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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on our final issue of the year? If you had a chance to read “What’s the Rush?” last month, the second part of that article can be found in this issue. We also added some goodies about encouraging your children through creative play and ways you can give your children the gift of time this holiday season. After all, those toys won’t last as long as the memories your create together! Happy Holidays, and enjoy the read!

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  • Cold Weather Preschool Activities

    Turn cold weather days into magical ones for you and your preschooler by combining a little imagination with a lot of creative play! When temperatures plunge and daylight disappears, you do not have to rely on electronic devices or television to pass the time. Instead, tap into your inner chef, throw a picnic, or hold a puppet show. Enjoy cold weather activities with your little one that will not be short on fun!... Read More

    Turn cold weather days into magical ones for you and your preschooler by combining a little imagination with a lot of creative play! When temperatures plunge and daylight disappears, you do not have to rely on electronic devices or television to pass the time. Instead, tap into your inner chef, throw a picnic, or hold a puppet show. Enjoy cold weather activities with your little one that will not be short on fun!

    Mix Up a Batch

    Pull out a favorite winter cookie recipe, such as snickerdoodles or gingerbread, and mix up a batch with your preschooler. Use cookie cutters to make trees, snowmen, and other winter-themed shapes, and then add a light drizzle of icing or a sprinkle of sugar. Pack up a few batches for your neighbors, prepare a plate for grandparents, and then enjoy some together with a glass of milk!

    Throw a Picnic

    Who says you need to have warm weather to enjoy a picnic? Roll out a favorite blanket in the middle of your living room and toss a few comfortable pillows around. Ask your preschooler to help you make some simple sandwiches or to serve tasty snacks, string cheese and sweet clementines. Turn on a your favorite jazz tunes or holiday hits for seasonal flair, and enjoy a leisurely indoor picnic together!

    Hold a Puppet Show

    All you need for indoor entertainment on cold days is a large cardboard box and a few paper sacks! Break out brightly colored markers and construction paper, plus a glue stick, to transform the paper sacks into one-of-a-kind puppets, and then use the cardboard box to craft a makeshift stage. Once you have all the materials ready, choose a favorite story to act out together. Let your little one take the lead, and enjoy as the revelry commences!

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

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on our latest issue. We have some great articles for you about rushing through milestones and the importance (and benefits) of family traditions. We even threw in a list of tips to help you ignite your child’s love of learning! We hope you enjoy the read!

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler About Thanksgiving

    Your preschooler knows what to expect when it comes to Thanksgiving – food, food, and more food! However, due to the holiday marketing overload and what is rapidly becoming a national football holiday, the true thanksgiving story can sometimes get lost in the stuffing. So, if you find yourself wanting your child to understand why everyone is thankful at Thanksgiving, co... Read More

    Your preschooler knows what to expect when it comes to Thanksgiving – food, food, and more food! However, due to the holiday marketing overload and what is rapidly becoming a national football holiday, the true thanksgiving story can sometimes get lost in the stuffing. So, if you find yourself wanting your child to understand why everyone is thankful at Thanksgiving, continue reading for some helpful tips below!

    Start with the facts

    Your preschooler may very well be curious about where the idea of Thanksgiving all started, and just where Pilgrims and Native Americans come into the mix. Ultimately, the story of Thanksgiving is pretty simple, and will be worth diving into in order to explain the holiday and the importance of caring for others. If you need some help remembering the details or have that child whose curiosity is never satisfied, read more here:

    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/first-thanksgiving/

    Put family first

    After all the questions have been answered and you’ve probably made a toy bow and arrow or two, then you can take the opportunity to talk about why people are thankful at Thanksgiving. Tell your child the things that you are thankful for in your life – them, the house, the dog, the country you live in. The most important thing is that you are spending time together as a family, if they can say something that they are grateful for then that’s just a plus!

