Your 4-Year-Old: How to Discourage Tattling

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How to Discourage Tattling Tattling tends to rear its ugly head in a big way during the late preschool years. Your child has a strong sense of justice and sometimes a short fuse. The impulse to tattle can become a habit if she thrives on the attention it brings, so respond with care. Don’t take […]

38 Ways for Kids to Beat the Heat with Ice & Water Activities


Get set to beat the heat this summer with some of these water activities for kids! Water activities for kids are always a hit for summer! Add in some cool ice activities and you’re bound to have a summer staying cool! Whether you got a water bug in your family, or an artist at your […]

Summer Programs at Albuquerque’s Children Center

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Children’s Center Summer Programs  It has been a long-cherished American tradition that summer was the time when kids didn’t have to do anything; they could laze around, hang out with friends, vacation with family, and generally take it very easy until the school year began again. But times have changed. While children are still seen […]

10 Fun Things to do With the Kids for Summer

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1. Swing in a Hammock Snuggle close to your child, and sway the afternoon away. Look for pictures in the clouds and watch them change, or read books to each other. 2. Do Yard Work Together Toddlers can help pull weeds and sprinkle the flowers with a tiny watering can. Have a kid-size rake and […]

Five Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education


by Katie Hamm Parents, policymakers, and concerned citizens around the country are coming together to voice their support for early childhood education and demand that Congress and the president act now. Every year that we wait to act, a new cohort of children lose out on the benefits of early education. Here are some reasons to […]

The Importance of Preschool- Making the Right Decision


8. What makes a good teacher? Find out about the teachers’ training and credentials. Ideally, head teachers should have a minimum of an associate’s degree and formal training in early-childhood education. “Research shows that teachers with college degrees and specialized early-childhood training have more positive interactions with children, provide richer language experiences, and are less […]

The Importance of Preschool-Choosing the Right Preschool

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5. How old should my child be when she starts? Most preschools serve 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds, and many kids begin at age 4. (Some preschools will start accepting children at around 2 1/2, but that doesn’t mean your child will be ready when he reaches that age.) You can choose from a part-time schedule or […]

The Importance of Preschool-Why Preschool Matters


1. What’s the difference between childcare and preschool? Childcare centers are generally an option for working parents who need their children to be taken care of during the day; centers accept babies as well as toddlers and are full-time, full-year programs. Preschool refers to an early-childhood educational class for 3- and 4-year-olds. Many offer a […]

How to Raise Children Who Love Each Other

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How to Raise Children Who Love Each Other Rivalry is inevitable when you have more than one child, but it can be controlled. In fact a parent’s guidance plays a key role  in whether conflicts are worked out before they do permanent damage to sibling relationships.  STARTING OUT RIGHT An addition to the family isn’t […]

Valentine’s Craft Ideas for Kids


Patterned Paper Wrap Martha Stewart: Store- bought treats are more special when covered in pretty patterned paper. Pen a note on the underside or on a tag attached with waxed twine. Tuck gum into a card stock “matchbook” stamped with a message; sticks of gum sold in large packs often have plain white wrappers that […]