fil... Read More

    There are great opportunities for child-friendly fun during the fall and winter seasons. Fun holidays, beautiful weather, and year-end celebrations create opportunities to decorate, cook your favorite meals, and show loved ones how much you care. Early planning can make the difference between a relaxing celebration filled with fun and laughter or a stressful, busy day filled with loose ends and last minute decisions.

    Families with toddlers, preschool children, and school-aged children have great opportunities to make lasting holiday memories. Planning a fun event or celebration doesn’t have to be stressful. With some careful planning and forethought, parents can enjoy a relaxing celebration and join in the fun.

    Here are 6 tips for planning a child-friendly fall or winter event:

    1. Plan ahead. Probably the best decision you can make is early planning. Decide on the type of event; casual or formal, a few guests or open invite, or an environment for infants, toddlers, preschool children, teenagers and adults. Decide on your date, location, and time. Also begin to tell your guests so they can save the date.
    2. Consider the age of your guests. As you plan, consider the needs of your guests. Parents with an infant may need a quiet room for their baby to rest. Toddlers will need a safe area to move around. Teenagers may need a place to enjoy video games and more activity. Adults may enjoy more interaction and fun games.
    3. Plan a diverse menu. The broader the age of your guests, the more likely your guests will enjoy different food. Menu items should include vegetarian options, child-friendly treats, and traditional comfort foods, including healthy options.
    4. Make a budget. Review your plan and make a list of the items you will need, including decorations. Put a price on each item to determine your budget. If the cost is too high revise your plans to fit your budget. You will enjoy your event more if you stay within your budget.
    5. Consider your space. As you plan, decide on the use of your space. Where will you serve food? Where can teenagers play video games? Where can infants nap? Where can adults enjoy games or conversation?
    6. Enjoy the fun. As a parent, it’s easy to spend the entire event caring for other’s needs. Instead, plan to arrange the menu so people can help themselves. Allow your friends to assist when they offer, and try to use serving utensils that are easy for you to clean.

    While holiday celebrations bring fun and laughter for children, adults can also balance the responsibility and enjoy the fun. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, we know the importance of balance for parents and families with children in childcare or daycare. That’s why we have created a curriculum that balances learning and fun. Children at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball learn indoors, outdoors, in small groups and through using technology. Contact us to learn more about our advanced educational experience that sets each child up for a lifetime of successful learning!

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  • Understanding the Benefits of the Kids 'R' Kids STEAM AHEAD™ Curriculum

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, learning happens as an infant, toddler, in preschool, indoors, and outdoors. Learning begins with interactions, nurturing, and a curriculum designed for young learners. Our learning experience also involves our quality teachers who understand your child’s educational needs and requirements for excellence.Loving parents seek the best learning env... Read More

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    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, learning happens as an infant, toddler, in preschool, indoors, and outdoors. Learning begins with interactions, nurturing, and a curriculum designed for young learners. Our learning experience also involves our quality teachers who understand your child’s educational needs and requirements for excellence.

    Loving parents seek the best learning environment for their children in daycare, childcare, preschool, and beyond. That means they also search for the best curriculum designed to provide the desired learning outcome.

    An effective curriculum should enhance learning by encouraging children to be hands-on and learn to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students and teachers should explore projects together, encouraging children to ask questions, investigate, build, predict, and observe as they discover new ideas and concepts. An excellent curriculum should supply teachers with a roadmap for successful learning.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids is proud to offer an excellent curriculum that meets and exceeds our parent’s expectations. Our STEAM AHEAD™ Curriculum helps children learn how to theorize, hypothesize, reason, and predict. Understanding the aspects of technology, engineering, science, art and math, young learners become more imaginative, resourceful and inventive. They are able to build a stronger educational foundation within the classroom through hands-on projects, and play.

    We hope you will visit our STEAM AHEAD Curriculum website page, and learn more about the steps we have taken to offer a learning experience far beyond a daycare or childcare. We are committed to helping your child discover the “AH-HA” learning moments and build a strong educational foundation.

