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  • All About Halloween with Your Preschooler

    Halloween with little ones around is tons of fun! Figuring out costume ideas, going trick-or-treating, and parties at school are all things that make Halloween great. For tips on a successful Halloween with your preschooler, keep reading below!A tip that will make Halloween less stressful for your family is to figure costume ideas out early. It’s never fun to be ... Read More

    Halloween with little ones around is tons of fun! Figuring out costume ideas, going trick-or-treating, and parties at school are all things that make Halloween great. For tips on a successful Halloween with your preschooler, keep reading below!

    A tip that will make Halloween less stressful for your family is to figure costume ideas out early. It’s never fun to be the parent at the costume store the day before Halloween. This year, take some time to plan in advance. If you’re doing family costumes, make sure you choose a theme that will be easy to execute. If you’re letting your preschooler choose their costume, make sure to order it early so that you don’t run into the problem of not being able to find one closer to the holiday.

    Another tip for having a great Halloween is to plan something with friends! Trick-or-treating is obviously fun for the little ones, but it will be even more fun for them if they have friends trick-or-treating with them. Plan a potluck dinner for Halloween night with a few families and then all go trick-or-treating together!

    If you’re not planning on trick-or-treating this year or are going earlier in the afternoon with your little one, passing out candy with them can be just as fun! Let them come with you to the grocery store and pick out candy they want to give the trick-or-treaters.

    Make this Halloween the best one yet! Make sure you plan ahead to keep the stress away and focus on the family fun.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • September 13 – Positive Thinking Day with Your Preschooler

    Positivity is a great trait to have. It’s important to start cultivating this trait early in your child’s life so they are equipped to handle the difficulties that come in life. For preschoolers, it’s simple to keep things positive! Keep reading below for some tips on how to implement more positivity into your preschooler’s life.Create a positivity box!&nb... Read More

    Positivity is a great trait to have. It’s important to start cultivating this trait early in your child’s life so they are equipped to handle the difficulties that come in life. For preschoolers, it’s simple to keep things positive! Keep reading below for some tips on how to implement more positivity into your preschooler’s life.

    Create a positivity box! 

    A positivity box doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It can simply be a plastic bag filled with strips of paper. On the strips of paper, write down happy memories that you and your little one have shared together, fun things you like to do together, or even funny stories that you have. When your little one’s thinking turns south, pull out the positivity box and read a few of the strips. By turning a negative moment into a positive recollection, the negative thoughts are sure to go away!

    Be your child's biggest motivator! 

    When your little one knows that you are supporting them and encouraging them in everything they do, they will feel more confident in themselves. Be cognizant about using positive language about yourself around them, as well. The way you treat you will ultimately rub off on them.

    Have a reflection time at the end of the day! 

    It’s best to end the day on a positive note, so when you’re putting your little one to bed, have them think of three or so positive things that happened that day. Putting this little ritual into practice will not only help them think positively, but it will also leave them with happy thoughts when it’s time to go to sleep.

    It is so essential for your preschooler to grow up in a positive environment! Even when times are tough, there are always positive things happening.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2018

    As we wind down another summer, we are gearing up for a great new school year! Finish the summer out strong by reading our new magazine! We have articles to help you start a good daily rout... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2018

    As we wind down another summer, we are gearing up for a great new school year! Finish the summer out strong by reading our new magazine! We have articles to help you start a good daily routine and to keep your children reading until the first bell of school rings. There are also fun crafts and recipes to enjoy!

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  • What to Look for in a Preschool

    There are a lot of things to consider when choosing where to send your child to preschool. It can be a difficult decision, but it should also be an exciting one! Check out the tips below if you’re needing help deciding where to send your child.The first thing to consider is safety. Is this preschool located in a safe area? Does the building look ... Read More

    There are a lot of things to consider when choosing where to send your child to preschool. It can be a difficult decision, but it should also be an exciting one! Check out the tips below if you’re needing help deciding where to send your child.

    The first thing to consider is safety. Is this preschool located in a safe area? Does the building look well-kept, or is it rather dilapidated? Are the classrooms and halls well lit? Do the people that run the school seem capable? While tough questions to consider, these are all necessary things to think about when choosing a preschool.

    Next, you want to make sure the preschool is relatively clean. Little ones carry a lot of germs, and while you won’t be able to keep your child away from all sickness, you can prevent a lot of it by sending your child to a preschool that is clean. When touring the preschool, you’ll want to look at the bathrooms and classrooms, but you should also note the little things like the toys that your little one will be playing with on a daily basis. Do those look like they’ve been sanitized recently? Keep all this in mind when looking at potential preschools.

    Don’t forget about curriculum! Each school might have a different approach to how they teach, but it’s important that they challenge your preschooler academically, socially and emotionally. Schools that incorporate advanced technology, various extracurricular activities, and hands-on learning will prepare your child for kindergarten while incorporating plenty of fun!

    Lastly, convenience should be a major factor when choosing a preschool. Odds are, your child’s preschool will call you at some point needing you to come pick up your little one. In that situation, you will want to be close enough to the preschool that you can be there quickly. Take note of the distance from where you’ll be during the day to the school. Is it an easy trip or will it be difficult to get there in a pinch?

    When it’s time to make the decision of where your little one will be attending preschool, make sure you make an informed decision that will make the transition from home to school easier for both you and your child. 

    There are countless factors to consider when looking for the right preschool. Use our Comparison Checklist to cover all of your bases and make the right decision for you and your family!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • How to Choose an Early Learning Center for Your Child

    One of the most important — and stressful — choices we make as parents is which... Read More

    How to Choose an Early Learning Center for Your Child

    One of the most important — and stressful — choices we make as parents is which early learning center or preschool we should send our little one to. Thankfully, people like Lonnie Hutson from Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Houston, have our backs. Take a look at the article on Houston New Moms!

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine July 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! Not only do we have some great articles (which will be featured throughout the m... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine July 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! Not only do we have some great articles (which will be featured throughout the month), but we also have a refreshing kiwi-watermelon popsicle recipe, a STEAM fireworks activity, and a stepping stones art project!

