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  • Preschoolers and Trick-or-Treating

    Trick or treating with preschoolers can be both exhilarating and exhausting. Children may express excitement over funny costumes, anxiety about scary holiday decorations, and eagerness to eat as much candy as possible in one sitting. With an an adventurous spirit and a little planning, though, both you and your preschooler, as well as any others who may join in, can have ... Read More

    Trick or treating with preschoolers can be both exhilarating and exhausting. Children may express excitement over funny costumes, anxiety about scary holiday decorations, and eagerness to eat as much candy as possible in one sitting. With an an adventurous spirit and a little planning, though, both you and your preschooler, as well as any others who may join in, can have a Halloween to remember!

    Trick-or-treating and children

    The first records of children donning costumes, or “guises” and going door-to-door for sweet treats and coins was in 19th century Scotland and Ireland. The practice was introduced in the United States around the turn of the century and grew in popularity during the 1930s. It was not until after the sugar-rationing of World War II, though, that the custom became widely popular and practiced in American culture.

    Trick-or-treating with preschoolers

    Whether you plan to go with a small group of preschoolers or just your own little one, you can take a few simple steps to reduce the stress and increase the fun of trick or treating with preschoolers.

    Pick Partners

    Partnering with another family, whether cousins or friends, can help to provide a greater level of comfort and familiarity for your own preschooler, as well as a little back up for you during the outing!

    Map Route

    Taking time to map the trick-or-treating route ahead of time will help to minimize last-minute concerns, such as how much light will be available after dark, or where to park and find a bathroom.

    Have Fun

    Once all the small details have been determined—what costume to wear, what treat bag to carry, what time to eat all the candy!—relax and enjoy making Halloween trick-or-treating memories with your preschooler!


    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring located in Spring, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.  

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

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

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

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

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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

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

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

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

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

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

    Talk About It

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

    Maintain A Routine

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

    Be Patient

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

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

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

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

    September 2017 Magazine

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

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  • Macaroni Kid Article

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

    Back to School at Kids R Kids

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

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  • Helping Your Preschooler with Reading

    Preschool is a great time to introduce reading to your child. While your child will start to develop reading skills when they start preschool, reading at home is a great way to teach your child that reading is fun and an open door to a million different stories.Make it fun... Read More

    Preschool is a great time to introduce reading to your child. While your child will start to develop reading skills when they start preschool, reading at home is a great way to teach your child that reading is fun and an open door to a million different stories.

    Make it fun

    When reading with your preschooler, always make it a fun and positive experience—never force it if your child is having trouble concentrating or too tired. Make sure to vocalize how much you enjoy this time with them and explain why you love to read. Form the routine by reading at the same time of day every time you read together. Reading is fun! Use silly voices and be as interactive as possible to get your child involved with the story and words. If your child has a favorite story in particular, re- read it.

    Involve your child

    Getting your child as involved as possible is key during this stage. Have them make predictions about what will happen next and put emphasis on pictures and various objects on the page. Repeating words that rhyme and other interesting sounds along with pauses for them to say words with you is key for an interactive reading experience.

    Pace yourself

    Always let your child go at his own pace—every child learns differently in his own way. It’s most important that you find what works most effectively for your little one and encourage this with positivity. This will instill a love for reading that will last a lifetime.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring located in Spring, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In thi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler How to Be a Good Friend

    Social skills are very important to instill in preschoolers—they are spending hours of their days around other children and have many opportunities to learn and play together. Here are some tips for teaching your preschooler how to be a good friend.SharingA huge step for children when making new friends is learning how ... Read More

    Social skills are very important to instill in preschoolers—they are spending hours of their days around other children and have many opportunities to learn and play together. Here are some tips for teaching your preschooler how to be a good friend.

    Sharing

    A huge step for children when making new friends is learning how to share. If you’re supervising a play date or if your little one has siblings, encourage your child to share his toy or game. Once he realizes how much fun he can have with others when he offers to share, your child may start doing this all on his own.

    Taking turns

    Along with sharing comes taking turns—it’s all about learning how to think of others at this age. Many children also need prompting when it comes to this task. Merely remind your child that taking turns is a necessity for continuing his game, especially if he gets fussy or stubborn.

    Asking what others want to do

    Having your child ask certain questions like “What do you want to play now?” is sure to teach him all about being a good friend to his classmates. Being willing to do something else and engaging in what other children want to do also teaches him to think of others and opens doors to new experiences.

    Saying sorry

    Teach your child that good friends apologize if they’ve made a mistake or hurt someone’s feelings. It’s never too early to teach your child how to make a proper apology and take responsibility for his actions, especially when it comes to his friends.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring located in Spring, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Im... Read More

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • Helping Your Preschooler Get Over Their Fear of Swimming

    While swimming is a great summertime activity, many preschoolers have a fear of water. Teaching your little ones early how to swim is not only important for their safety, but also opens up the door to great opportunities for activity and fun. Here are some tips that are sure to get your p... Read More

    While swimming is a great summertime activity, many preschoolers have a fear of water. Teaching your little ones early how to swim is not only important for their safety, but also opens up the door to great opportunities for activity and fun. Here are some tips that are sure to get your preschooler in the pool in no time!

    Start With Steps

    Sit your child down on the steps of the pool and just get them acclimated with the water. Bring a pool toy or just have fun splashing around.

    Practice Blowing Bubbles

    Many parents forget the simple step that helps little ones get over their fear of water: blowing bubbles in the water. This can be a tricky step for those more skittish or afraid of putting their faces in the water. So, just let them go at their own pace and lead by example. Make sure to always smile while showing them this step.

    Submerging

    Once your child is ready, count down from three and let them get used to putting their heads underwater while blowing out like they have already practiced.

    Floating

    Some children enjoy being taught how to float more than others. This process can be as gradual as needed—start by carrying your child around the pool before moving them onto their backs. Once they’re comfortable with this step, slowly help them tilt their heads back and evenly distribute their body weight while breathing. Gradually lessen your hold on them until they are familiarized with the feeling of floating by themselves.

    Kicking and arm strokes

    Show them the correct kicking and arm movements to move through the water until they can confidently do both at the same time. You can make a game out of this with other children to see who can kick the fastest!

    Growing distances

    Have your child doggy paddle from the wall to you and gradually move farther away from them until they can go from one side of the pool to the other. Before you know it, your little one will be ready to jump in every day!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring located in Spring, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • How to Bake with Preschool Children

    Baking with preschoolers can be fun for all with the proper planning, and a little bit of patience. Follow a few simple tips, and in no time your preschooler will be a little chef in the making.Find easy recipes to make with your preschooler.One of the most important tips to make baking time fun is to find simple recipes tha... Read More

    Baking with preschoolers can be fun for all with the proper planning, and a little bit of patience. Follow a few simple tips, and in no time your preschooler will be a little chef in the making.

    Find easy recipes to make with your preschooler.

    One of the most important tips to make baking time fun is to find simple recipes that are easy to finish. Start with three-ingredient peanut butter cookies, and try to let your preschooler do as much as possible. Delegate and show, but try not to take over. If you feel like you need to take over, find a simpler recipe. You’ll make a big mess, but that’s okay! You can teach your little one how to clean right after you teach them how to bake.

    Let them do the measuring and mixing.

    You can say things like “Fill up this measuring cup with peanut butter, then dump it in this bowl!” Use dishes and measuring cups that are not fragile, and don’t be afraid to let your little one fail. Learning is what makes life fun! If you just don’t feel comfortable letting your preschooler measure and mix, then let them decorate premade cookies and cupcakes, or drizzle icing onto cinnamon rolls. There is always something that little hands can help with!

    Find no-bake recipes for your preschooler.

