Category Archives: Education

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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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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Introvert Children in an Extrovert Society

What is the day like for introverted children? Introverted kids are often drained after school and want to come home at the end of the day and recharge their batteries. That may mean they want to be alone or in a quiet place at the end of the day. They may tell you that they […]

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Supporting Learning at Home

Learning at home has a lot to do with supporting your child’s success as a learner — and this goes way beyond making sure their homework is done. Helping your child learn how to feel competent and positive about their learning is key. One way to do this is to help your child stay organized […]

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Back-to-School Checklist Should Include Immunizations

It seems like summer started yesterday, but it’s already back-to-school season. While parents are making sure that their child has everything they need for school, it’s also very important to keep your child up-to-date on their immunizations. Germs and bacteria spread quickly throughout schools, but vaccinating your child will help prevent the development of viruses […]

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Separation Anxiety on the First Day of School

Summer is rapidly ending and school is almost back in session. The first day of school is usually very dreadful for kids, especially preschoolers. They often become very nervous and experience separation anxiety from their parents/guardians. Thus, it’s important for parents to prepare their children for the first day of school so that the day […]

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Advantages of Child Bilingualism

We are surrounded by language every waking moment of everyday. We use language to communicate our thoughts and feelings, to connect with others and to understand the world around us. Little Friends School is proud to have a large number of bilingual children. We have children from all different ethnic backgrounds and enjoy interacting with […]

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Help Your Child Develop Their Speech By…

The stages of speech and language development can vary from child to child. There’s a wide variability in speech development so if your neighbor’s 2-year-old can string together seven-word sentences and your toddler says only two words at a time, it may not be something to worry about. Some children simply acquire words more gradually.

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Pre-K for All Open House on January 24th

Our Pre-K for All open House at Little Friends School Elmhurst will be held on Wednesday, January 24th from 3:30-4:30. Families will be provided with information regarding the Pre-K for All program for children born in 2014.

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