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  • Picnics with Your Preschooler

    I love any reason to be outside, as does my preschooler, and that’s why it’s important to be ready for a picnic when the mood strikes! Time outside helps inspire happiness and creativity in your preschooler. These are the only ingredients you need for a perfect, outdoor picnic this summer:1.... Read More

    I love any reason to be outside, as does my preschooler, and that’s why it’s important to be ready for a picnic when the mood strikes! Time outside helps inspire happiness and creativity in your preschooler. These are the only ingredients you need for a perfect, outdoor picnic this summer:

    1. A picnic blanket

    Keep a blanket in your car, or in an easy to grab spot in your house. Of course, it should be a good-sized blanket, we’re not talking your baby’s swaddling blanket here. Maybe a family quilt or a simple fleece blanket. Whatever the source, it will be the spot for making memories this summer!

    2. A place to go 

    If it’s your backyard, a park down the street, a grassy spot outside your grocery store, or watching a Little League baseball game, any place is good for a picnic!

    3. Weather

    The truth is, you need good weather! Or at least a good time of day, when it’s not raining or in the blazing heat. Find a shady place under a large tree. This will make sure everyone has an enjoyable time on your picnic!

    4. Something to do

    Your picnic doesn’t have to be overly planned. Talk to your preschooler about his friends at school. Look for cloud shapes with your daughter. Pick flowers or play I Spy. If your preschooler needs to run off energy, let them run around your picnic area. Pack a soccer ball or a frisbee to play with on your picnic.

    5. Snacks

    If you’re able to plan ahead, pack some nutritious snacks for you and your preschooler. Ask your child to help in the picnic prep by putting crackers in snack bags or helping to make sandwiches.

    Make it a part of your summer bucket list to spend time on a picnic with your preschoolers! They’ll learn to enjoy the outdoors and will find inspiration from your picnic together!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine June 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! We’ve got a summer snack idea, a DIY kinetic sand activity, and a STEAM activi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine June 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! We’ve got a summer snack idea, a DIY kinetic sand activity, and a STEAM activity along with our new articles. We hope you have time to squeeze in some of this fun while you enjoy your summer!

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  • 8 Books for Your Preschooler’s Summer Reading List

    School’s out! But that doesn’t mean your preschooler’s education stops! Summer is the perfect time to expand your home library, or even visit your local library! Make a visit to your local library part of your weekly schedule, and help your child work their way up to 1000 books before kindergarten. Checking out books at your library can help you rotate the books... Read More

    School’s out! But that doesn’t mean your preschooler’s education stops! Summer is the perfect time to expand your home library, or even visit your local library! Make a visit to your local library part of your weekly schedule, and help your child work their way up to 1000 books before kindergarten. Checking out books at your library can help you rotate the books this summer, and then you can buy your preschooler’s favorites.

    Here are some books to look for, at the library and online!

    Look for books that…

    Build good character:

    We’re All Wonders is inspired by the bestseller Wonder,now a major motion picture. There is now a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. “Parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.”

    In Be Kind, your young preschooler will learn how to be help others feel better, stand up to bullies, and help make the world a better place. They will learn how to be a good friend and recognize the need for kindness.

    Expand their world:

    Help your child discover the world around them with Around the World, a Follow the Trail Book. Help the animals find their home by tracing the trail. Your child will find their inner-explorer with The Little Explorer: A Pioneer Primer. Your preschooler will“learn all about the most influential explorers who searched the world far and wide in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for pioneers-in-training!”

    Will help them fall asleep:

    If you’re looking for new bedtime stories, these are great to keep on their nightstand. Don’t Blink is a fun, interactive book for your procrastinating preschooler. “Here's how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It's a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON'T BLINK!”

    Bedtime for Mommy will turn the tables on your preschooler. Let them read (and practice!) how to put their own parents to bed for a change! Bedtime for Mommyis “a hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed.”

    Teach new habits:

    Good Night Octopus and How to be a Big Kid help your preschooler learn to do daily activities on their own. Use this summer to instill these new habits in your child’s routine!

    Make sure that your child makes time for reading every day and keep it a part of their daily schedule at home! These books will help keep your child engaged in learning, even throughout the summer.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine May 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! From gluten free recipes to STEAM Ahead activities to tambourine making, the learning an... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine May 2018

    Our new Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is jam-packed with great things for you to read and do with your children! From gluten free recipes to STEAM Ahead activities to tambourine making, the learning and fun will be hard to deny! We’ve also included a few helpful articles to encourage and help you on your journey of parenthood.

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  • How to Build a Summer Bucket List

    Summer bucket lists are a great way to keep life interesting and your school-aged children engaged while they are out of school all summer long. Even if your children are in summer school and you are a working parent, you can build your list and still keep fun activities in the summer plans.Don’t try to do it all!Lists that are 50 activities long can be... Read More

    Summer bucket lists are a great way to keep life interesting and your school-aged children engaged while they are out of school all summer long. Even if your children are in summer school and you are a working parent, you can build your list and still keep fun activities in the summer plans.

    Don’t try to do it all!

    Lists that are 50 activities long can become overwhelming and you are more likely to finish noneof the activities rather than even attempting one. Select 10 or 12 activities for your family to complete over the summer. A small number of activities means you can be flexible with scheduling, making sure to schedule activities for the days that makes the most sense.

    Make a Splash!

    At least one night each week, plan to pack everyone up for a visit to the pool or splash pad. Everyone will enjoy the time away from home and will be able to get the wiggles out before bed! You’ll play hard, and sleep well! Keep the swimsuits and towels ready to go so you’re not scrambling on pool night.

    Take a break!

    Take an extra day off from work, if you can make it happen, and plan a fun outing with the kiddos. Check out the museum, visit the library to pick up books for the summer reading challenge, or go on a scavenger hunt and take photos with your instant camera!

    Picnic Time

    One night a week, surprise your kiddos with a summer night’s dinner: popsicles and popcorn, a picnic in the front yard, a movie night and pizza in the backyard, or a family camp out in the backyard (or a tent in the living room) with s’mores and ghost stories!

    You can even celebrate the end of summer with a backyard bash! Make fondue on the back patio and share favorite memories from over the summer.