    Pinterest is full of child-friendly baking options that don’t require an oven. No-bake cookies call for oats, peanut butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and few more simple household ingredients. All you need to do is mix them together, then drop them on a cookie sheet and put them into the freezer to solidify. Other options are fruit salad, or maybe some microwavable muffins made in a coffee mug. Time in the kitchen with preschoolers is fun with just a little preparation and a whole lot of love. 

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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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  • Activities to Teach Preschoolers about Emotions

    Emotions are a huge part of our lives, and they have so much influence over how we react to and communicate with those around us. Preschoolers are just now beginning to discover their emotions, and it’s important for parents to make sure that they have a good understanding of themselves so they can regulate their feelings and learn to live with emotional intelligence.Watch ... Read More

    Emotions are a huge part of our lives, and they have so much influence over how we react to and communicate with those around us. Preschoolers are just now beginning to discover their emotions, and it’s important for parents to make sure that they have a good understanding of themselves so they can regulate their feelings and learn to live with emotional intelligence.

    Watch Inside Out with your preschool child.

    Inside Out is a Pixar movie that looks into what happens behind the scenes of a child’s mind. This movie will normalize emotions to your child and help them to understand that emotions are part of everyday life. After watching the movie, you can ask your child which character they related to the most, and you can then decide how to help them out with the emotions that they’re dealing with. “Are you feeling like Joy today or are you feeling a little more like Sadness?” While a young child may not fully understand the message of the movie, it can be used as a tool to learn about feelings.

    Read books to your preschoolers about emotions.

    Books are also a great resource to use to get your child to understand their own emotions as well as the emotions of those around them. When you read the stories of the emotions of the fictional characters, they will be able to relate them to their own emotions. Hearing the stories of how other people have managed their feelings will give them ideas on how to manage their own.

    Let your preschooler draw different emotions on face templates.

    There are online templates for faces that you can let your preschooler draw on. Ask them to draw the face that they are feeling, and talk to them about their pictures. You can also draw faces for them and ask them what emotion it depicts. These exercises will develop emotional intelligence in your child and help them to understand not only their own feelings but also the feelings that those around them are experiencing.

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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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  • Sports Ideas for Preschool Children

    Spring time is already here, and that means it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all those outdoor activities! Stretch your legs, go for a jog, go swinging at the park, try out the monkey bars, and try some of these fun sports ideas with your preschool children.HopscotchAll you need for hopscotch is chalk and a sidewalk. Draw your favorite ho... Read More

    Spring time is already here, and that means it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all those outdoor activities! Stretch your legs, go for a jog, go swinging at the park, try out the monkey bars, and try some of these fun sports ideas with your preschool children.

    Hopscotch

    All you need for hopscotch is chalk and a sidewalk. Draw your favorite hopscotch diagram and let your little one color them in. You can make this into a two-part activity! Let her get creative and soak in the sunshine as she numbers the shapes on the sidewalk. All that’s left is to get hopping!

    Kickball

    Kickball is the perfect combination of soccer and baseball that is so much fun for little ones to participate in. Just use a soccer ball and set up the bases, and you are ready for some fun! (Baseball and kickball have the same rules.) Kick the ball, run for the bases, and dodge the ball to avoid being tagged out!

    Jumping Rope

    Jumping rope may be a little more difficult for younger children, but it’s a great way to help them to begin learning how to jump, anticipate the rope, and judge when they should begin jumping. As they get older and into more intense sports, timing and anticipation are a huge part of it! Jumping rope is the perfect way to build up those skills while still having a ton of fun too! Be sure to keep a careful eye on any young children playing with rope!

    These are just a few fun ideas, but there’s always the basic sports like baseball, soccer, and basketball that you can tailor to a preschool-aged skill level. Dribbling the basketball and swinging a baseball bat are great hand-eye coordination activities that can be used to learn and have fun at the same time.

    Whatever activity you try out, just remember to have fun and soak up the sun!

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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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  • Indoor Activities for Cold Days

    Snow days are perfect for sledding, snow angels, and snowball fights. Unfortunately, some days it’s just too cold to step outside, leaving you and your children with a long day ahead. Here are a handful of tips to help cure any cabin fever happening in your home.Bond through baking: Who doesn’t love the smell (and taste) of freshly baked goods? Incorporating children in baking can give them a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to bond with family. Younger children can be given tasks like stirring or taste ... Read More

    Snow days are perfect for sledding, snow angels, and snowball fights. Unfortunately, some days it’s just too cold to step outside, leaving you and your children with a long day ahead. Here are a handful of tips to help cure any cabin fever happening in your home.

    Bond through baking: Who doesn’t love the smell (and taste) of freshly baked goods? Incorporating children in baking can give them a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to bond with family. Younger children can be given tasks like stirring or taste testing, while older kids can learn to measure ingredients. Afterwards, you can share a plate of goodies with a neighbor and bring some warmth to their day. Whether it’s cookies, cobbler, or brownies, this activity will be an absolute treat.

    Have an indoor campout: Don’t have a tent? Build a fort using chairs, sheets, and pillows. Throw in a couple of sleeping bags or comfy quilts, take a snack, and tell some exciting stories! This is a tried and true kid favorite and will keep your children happy all day long.

    Get some R&R: Take this day stuck inside as an opportunity to unwind and energize for the rest of the week. Cozying up with a good book or a classic movie is a great way to enjoy quality time with family while allowing yourself to get some rest and relaxation. Break out the hot chocolate, sit back, and relax!

    Encourage creativity: Wintry days stuck indoors can elicit that “stir crazy” feeling we all know too well. However, you can unlock your child’s imagination and improve their cognitive development by participating in certain creative activities. Make up stories, put on a puppet show, or create a photo collage to encourage innovative thinking!

    Remember, snow days don’t have to include movie marathons and reruns on TV. There are multiple ways to take a break from technology and keep your kiddos smiling. Try out one of these ideas next time the weather keeps you indoors all day!

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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 Resolutions with Children

    New Year’s resolutions with children might look a little bit different than the resolutions that we used to make because now we have little people depending on us to raise them into intelligent and kind adults. Here are three ideas to get your creative juices flowing as you consider the resolutions that you will make for your children in 2017.Reinstate family dinners. Families that eat dinner together are much more likely to have close relationships and healthy communication. Reinstating family dinners ensures that ... Read More

    New Year’s resolutions with children might look a little bit different than the resolutions that we used to make because now we have little people depending on us to raise them into intelligent and kind adults. Here are three ideas to get your creative juices flowing as you consider the resolutions that you will make for your children in 2017.

    Reinstate family dinners. Families that eat dinner together are much more likely to have close relationships and healthy communication. Reinstating family dinners ensures that everyone slows down enough to reengage with the family at the end of each day. It also gives everyone the opportunity to gather together and talk about their day and the struggles they’re facing, and through this, the family bond will grow stronger. This may require meal planning, but the results are well worth the effort.

    Live in the moment instead of Instagramming it. Documenting important events is necessary, but documenting events just for the sake of putting it on social media might not be the best idea. Live in the moment, and enjoy what is going on around you. Capture the moment through photographs so that you can reflect on these moments in years to come. Document for the benefit of family memories, not likes on a post.

    Simplify your life. Consider all of the things that your family is involved in and decide what things are really important, and what things can be set aside. Make room for more by doing less. Simply life, and focus on the things that bring joy and peace to your family.