    To learn more, contact us and schedule a tour of our state-of-the-art Learning Academy. We would love to talk more about the many steps we have taken to be the First Step to Higher Education™ for your child.

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  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Schedule

    When school starts, school age children will have to say goodbye to the late nights and lazy mornings that summer provides. Instead, the focus will shift to making it to school on time, getting projects and homework completed, and maybe attending fun sporting events and practice. Even toddlers and preschool children in childcare and daycare may have to make adjustments in the daily schedule with... Read More

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    When school starts, school age children will have to say goodbye to the late nights and lazy mornings that summer provides. Instead, the focus will shift to making it to school on time, getting projects and homework completed, and maybe attending fun sporting events and practice. Even toddlers and preschool children in childcare and daycare may have to make adjustments in the daily schedule with a new preschool or new level of learning. If the schedules are changing in your home, be patient as your child adjusts to waking up earlier and becoming familiar with the new schedule.

    To shorten the adjustment time, try these simple suggestions to make your transition much easier for the entire family.

    • Be careful not to complain. Children love to copy their parents. If you continually verbalize your frustration and fatigue, your child will begin to feel and verbalize the same emotions. Instead, try to maintain a positive attitude and look for the good in your new schedule.
    • Discuss the new schedule with a focus on the positive. Try to get your child excited and looking forward to the new schedule. Highlight all of the fun it will bring into their lives!If the schedule change is because of a new preschool or daycare, talk about the special programs, the playground activities and fun benefits offered at the new school.
    • Prepare for the new schedule. Before the actual schedule changes, begin to prepare your children by practicing some aspects of the new schedule. You can practice by waking your child up at the new schedule time and going to bed earlier to help the sleep patterns naturally transition to the new time.
    • Visit new places and meet new people. If your schedule change involves moving to a new school, daycare, or childcare center, take your child to visit the facility and meet the teachers. Being familiar should ease the anxiety associated with the changing schedule.
    • Talk about the privilege of growing up. Remind your child that changes in the schedule are a normal part of growing up, but getting older also has privileges. Try to think of one new privilege to allow your child as they transition into the new school year, to help promote their independence.

    Learning how to manage change will be a great skill, as your child gets older. That’s why Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball offers a standards-based curriculum and programs designed to grow through your child’s developmental stages. We understand the different needs of infants, toddlers, and preschool children. We are always ready to assist parents and children as they adjust to new schedules. Our Before and After School program is also available for busy, working parents who need a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for their child. For more information about our programs and the ways we can meet and exceed your needs, contact us and talk to our staff. We have excellent solutions to help your child with a smooth transition.

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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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  • Fun Ways to Help Develop Your Child’s Vocabulary

    A busy toddler loves to explore through touch, smell, and of course speech. A toddler may have a vocabulary of about 50 words, but a few months later that number soars to 200-300 words and up to 500 – 1000 words at 3 years of age. The vocabulary continues to increase very quickly in the preschool years as young learners eagerly gravitate to new ideas and discoveries. That’s why it is crucial to intr... Read More

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    A busy toddler loves to explore through touch, smell, and of course speech. A toddler may have a vocabulary of about 50 words, but a few months later that number soars to 200-300 words and up to 500 – 1000 words at 3 years of age. The vocabulary continues to increase very quickly in the preschool years as young learners eagerly gravitate to new ideas and discoveries. That’s why it is crucial to introduce your child to learning opportunities that stimulate all of the senses in a manner that our standards based curriculum provides. Although studies show that children who attend preschool tend to adjust better in social and academic settings, there are many ways a parent can accentuate the learning experience at home, especially through vocabulary development.

    Take a look at these fun ideas to help increase your child’s vocabulary at home.