    Want to learn more aboutKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Arealocated in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine April 2018

    It’s official—spring is here! Our new magazine will have you in the spirit of spring in no time! We have fun family activities (like making puffy chalk paint and delicious cake po... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine April 2018

    It’s official—spring is here! Our new magazine will have you in the spirit of spring in no time! We have fun family activities (like making puffy chalk paint and delicious cake pops), inspiring art ideas, and a great article about raising your children to be able to talk to you about anything!

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  • The Importance of Poetry with Preschoolers

    Exposing preschoolers to poetry is an entertaining way to expand their reading skills! April is National Poetry Month so there is no better time to explore poetry with your child! Try out some of these low maintenance activities that are so fun your child will not even realize they are learning!Using your child’s name, make an acrostic poem with them! This is a s... Read More

    Exposing preschoolers to poetry is an entertaining way to expand their reading skills! April is National Poetry Month so there is no better time to explore poetry with your child! Try out some of these low maintenance activities that are so fun your child will not even realize they are learning!

    Using your child’s name, make an acrostic poem with them! This is a simple way to help your child write a poem. For an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells out a word. Write your child’s name out with one letter on each line and then help them come up with activities they like or adjectives that describe them to correspond with each letter.

    Helping your child practice rhyming with a funny phrase is another great poetry activity. Starting with a silly phrase like, “I saw a cat wearing a hat,” have your child replace hat with other rhyming words. It is okay if your child’s sentences do not make sense, we are just trying to teach our children what rhyming means and starting to learn about word sounds.

    Another way to expose our children to poetry, and perhaps the easiest of all, is to read poetry with them! Bookstores and libraries have tons of poetry books for children filled with silly poems that will keep them entertained and laughing. Poetry books with pictures will aid in comprehension and engage them even more. Titles such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein are some of our favorites!

    Choose one of all of these activities to do with your preschooler this month to celebrate National Poetry Month! You will have fun with your child all while improving their reading skills and introducing them to a new genre of literature. You never know, you might have a gifted poet on your hands!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine March 2018

    Welcome to March! If you are in the middle of some rainy days, give yourself a time-out and catch up on your reading! Our new magazine features a fun chalk-making activity to do with your... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine March 2018

    Welcome to March! If you are in the middle of some rainy days, give yourself a time-out and catch up on your reading! Our new magazine features a fun chalk-making activity to do with your children, an easy snack recipe to try, and some advice to help turn your child’s challenges into growth opportunities.

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  • Outdoor Adventures for Your Preschooler

    Awe and wonder are areas that preschoolers do not struggle with. Every bird in the air or dog they see on street seems like a new discovery and can bring forth emotions of both fear and exhilaration. The outdoors has unlimited possibilities, and for a preschooler who is developing their curiosity, time outside can be priceless. Whether or not you and your spouse love the o... Read More

    Awe and wonder are areas that preschoolers do not struggle with. Every bird in the air or dog they see on street seems like a new discovery and can bring forth emotions of both fear and exhilaration. The outdoors has unlimited possibilities, and for a preschooler who is developing their curiosity, time outside can be priceless. Whether or not you and your spouse love the outdoors, adventures in nature hold numerous beneficial opportunities for your child’s growth and curiosity. So here are some encouragements to continue bringing the outdoors into your home:

    Take the Initiative

    The easiest way to introduce your preschooler to nature and the outdoors is to take them along with you. You are afforded the unique opportunity to actually have your kid listen to you for a brief window, so take advantage of it! It can be something as simple as going to the park a couple times a week, and odds are they are going to follow your lead and absolutely love it. Look for ladybugs in the spring. Take them to the zoo or the aquarium. As time goes on, your preschooler will catch on to the many mysteries that nature holds, and that an adventure can be found anywhere.

    Make the Outdoors Part of the Schedule

    Unfortunately, schedules don’t always allow for you to join in on the festivities. That’s perfectly okay, running a family is a lot of hard work, especially with preschoolers in the mix. However, that should not prevent your preschooler from continuing to enjoy and explore the wonders of the outdoors. Carve out time for them to spend time outside every day, anything that keeps them active and curious. Take some of the time that they would be watching a show or playing video games and set aside that time for outdoor activities. By teaching your preschooler now to love the outdoors, soon they won’t need your participation and it’ll be you begging them to come inside for dinner.

    Bring the Outside Inside

    In today’s day and age of technology, it’s so hard to get away from watching tv or playing video games, and especially so as a kid. However, that doesn’t mean that the outdoors shouldn’t be brought into that space. Bring the outside in and allow your child to explore nature through reading and watching anything about it. Although the days of the Crocodile Hunter may be over, there are plenty of materials to surround your preschooler with. Get books, subscribe to a magazine, pull up Planet Earth on your television. The things you surround your child with will play a heavy influence on their development, and if you want them to love the outdoors, then encourage their curiosity in it.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine February 2018

    The newest issue of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is hot off the press! We think you will enjoy exploring topics such as, what your toddler would tell you if he were able, ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine February 2018

    The newest issue of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine is hot off the press! We think you will enjoy exploring topics such as, what your toddler would tell you if he were able, how to use playtime to teach discipline to your child, and how you can help your child form a positive self-concept.

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  • Helping Preschoolers Develop Their Vocabulary

    Our preschoolers are learning new things every day, but it is so easy for us to worry about the development of their vocabulary. Vocabulary is such a big step on their way to reading, and we want to make sure they are building a proper foundation. Going to preschool definitely gives our child a head start on this, but here are some easy ways to incorporate vocabulary building into everyday life:Use your regular vocabularyDon’t be afraid to use “big” words around your child. We can easily fall into the h... Read More

    Our preschoolers are learning new things every day, but it is so easy for us to worry about the development of their vocabulary. Vocabulary is such a big step on their way to reading, and we want to make sure they are building a proper foundation. Going to preschool definitely gives our child a head start on this, but here are some easy ways to incorporate vocabulary building into everyday life:

    Use your regular vocabulary

    Don’t be afraid to use “big” words around your child. We can easily fall into the habit of only using simple words when talking to our preschooler. Instead, use more of a regular vocabulary and explain to them what the words mean if they seem confused. You might be surprised by what words they pick up!