    Make traditions that last

    Don’t feel pressure to have the picture perfect Thanksgiving. Not everyone has the perfect sitcom family, and that’s more than enough reason to be different! Whatever Thanksgiving is for you, own that and make it your preschooler’s as well. Traditions are what you make them, and anything that your child gets to do together with you will be worthwhile. Whether that is having all the family over for a big meal or simply sitting around in your pajamas watching football, you will be helping your preschooler build lasting memories of Thanksgiving!

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

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  • Preschoolers and Halloween Crafts

    If you love the Halloween holiday, you and your preschooler have likely begun to plan for Halloween as soon as the temperatures began to drop after Labor Day weekend! You may have already started chatting about what costumes you will wear, and maybe you snagged that early bag of candy corn to share on the way home from the grocery store. You might also be on the look out f... Read More

    If you love the Halloween holiday, you and your preschooler have likely begun to plan for Halloween as soon as the temperatures began to drop after Labor Day weekend! You may have already started chatting about what costumes you will wear, and maybe you snagged that early bag of candy corn to share on the way home from the grocery store. You might also be on the look out for Halloween-themed crafts to fill rainy afternoons with fun memories!

    Halloween and harvest celebrations

    Halloween traces its roots back to the harvest festivals of Celtic Europeans and the celebration of All Saint’s Day by early Christian communities. Even though most people no longer live in agricultural communities, Halloween remains a beloved holiday. Neighborhoods often host parades and festivals with creative costumes and trick-or-treating counted as favorite family traditions.

    Halloween crafts with your preschooler

    You can enjoy celebrating the Halloween holiday with your preschooler as you work on simple crafts together, whether during a rainy afternoon or not!

    String Necklaces

    Find some black and orange colored beads, or any beads that evoke the sights and feelings of Halloween and fall harvest, and use a ribbon or some string to create one of a kind necklaces. Have fun with the combinations and then share with a friend!

    Craft Creatures

    Put all those leaves piling up in your front yard to good use by turning them into Halloween creatures! A pair of googly eyes, a construction paper top hat, and some pipe cleaner limbs can provide hours of fun when paired with you and your child’s imagination!

    Paint Pumpkins

    Pick up a few small pumpkins at your grocery store and then dig out some finger paints or markers. Well-placed decorative flourishes can turn plain orange pumpkins into friendly jack-o-lanterns!

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

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  • 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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  • Enrolling Your Preschooler in a Brand New Sport

    A brand new sport can be an opportunity for your preschooler to have fun while playing with others. Your little one may not be ready to follow even simple rules--that type of reasoning kicks in at a later age--but if you choose a brand new sport with care... Read More

    A brand new sport can be an opportunity for your preschooler to have fun while playing with others. Your little one may not be ready to follow even simple rules--that type of reasoning kicks in at a later age--but if you choose a brand new sport with care, you may be able to find a physical play activity that your child will love.

    Preschoolers and organized sports

    The National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) advises that the average child will not be ready for the full demands of a team sport until six or even seven years of age. But the NASPE does recommend that preschoolers have both an hour of unstructured physical activity (free play) and an hour of structured physical activity (guided play) every day. So choosing a sport in which to enroll your child may be a way to give your little one a bit of both!

    Choosing a brand new sport

    Check with a local recreation center for preschooler activities that will allow opportunities to play with other children. Go one even better, and look for activities that allow you to play as well. Your child will love being able to run and play when you are a part of the fun!

    Enrolling your preschooler

    Take time to talk with the coach and if possible with other parents involved in the sport in which you want to enroll your preschooler. The attitudes of the adults involved definitely impact the experience of the children!

    Focusing on the fun

    The atmosphere should be low on competition and high on fun. Remember, your little one is still learning how to hop and jump, how to balance on one foot and how to catch a ball. Choose a sport that creates room for your preschooler to learn these basic skills in a loving, play-filled environment!