    • Encourage your child to go to the library and read regularly.
    • Play games that involve vocabulary like Scrabble Junior or Kids Scrabble, word puzzles, and word scramble.
    • If you hear your child use words such as, “That thing,” ask your child, “What thing? What is it?”
    • When you talk to your child, use real words like “Iittle finger” instead of “pinky.”
    • Encourage your child to feel free to ask, “What is that? What does that mean?”
    • Take your child to new places and try to engage in new experiences.
    • While many adult conversations are not meant for children, when it’s appropriate, engage your child in the adult conversation. When you are discussing a sports team, or your favorite food, you can engage your child by asking, “What is your favorite food?” or “Where would you like to go for the holiday?” Ask simple questions that give your child an opportunity to think and express personal thoughts or feelings.
    • Infant, toddlers, and preschool children at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball enjoy many opportunities to develop their vocabulary. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball, we use education indoors and outdoors to prepare our early learners for the next step in the educational process. We are always eager to communicate with our parent’s to discuss creative ways to enhance the learning experience. Contact us, stop by for a visit and share our information with your friends. See why we are more than a daycare or childcare center. 
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  • 5 Vacation Tips for Families Traveling with Toddlers and Preschool Children

    School is out and many children and teenagers are enjoying the fun and relaxation of summer break! Parents with infants, toddlers, and preschool children are busy looking for fun activities like summer camp and planning a family vacation. Through careful planning, parents ... Read More

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    School is out and many children and teenagers are enjoying the fun and relaxation of summer break! Parents with infants, toddlers, and preschool children are busy looking for fun activities like summer camp and planning a family vacation. Through careful planning, parents traveling with children can create lasting memories for the entire family. Consider the tips below and take a moment to plan for everyone’s needs and prioritize the value of your time together.

    Here are 5 vacation tips for parents traveling with infants, toddlers, and preschool children:

    1. Be prepared for the unexpected. Something unexpected will likely happen when you travel as a family. Be free to laugh at mistakes, and find ways to make adjustments when necessary. Try to find new solutions quickly.

    2. Plan carefully. When you choose your vacation destination, consider the needs of everyone in the family.

    • Is the environment safe for children?
    • Does your destination offer attractions for children or family style entertainment (the beach is a great destination for easy family fun)?
    • Will you have enough room for your toddler to safely move around? Is there room for your stroller?
    • Can you find some quiet time for yourself?
    • Will your lodging arrangement have room for your children to sleep comfortably?

    3. Pack thoughtfully. When you pack, think carefully about the needs for each child to be comfortable while traveling and when you reach your destination. Here is a list of items to consider:

    • A personal carry-on luggage or backpack to store toys, markers, paper, and games
    • Healthy snacks and water
    • Sunscreen and medications
    • Games and electronic entertainment
    • Other personal items like hand sanitizer, hand wipes, and paper towels

    4. Keep the environment relaxing and fun. Have a family talk before you leave. Share your plans with your children and tell them how excited you are to share quality time together. Make a commitment to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. That means sibling arguments and small disappointments will not be taken too seriously or interfere with the family fun.

    5. Be Flexible. Flexibility is a great benefit when you seek to satisfy a family. Encourage your children to try new foods and enjoy new activities.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we understand the needs of parents who have infants, toddlers, and preschool children. That’s why our excellent standards - based curriculum is designed to grow with your child unlike a typical daycare or childcare facility. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Tomball, children learn outdoors, indoors, through play, educational technology and our excellent instruction.

    To find out more about our curriculum for infants, toddlers, pre-k, and preschool call us at (281) 374-6922. We would love to answer your questions and offer a tour of our state-of-the-art learning academy. We hope to meet you soon! 

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  • 4 Ways Your Child Learns Listening Skills in Preschool

    Before an infant is born parents begin to speak words of adoration and love. Even though a newborn doesn’t understand the words, it’s not long before the loving smiles and gentle tone brings a beautiful smile to your infant’s face. According to research, babies ... Read More

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    Before an infant is born parents begin to speak words of adoration and love. Even though a newborn doesn’t understand the words, it’s not long before the loving smiles and gentle tone brings a beautiful smile to your infant’s face. According to research, babies begin to recognize their parent’s voice while in the womb. Around 7 months, a baby can usually respond when called by name. As a toddler, a child understands words like, “No” and “Don’t touch.” With a vocabulary of a few hundred words, a 3 year old is able to listen and respond to what is happening at home and in a preschool environment. Listening skills become increasingly important for a toddler or preschooler to learn and grow. One of the best ways for a child to learn to listen is through the learning programs taught in preschool.a preschool environment.