    Plan interesting outings

    By taking our children to do many different types of activities, their interests and vocabulary will grow! Take your child to the museum or a park and talk to them about the things they see, smell, and hear. This extra exposure and sensory language will help them learn new words.

    Read to your child

    Many of us read with our children, but try to pick books that might have more challenging words. Pick a subject that interests your child and have them follow along. They will ask questions when they do not understand and will naturally absorb new words.

    Provide a variety of toys

    Whether your preschooler loves dolls or dinosaurs, we can increase their vocabulary by providing them with a variety of different toys. If playtime is filled with trucks, cooking objects, and a make believe doctor kit, they will be introduced to many categories of new words.

    These fun ideas will allow you to start incorporating building vocabulary easily into your child’s life. If we make it a priority to use many different and even some difficult words into our own vocabulary when we speak with our children, we are likely to see their vocabulary increase as well. After all, as parents, we are our children’s biggest teachers!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine January 2018

    Happy New Year! A fresh start and a new beginning is here again! If your new year resolutions included “reading more” or “becoming a better parent,” we’ve got you covered each month! ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine January 2018

    Happy New Year! A fresh start and a new beginning is here again! If your new year resolutions included “reading more” or “becoming a better parent,” we’ve got you covered each month! Our magazine is packed full of ways to help you be the best parent you can be and to raise the best child you can. This month we are exploring the topics of playtime in preschool, the stages of childhood, and raising a strong-willed child.

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  • Introducing Fitness to Your Preschooler

    In today’s day and age, America is obsessed with fitness and health. However, when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it can be hard to find a happy medium. Thus, encouraging your preschooler to be healthy is an even more delicate line. Nevertheless, the health of your child is extremely important, and here are some ... Read More

    In today’s day and age, America is obsessed with fitness and health. However, when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it can be hard to find a happy medium. Thus, encouraging your preschooler to be healthy is an even more delicate line. Nevertheless, the health of your child is extremely important, and here are some tips to start the conversation:

    There is No Rush

    In today’s social media, it’s highly possible that you have come across those Crossfit babies, little five year-olds who look like a miniature Hulk. That’s not what we are going for here. What’s important is the overall development of your child and instilling good and healthy habits now that will follow them through life. Especially when talking about young children, it’s important that it is more about the lifestyle and general health than it ever is about results.

    Follow the Leader

    As in most things, your child is going to follow your lead. If you are a big runner, or love a certain sport, or do yoga twice a day, then your kid is probably going to express interest in those things as well. Encourage and foster that interest and curiosity and don’t turn them away from it. If they want to attempt a Sunrise Salutation, by all means let them and enjoy their awkward and clumsy attempts to keep up with you. By not forcing them towards it but rather allowing them to come alongside you, it will create a healthy space around the idea of working out.

    Go Outside

    As the smart parent that you are, any trick to get energy out of your preschooler is probably already being implemented. However, it cannot be overstated that the most important thing with your preschooler’s health is keeping them ACTIVE. As young as they are, they don’t need a workout plan, they just need some creative direction. Play tag, go for walks, teach them to ride a bike. Foster a love of the outdoors and the opportunities for creativity and adventure that it holds. As long as they aren’t plopping in front of the television on a beautiful day, they should be just fine!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • December 2017 Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine December 2017

    Oh, the hustle and bustle of December! Another year is coming to a close—but what excitement this final month contains! Between school plays and office parties, why not take a little time to yourself to catch up on our final issue of the year? If you had a chance to read “What’s the Rush?” last month, the second part of that article can be found in this issue. We also added some goodies about encouraging your children through creative play and ways you can give your children the gift of time this holiday season. After all, those toys won’t last as long as the memories your create together! Happy Holidays, and enjoy the read!

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  • Setting New Year’s Resolutions with Preschoolers

    With a new year comes a fresh start and a million New Year’s resolutions all around the world. Have a fresh start with the whole family by teaching your preschooler about what a resolution is and how we can do our best to make progress all year.Make It FunThe first step to really getting your little ones involved and staying with their r... Read More

    With a new year comes a fresh start and a million New Year’s resolutions all around the world. Have a fresh start with the whole family by teaching your preschooler about what a resolution is and how we can do our best to make progress all year.

    Make It Fun

    The first step to really getting your little ones involved and staying with their resolutions is to make it fun. Get some interesting poster board, markers, and stickers and make a New Year’s Resolution poster to hang in the house for all to see. Enjoy the time decorating and writing your whole family’s resolutions out. You can come up with any size resolution—from taking healthier snacks to school to deciding to read a new book together every week.

    Incentivize

    Everyone tries more or sticks with their resolutions longer than they usually would when there’s a reward program. For every week you complete your resolutions, take the family out for ice cream or a movie. Don’t be afraid to customize the incentives to work for your family or to adjust as the months go by to keep things fresh and exciting.

    Don’t Get Discouraged

    Nobody is perfect. Lots of people quit halfway through February because of a mess up which leads to feelings of guilt or failure. Don’t strive for perfection, but for progress. Children are especially likely to respond emotionally to any feelings of failure, so don’t punish them for not perfectly reaching their goals. Talk it out using encouraging and positive language.

    Be Accountable

    Honesty is the best policy when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Your children will follow your lead of trustworthiness if they see you admitting to your mistakes and taking them in stride. Only go through with your reward system if everyone has met their goals or made progress. Discuss starting fresh the next week and looking forward to the future.

    New Year’s resolutions are about so much more than losing weight or learning something new—it’s about working together as a family to encourage one another and grow. Teaching your preschooler at an early age that growth never stops and that family can help each other in their tasks not only instills confidence, but will form a bond of integrity and trust that will go much longer than just one year’s time.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine November 2017

    It is November! The holiday season is officially upon us! We hope that during the hustle and bustle, family and friends, and love and laughter, you will take a quiet minute to read up on our latest issue. We have some great articles for you about rushing through milestones and the importance (and benefits) of family traditions. We even threw in a list of tips to help you ignite your child’s love of learning! We hope you enjoy the read!

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  • Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

    Is your preschooler getting restless on their Thanksgiving break? There are plenty of fun activities for your little one to do this Thanksgiving to keep them busy and happy for the entire holiday.BakingEveryone knows that one of the greatest parts of Thanksgiving is the wonderful food! Children can have just as much fun baking or cooking a... Read More

    Is your preschooler getting restless on their Thanksgiving break? There are plenty of fun activities for your little one to do this Thanksgiving to keep them busy and happy for the entire holiday.

