Author Archives: Elisa Bellere

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ways to Foster Independence in Your Kids

As your child’s motor and thinking skills develop, they begin to want to do more for themselves. Whether your child is more on the introverted side or extroverted side, it is essential for them to develop their independence. Thus, providing opportunities for your child to be independent is key. Here Are 5 Ways to Support […]

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How to Protect Your Child from the Flu

Children are often in the line of fire when flu season hits, but there are a few things that parents can do to help protect their children from catching the flu.

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Over Scheduling Kids May Cause More Harm Than Good

It’s not uncommon to see a well-marked kitchen calendar of your kids’ scheduled events that is just as crammed as many executives of a company. Between scouts, little league, music lessons, and dance recitals, on top of homework, many kids are overwhelmed with their schedules because of overzealous parents who think the more activities their […]

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