• Summer Safety Tips

    Posted by Tiffany Fincher on 5/20/2024 8:00:00 AM

    Summer is just around the corner!!!  Here are a few summer tips to help avoid heat injury:

     

    • Make sure to drink plenty of water
    • Avoid heavy meals at lunch time
    • Maintain a well balanced and healthy diet
    • Wear appropriate clothing
    • Use proper sun screen

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  • Teach Your Child to Problem Solve

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 5/13/2024 8:00:00 AM

    There are many ways that problems can be solved. Children learn problem solving by watching others. When children see that there are a variety of ways to solve a problem, they become great problem solvers and critical thinkers.

    • Allow your child to see you handle problems in different ways.
    • Think out loud and allow them to hear you work through the problem.
    • Don't always do what is expected.

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  • 10 Tips to Stay Active

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 5/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

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    Ten Tips to Stay Active at Home 

    Are you struggling to find the time, or the space, to be active? With summer approaching, here is a short video of 10 tips for making the most of time and staying close to home. 

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  • 5 Reasons to Play Board Games

    Posted by Tiffany M Fincher on 5/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

     

    Do you play board games with your child? There are good reasons that you should introduce your child to board games when they are young and continue as they become older. Board games help academic skills and social and emotional development.  Here are 5 great reasons you should play board games with your children:

    • Basic Manners- They are required to wait their turn and interact with other players in a positive way.
    • Math Skills- Many board games teach children the matching of pictures, numbers, and recognition of shapes and colors.
    • Reading and Language Skills- Letter and word recognition skills increase. Visual perception skills and hand-eye coordination build as children work with the pieces.
    • Decision Making- Children learn cause and effect of decisions and choices. They will need to balance risks and rewards.
    • Quality Family Time and FUN- We live in a fast-paced world. It is important to have unplugged family time from the TV, computers, and other devices in order to spend quality time with family.

     

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  • Who Doesn't Make Mistakes?

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 4/22/2024 8:00:00 AM

    Everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow. Teach your child these four steps: 

    • Admit when mistakes are made
    • Accept the consequences
    • Identify ways to make up for the mistake
    • Learn from the experience

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  • What are your child's interest?

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 4/15/2024 8:00:00 AM

    It is never too early for a child to start thinking about a career. You can help your child begin to think about the future by noticing the things that interest him or her. For example, if your child loves animals chances are he or she might enjoy reading about a veterinarian. If they show an interest in a specific area find ways to provide them with more exposure. Keep in mind that a career choice is an individual choice. Your job is to support your child and provide them with opportunities to learn about careers.

     

     

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  • The Three Way Jar

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 4/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

    It is never too early to teach your child how to save money. You can help your child develop a habit of saving by having him or her divide money into three jars.

    • The first jar can be for change he or she can spend (within limits).
    • The second jar is for long-term savings which he or she can put into a savings account.
    • The last jar is for charitable giving.

     

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  • Spring Break Staycation

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 3/25/2024 8:00:00 AM

    Enjoy a Spring Break Staycation with your children that will create lasting memories.

    • Connect with nature: fishing, horseback riding, nature centers, firepits and playgrounds.
    • Visit local Children's Museums: pack a lunch,  try hands on exhibits, and take tons of photos.
    • Explore Creativity: try hand painting, arts, crafts or pottery.
    • Take a train ride: enjoy the ride, site see and explore downtown.

     

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  • National Humor Month

    Posted by Tiffany Fincher on 3/18/2024 8:00:00 AM

     

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    April is National Humor Month!!! Take your child to the library to select books that will make him or her laugh! You might ask the librarian to help you find great riddle books, comics, poems or maybe a funny story. You can even visit www.gigglepoetry.com using your computer or phone. Encourage your child to read out loud to you. Make up your own funny story, comic, or poem. Last but not least, HAVE FUN!

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  • Communicating With Your Child

    Posted by Tiffany M. Fincher on 3/11/2024 8:00:00 AM

    What do you and your child have in common?

    As your child grows, their interests will change. As a parent, it is important to identify new ways to communicate, listen and interact with your child. Continue to build the relationship by finding something that interests both you and your child. Perhaps you both enjoy riding bikes or playing games. Whatever it is, talk about it and the conversation will flow naturally because it is something that you both share and enjoy.

     

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