    Baking

    Everyone knows that one of the greatest parts of Thanksgiving is the wonderful food! Children can have just as much fun baking or cooking as an adult can—maybe even more. Bake a traditional dessert like pumpkin or pecan pie or have them decorate sugar cookies with autumn colors and sprinkles. Let them help mash potatoes, or add marshmallows to the sweet potato casserole! Chances are, your little helper will be more willing to try foods that he helped make!

    Family Pictures

    Autumn is one of the best times of the year to get some beautiful family pictures and send them to all your family and friends. Dress up in fall colors and spend the afternoon taking photos that you can look back on for years to come—bring the dog too, and you’re sure to get some great candids!

    Outdoor Fun

    With cooler weather and bright skies, the possibilities for entertainment outdoors with your children are nearly infinite. Have some fun at a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins, or go apple picking and finish the day with some tasty apple cider. You don’t even have to leave your front lawn for outdoor fun—rake up some fallen leaves and let your kiddos play in the piles—they’ll run and play for hours!

    Crafts and Games

    From Thanksgiving Bingo (printables available online) to pumpkin seed crafts, your little will love these Thanksgiving games and crafts. All you need is some pumpkin seeds, paper, and some markers, and your child can design his own pumpkin seed tree. Have your preschooler color a good amount of pumpkin seeds, and then draw a large tree on some paper. Glue the pumpkin seeds onto the paper as colorful leaves, and voila—a beautiful tree to put on the fridge!

    Factor your preschooler’s personality into the Thanksgiving activities that you choose—if your child enjoys dressing up, put on a fall fashion show with costumes. Invite some friends over for a themed party or just enjoy time as a family—either way, your preschooler will be giving thanks for all the fun times you’ve given them this Thanksgiving.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Throwing a Halloween Party for Preschoolers

    It’s time to throw your preschooler a party to show them what Halloween is all about! Invite the entire class or the neighborhood over, and you’ll be the spookiest parent around. If you’re planning on hosting a Halloween party, these things are a must for success:Spooky musicEvery Halloween party needs some fun music! The Monster Mash is a fan favorit... Read More

    It’s time to throw your preschooler a party to show them what Halloween is all about! Invite the entire class or the neighborhood over, and you’ll be the spookiest parent around. If you’re planning on hosting a Halloween party, these things are a must for success:

    Spooky music

    Every Halloween party needs some fun music! The Monster Mash is a fan favorite! Break out the black lights and glow sticks, turn down the lights, and crank up the tunes! It’ll be a smash hit! Party-goers of all ages will love it!

    Delicious treats

    What’s a Halloween bash without yummy treats? Halloween is full of potential for themed snacks like ghost cookies or spiders made out of marshmallows and pretzels! Feeling really festive? Get some bags of candy corn and candy pumpkins, frosting, holiday sprinkles, and plain cupcakes/cookies to let your guests decorate their own treats! What a BOO-tiful idea!

    Decorations

    This is where the little ones can get in on the party planning excitement—spend some time making Halloween crafts and hang them up all around your home. You can even get really into the Halloween spirit and decorate like a haunted house with streamers, balloons, and anything you’re your little trick-or-treaters want.

    Scavenger hunt

    If you want to make your party more interactive, plan a scavenger hunt. Hide your spooky clues in fun, easy to reach places and plan a yummy prize for the winner—like a chocolate candy apple.

    Read a “scary” story

    There are tons of cute and appropriate Halloween stories online or at the bookstore. Have your child and all their friends gather around, turn the lights down low, and use your best spooky voice to tell a scary story that will have everyone giggling.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at wha... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine October 2017

    Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, the temperatures are slowly dropping, and pumpkins are everywhere! Grab a mug of apple cider and a cozy blanket while you take a look at what we've put together for you this month! (If it’s still sweltering hot where you live, we are sorry—just ignore the previous sentence!) We know you will enjoy reading through our list of family friendly Halloween activities! And, you can find out why it is important for your child to play alone sometimes (which means you get some alone time as well)! 

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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall wi... Read More

    This 'Sesame Street' episode can help you talk to your kids about Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Macaroni Kid Article

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website... Read More

    Back to School at Kids R Kids

    We have published a new article on the Macaroni Kid website! 

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  • Fun on Labor Day with Preschoolers

    When Labor Day rolls around, you may fire up the grill or head to the pool to celebrate the last long weekend before the return to school routine. The holiday provides a fun opportunity for you and your preschooler to kick up your heels and play before the arrival of cooler temperatures and shorter days!The Labor Day holiday... Read More

    When Labor Day rolls around, you may fire up the grill or head to the pool to celebrate the last long weekend before the return to school routine. The holiday provides a fun opportunity for you and your preschooler to kick up your heels and play before the arrival of cooler temperatures and shorter days!

    The Labor Day holiday

    Falling on the first Monday of September, Labor Day has long heralded the last celebration of summer before the return of school days and a more consistent schedule for families. Established around the turn of the 20th century to recognize American workers and to provide a respite from labor, Labor Day carries a rich significance in American culture and provides many opportunities for celebration.

    Hit the pool

    Celebrate the last of the summer heat with a water play day, even if it's only in your own backyard. Set up a water course with sprinklers and a kiddie pool, then take a run through the sprinklers and jump into the pool. Follow up with chilled watermelon for a memorable afternoon!

    Play ball

    Many fall sports, such as soccer and football, start soon after the Labor Day holiday. You and your preschooler can kickoff the fall sports season in a tot-sized way with a brightly-colored, inflatable ball. Practice tossing into a bucket or through a hula hoop and then celebrate, whether you make the goal or not, with ice-cold popsicles!

    See the parade

    Your preschooler loves to play dress up, so what better way to celebrate the hard work of people throughout your community than by donning hats and coats and holding an impromptu parade around the block. Whether dressed as a doctor, a teacher, a fireman, or a princess, your little one will have a lot of fun!