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

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  • 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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  • How to Pack a Nutritious Lunch for Your Preschooler

    When your children head to preschool each morning, you know they’ll be running, playing and learning all day long. This puts the responsibility of providing them with enough fuel for the day in your hands. After all, a balanced diet is key when it comes to the academic success of your little ones. Here are some tips for how to pack a nutritious and delicious lunch for your children to keep them going all day.ProteinChildren ... Read More

    When your children head to preschool each morning, you know they’ll be running, playing and learning all day long. This puts the responsibility of providing them with enough fuel for the day in your hands. After all, a balanced diet is key when it comes to the academic success of your little ones. Here are some tips for how to pack a nutritious and delicious lunch for your children to keep them going all day.

    Protein

    Children need protein in order to both grow and have energy all day long. You can easily incorporate protein into your child’s diet by packing yummy sandwiches made with lunch meat and cheese. If your child isn’t a fan of sandwiches, try just sending deli meat and a cheese stick.

    Fruit and veggies

    Fruit is a must when it comes to certain vitamins and can be purchased in conveniently packaged cups or in small baggies of sliced apples or pears. Bananas are great options as well for their ease in packing and eating. If you can get your kids to munch on veggies, all the more reason to pack it in their lunch! Small baggies of broccoli or baby carrots are delicious options that are also mess-free.

    Snacks

    Check and see if your preschool offers a snack during the day—and if your child gets extra hungry, packing portable snack options like crackers or pretzels is a good way to make sure he will have something just in case.

    Water

    Juices may be extremely popular with children, but they’re packed with tons of sugar and can be bad for growing kids’ teeth. Most preschools that provide beverages will hand out juice boxes, so be sure to send your child with water or flavored waters that contain less sugar. This will help your little one stay hydrated as he runs and plays.

    With proper hydration and a nutritious diet, your children will be able to properly absorb and retain new information at school. Furthermore, they’ll be energized and happy as they make their way through the day!

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

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  • 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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  • How to Keep Your Preschooler Learning All Summer

    During the summer, children can lose the equivalent of up to two months of learning. Keep your preschooler’s mind growing all summer with these activities.Play Counting GamesTo get your little ones thinking about numbers in everyday situations, play some g... Read More

    During the summer, children can lose the equivalent of up to two months of learning. Keep your preschooler’s mind growing all summer with these activities.

    Play Counting Games

    To get your little ones thinking about numbers in everyday situations, play some games that incorporate counting into their routines. This can be as simple as having them count how many red cars they see on the drive to the store, or making a puzzle that is numerically-organized.

    Have Fun in the Kitchen

    There’s a lot of natural science and math that comes into play in the kitchen, and you can make some yummy treats while teaching your child how to mix and measure different ingredients. Count along with them as you incorporate eggs, and teach them about how things work as you go. They’ll absorb more than you realize!

    Plan a Trip

    Whether you’re going to a faraway land or to the beach for a few hours, you can use this as a learning opportunity. Teach your little ones about the history of the place you’re going to, or have them come up with questions about your new adventure before you go. Point out the new things they’ve never seen before, whether that be a shell, an animal, or a train. Even as you’re traveling, you can ask your child to count how many hours you’re in the car and teach them about the state bird/plant/etc.

    Go to a Children’s Museum

    If your area has access to a children’s museum—or any museum, for that matter--take advantage and bring your little ones to see all the art, science, and history there is to learn. Many museums have a children’s section designed just for interactive learning, and it makes for fun memories for the whole family.

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

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  • Father’s Day with Preschool Children

    This special day is a great chance to let your little one show how much they appreciate their dad. Consider these fun ideas, and try out some of them with your preschooler this year.Let your preschooler make a card for dad.Homemade cards are so much more fun than store-bought cards because they are unique and personalized&mda... Read More

    This special day is a great chance to let your little one show how much they appreciate their dad. Consider these fun ideas, and try out some of them with your preschooler this year.

    Let your preschooler make a card for dad.

    Homemade cards are so much more fun than store-bought cards because they are unique and personalized—they will be prized possessions for years to come. Let your little one draw pictures, and ask them what they want the card to say. Write their special message, or if you have the patience, let them write it themselves by spelling out the words for them. If the card ends up being a funky size, try making your own envelopes!

    Make Father’s Day traditions with your preschooler.