    Take a look at these 4 ways your child learns better listening skills in a preschool offering AdvancED Accredited Programs:

    1. Through the classroom experience - Kid’s ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball has plenty of room for children to run and play, but they also learn to sit and listen to instruction. The classroom experience offers fun ways to listen and learn using various styles and tools.
    2. Through technology - Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy listening using computers and other technology for an enhanced learning experience.
    3. Through relationships with other children - This increased interaction and communication with other children creates listening opportunities that preschoolers may not have at home.
    4. Through daily preschool activities, and programs - In a preschool classroom, children can be responsible for taking care of supplies, technology, and toys. They listen to instructions for art projects, during playtime, and daily meals. They learn to put their toys away and keep their work area clean. Listening in preschool can be easier because all of the children learn to listen together. In preschool, listening is a normal part of developing and learning.

    As you plan for your child’s future, we hope you will consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball to provide an elite learning experience for your infant, toddler, or preschooler. Unlike a normal daycare or childcare, we are an accredited preschool with dedicated teachers, plenty of room to learn and play, and Watch Me Grow Technology, for parents to watch their child flourish through our secure online viewing. We also have a Before and After School program that extends the learning experience. We hope you will stop by, take a tour and learn more about the many benefits that our preschool environment can offer you and your child.

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  • Tomball TX Day care: The critical weeks of Fetal brain development

    All parents continue to be amazed at how rapidly a child will grow and develop during pregnancy. During the early fourth week after conception the child’s brain is beginning to split into three main sections. You will want to begin to provide your child with everything necessary, as early as possible. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas will identi... Read More

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    All parents continue to be amazed at how rapidly a child will grow and develop during pregnancy. During the early fourth week after conception the child’s brain is beginning to split into three main sections. You will want to begin to provide your child with everything necessary, as early as possible. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas will identify and discuss the crucial weeks of brain development.

    Foundational stage

    Between the fourth and eighth weeks your child’s brain development will mostly be revolving around foundational preparation, as the lobes are forming and separating into separate hemispheres. Your child’s hindbrain, the part responsible for breathing, blood flow and muscle movements, will be learning to function.

    Developmental stage

    At week ten your child will start developing the neural pathways within the set foundations. This is a critical time since the brain is working extremely hard, and creating around two hundred and fifty thousand new neurons per minute. This stage continues to around week twenty, after which development will move into the functional stage.

    Functional stage

    At approximately twenty two weeks your child’s brain will be legitimately functioning and making intricate connections for sensory perception. This stage will continue until your child is born. In early infancy a child’s brain will be preparing for the many challenges that lie ahead, in daycare, preschool and adult life.

    You can understand that fetal brain development is crucial, and that you should always strive to provide your child with everything necessary to maximize this. Once your child is born, you can begin looking for established child care services. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas will cater to your child as an individual, and facilitate even further growth and development, on a regular basis. Contact us if you are interested in our superior daycare or child care services.

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  • Tomball Child Care: How Sensory Toys Can Benefit Your Child

    Have you ever had a memory triggered by a song, or a smell of something you used to enjoy? Have you ever seen a particular color that reminded you of a favorite article of old clothing? That is why sensory toys are excellent for learning and fortifying knowledge as your preschooler... Read More

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    Have you ever had a memory triggered by a song, or a smell of something you used to enjoy? Have you ever seen a particular color that reminded you of a favorite article of old clothing? That is why sensory toys are excellent for learning and fortifying knowledge as your preschoolerbuilds stronger connections to important memories.

    Join us as we explore the topic of sensory toys and how they can greatly benefit your child:

    Increased memory

    One benefit of sensory toys for your child is that they can enhance the memory of any given subject, topic, or lesson learned. Recent studies have shown that high school students who chew a particular flavor of gum while learning a subject will perform far greater if they chew the same flavored gum during a test. The brain works by creating neurons, or memories, that are stimulated when that piece of information is needed. By bolstering the neurons with multiple senses, we can improve the number of associated neurons as well as the effectiveness of the memories.