    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In thi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • Teaching Your Preschooler About Being Kind

    As a parent, one of the most important lessons you can teach your preschooler is how to be kind. When children reach the age where they are able to enroll in preschool, they must prepare to enter an environment filled with many new classmates and teachers. Instilling habits in your children that reflect thoughtfulness and consideration for others will help in their sociali... Read More

    As a parent, one of the most important lessons you can teach your preschooler is how to be kind. When children reach the age where they are able to enroll in preschool, they must prepare to enter an environment filled with many new classmates and teachers. Instilling habits in your children that reflect thoughtfulness and consideration for others will help in their socialization and ability to make meaningful relationships in the future. Here are some simple but powerful things to do that will teach your child how to be kind in every interaction.

    “Please” and “thank you”

    While this may seem simple, implementing the use of “please” and “thank you” is a very important step for children in learning how to consider others before taking what they want. Merely prompting your child to say “please” before giving him something he wants, or asking him to say, “thank you” when he receives something will quickly instill this practice.

    “Sorry”

    Just like, “please” and “thank you,” enforcing proper apologies early is important for teaching children to not only think of others, but also be held accountable for their actions when it comes to how they treat their friends. Asking your child to apologize for something is also a great opportunity to then walk him through the scenario and help him understand the complexities of social situations.

    Sharing

    We all know the phrase: “sharing is caring,” and this is for a good reason. Children who are not told to share with their siblings, friends, or classmates can create selfish habits. Next time your child is playing with a toy at the playground, ask him if he’d like to invite a nearby child to play with him. This will make for good sharing habits and potentially lead your preschooler to feel comfortable making new friends.

    Remember to be patient whenever your child is reluctant to use certain manners. With love, encouragement, and consistency, and by setting a positive example, your preschooler will have wonderful manners in no time.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Im... Read More

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • Fourth of July Fun with Preschoolers

    Enhance your Fourth of July celebrations this month with these festive crafts and snacks. Each of these activities are totally preschooler-friendly while being fun for the whole family. So, break out the red, white and blue, crank up the tunes, and celebrate!Fourth of July TreatsIt's sweet, sweet summertime - so treat yourself! From marshmallow popcorn balls to patriotic popsicles, these 18 easy Fourth of Jul... Read More

    Enhance your Fourth of July celebrations this month with these festive crafts and snacks. Each of these activities are totally preschooler-friendly while being fun for the whole family. So, break out the red, white and blue, crank up the tunes, and celebrate!

    Fourth of July Treats

    It's sweet, sweet summertime - so treat yourself! From marshmallow popcorn balls to patriotic popsicles, these 18 easy Fourth of July treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Whether you're throwing a big party or just hanging with the family at home, your Independence Day celebrations will be sweeter than ever.

    Firework Ribbon Wands

    We love these DIY firework ribbon wands, and we're sure you will too! Embrace the magic this Fourth of July with your little ones by creating festive red, white, and blue wands. If you like this craft, you'll love the other ten listed here, too. Abra-cadabra!

    Patriotic Sidewalk Chalk

    There's nothing like a great sidewalk chalk session, especially since it's mess-free! Break out the red, white, and blue chalk, and create a driveway masterpiece! You can even have a photoshoot once you've created your drawings!

    Sparkler Shield

    This sparkler shield is absolutely genius. If your little one is a bit of a Nervous Nelly around fireworks, this is the solution for you. With a simple red solo cup, you can create a shield from any flying sparks and have a worry-free Fourth of July!

    DIY Can Toss

    This next craft-ivity is perfect for parties! Take a few canned goods, make them as festive as you'd like, and stack 'em! Once you make your "rockets" (using small socks filled with rice and tied off with rubber bands) you've got a super fun DIY can toss!

    These five activities are sure to spark your preschooler's imagination as you honor Independence Day this year. It's America's birthday, so let's celebrate!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.

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  • Managing the Household with Preschoolers

    Preschoolers can be messy—it’s a known fact. You may be struggling with keeping your home tidy on a day-to-day basis, or maybe you’re looking for a way to keep your little one busy on those long summer days. Chores are a fantastic solution for both scenarios, and we’ve compiled several age-appropriate chores for preschoolers below!Create categori... Read More

    Preschoolers can be messy—it’s a known fact. You may be struggling with keeping your home tidy on a day-to-day basis, or maybe you’re looking for a way to keep your little one busy on those long summer days. Chores are a fantastic solution for both scenarios, and we’ve compiled several age-appropriate chores for preschoolers below!

    Create categories.

    Consider separating chores into different categories, such as personal chores and home chores. Personal chores could include brushing their teeth every morning and night or making sure to drink enough water each day. Home chores could include tasks like making their bed, feeding the pets, or putting toys away.

    Take your preschooler grocery shopping.

    Take your tot grocery shopping with you and allow them to help out throughout the entire process. You can even start by making a list of what you need together. Let your youngster explore different items in the store and place them in the cart. If they’re feeling super independent that day they may even want to hand the money to the cashier.

    Make a chore chart!

    Create a chore chart where your little one can earn stickers or gold stars for simple tasks like making their bed, putting their toys away, or helping you carry in lightweight groceries. Once they earn a certain amount of stars or stickers, you can have a family pizza party or movie marathon! Using rewards as incentive will motivate your little one to complete their chores and do their very best.

    Work as a family.

    Complete different tasks around the house as a family. By working together and showing your children that you’re putting in the effort, your child will be eager to follow in your footsteps and work just as hard.

    Remember to be consistent with whatever you enforce. Most children do well once they’re settled into a routine, so remind them to complete their chores on a daily basis and be encouraging! 

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeki... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you c... Read More

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • What Crafts Can You Make with Preschool Children?

    With the school year coming to an end, you may want to stock up on some seasonal craft ideas to keep your kiddos busy in the coming summer months. Nothing says school’s out like endless crafts with your preschool children, so give these creative activities a try to kick off the summer fun!3D FlowersMake vases of 3D flowers by “planting” flowers with popsicle stick stems and ... Read More

    With the school year coming to an end, you may want to stock up on some seasonal craft ideas to keep your kiddos busy in the coming summer months. Nothing says school’s out like endless crafts with your preschool children, so give these creative activities a try to kick off the summer fun!

