Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

For young children, Halloween is a night of fun, but trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents are not careful. Here’s how to keep your little goblins safe this Halloween with some extra caution.

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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 and diseases.

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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 is less frightful for them and they feel more at ease during the drop off.

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Strategies for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation with Children

Summer is a perfect time to take a vacation with your family, but sometimes it can be stressful when traveling on an airplane with children. Here are 10 stress-reducing strategies that can make the trip more enjoyable when traveling with children.

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Keep Children Safe in and Around the Pool

The warm weather is finally here, and you know what that means – it’s swimming season! There is nothing more refreshing than cooling off from a steamy hot day in a swimming pool. Swimming is a great recreational sport and can be a lot of fun, but it can be dangerous as well. Every summer there are several reports of children drowning in a swimming pool, therefore it’s important for families who have pools to review safety measures and drowning prevention tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States.

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

Fluids, fluids and more fluids – they are the secret weapon to making it through a steamy hot day. It is important for kids to avoid sugary drinks and caffeinated beverages because they cause the body to release fluids, adding to dehydration.

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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 them and even learning from them.

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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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Give Your Child a Nutritious Diet

Is your child getting enough calcium? Enough iron? Too much fat? Whether you have a toddler or a teen, nutrition is important to his or her physical and mental development.

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Emotional Development Just as Important as Cognitive Development

Learning to Recognize Emotions

Social/emotional development includes a child’s expression, management of emotions and the ability to identify and understand one’s own feelings. Similar to cognitive development, the construction of thought processes, children need to learn their emotions and what they mean. In learning to recognize their emotions, children often build skills that connect them with family, peers and teachers. This provides an opportunity for them to learn about emotions through interactions.

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