    Most importantly, prioritize your family. Before long, you’ll look up and the kids will be in high school, and then off to college. Cherish the younger years that you’re experiencing now, and take ahold of the time that you have, and make the most of it this coming 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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  • What It's Like to Be a Sensitive Child

    You may not be a very sensitive person, but perhaps your preschooler is! How do you relate to him or her? Maybe she’s quieter than others, or more introverted or internal. That’s okay! Our personalities are all a little different.When you see your child off by himself during recess, it might not be a bad thing; he may just need the extra space and quiet to process. Have you ever had a friend who calls you up to vent and think through something that just happened? Your child is just calling that friend—its name is Alone!... Read More

    You may not be a very sensitive person, but perhaps your preschooler is! How do you relate to him or her? Maybe she’s quieter than others, or more introverted or internal. That’s okay! Our personalities are all a little different.

    When you see your child off by himself during recess, it might not be a bad thing; he may just need the extra space and quiet to process. Have you ever had a friend who calls you up to vent and think through something that just happened? Your child is just calling that friend—its name is Alone!

    Internal processers are often more sensitive and more creative than external processors (though, of course, that isn’t always the case). They can be highly successful people, learning to handle others’ emotions more adeptly than their more extroverted peers.

    Shyness and sensitivity are still viewed as positive traits in countries like Japan and Sweden where citizens are not as success-driven as Americans. Interestingly enough, employers are now valuing Emotional Quotient over Intelligence Quotient. Why? Because employees respond better to understanding and empathetic managers and are more willing to work harder for people that value employees and their well-being over profit and fame. It’s a win-win situation.

    Next time you feel your child is simply being too quiet, be patient. She will come around after she has internally processed and thought through the situation. She just needs a little space and time. Your patience will show her that you value her feelings just as much as the rambunctious kiddo.

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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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  • 3 Tips for Potty Training Regression

    Your child was doing so well, and now suddenly it seems as though they’ve forgotten everything they learned. Whether it’s nighttime bed-wetting, or accidents throughout the day, the first thing that you need to know is that regression in potty training is completely normal. You’re not alone. Think about these 3 tips as you’re caring for your little one! Take it slowly. You’ve done it before, you can do it again! Rushing things is only going to b... Read More

    Your child was doing so well, and now suddenly it seems as though they’ve forgotten everything they learned. Whether it’s nighttime bed-wetting, or accidents throughout the day, the first thing that you need to know is that regression in potty training is completely normal. You’re not alone. Think about these 3 tips as you’re caring for your little one!

    • Take it slowly.

    You’ve done it before, you can do it again! Rushing things is only going to bring about tension and emotional pressure. Keep things relaxed, and encourage independence. “You’ve got this! No worries!” You don’t want to make potty time a dreaded time, so just take it one step at a time until they’re fully comfortable. Taking it slowly may actually speed up the process!

    • Avoid overreacting.

    Sometimes a big reaction is just what they want! Instead, calmly handle the situation as if it’s no big deal. We promise, your child will be potty trained soon—definitely before their wedding day, so no worries. This is just a phase that will soon pass! “You want your children to feel empowered and not worry they’re going to be punished if they make a mistake.” –Lisa Asta, M.D.

    • Don’t punish.

    If there is a deeper psychological reason behind the regression, the last thing you want to do is to make it worse with punishment. Instead, try to find the root cause. Are there family stressors that could be a factor? It is very common for regression to be a sign that your child wants attention. You can give this attention in a healthy way. Maybe just spend more time playing games or building blocks with your child to let them know you’re there for them.

    Though it may seem like potty training your child is taking forever, try to step back and think about the big picture. This too will pass! Be patient with your little one as they attempt to conquer this with your helpful guidance. 

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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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  • Stress Management Parenting

    Stress has to be one of the most potent forces on earth. It affects virtually everything in our bodies and everything we do, including parenting, and virtually everyone has it. Very bad.An article from Romper offers nine ways parents are affected by stress.When we’re stressed, we are likely to spend less time with our kids since we’re constantly thinking about the thing that is stressing us. Stressed parents become snappy ... Read More

    Stress has to be one of the most potent forces on earth. It affects virtually everything in our bodies and everything we do, including parenting, and virtually everyone has it. Very bad.

    An article from Romper offers nine ways parents are affected by stress.

    When we’re stressed, we are likely to spend less time with our kids since we’re constantly thinking about the thing that is stressing us. Stressed parents become snappy or disengaged with their children, which can make kids feel guilty or stressed themselves.

    What can we do, though, when our lives are so busy and complicated?

    Take a deep breath. Everything will be okay. Remind yourself of the blessings in your life and jot down a few things you’re thankful for.

    Laugh. (No, we’re not joking.) Research suggests a good laugh is healthy for the body, for relieving stress and clearing the mind.

    Sing. This sounds crazy too, but singing actually changes the way your brain handles stress. It releases endorphins and relieves anxiety.

    We know these aren’t perfect, awe-inspiring stress removers, but perhaps singing in the car or laughing on the phone with an old friend will help you accomplish what you need to do while also relieving a stress. It’s a win-win.

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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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  • Light the Way

    We are all greatly affected by the light surrounding us. In Europe, there’s even a project called Human Centric Lighting, where scientists are discovering the uses of various light wavelengths. Blue light, for example, makes people very alert, reacting faster than they would if they were in red light while also suppressing the melatonin in your bo... Read More

    We are all greatly affected by the light surrounding us. In Europe, there’s even a project called Human Centric Lighting, where scientists are discovering the uses of various light wavelengths. Blue light, for example, makes people very alert, reacting faster than they would if they were in red light while also suppressing the melatonin in your body. You might have guessed that this makes it difficult to sleep after being exposed to blue light, but, as many are finding out, this is the very light emitted from our computer and phone screens.

    In her bestselling book, The Sleep Revolution, Ariana Huffington talks about her bedtime routine, which includes taking all of her electronic devices out of her room, charging them in the foyer, and dimming all the lights. It isn’t all about the lighting, however. She also writes down everything she is grateful for, takes a candlelit bath, and changes into pajamas to “greet the night with respect.”

    Of course, you might be thinking, “I can’t even remember the last time I took a candlelit bath.” The point is that it’s about a mindset of embracing sleep as a trusted friend, and your child needs this too.

    A Child’s Bedtime Routine

    A few things from the American Academy of Pediatrics might be particularly helpful. They say the key to starting a bedtime routine is in the three Bs: brush, book, bed.

    First, establish a healthy teeth-brushing schedule. Help your child understand why we brush our teeth.

    Second, read to your child for a little while before bed. The benefits of reading, and reading aloud to your children, could never be overstated.

    Third, getting to bed at a decent hour and on a consistent schedule helps your child establish healthy routines and will serve him or her later in life, though it’s not as easy as flipping a switch.

    Let There Be Dim Light

    In the beginning of this routine, however, try adjusting some of the light around your home before your child gets ready for bed. We all like to watch TV and play on our phones and iPads before sleep, but we’re discovering that this might inhibit restful sleep and provoke bad dreams.

    In a world filled with enough darkness, why not dim the lights and write something you’re thankful for?

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  • Spring, 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!Mak... 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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  • Spring, 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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  • Spring, TX Daycare: Hosting a Pool Birthday Party

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

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

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  • Spring, TX Preschool: 10 Creative Ideas for Quality Time with Dad

    Father's day is around the corner, and it’s a time when we all reflect on the influence of fathers on our own individual lives and on society as a whole. The role a father plays in a child’s life is absolutely formative for the child. Dads can symbolize safety, strength, kindness and dependability... Read More

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    Father's day is around the corner, and it’s a time when we all reflect on the influence of fathers on our own individual lives and on society as a whole. The role a father plays in a child’s life is absolutely formative for the child. Dads can symbolize safety, strength, kindness and dependability for some while others struggle with a dad who left wounds through neglect or abuse. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring on Kuykendahl, we understand the pressure so many men face to provide for their families and we love and support all of the fathers who are committed to loving their families through the gift of their presence, not just their paycheck.

