Active Kids = Active Minds

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/6/15 4:25 PM / by Claudia Auger posted in Child care, Learning, play, development, activities

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Active Kids = Active Minds

Having worked in both remediation and gifted education Pre-K through college for over six years, I am often asked by family and friends for tips and tricks of how their children can get a running start on the path to success. This is especially true for my loved ones who have a child just entering preschool—and even younger. For these very young ones (and all other ages), my advice is always this: PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!

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5 Tips for Your Preschooler’s First Day of School

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/15 1:27 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Teachers, first day of school, Learning, development

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5 Tips for Your Preschooler’s First Day of School

Whether you dread it or love it, it’s that time of year again- back to school! But if your little one is starting preschool, it’s not “back”, it’s “starting”. Most children feel a mixture of excited, nervous and a little scared on the first day of school because of all the big changes. New teachers, new friends, and a new routine can be a lot for a child to handle. Luckily, these "new" worries only stick around for a little while. Let's find out how to make starting preschool as pleasant as possible, for both of you. Make sure your child:

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17 Best Learning Books for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/16/15 12:40 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child care, Learning, book, children

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17 Best Learning Books for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

Just because your child isn’t reading yet doesn’t mean he or she can’t gain a wealth of information from books! So put on their pajamas, cuddle up, and settle into a good book. Preschool and Kindergarten aged children are ready to be introduced to the world of reading through any classical, modern, funny, moral, and colorfully illustrated books you can provide for them. Below are some of our favorites:

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9 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/15 8:23 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child care, Learning, children, development, activities

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9 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs

Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child's life, it's their first step into formal education. Preparing children for this step is the job of parents and early learning centers. Nowadays, parents are feeling more and more pressure to make sure their children have the necessary skills that will put them on the same level or ahead of their peers. Early learning centers help teach preschoolers these vital skills that will put them on the path to kindergarten success, especially during the summer month to keep learning momentum going.

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