    What are some traditions that you can keep every Father’s Day with your preschooler? One awesome option is to take pictures of your child side-by-side with their father and as the years progress, you can look back and see how they have both changed over the years. You can also have your preschooler make a tradition of giving the same type of gift every year, like a new coffee mug! You could also start a breakfast tradition. Every Father’s Day, bring dad breakfast in bed with his favorite coffee and breakfast food!

    Pull out pictures of dad when he was a preschooler.

    Speaking of pictures, pull out old pictures of dad when he was little, and compare his looks to your little one. Do they have any similar features? Have your preschooler guess who’s in the picture. A lot of children will guess their own name. Pull out pictures of mom too! Finding pictures of everyone at the same age is a lot of fun. The memories made are special, and reminiscing on the past always helps us appreciate the present. 

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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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  • Where Does Your Preschool Child Want to Go for the Summer?

    Summer is almost here, and maybe it’s your preschooler’s first ever summer break from school. You want to make it memorable, but do you need some ideas? Look no further! Here are four ideas that your child is sure to love.Visit a local museum that has preschooler-friendly exhibits.See if your local museum is putting on any special exhibits for kids, and if they are, ... Read More

    Summer is almost here, and maybe it’s your preschooler’s first ever summer break from school. You want to make it memorable, but do you need some ideas? Look no further! Here are four ideas that your child is sure to love.

    Visit a local museum that has preschooler-friendly exhibits.

    See if your local museum is putting on any special exhibits for kids, and if they are, make a day out of it! Your little one will probably have a lot of energy to burn after admiring exhibits all morning, so pack a picnic lunch and hit the park on the way home to let them run off their steam. You’ll all be ready for a nice long nap when you head back home.

    Take your preschooler to a local water park for a fun day out.

    Most local parks have sprinkler pads, and if yours does, slop on the sunscreen and run out for a day in the sun! Pack plenty of water and snacks and extra sunscreen, since everyone gets tired and thirsty after spending time in the sun. Bring along a Frisbee to toss around while everyone dries off before heading home. You can bring along your puppy to have some fun at the park too!

    Consider starting a family vacation tradition with your child.

    If you have a young family, or if you’re just wanting to start something new with your children, consider starting a new family summer tradition! It could be something like spending a week at grandma’s and grandpa’s house to go fishing and bake cookies or heading to the beach every summer from now on. Talk to your preschooler and see if they have any ideas for you. You could even make it a tradition to travel to a new place every summer, and let everyone take turns each year voting on where the summer should be spent.

    Build your own sprinkler pad in the backyard.

    This is an awesome and inexpensive way to have a lot of fun and get a lot of sun. Water the grass while you play in your backyard sprinkler pad. Purchase simple grass-watering sprinklers that are safe for kids to play around, and set them up for loads of summer fun. 

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • How to Be Safe Outdoors with Preschool Children

    If you’ve got some stir-crazy tots inside your home, head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Pool days, walks to the park, and bike rides are perfect springtime activities for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve compiled a handful of safety tips to keep your preschooler happy and healthy when spending time in the great outdoors.Stay hydrated!Hydration is ke... Read More

    If you’ve got some stir-crazy tots inside your home, head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Pool days, walks to the park, and bike rides are perfect springtime activities for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve compiled a handful of safety tips to keep your preschooler happy and healthy when spending time in the great outdoors.

    Stay hydrated!

    Hydration is key to beating the heat. Adults are recommended to drink sixty four ounces of water per day, but your preschooler doesn’t need this much. The amount of water your child should drink each day varies depending on height, weight, and age, but ensure your kiddo is getting roughly five glasses of water a day and they’ll be good to go.

    When taking your preschool child to a playground…

    If you’re looking to get some energy out or enjoy sunshine and fresh air, consider taking a trip to the local playground. Make sure to keep a close eye on your little ones (especially if it’s crowded), or even walk with them if they’re too young to explore the playground independently. Remind your children to wash their hands after touching playground equipment and being exposed to many germs.