    In a society where a man is often viewed as the sum of his paycheck, the pressure to “measure up” can be crushing, and it takes great strength of character to be present at home with your children. So this Father’s Day we wanted to give you some creative ways your child can enjoy some time with their dad – not just on Father’s Day but on any day!

    Take a look at these “Daddy Date” ideas and find a good fit for your child. The best rule of the thumb for quality time is this: It’s not what you’re doing, it’s who you’re doing it with. Make it fun, keep it simple, and celebrate dad!

    1.Go on a bike ride

    2.Have a water balloon fight in your back yard

    3.Go mini-golfing together

    4.Visit the TGR Exotic Wildlife Park

    5.Wash the car in your driveway

    6.Bake cookies together

    7.Pick out presents for each other at the Dollar Store

    8.Go bowling

    9.Stop by your local library and choose some books to read together

    10.Take the family dog to a dog park or just visit a dog park and play with some furry friends

    Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring is so proud of the dads in our Kids ‘R’ Kids family who always go the extra mile for their child. From our infants through our before-and-after school programs, we love seeing our students loved on by their loved ones! We consider it an honor and privilege to provide The First Step to Higher Education™ for every child – contact us today to find out how you can become a part of our Kids ‘R’ Kids family!

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  • Spring, 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 Spring on Kuykendahl digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.Don’t... 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 Spring on Kuykendahl digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

    Click here to read now!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Spring: 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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  • Spring, TX Childcare: Comforting Your Child in a Storm

    The temperatures are already rising to summer-like highs and it’s not even June yet! We know this is to be expected living in the Lonestar State but is anybody else wishing spring would hold on for a little bit longer? Even though April showers are bringing us beautiful May flowers, they also bring us – severe thunderstorms. For toddlers and preschoolers, thunders... Read More

    The temperatures are already rising to summer-like highs and it’s not even June yet! We know this is to be expected living in the Lonestar State but is anybody else wishing spring would hold on for a little bit longer? Even though April showers are bringing us beautiful May flowers, they also bring us – severe thunderstorms. For toddlers and preschoolers, thunderstorms can be very scary and unsettling. There are a few ways you can make a thunderstorm less threatening for your young child – and make springtime a little more enjoyable for everybody!

    A lot of what makes something threatening for children (and adults!) is simply not understanding what’s happening. In the case of a thunderstorm, taking the time to explain what causes the thunder and lightning can help your child feel more at ease. For preschoolers or kindergartners who may be old enough to comprehend the science behind the storm, take some time researching thunderstorms or checking out books from the library that talk about thunderstorms. If your child is not old enough to understand all the “nitty gritty,” then have fun making up different reasons for the lightning and thunder, “Oh! God just took a picture! Did you see the flash from his camera?” or “Wow! Those angels sure are loud when they’re bowling in heaven!” Keeping the scenarios silly and light-hearted can help your child relax and giggle through the storm instead of being frightened.

    Another way to help your child overcome his fear of thunderstorms is by making sure you have family plan for when a storm hits. Prepare an emergency “severe weather” box with items such as non-perishable foods, water bottles, and flashlights. You can even practice as a family what you will do in case of very severe weather such as a tornado. Having a set plan can bring peace of mind to little ones who may feel helpless and scared during a storm. If you ever find yourself waiting out a storm in your bathtub or dark closet, try and keep the atmosphere light with singing or rhyming so your child doesn’t feel overwhelmed or scared of the dark.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, we love taking care of our students. Their safety is our top priority. This is why we have severe weather procedures in place, such as fire and tornado drills, and we keep parents appraised of any early release days or unplanned school closings. Contact us today to schedule your free tour or just stop by and we’ll be happy to show you around!

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Picnicking With Your Children

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

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

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

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

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

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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

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

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

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

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

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

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Getting to Know the Easter Bunny!

    We would all recognize the long ears, soft fur, and fluffy tail of the Easter bunny if we saw it. Whether you meet him at the mall or at the park, it’s hard not to bump into the furry icon this time of year. The Easter Bunny is a very familiar part of the Easter season but how did it come to be that way? Many traditions and “mascots” of the holiday seasons have inter... Read More

    We would all recognize the long ears, soft fur, and fluffy tail of the Easter bunny if we saw it. Whether you meet him at the mall or at the park, it’s hard not to bump into the furry icon this time of year. The Easter Bunny is a very familiar part of the Easter season but how did it come to be that way? Many traditions and “mascots” of the holiday seasons have interesting stories behind them!

    The tradition of celebrating the Easter Bunny can be traced back as far as the 1700s! German immigrants settling in Pennsylvania brought their tradition of the egg-laying hare called “Osterhare” where children would make a nest for the hare and it would lay colorful eggs in the nests. The tradition has obviously since developed into Easter egg hunts and sweet treats and photo-ops with the “Osterhare.” Amidst the folklore surrounding the Easter bunny, many have made the assumption that he lives on Easter Island – but that’s simply not true! The island was so named because it was discovered on an Easter Sunday but it cannot claim to be the permanent residency of the Easter Bunny – that still remains a mystery!

    A lot of other mystery surrounds the Easter Bunny, and many other lovable folk-story characters. If you have a child who loves story time or reading at home, talking about these imaginary characters can lead to some fun playtime and is a great way for your child to use critical and creative thinking skills! With a preschooler or toddler in the house, there are always opportunities to encourage learning. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, we love welcoming our students every day and watching them flourish under the compassionate care of our qualified teachers. Contact us today to see how we can exceed all of 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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  • Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for success... 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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  • Having Fun Exercising with Your Toddler

    This is the time of year that people everywhere are planning to eat better, exercise, and lose weight. Although the plans are sincere, parents with a toddler can find it challenging to exercise and watch their busy toddler at the same time.Instead of looking ... Read More

    This is the time of year that people everywhere are planning to eat better, exercise, and lose weight. Although the plans are sincere, parents with a toddler can find it challenging to exercise and watch their busy toddler at the same time.

    Instead of looking for exercise time away from your toddler, consider exercising at home and including your toddler. Before you start, grab an exercise mat for yourself and your child. Give yourself plenty of room to move around without getting too close to your toddler. Also grab your child’s favorite movie to watch if the exercise becomes boring to them.

    Since children love music and instruments, always include music in your exercise routine. Give your child an instrument or item to hit and make noise. Making music becomes your child’s exercise routine! During the exercise, count out loud, sing, and have fun interaction with your toddler. Your child will learn about numbers and you may exercise longer. Your child may want to do some exercises with you. Let her enjoy moving from side to side, touching her toes, or simply moving around in any way she chooses. If you decide to walk for exercise, take the stroller and walk briskly while your child enjoys the ride.

    Exercise is healthy for parents and toddlers, especially when you enjoy the time together. Learning the value of exercise from a parent’s demonstration will have lasting benefits for your toddler. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring on Kuykendahl, we know how to make learning fun! With us, children learn outdoors, indoors, through technology, music, dancing, songs, and engaging instruction. That’s just one of the many reasons we are so much more than a daycare or childcare.

    We invite you to review our programs and contact us for a tour to learn more about ways we make learning fun at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring on Kuykendahl.

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  • Fun Family Tips for Setting New Goals

    A new year brings an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past and focus on the opportunities that the new year provides. You can change, redirect, try a new approach, or simply start over. The beginning of a new year means last year is behind you, and new opportunities are ahead!As your family sets new goals, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring invites... Read More

    A new year brings an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past and focus on the opportunities that the new year provides. You can change, redirect, try a new approach, or simply start over. The beginning of a new year means last year is behind you, and new opportunities are ahead!

    As your family sets new goals, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring invites you to consider our Special Programs for your additional growth. We offer foreign language, health and fitness, dance, music and computers. Each of our Special Programs are designed to give your child an engaging experience that goes far beyond a normal learning experience.