    More senses make for more fun

    Another benefit is that the more senses that are involved, the more fun the experience becomes. Consider how just watching a movie without sound can be compared to 3D movies with sound, seat vibration, and sprays of aroma. Other senses improve the experience when using this example and the same applies to learning, toys, and games during child care.

    Trust Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas to provide your child with the sensory learning he or she can truly benefit from. We are always seeking innovative ways to strengthen our excellent curriculum and guarantee the most effective early education for your child. Contact us here for more information on our amazing child care services.

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  • Tomball Child Care: What are the Best Foods for Brain Development?

    Choosing the best daycare for your child is important for all aspects of his or her daily life. Eating a healthy diet is crucial to support optimal brain development. There are a variety of foods to help boost healthy brain function and development. At ... Read More

    brain_waves_tomball_txChoosing the best daycare for your child is important for all aspects of his or her daily life. Eating a healthy diet is crucial to support optimal brain development. There are a variety of foods to help boost healthy brain function and development. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we encourage parents to provide the best possible environment to strengthen learning and development.

    Brain development is crucial during your child’s preschool years. Incorporating healthy, brain-boosting foods like eggs, green vegetables, yogurt, and fish can help provide him or her with an abundance of nutrients. These types of food develop brain functions effectively and optimally. A parent’s responsibility is to ensure that a child gets everything he or she needs to develop to his or her fullest potential during preschool years.

    Here are a few interesting facts about your child’s brain:

    • Brain growth: Your child’s brain becomes active in a specific pattern. Brain cells that become active, but are not stimulated into forming neural connections, will be permanently lost.
    • Neurological connections: The brain forms around 800 neurological connections for every second it is properly stimulated. Your child will utilize these connections throughout life. They will enhance academic achievement, and help to promote healthy relationships and success in life.
    • Repetition is important in learning: Repeated stimulation will cement these connections, making them strong and permanent.

    At the Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we place emphasis on providing an environment that will stimulate your child’s brain development. Our unique Brain Waves™ curriculum offers the latest scientific advances in educating young children. By providing the right stimulation for brain development, your child is encouraged to reach their full potential at an early age, creating a solid foundation for future success.

    For more information about our Learning Academy or the benefits of our specialized curriculum, please contact us today.

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  • Tomball Infant care tips: Early childhood relationships impact future relationships

    Developing healthy relationships and understanding social environments are critical for a child’s proper development. Early relationships will dictate how he or she approaches relationships later in life.Here at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas we understand that each child is unique and has individualized developmental needs. We specialize... Read More

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    Developing healthy relationships and understanding social environments are critical for a child’s proper development. Early relationships will dictate how he or she approaches relationships later in life.

    Here at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas we understand that each child is unique and has individualized developmental needs. We specialize in professional infant care, and are dedicated to providing your child with a well-rounded program, including social and emotional skills development.

    Early relationships will dictate your childs approach to future relationships

    Allowing your child the freedom to make new friends, interact in different social environments, and build fundamental social skills will set the stage for successful social engagement in the future. He or she will develop the emotional self-confidence needed to successfully create and maintain new relationships.

    Your relationship with your child matters

    Your relationship with your child is fundamentally the basis for every other relationship in their life. While other early relationships with peers, teachers and others are also important, the parent-child relationship is the most critical. Your interaction should be positive, supportive, and directive in the sense of guiding your child towards positive social behaviors. You should encourage your child to explore relationships between genders, ages, and races to ensure your child grows up with an open mind and the confidence to talk to anyone. This is especially important in this global and interconnected world.

    Furthermore, you also have the right and responsibility to monitor your child’s relationships and ensure that each one is healthy, safe and beneficial. This includes monitoring online and social media relationships to ensure they are real and positive experiences.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas we are dedicated to providing your child with the skills, growth and development in preschool to set the stage for a successful transition into elementary school. Contact us for more information.