    When playing with dogs…

    You can bet you’ll come across a handful of people walking their dogs when visiting your local park or taking the kids for a walk. Teach your children to always ask the handler for permission before approaching his pet, and be aware of body language signs indicating that the dog may not be receptive to strangers at the moment.

    Be careful with plants.

    If you’re camping or going for a nature walk, be cautious of new plants/berries. If you notice your child is having a skin reaction, call your local poison control center to learn about other symptoms and potential causes.

    And bring an umbrella!

    Don’t forget about those frequent April showers—keep an umbrella or raincoat on hand when you come across a stormy day, and take full advantage of the warmth when the weather is nice. Rain or shine, use these tips to stay healthy and safe this season.

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  • Spring Cleaning Ideas with Children

    If your closets are overflowing with bulky winter coats, snow boots, and a jumble of clothes that no longer fit, it’s time for some spring cleaning. Although it can seem daunting at first, de-cluttering will leave you and your family feeling stress free and ready to take on the month of March.From old toys, to knick-knacks around the house, to books you’ve re-read hundreds of times, here are some ways to get organized and incorporate your preschooler in all the fun.Electronic IncentivesVideo games, handhel... Read More

    If your closets are overflowing with bulky winter coats, snow boots, and a jumble of clothes that no longer fit, it’s time for some spring cleaning. Although it can seem daunting at first, de-cluttering will leave you and your family feeling stress free and ready to take on the month of March.

    From old toys, to knick-knacks around the house, to books you’ve re-read hundreds of times, here are some ways to get organized and incorporate your preschooler in all the fun.

    Electronic Incentives

    Video games, handheld tablets, mobile devices, oh my! These days it seems like children thrive on the use of electronics. Motivate your kiddos to clean their rooms by allowing them a certain amount of time on their favorite electronics for each chore they complete. For example: They can earn fifteen minutes on the computer once they pick up clothing/toys off the floor and straighten up their bedroom.

    Chores, chores, chores

    By assigning specific, simple tasks, your preschool child can successfully and efficiently tackle one thing at a time. Instead of something vague such as “clean up your room,” try one of these more clear suggestions.

    • Make your bed.
    • Put your toys in the toy bin.
    • Bring your dirty clothes to the laundry room.

    Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere.

    Blasting fun music or singing cleaning-related songs will certainly get the whole family pumped about spring cleaning. You can even incorporate dancing into your cleaning routine as you vacuum, sweep, and make your way through the house. Turn up the tunes and get to work!

    Remember, teamwork makes the dream work!

    Rather than sending your children off to their rooms to complete their chores by themselves, work with them. Through this, you can ensure that they are doing the job properly, offer them encouragement, and enjoy quality time together. Two is better than one, right?

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

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

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

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

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

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • Three Ways to Teach Preschoolers about the Presidents

    There is no better time to teach our children about the government than when they are in preschool! There are so many fun ways to learn about our presidents, and here are 3 ways that you can relay the roots of our heritage down to our children: Pictures. Children are very visual, and love looking at pictures of things to better understand them. You can show them pictures of the White House, pictures of all the presidents, and even pictures of their families! Your preschooler can learn to recognize our most famous... Read More

    There is no better time to teach our children about the government than when they are in preschool! There are so many fun ways to learn about our presidents, and here are 3 ways that you can relay the roots of our heritage down to our children:

    • Pictures. Children are very visual, and love looking at pictures of things to better understand them. You can show them pictures of the White House, pictures of all the presidents, and even pictures of their families! Your preschooler can learn to recognize our most famous presidents such as Honest Abe Lincoln with his tall top hat, and George Washington with his cherry tree.
    • Books. There are endless resources out there, like books written about America’s presidents. Books about their childhood are going to be the most relatable and memorable for younger kids. Find books that tell the story of Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears, or Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase. There are great picture story books that will keep kids’ interest while teaching them all about our country’s history.
    • Movies. There is a great resource for learning about presidents called Liberty’s Kids. It is a video series that goes through all of the big political happenings in the history of our country from the perspective of children. You can find the episodes on YouTube, or buy them on Amazon. Movies about the presidents are an awesome way to let your child learn about the presidents with very minimal effort from you. Make TV time an educational experience!