    Here are some fun family tips for setting new goals:

    • Encourage your child to try a different item on the Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring lunch menu – try a new vegetable or fruit.
    • Consider taking advantage of our Before and After School Program to allow your child to wind down and relax in our fun and nurturing environment.
    • Keep your goals fun and not too serious. Changes take time. Set small steps and encourage your child along the way.
    • Get the family involved. Ask everyone in your family what they would like to accomplish. Then assist with writing down the small steps to reach each goal. Also look for ways the family can support each other’s goals.
    • Set learning goals. The learning process is a fun, never-ending opportunity that the entire family can enjoy. Set goals with our ABCmouse for fun learning outside the classroom. Go a step further by asking your child to demonstrate what he or she is learning. Our Special Programs offer an excellent dance program that allows your child to show off his or her dancing skills at home

    With so many possibilities for experiences for children and parents, there is always a reason to celebrate a new year including the developmental milestones of infants and toddlers.

    The staff at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring would love for you to contact us and share your goals. We are not just a daycare or childcare that watches over your child; we are a learning academy with a state-of-the-art facility, highly trained teachers, accredited programs, our STEAM AHEAD Curriculum, and a big heart that loves to see infants, toddlers, and preschool children learning, growing, and thriving in our fun and loving environment! 

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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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  • Spotlight on Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Spring

    Since 1961, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, Texas has provided quality care for children 6 weeks – 12 years of age. We are proud to be a 5-Star school making a difference in the lives of infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their families. We have designed our classrooms with the latest technology, including smart boards and secure online viewi... Read More

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    Since 1961, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, Texas has provided quality care for children 6 weeks – 12 years of age. We are proud to be a 5-Star school making a difference in the lives of infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their families. We have designed our classrooms with the latest technology, including smart boards and secure online viewing. Our AdvancED accreditation, and 2 Pre-Kindergarten classes that are now Texas School Ready certified makes Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring much more than a daycare or childcare.

    Here are some highlights of our dynamic programs:

    Infants Program

    Infants are experiencing many developmental milestones! That’s why our infants program offers learning that builds communication skills and sign language techniques. Our daily exercises and activities coincide with your infant’s physical development. Your baby will be singing, giggling, reading, cuddling, and enjoying “Tummy Time” in our comfortable state-of-the-art facility.

    Toddlers Program

    Our Infant-Toddler Program is designed to grow along with your child, building on previous knowledge and providing new challenges with each level of growth.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring understands the lifestyle of busy, exploring toddlers. That’s why our toddlers enjoy problem-solving challenges, hands-on projects, and a structured learning plan. We also provide a fun and safe play environment, puzzles, and daily reports for parents. With lots of love, hugs, and giggles, your toddler will creatively learn social interaction, language development, and much more.

    Preschool Program

    In preschool, Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring equips your child for future challenges in elementary school. Young learners desire to make new discoveries and do things on their own. That’s why our exclusive First Class CurriculumÔ is divided into weekly, theme-based units. Our Words of the Week helps strengthen vocabulary and develop character. Our group exercises help with developmental growth and Weekly Character Connections help build self-esteem and positive character.

    Pre-K

    As the next stepin your child’s preparation for elementary learning, the Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring Pre-Kindergarten program addresses all learning styles. We offer literature-based units that meet and exceed the national educational standards. We have 3 learning categories – Academic Introductions, Individual and Group Activities, and Station Opportunities including Art, Alphabet, Construction, Reading, Dramatic Play, and more.

    Before and After School

    The busy, working parents who place their school-age child in our Before and After School program know their child is in a safe and nurturing environment with Kids ‘R’ Kids of Spring.We have designed our environment with enriching and challenging opportunities for your child to unwind. Our Before and After School program activities include math, games, journals, art, reading, construction, drama, and more.

    We hope you will visit our program pages and contact us for questions. Stop by for a tour of our Learning Academy and learn more about our First Class Curriculum giving children an excellent educational experience. Kids ‘R’ Kids - Smart Choice. Smarter Child.®

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

    Fall and winter seasons offer several opportunities for family gatherings, outdoor fun, festivals, and holiday celebrations. Toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, and parents will enjoy the fun, festivities, and food. For parents, child safety is always an important factor while enjoying the fun.Here are 8 tips to help keep your family safe during holiday celebrat... Read More

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

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

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

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  • Simple and Low Cost Ideas for Fall Holiday Fun

    Fall is here with it’s beautiful shades of gold, yellow, and brown. The cooler weather invites children and adults of all ages to enjoy outdoor activities in parks, playgrounds, backyards and more. Some of the pleasures of the autumn season are fun holidays, like Halloween, Fall Harvest, and Thanksgiving. Dressing up, eating candy, and enjoying so... Read More

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    Fall is here with it’s beautiful shades of gold, yellow, and brown. The cooler weather invites children and adults of all ages to enjoy outdoor activities in parks, playgrounds, backyards and more. Some of the pleasures of the autumn season are fun holidays, like Halloween, Fall Harvest, and Thanksgiving. Dressing up, eating candy, and enjoying some of the most delicious meals are fun family activities that bring laughter and excitement. While children in preschool and beyond look forward to the fun celebration, the cost of purchasing decorations, costumes, and extra food can be a challenge for a family on a budget.

    Take a look at some simple, low cost ideas for enjoying fall holiday fun:

    • Check the Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring’s monthly calendar. We are always planning fun and creative way to celebrate with our children and families. Check with us for important dates for celebrations, special events and other ways we celebrate and have fun.
    • Communicate with your child. If you know your budget may limit the amount of activities you can do then take some time to brainstorm some thrifty ideas with your child. It’s not necessary to explain all of the ins and outs of why the budget is set how it is, but it’s good for your child to understand the importance of good stewardship and financial security. Children are naturally creative so finding ways to have fun does not take too much effort for them!
    • Make your child’s costumes. There are many creative Do-it-Yourself costume ideas to make adorable costumes for your children. Offer a bunch of different costume ideas to your child and let them choose which character they would like to be for a Halloween or Fall Harvest event.
    • Substitute activities. If an activity is outside of your budget, look for other ways to fill the time. You can invite some of your child’s friends for a play-date, enjoy a game of dress-up at home, host a treasure hunt in your own home and more! The ideas are limitless when you activate your imagination and determine to make the day fun.
    • Make your own sweet treats. Instead of buying candy from the store, make some sweet treats at home and allow your child to help out for some fun memory-making moments.
    • Share the fun with another family. Share the cost (and the FUN!) with another family to make an event or outing affordable for everyone involved.
    • Be thoughtful and creative. Preschool children can enjoy the simplest fun. Be open to enjoy the celebration in fun and different ways indoors and outdoors. Remember, a little imagination doesn’t cost you anything!

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, we are experts at having fun. Our curriculum is designed for children to learn an array of subjects and skills in a loving, creative, and fun environment. We take every opportunity to celebrate holidays and special events to bring smiles to the faces of our infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Contact us to learn more about our calendar events here.

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  • How to Build Your Child's Communication Skills

    A busy toddler can easily entertain adults with funny statements, amusing questions, and cute gestures. While it’s entertaining to watch a growing toddler, when a child enters preschool communications skills are expected to increase. Better communication does not happen automatically. It requires intentional learning and excellent curriculum in childcare, daycare, or preschool. It requires parental su... Read More

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    A busy toddler can easily entertain adults with funny statements, amusing questions, and cute gestures. While it’s entertaining to watch a growing toddler, when a child enters preschool communications skills are expected to increase. Better communication does not happen automatically. It requires intentional learning and excellent curriculum in childcare, daycare, or preschool. It requires parental support, balance, and love. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, we have carefully designed our curriculum to grow with your child. Every stage of learning will lead to more growth and development including vocabulary and communication. When parents are also involved, children can enjoy healthy communication leading to an enhanced educational experience.