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  • What causes your child attending a preschool in Tomball, to misbehave? Furthermore, what can you do about it

    Occasionally, a child will misbehave. Do not worry, as this is perfectly natural and normal. If it gets extremely out of hand, seek some guidance from a family doctor. There can be many reasons why your child is misbehaving. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we have compiled a list of reasons t... Read More

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    Occasionally, a child will misbehave. Do not worry, as this is perfectly natural and normal. If it gets extremely out of hand, seek some guidance from a family doctor. There can be many reasons why your child is misbehaving. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Tomball we have compiled a list of reasons to help you better understand this behavior, and how to deal with it. We have been successfully running a professional learning academy for many years, and have experienced these issues firsthand many times.

    Monkey See Monkey Do

    Your child learns through role models. He/she may imitate the behavior of the people around them. Many parents forget this important point. A child will mimic everything you do, so it is vital to act and behave accordingly. When your child misbehaves because they have seen you act the same way, the following are some things you can do to help the situation:

    • Acknowledge and take responsibility that he/she has imitated you
    • Explain to the child that mommy/daddy was wrong
    • Show him/her the correct way to behave

    Is the Child Testing You?

    Your child can sometimes misbehave just to test your patience. Set boundaries for your child.

    He/she will attempt to defy the boundaries just to see your reaction,. If you let the child win, you will be reinforcing this type of misbehavior. Be stern, and let your child know you are the adult.

    Attention Seeking

    Your child may misbehave purely to get your attention. Lacking attention on the part of a parent may lead to “acting up” or other improper behavior. Your annoyed reaction will not be the best response. A child who misbehaves from lack of attention is an unhappy child; this should be addressed. Parenting is not easy. It is a learning process that gets better with time.

    For more information on Kids ‘R’ Kids learning facilities and services please contact us and we will gladly assist you.

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  • Summer camps and childcare in Tomball, Texas: Why it's important to get back to nature

    Considering our digital age, it's no surprise that children are being introduced to technology at an earlier age. While technology is an important and valued component of learning and maturing, it’s vital that children get a chance to unplug themselves and live a balanced life. Our ... Read More

    childcare_tomball_tx.jpgConsidering our digital age, it's no surprise that children are being introduced to technology at an earlier age. While technology is an important and valued component of learning and maturing, it’s vital that children get a chance to unplug themselves and live a balanced life. Our nature-themed summer camps provide the perfect opportunity for this!

    At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Tomball, Texas we’ve always taken a balanced approach to technology and childcare. This is something that is carried through for our 2014 daily summer camp experience, "Camp Nature Kids." Preschoolers through children 12 years of age will be able to explore the wonders of the natural world, and experience exciting first-hand encounters with a wide variety of plants, insects, and animals.

    The benefits of getting outdoors and into nature include:

    • Building strong, active, healthy bodies
    • Combating obesity
    • Getting enough sunshine and Vitamin D to protect against bone problems, heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues
    • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
    • Increasing opportunities for play, which increases healthy emotional and social development in children
    • Creating connections with others and the planet, by teaching children to care for both their peers and the environment

    Summer camps take these benefits to the next level with activities which:

    • Encourage exploration, curiosity and adventurousness
    • Involve fun physical activities
    • Develop their sporting, academic, and creative talents
    • Build confidence through responsibility
    • Guide children to developing essential teamwork, leadership, and communication skills
    • Develop a sense of independence, accomplishment and strength
    • Teach children about the value of nature, community, and friendship

    Help your child disconnect from technology by experiencing something uniquely different. Summer camps don’t just unplug your child from technology, they also help them to discover new passions and talents which reduces their dependence on TVs, cellphones, and computers. Our summer camp activities help your child to connect in a positive way with other children and with the world around them, which will open their eyes to a new, and more balanced way of life.

    Our daily summer camp is staffed by experienced, caring professionals who will encourage your child to adjust to a new environment, make friends, and have a fantastic 10-week adventure. Download our registration packet here or contact us today for more information, as space is limited.

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