    Use some of these ideas to help your little one learn more about our country, our history, and the man that have been elected as president. You’re sure to learn something new, too as you peruse the facts to pass them on to your little ones! Make it fun!

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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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  • Four Fun Winter Recipes to Make with Your Preschooler

    Bored, cold, and stuck inside? Try out these fun recipes with your preschool child to bring a little warmth and happiness to your day.Sugar Cookies are fun option because you can make the cookie dough the night before, and let your child roll out the dough and use cookies cutters to make a lot of different shaped cookies! Make the icing into small batches of different colors, and after the cookies have been baked, let them decorate their own. Pull out the sprinkles if you’re feelin... Read More

    Bored, cold, and stuck inside? Try out these fun recipes with your preschool child to bring a little warmth and happiness to your day.

    Sugar Cookies are fun option because you can make the cookie dough the night before, and let your child roll out the dough and use cookies cutters to make a lot of different shaped cookies! Make the icing into small batches of different colors, and after the cookies have been baked, let them decorate their own. Pull out the sprinkles if you’re feeling extra courageous!

    Tortilla Snowflakes are a quick option for a fun snack time. You need minimal ingredients for maximum fun! Let them use kid safe scissors to make the tortilla into a snowflake, and let the fun begin! Only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes needed to finish this recipe.

    Edible Hot Chocolate Playdough is mainly for play, but if your little one happens to snack on it a bit, it’s all good. This recipe only calls for six ingredients, but a parent will have to do most of the preparing. The final outcome is many occupied hours of play!

    Pretzel Rod Snowmen is a craft and snack all in one. Let them spend time making and decorating their little snowmen, and when they get bored with decorating, it’s snack time! Plan ahead for this snack to make sure that you have all the ingredients on hand, and you’re all set for a fun winter day.

    Have some fun on a cold winter day with these four festive recipes. Enjoy the time that you have together and cherish this winter season. Focus more on having fun together, and less on the crafts that you’re doing. What matters is that you’re having a good time as you make memories together. 

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  • Making Fun Ornaments with Kids

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

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

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

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • Making Ornaments with Kids

    Ornaments are dazzling on the Christmas trees around this time of year. Instead of paying for more ornaments, why not make your own? Your child gets to have some fun and your wallet gets a break. What could be better?Puzzle SnowflakesFor a simple ornament idea, grab some puzzle pieces, paint, glue, and a string to make a puzzle snowflake!When you stack puzzle pieces on their edges, you can see how they make a little snowflake. Well, ... Read More

    Ornaments are dazzling on the Christmas trees around this time of year. Instead of paying for more ornaments, why not make your own? Your child gets to have some fun and your wallet gets a break. What could be better?

    Puzzle Snowflakes

    For a simple ornament idea, grab some puzzle pieces, paint, glue, and a string to make a puzzle snowflake!

    When you stack puzzle pieces on their edges, you can see how they make a little snowflake. Well, just paint those little pieces a shade of white—maybe you can add some glitter—and glue them together. And now there’s a little snow flurry in your living room!

    Popsicle Stick Toy Soldier

    A little toy soldier. Is there anything that reminds you of the holidays than that? Well, maybe there is.

    Simply put together some popsicle sticks in a way that looks like a toy soldier outline, and then paint him in! You can add fuzzy things for the hat and hang him with a string. Painting him gives you all the texture you need, but feel free to get creative with your kids!

    Christmas Tree Popsicle Ornaments

    Another simple popsicle creation is a Christmas tree. When you put three popsicle sticks like a triangle, and then a little one on the bottom for the tree trunk, you have the world’s most elaborate tree structure.

    Then, all you have to do is paint it and add some decorations! Your child’s imagination can run wild with this one—there are no limitations. Does she want a blue tree? Some sprinkles or glitter? How about a tree that’s actually a box? No problem!