    Take a look at these ideas to help parent’s improve their child’s vocabulary and communication with a few simple steps:

    • Always use real words. Busy toddlers learn from their environment. They also learn rapidly. While some “play words” are cute, they can be confusing and stifle the vocabulary.
    • Listen carefully. Don’t interrupt when your child is speaking even when it takes longer for our child to communicate. Your child is still learning and will require an extra measure of patience.
    • Encourage regularly. Respond with care and thoughtfulness as your child learns to express thoughts and feelings.
    • Ask questions. Give your child daily opportunities for personal expression. Ask probing questions to help your child think through situations.
    • Read to your child. Say key words out loud and ask your child to repeat the words. Also discuss what the words means.
    • Talk to your infant regularly, even before language skills are developed. Your baby may not understand the words, but she will recognize your voice and body language.

    These simple steps will support your child’s learning along with the learning that occurs through the preschool curriculum. Our STEAM AHEAD curriculum is an integrated project-based curriculum written for students ages three to five, providing them with opportunities to be innovative, creative, and ingenious – learning to use problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills and, best of all, finding the “AH-HA” moments as they build strong foundations in these five core areas of their education.

    We hope you will contact us to learn more about our commitment to advanced learning that is far beyond a daycare or childcare. Find out about the many ways Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring helps increase your child’s vocabulary and communication skills.

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  • Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Schedule

    As the new school year begins, school age children will make the adjustment from staying up at night and sleeping longer in the morning, to getting up early and going to school. Even younger children who attend daycare or child care may need an adjustment period. If your children are experiencing a schedule change this school year, be patient as they learn to adhere to their new rout... Read More

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    As the new school year begins, school age children will make the adjustment from staying up at night and sleeping longer in the morning, to getting up early and going to school. Even younger children who attend daycare or child care may need an adjustment period. If your children are experiencing a schedule change this school year, be patient as they learn to adhere to their new routine. With a few helpful tools, parents can shorten the adjustment time and make the transition much easier.

    Here are several ways to help your child adjust to a new schedule:

    • Practice your new schedule. Begin taking gradual steps towards shifting the schedule at least 2 weeks before the schedule change occurs. This allows your child to gradually ease into the new routine rather than abruptly forcing himself into a new normal. You can start this process by simply having your child wake up earlier and go to bed earlier.
    • Become familiar with new places and people. If new teachers or school locations are involved with your schedule change, do what you can to make the new people or surroundings more familiar for your child. If you are going to a new preschool or daycare, take your child with you when you tour the location. Browse through the website, look at pictures, and watch videos together. Being familiar can help alleviate anxiety surrounding the new schedule.
    • Talk about the positive aspects of the schedule change. Look for fun activities associated with the schedule change and help your child find a reason to get excited. If a daycare has a playground or special programs, talk about the fun and benefits. If a new school has recess and holiday events, remind your child of the coming fun to help take attention away from the schedule change.
    • Talk about the privilege of being a “Big girl” or “Big boy.” Let your child know this is the beginning of the privileges associated with growing up. Think of a new big boy or big girl activity your child can participate in as a way to encourage their growing independence and boost their confidence about the new schedule.
    • Don’t complain. If your child sees you stressed out because of the new schedule, the attitude will be contagious.

    At some point, everyone experiences change. It’s a good idea to teach your child to adjust using principles that will apply for future changes as well. Planning ahead and maintaining a positive attitude are habits that will always be beneficial! That’s why we have designed our Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring curriculum and programs to grow with your child. We understand the needs of an infant are different from the needs of a toddler, and a toddler is different from a preschooler. Everything we do takes into consideration how your child learns at each stage of life.

    We are always eager to help parents and children adjust to changing and busy schedule. Our Before and After School program is just one additional step we take to serve our busy, working parents. For more information on how we can meet your family’s needs, contact us and talk to our staff. We are a great resource to help you transition smoothly.

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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 ma... 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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  • How to Encourage a Shy Child

    There is nothing wrong with a child who is shy. Shyness is a personality trait not a personality fault. If you have a shy child, try to learn the situations that make your child uncomfortable. Then, seek to help your child make adjustments and learn to communicate his feelings. If a situation is uncomfortable for your shy child, don’t force the issue. Ask your child wh... Read More

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    There is nothing wrong with a child who is shy. Shyness is a personality trait not a personality fault. If you have a shy child, try to learn the situations that make your child uncomfortable. Then, seek to help your child make adjustments and learn to communicate his feelings. If a situation is uncomfortable for your shy child, don’t force the issue. Ask your child what needs to happen for him to feel comfortable. You may get an answer like, “I don’t want to go with the other children.” Ask specific questions like, “Is there anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable?’ Unfortunately, other children who are aware of your child’s shyness can ridicule and participate in unwanted jokes and play. As a parent, seek to understand your child and find solutions to help manage uncomfortable settings. Here are a few more tips to help you encourage your shy child.

    • Seek to find situations where your child feels the most comfortable.
    • If you have to introduce your child to a situation that is difficult, try to gradually make the introduction. For example, if you are attending a new preschool, daycare, or childcare, take your child with you when you visit and introduce the teacher, directors, and maybe other children. Let your child see the playground, gym, and eating areas before the first day of school.
    • Encourage your child to make friends with children who have a similar temperament.
    • Help siblings understand your shy child’s personality to help avoid teasing and taking advantage of the child’s quiet nature.
    • Help your child find and excel in the areas where he feels most comfortable and relaxed.
    • Let your child know that uncomfortable feelings will eventually go away as time passes.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring on Kuykendahl Road understands that every child is special and unique. That’s why our standards based curriculum is designed for children to learn in many different ways and environments. Stop by for a visit and see what we have done to make every child feel comfortable and loved in our safe and secure environment.

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  • 7 Safety Measures for Public Outings with Preschool Children

    As summer approaches, families will be traveling, enjoying outdoor events, and spending more time on public playgrounds and local parks. From infants in strollers to toddlers exploring their surroundings, there are many outdoor outings that ... Read More

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    As summer approaches, families will be traveling, enjoying outdoor events, and spending more time on public playgrounds and local parks. From infants in strollers to toddlers exploring their surroundings, there are many outdoor outings that preschool children can safely enjoy in the Spring, Texas area.

    Keeping your preschool child safe in a public environment is always a concern since children are usually busy having fun and may not be aware of their surroundings. This creates a need for parents to be conscious and alert while their children enjoy the summer fun.

    Here are 7 safety measures for public outings to help your preschool child stay safe:

    1. Talk to your children before you leave. Let them know what to expect. Remind them about not talking to strangers and not wandering away.
    2. Do not leave your child unsupervised. You may think your child will be safe, but always choose precaution over chance.
    3. For older children, assign a place to meet in case you get separated.
    4. Pay attention to your surroundings. If you see a strange person nearby, don’t assume they are harmless.
    5. Follow your instinct. If you don’t feel comfortable about an activity, place or event, don’t participate.
    6. Teach your children regularly about safety in any environment.
    7. Create a list of family safety rules and review them regularly with your children.

    Parents of infants, toddlers, and preschool children can never be too safe. Even when the environment is fun and stress free, safety is still a concern. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring is also committed to keeping your child safe. Our staff is trained in first aid/CPR, injury prevention, infectious disease control, injury, and child abuse awareness. To further our commitment, our staff is also trained in curriculum, child development, nutrition, classroom management, classroom arrangement, field trip planning and age-appropriate activities. We also provide online viewing so parents can watch their child grow and flourish through our secure internet connection.

    We invite you to stop by for a tour, see our state-of-the-art facility, and learn about the many safety precautions that we have implemented to keep your child safe indoors and outdoors. 