    3D Flowers

    Make vases of 3D flowers by “planting” flowers with popsicle stick stems and button petals glued to paper in colorful containers. For added fun, decorate the containers using markers, glue, and glitter. Or you can use a clear mason jar as your vase and fill it up with rocks, soil, or leaves.

    Bookmarks

    If you’ve got a bookworm on your hands, you can make the ultimate spring-themed bookmark with minimal materials! All you need is a popsicle stick and a handful of colorful buttons of different sizes to create your flower-shaped bookmark.

    Wind Chimes

    Make rainbow wind chimes to enjoy all year. The warm springtime weather provides the perfect opportunity to head outside and enjoy a nature walk with your little ones while collecting sticks for your wind chimes. Paint them a variety of colors, screw an eye hook into one end of each stick, and use wire or twine to hang them. Then sit back, relax, and wait for a breeze!

    Paper Plate Animals

    With paint, crayons, or markers, you can transform white paper plates into your favorite animals! You can even use buttons, cotton balls, and pipe cleaner to bring your paper plate picture to life. Check out these adorable chickens, bunnies, and even ladybugs.

    Rain or shine, these seasonal crafts will keep your youngsters entertained and fully engaged all day long. So, call over your little ones, grab any needed materials, and get crafting! 

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  • Staying Healthy and Active with Preschoolers

    If you’re a parent of preschool children, then you may feel like you’re constantly running around but never have time to stop and workout. How is a parent of kids supposed to stay active when the only running you have time to do is chasing toddlers? Here are three ideas to be active with kids.Run around with your kids.If they’re outside playing chase... Read More

    If you’re a parent of preschool children, then you may feel like you’re constantly running around but never have time to stop and workout. How is a parent of kids supposed to stay active when the only running you have time to do is chasing toddlers? Here are three ideas to be active with kids.

    Run around with your kids.

    If they’re outside playing chase, go and play with them! You can supervise and workout all at the same time. There are a great number of videos online that show how to get a workout on normal playground equipment. You can even try to cross those monkey bars if you’re feeling a little bit more ambitious.

    Learn to dance.

    This is an exercise that kids can do too! Pull out a dance tutorial and start jammin’. Make sure you have plenty of room to kick it, and everyone can learn the moves together.

    Invest in a jogger stroller.

    You may want to go running, but little Sally is going to get tired a lot quicker than you are. After a few minutes, put your little one in the stroller and keep going. You’ll get extra exercise by pushing the stroller and running at the same time.

    Staying active with toddlers isn’t as difficult as it sounds. They’re already getting a lot of exercise on their own, so all you have to do is try and keep up with them! Supervise, exercise, and have fun with your kids.

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • Gardening Ideas for Preschoolers

    Spring is right around the corner and your preschooler needs every excuse we can get to soak up the sun and enjoy the wonderful, sunny weather. A great outdoors activity is gardening, and you can include your little one in your gardening adventures too! Here are five great gardening ideas to get you started.RadishesRemember Peter Rabbit and his obsession with radishes? You can grow your own! Most fruit will develop within 20–30 days of planting the radish plant, so this is a perfect timeframe to keep the attention of those ... Read More

    Spring is right around the corner and your preschooler needs every excuse we can get to soak up the sun and enjoy the wonderful, sunny weather. A great outdoors activity is gardening, and you can include your little one in your gardening adventures too! Here are five great gardening ideas to get you started.

    Radishes

    Remember Peter Rabbit and his obsession with radishes? You can grow your own! Most fruit will develop within 20–30 days of planting the radish plant, so this is a perfect timeframe to keep the attention of those little preschoolers.

    Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are a huge hit with kids because they grow to be so tall! After reaching up to twelve feet, the sunflowers produce sunflower seeds that can be eaten or fed to the birds. You could grow your own sunflowers for the seeds, and then use the seeds to attract birds—turning gardening into a zoology lesson!

    Strawberries

    Strawberries are a favorite for little kids because most everyone loves strawberries! They are relatively easy to grow, and fruit is almost a guarantee. Your preschooler will want to pick the strawberries as soon as they begin to bloom, so make sure they know that the longer you leave the strawberries on the vine to ripen, the sweeter they will become.

    Roots

    Potatoes and carrots are great root plants that will grow below the surface. You won’t be able to see the progress that they are making from the outside, but it will be very rewarding to finally dig up the potatoes and carrots after a few weeks of waiting in anticipation. The growing process is easy, and all you need to do is water them appropriately!

    Try out these gardening ideas this spring with your little one and create memories in the garden together.

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  • Fun St. Patrick's Day Treats for Preschool Children

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time of the year to become a little more aware of the culture in Ireland, and you can teach your preschool children about the things the Irish culture does to celebrate their heritage. You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your preschooler with these fun Saint Patrick’s Day treats.

    Read “Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Treats for Preschool Children” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • President's Day Trivia

    Presidents’ Day is coming up. Here are some fun facts about the men that have been honored to hold the office of President of the United States.1. John Tyler was the president who had the most children, coming in at fifteen! Can you imagine fifteen children running around?2. Theodore Roosevelt became president at the youngest age of all the presidents at forty-two years old. 3. The oldest president to be inaugurated is Donald Trump at 70 years old, who replaced Ronald Reagan at 69. 4. The tallest president, Abra... Read More

    Presidents’ Day is coming up. Here are some fun facts about the men that have been honored to hold the office of President of the United States.

    1. John Tyler was the president who had the most children, coming in at fifteen! Can you imagine fifteen children running around?

    2. Theodore Roosevelt became president at the youngest age of all the presidents at forty-two years old.

    3. The oldest president to be inaugurated is Donald Trump at 70 years old, who replaced Ronald Reagan at 69.

    4. The tallest president, Abraham Lincoln measured in at twelve inches taller than James Madison, who holds the place for shortest president at five feet, four inches. Historians say that Madison never weighed over one hundred pounds!

    5. President Thomas Jefferson was given two bear cubs from Lewis and Clark. He would keep the bear cubs in a cage on the White House lawn, and walk them on occasion.

    6. Ulysses S. Grant was once given a speeding ticket before cars were invented! He was driving his horse and buggy too fast, so an officer pulled him over and gave him a twenty-dollar ticket.

