Teaching Children the Importance of Kindness

There is never a bad time to teach your child the benefits associated with being kind to others and how to experience those benefits for themselves.

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Some Ideas for Families of Young Children During School Closures for COVID-19

With our daily routines disrupted and many elements of our work and personal lives currently unknown, it is understandable that there will be heightened stress and anxiety. In times of communal stress it can sometimes be hard to know what to say or how to react. During this time, keeping our daily routines, connecting with others (even from afar), and caring for ourselves will help offer a sense of security and help children know what to expect.

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

There’s nothing more important than the health of your child, and practicing good oral hygiene is an important factor that helps improve his or her overall well-being. Since February is National Children’s Dental Health in America, it’s a great time to go over some of the best ways to take care of your children’s pearly whites.

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Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of happiness and cheer, but they can also be a time of sniffles and stomach aches. That’s why it’s important to stay healthy during this time of year where germs spread easily and flu season is in full effect. Follow these tips to improve your chances of keeping your family (and yourself) healthy this holiday season.

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Fun Fall Learning Activities for Kids

Autumn is here, which means it’s one of the best seasons for children to learn with the leaves changing colors and falling. From arts and crafts to physical play, fall is the best time to engage children in fun learning activities to encourage them to brainstorm and improve their critical thinking skills.

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Helping Parents Cope with Feelings of Guilt When Leaving Crying Children in Daycare

The feelings that surround leaving your child at daycare can range from anxiety, sadness, trepidation, and guilt, especially when your child is weeping when you drop them off. Parents may find themselves asking questions like will my child be safe and happy in someone else’s care? Will the daycare help my child grow and develop as I would? Will my child resent me for leaving them? These feelings of guilt are normal, and it is common for parents to get teary-eyed when dropping off their kids at daycare.

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Children and Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism essentially describes a society where many different cultures live together. Living in New York City and the five boroughs has many benefits when it comes to embracing diversity and multicultural living.

New York City’s melting pot prepares children to live outside of the walls of their homes and exposes them to live in a multicultural society. Having said that, here are some benefits of parenting in a multicultural way:

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Teaching Kids How to Save for College

There is no question about it, college is expensive! As the years go on, college tuition will keep rising, but parents don’t have to be the only source for college savings. It’s important to get your kids involved in saving for college when they are young. It’s never too early for them to become financially responsible.

Little by little, your child can start building up their own savings fund. This will not only get a head start on college savings, but it will also help them establish good money habits for the future. Here are some great tips to help your child get started on saving for college.

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An Affordable Summer Program for Ages 6-12

Little Friends School is pleased to offer your child a memorable summer filled with exciting activities. Our goal is to not only help children develop their academic skills but also their social and athletic skills. Our creative teachers provide kids with enthusiasm and encouragement to participate in fun activities where they can learn in a supportive environment.

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Children and Transition

Transitions are never easy, especially for kids. One of the most difficult parts to starting school or daycare is the separation from home and family. When it comes to children entering kindergarten or graduating to the next grade it can be very nerve-racking for them. However, there are a few techniques parents and teachers can do to ease early learners into making the step from what they’re used to, to an exciting leap up. By focusing on the familiar and helping kids lessen fears of their new environment, it will make entering the new grade so much easier.

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