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  • 4 Ways Preschool Prepares Your Child for a More Successful Future

    Parents begin to imagine their child’s future as soon as the child enters the world as a small infant. From healthy nutrition to safe exploring for a toddler, every stage is important.As parents plan the ongoing learning process, a preschool experience should be highly considered. Many children experience normal learning like math and reading in a childcare or dayc... Read More

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    Parents begin to imagine their child’s future as soon as the child enters the world as a small infant. From healthy nutrition to safe exploring for a toddler, every stage is important.

    As parents plan the ongoing learning process, a preschool experience should be highly considered. Many children experience normal learning like math and reading in a childcare or daycare center, but advanced learning goes far beyond the basic skills. In a preschool with AdvancED Accredited Programs, your child learns valuable skills that help prepare for a successful future.

    Take a look at these 4 Ways Preschool Prepares Your Child for a More Successful Future:

    1. Your child will have better communication skills. Toddlers and preschool children enjoy talking and laughing with children their own age. In a preschool environment, children interact in the classroom, on the playground, during meals, and in groups. This increased interaction and communication creates growth opportunities that are not normally available to children at home.
    2. Your child will learn better responsibility – In a preschool classroom, children can be responsible for taking care of supplies, technology, and toys. They learn to put their toys away and keep their work area clean. Being responsible in preschool is easier because all of the children learn together. Being responsible is not just a chore it’s a welcomed part of growing up.
    3. Your child will learn better critical thinking skills - Learning to reason and think through a situation is a very valuable skill for children and adults. In preschool, children are exposed to different learning styles, personalities, and activities. Each new developmental stage and educational level creates increased understanding and better critical thinking skills.
    4. Your child learns better social skills. In preschool, toddlers and preschool children have the privilege of interacting with each other almost everyday. Your child will laugh, talk, learn, and play throughout the day. On the playground and in the classroom, children learn to enjoy each other’s company creating better social skills, fun, and learning.

    We hope you will contact us and take a tour of our Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy in Spring, Texas on Kuykendahl Road. We would welcome the opportunity to talk more about the many additional benefits we can offer your infant, toddler, or preschool child. Stop by or give us a call at (832) 717-0808.

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  • 5 Benefits of Attending a Leading Preschool

    Congratulations, your child is growing up! What a sweet journey from infancy to toddlerhood, then preschool, elementary and beyond. It’s probably hard to believe, but the time will pass faster than you may think. Every step taken is a building block for the next stage. That’s why attending a leading preschool is so important.Preparing for your child’s rapid growth is cruci... Read More

    Congratulations, your child is growing up! What a sweet journey from infancy to toddlerhood, then preschool, elementary and beyond. It’s probably hard to believe, but the time will pass faster than you may think. Every step taken is a building block for the next stage. That’s why attending a leading preschool is so important.

    Preparing for your child’s rapid growth is crucial throughout the developmental process. Preschool-aged children are at a critical point in their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. By the time a child enters elementary school much of the foundational learning has already happened. If that foundation is not in place, a child can begin their elementary education playing catch-up, causing unnecessary distractions and delays.

    Here are a few additional benefits of attending a leading preschool:

    1. Your child experiences an accelerated foundation for elementary school.
    2. Your child has the freedom to explore interests in different ways including indoor and outdoor learning and play.
    3. Preschool helps develop problem solving and decision making skills.
    4. Your child will receive advanced learning in reading, writing, math, science, and art.
    5. Your child will be encouraged to develop creativity, and better emotional and social skills.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring is proud to be a leading preschool with AdvancEd Accredited Programs. We provide all of the above benefits and much more. Contact us and take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility and see why we are The First Step to Higher EducationTM for your child.

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  • Spring Texas Day Care: Child brain development and physical activity

    During this digital age we must remain cognizant of how important outdoor activities can be for a growing child. The outdoors offer so much in terms of fun, healthy exercise and learning that should be performed on a daily basis, to foster early development. Brain development is a benefit that is achieved through physical activities, experienced during outdoor play.... Read More

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    During this digital age we must remain cognizant of how important outdoor activities can be for a growing child. The outdoors offer so much in terms of fun, healthy exercise and learning that should be performed on a daily basis, to foster early development. Brain development is a benefit that is achieved through physical activities, experienced during outdoor play.

    Exercise is great for the brain

    Many parents may not fully understand the importance of outdoor activities, and that exercise is extremely valuable for a developing brain, during child care. Exercise helps clear the blood of impurities, allows for more inhalation of oxygen and improves general blood flow. These factors all contribute to your child’s learning capabilities and encourage focus, concentration and motivation. Allow your child the freedom to learn from experiences in an outdoor environment.

    Your child learns best from experience

    Despite how many hours are spent enjoying imaginary play, interactive lessons and fun learning games, you can never improve upon the quality of learning that is achieved through experience. Exposing your child to as many healthy experiences as possible, provides your child with a huge amount of benefits. Plan outdoor activities, and begin to help your child understand and explore the joy and beauty of the outside world.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, Texas will ensure your child receives the comprehensive early development he or she deserves. We offer our exclusive Brain WavesTM Curriculum that caters to classroom activities and provides ample time for outdoor fun. Contact us if you would like to enroll your child in our specialized child care services, or if you want more information on brain development, prior to making this important decision.

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  • Spring Texas Child care: Five ways to help your child’s language development

    It is incredible to witness a young child going through the many stages of learning. From basic cognitive understandings like cause and effect, to advanced and intangible concepts like math and art, every parent takes pride in this experience. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning... Read More

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    It is incredible to witness a young child going through the many stages of learning. From basic cognitive understandings like cause and effect, to advanced and intangible concepts like math and art, every parent takes pride in this experience. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, Texas is passionate about infant care. We are here to offer you some advice on how you can promote healthy development.

    Baby talk

    Although there are many people who find baby-talk to be trying, it is vital in developing your child’s language skills. When you are trying to communicate with your child on a familiar level, such as baby-talk, you are validating what the child is doing. Baby-talk is often very slow and pronounced, allowing your child to pick up more intonation and syllables used in various words.

    Reading aloud

    Reading aloud to any child has always shown excellent results. Regardless of whether the child actually understands you or not, you should be reading aloud as often as possible. You could include signs on the road, ingredients on groceries, or anything else. This allows your child to start associating particular sounds with particular words, and your child’s brain will slowly begin to make sense of them.

    Do your best to promote reading and language skills at all times. You may even be surprised at just how quickly your child can learn new words, and even languages like sign language. And if you do want your child to be bilingual, then you should begin introducing the second language as early as possible.

    Contact us if you are interested in our excellent quality, comprehensive child care services. We offeran exclusive infant care program that guarantees a developmental edge over peers. And with our “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy you can rest assured that your child is receiving the best infant care around.

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  • Spring, Texas, Preschool: Understanding your child’s behavior

    As your child grows, it is natural for him or her to act out or engage in inappropriate behavior from time to time. These are normal emotional expressions for a child just learning about appropriate behaviors. It is important that parents understand that proper emotional development is critical during the preschool years. Teaching your child about proper behavior and... Read More

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    As your child grows, it is natural for him or her to act out or engage in inappropriate behavior from time to time. These are normal emotional expressions for a child just learning about appropriate behaviors. It is important that parents understand that proper emotional development is critical during the preschool years. Teaching your child about proper behavior and how to handle emotions in a positive way during this time is crucial to your child’s future social and emotional development.

    A matter of understanding

    Imagine being a young child with no effective way of communicating clearly. It is tremendously difficult and often times confusing for a young child to understand, much less express, his or her feelings. A parent must be patient and listen to their child when that child is acting out. You need to help your child express his or her emotions by paying close attention to the emotional cues, and then providing solutions to help reduce frustration and learn new behaviors.