    With a little loop on the top, this tree can be hung on your big tree with all the other fancy creations.

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  • How to Help Others This Holiday Season

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

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

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

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

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  • Safety during the Fall

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

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

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

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

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  • Classic Children's Books

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

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

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

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

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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

    Apps to Help the Back-to-School Crazy

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  • Help: Transitioning Back to School

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

    Help: Transition Back to School

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

    Help: Transition Back to School

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  • Sugar Land, TX Preschool: Making Playtime Fun For Parents Too

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

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

    Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

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  • August Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families we... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine 

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  • Sugar Land, TX Childcare: July 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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  • Sugar Land, TX Preschool: 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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  • Sugar Land, 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 New Territory / Telfair digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.... Read More

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of New Territory / Telfair 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 New Territory / Telfair: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Picnicking With Your Children

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

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

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

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

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

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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

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

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

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

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

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

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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

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

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

    Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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  • Helping Your Family Keep New Year's Resolutions

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

    When a child enters preschool for the first time it can be a stressful experience for both the parent and child. You may need to prepare yourself for any type of reaction. Remember to be patient and understanding, and try to ease your child into this new experience and environment. At Kids ‘R’ Kid... Read More

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    When a child enters preschool for the first time it can be a stressful experience for both the parent and child. You may need to prepare yourself for any type of reaction. Remember to be patient and understanding, and try to ease your child into this new experience and environment. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of New Territory/Telfair we have seen how difficult it can be for a child to adjust to a drastic change in their daily routine. We have researched and compiled a list to help you with this transition. Here are some tips based on our research:

    Talk about the new preschool

    Telling your child more about the preschool will allow him/her to know what to expect. Let your child know where he/she will be going and that he/she will meet new friends and have fun. When it is time for you to say goodbye and leave the child with someone new on the first day, reassure your child that he/she will have fun, and be happy and safe at the daycare center.

    Choosing your own clothes

    When the first day arrives, allow your child to feel grown up by choosing his/her own clothes. The child will enjoy making small decisions, while at the same time you are teaching assertiveness.

    Mommy visits/be excited

    Find out from the preschool about family visits. Some day care centers have family visits, grandma day, mother’s day or father’s day. This allows the parent or relative to come and visit for the day. Tell your child about this, it will make them feel better. Also remind them that they will come home to you every day. Remember to be enthusiastic and excited about preschool, so your child can get excited too.

    For more information on our program for preschoolers please contact us, or pay us a visit and we will gladly assist you.

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  • Counteracting boredom of Sugar Land, TX kids during school holidays

    As a parent, the duties of laundry, cleaning up, preparing meals, and washing dishes are normal household routines. But what happens if your preschooler complains they are bored, which can be the reality of home-life during school holidays? Your child is accusto... Read More

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    As a parent, the duties of laundry, cleaning up, preparing meals, and washing dishes are normal household routines. But what happens if your preschooler complains they are bored, which can be the reality of home-life during school holidays? Your child is accustomed to having a schedule, seeing friends, and daily school activities. Suddenly being on summer vacation for two months or more can be a major adjustment. However, there is a solution for keeping a child active during the summer months and helping parents maintain their sanity!

    Resist the urge to leave your child in front of the TV

    Television can be an easy babysitter when you are busy and your child wants to be entertained. Watching TV, however, can be problematic for young eyes, and child care professionals have determined that over-usage of television can hinder a child’s mental development. Try limiting your child’s TV time to a maximum of two hours daily and verify that the program is kid-friendly and educational.

    Get out and about

    When trying to keep children busy this summer, how about visiting a few local destinations that are interesting to both of you? Whether you go to the zoo, a local park, pool or aquarium, the venue should include opportunities for exploration and play.

    If entertaining your kids during summer vacation is a challenge, find out more about our summer camp at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of New Territory / Telfair. Your child can learn new things, interact with other kids their own age, while spending time away from the TV and video games. Kids 'R' Kids offers preschool and daycare programs for infants, toddlers and first graders. Contact us today for more information and how to enroll your child!

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