    Set firm rules

    Parents should set definitive rules and be consistent. This is the best way to teach your child about behavior limits. Your preschooler will begin to understand these limits, and why they exist. As your child learns to better communicate, challenging behaviors will be easier to express and you will be better able to how the behavior is inconsistent with the rules. Above all, you need to be consistent and loving when dealing with any difficult behavior.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, Texas, has years of experience in dealing with children and we offer high quality and caring child care services. Enroll your child today in our AdvancED™ accredited program. For more information, contact us today.

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  • Spring, TX child care insights: How to support your child’s brain development in the womb

    Your child’s brain development starts just two days after conception when the first brain cell is created. From that point until birth, growth speeds up to an incredible 500,000 new brain cells every minute.Healthy weight gain: Weight gain is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy. Healthy eating habits provides your infant all the nutrition require... Read More

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    Your child’s brain development starts just two days after conception when the first brain cell is created. From that point until birth, growth speeds up to an incredible 500,000 new brain cells every minute.

    Healthy weight gain: Weight gain is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy. Healthy eating habits provides your infant all the nutrition required to develop properly. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the weight parameters you should maintain in order to sustain a healthy balance for you and your child.

    • Eating the right foods: A healthy diet is essential to your infant’s development. Certain foods actively contribute towards brain development. A diet rich in omega-3s (tuna, salmon and avocado) helps to build brain cell tissue. Healthy iron levels (from lean red meat, spinach and legumes) ensure that your child’s cells get plenty of oxygen.
    • Avoid stress: When you are stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol, making your heart beat faster and your body tense. These issues are transmitted to the womb. This can affect brain development and may possibly cause a premature delivery.
    • Exercise: Choose low impact activities like swimming or walking. Prenatal yoga helps to create relaxation, and boosts your child’s development, and your mood.

    If you are looking for a child care facility that actively supports your child’s brain development, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring. We offer the exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum, a scientifically developed program designed to provide your child with optimal support in the first five years of life. Open to your child from six weeks to five years, this program is led by highly qualified staff and is filled with fun, stimulating activities that will help your child achieve full mental potential. For more information on our child care programs and state-of-the-art facility, please contact us today.

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  • Daily dietary requirements for your infant in Spring, Texas

    When it comes to infant care, there are few things more important than your infant’s dietary requirements. During your child’s infancy, physical growth and development are extraordinary. In fact, the average infant’s mass generally triples during the first year after birth.... Read More

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    When it comes to infant care, there are few things more important than your infant’s dietary requirements. During your child’s infancy, physical growth and development are extraordinary. In fact, the average infant’s mass generally triples during the first year after birth. This makes nutrition a critical facet of your infant’s life. Below we list the dietary requirements of infants under the age of one year.

    Birth – six months

    It is generally accepted that if a mother is able to produce healthy breast milk, breastfeeding her baby for at least the first six months of his or her life is the healthiest choice. If mothers are unable to breastfeed for any reason, an infant baby formula is an acceptable alternative. It is important to note, however, that breast milk does not contain enough vitamin D or iron. Consult your pediatrician to find out which supplemental drops you may need to give your baby.

    Six months

    By the age of six months, your baby is probably ready to start supplementing his or her breastfeeding with infant cereals that are rich in iron. Be sure to mix the cereal with either breast milk or baby formula and feed him around two tablespoons three times per day. It is important to note that, at this age, breast milk or baby formula should still be the primary source of nourishment. Be sure to consult your pediatrician before making any changes to your child’s diet.

    Eight months – One year

    By this stage, you can start offering your infant additional foods such as strained meats, and strained fruits and vegetables. You should still be feeding your infant breast milk or baby formula three to four times per day and supplementing these feedings with the newer foods. Continue consulting your doctor as your child begins eating new foods and changing their diet to ensure their nutritional needs are being met.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, Texas, has one of the best infant care programs in the country. For more information about our programs, facilities or caregivers, contact us today.

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  • How to help your Spring, TX preschooler discover the fun in learning

    For many parents, instilling a lifelong love of learning in their child is a top priority. Here are some tips for encouraging your preschooler. Appeal to your child’s curiosity: When your child is constantly asking “why” about everything and everyone, she is expressing ... Read More

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    For many parents, instilling a lifelong love of learning in their child is a top priority. Here are some tips for encouraging your preschooler.

    1. Appeal to your child’s curiosity: When your child is constantly asking “why” about everything and everyone, she is expressing a very natural desire to explore and learn. Try to answer every question with enthusiasm and, if you don’t know the answer, sit down with your child and find out. This shows your child that learning is for everyone and that finding an answer brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
       
    2. Turn question time into a game: This makes exploring the world a rewarding time where your child can bond with you. For example, if your child asks about something earlier in the day, then sit down in the afternoon and ask her about that same topic. This reinforces the answer in your child’s mind and, the right answer can be rewarded with a small treat, which encourages your child’s memory and recall skills.
       
    3. Reward learning with learning: If your child loves animals for example, encourage them to learn more about animals with interesting books and stories. Ask your child about what she is learning. Reward this effort with a trip to the Houston Zoo, where your child can learn even more about animals. This is an exciting, educational experience your child will love.
       
    4. Be positive: Rather than focusing on how your child can do better, reward their effort. If your child has difficulty with physical tasks, something like a simple game of catch will help build confidence. If your child catches the ball three times in a row before dropping it, praise her for the three that were caught and then encourage your child to beat that record.

    Choosing the right preschool for your child is also important in creating a love of learning in your child. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Spring, we focus on bringing out your child’s interests, talents and natural curiosity in order to create a positive relationship with academics and everyday learning. Our dedicated staff not only introduces your child to traditional school subjects, but also to music, architecture, building, exploration and literature. In addition, we work with your child to build self-esteem, leadership skills, teamwork skills and positive character traits.

    For more information on our leading preschool program and state-of-the-art facility,contact us today.

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  • Why a Learning Academy in Spring instead of a nanny or day care is the better option

    A nanny provides a great service to many working parents. However, there are several reasons why a professional child care center provider is the more appropriate choice. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Spring offers extensive experience caring for many ages, from six weeks and beyond. Why are we the best option for your... Read More

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    A nanny provides a great service to many working parents. However, there are several reasons why a professional child care center provider is the more appropriate choice. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Spring offers extensive experience caring for many ages, from six weeks and beyond. Why are we the best option for your child?

    • Loving, nurturing caregivers are focused on the children not chores: Nannies often provide a variety of services including cleaning, cooking or laundry. These other duties can distract a nanny from the most important task, which is caring for your child. Our academy has a dedicated staff, assuring that each infant or child is given the undivided, positive interaction necessary for them to thrive and develop to their fullest potential.
    • Exceptional staff training: Each of our team members is highly qualified in all aspects of child care including CPR, First Aid, Injury Prevention, Infectious Disease Control, and Child Abuse Awareness. Additionally, every staff member effectively uses our exclusive infant curriculum, has child development training and effective classroom management skills, understands the importance of nutrition, and is adept at coordinating age-appropriate activities.
    • Safe, age-appropriate facilities that grow with your child: As a leading national daycare provider, we offer children a safe environment where they can grow and explore the world. Whether they are 6 weeks or 12 years old, at every age, we have invested in technology and update our educational tools often, to assist your child in achieving optimal cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.
    • The Brain Waves Curriculum: Developed by child care specialists, this leading educational program is designed to support and encourage your child's growth at every age. This ensures that developmental milestones are achieved and a foundation for future academic and social success is established.

    AtKids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Spring, we offer the dedication, experience, and exceptional staff to positively impact your child's future. Contact us today and visit our facility to see the best day care services offered in Spring, and what we can give your child for a great future!

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