    7. America’s first seven presidents were actually British subjects, not American! Martin Van Buren was the first American-born president.

    8. James Garfield could write in Greek and Latin at the same time! He wrote in Greek with one hand while writing in Latin with the other. It is also known that Garfield the cat was named after James Garfield’s grandpa.

    Other fun facts are that George Washington never actually had wooden teeth, though he did have them made of other material such as ivory and lead, which is not considered quite harmful. Share some of these facts with your little ones to help them learn a little bit more about the men who have served our country. 

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  • Healthy Food This Year

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

    Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate.

    Read “Healthy Food This Year” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • How to Work with Your Child's Teacher for Your Child's Success

    Parent-teacher teams are the strongest teams to tackle the education of children. Getting to know your child’s teacher and learning to appreciate one another and work together is one of the best things that you can do for your child’s education.When your child is young and preschool aged, there won’t be much homework to tackle in the evenings, but there are still ways to stay involved with what the teacher is teaching, and reinforce it at home. Ask the teacher and your child what they learned about each day, and try to go over i... Read More

    Parent-teacher teams are the strongest teams to tackle the education of children. Getting to know your child’s teacher and learning to appreciate one another and work together is one of the best things that you can do for your child’s education.

    When your child is young and preschool aged, there won’t be much homework to tackle in the evenings, but there are still ways to stay involved with what the teacher is teaching, and reinforce it at home. Ask the teacher and your child what they learned about each day, and try to go over it at home for more reinforcement. Are they learning their ABCs? Sing them together! Are they learning their numbers? Count fingers, toes, blocks, and anything in sight!

    Understand your child’s learning style and discuss this with your teacher. There are different learning styles, and different kids learn better through different means. The sooner you learn your child’s unique learning style, the sooner you can cater to their intellectual needs. Are they a kinesthetic, visual, verbal, or auditory learner? Be willing to invest whatever it takes in your child, and be encouraging to them as they work hard to learn more every day. Ask them about their day after school and listen for any hints they give you about where they might be struggling.

    Last, be sure to appreciate your child’s teacher and all they do for your child. They have a classroom full of children, and sometimes it can be difficult to spend quality one-on-one time with every child, so make you that you let them know that you are thankful for the time and effort that they put into educating and caring for your child. Appreciation, respect, and communication are vital for any relationship, so develop these things with your child’s teacher so that you can team up and give your child the best education.

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  • Making Fun Ornaments with Kids

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun H... Read More

    Do you remember the first time your preschooler gave you something homemade? Maybe she came home with a special project from school, and your heart jumped a few beats knowing she made it especially for you. Allowing a child to be creative on her own, without too much instruction from you, can be difficult; however, as she grows older, her preschool art projects become something you’ll cherish forever.

    Read “Making Fun Ornaments with Kids” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • The Joy of Giving

    In the midst of the holiday season it’s easy for young preschoolers to get caught up in the pull of getting more, more, more. Children anticipate lots of gifts under the tree and are busily making their Christmas wish lists for Santa. Being excited about gifts is completely normal and a fun part of the holiday celebration, but what if you could start teaching your child about giving to others?Opening up a child’s heart (and allowance!) to the needs of others is an important part of instilling values of compassion, awareness, and s... Read More

    In the midst of the holiday season it’s easy for young preschoolers to get caught up in the pull of getting more, more, more. Children anticipate lots of gifts under the tree and are busily making their Christmas wish lists for Santa. Being excited about gifts is completely normal and a fun part of the holiday celebration, but what if you could start teaching your child about giving to others?

    Opening up a child’s heart (and allowance!) to the needs of others is an important part of instilling values of compassion, awareness, and selflessness. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to introduce the importance of giving.

    Here are some helpful ways to introduce the idea of giving to your child:

    1. Show them where you, as a family, are already giving or plan to give. When children see their parents modeling a behavior they are more compelled to follow suit. Explain to them why you chose to give to the different organizations.
    2. Ask them who or what organization they would like to help. Consider your child’s interests and research opportunities to give within their interests. For example, if your child loves to play soccer, he may be interested in a charity that makes it possible for kids around the world to have their own soccer ball.
    3. Give from their own money. Young children usually don’t have the ability to give as much as an adult with a full-time job, but that’s okay! If they don’t have their own allowance, encourage them to do chores around the house to raise money to give. This gives the child more ownership of giving, taking it from principle to practice.

    There are plenty of options when it comes to giving during the holidays. Think carefully about which one might be best for your family, and about which one might be best to show your child what really matters in life.

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  • How to Help Others This Holiday Season

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.) Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love. Read “... Read More

    How do you spend your holidays? Some families travel, some stay indoors, some sip coffee by the fire. (Mm, that last one sounds heavenly.)

    Some parents shop for long hours for their child’s favorite toy or game, waiting in long lines and spending countless hours online. They wear fun holiday clothes, attend parties, and watch the beautiful lights that adorn many neighborhoods and streets. When it’s time to eat, most families enjoy the meal they have chosen with the people they love.

    Read “How to Help Others This Holiday Season” on Family Fun Houston. 

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  • Disciplining a Young Child

    There are many questions relating to effective ways to discipline young children. “When should I begin disciplining my child? How should I discipline?” These questions are not easy to answer because every child is different and responds differently. However, effective discipline teaches and instructs. It does not harm and belittle. Effective discipline leads a child to better behavior in a manner that never leaves him feeling unloved. A parent’s challenge in disciplining is to help the child make better choices, avoid poor decis... Read More

    There are many questions relating to effective ways to discipline young children. “When should I begin disciplining my child? How should I discipline?” These questions are not easy to answer because every child is different and responds differently. However, effective discipline teaches and instructs. It does not harm and belittle. Effective discipline leads a child to better behavior in a manner that never leaves him feeling unloved.

    A parent’s challenge in disciplining is to help the child make better choices, avoid poor decisions, and create a better future. Of course, this probably won’t happen on the first try, but effective discipline patiently strives to help the child as often as required for the child to understand and embrace better behavior and choices. Effective discipline is a form of training a child or teaching her how to behave within her realm of development and understanding.

    When disciplining a child, be sure the behavior you are correcting is not a part of the “normal developmental range” of behaviors. Early childhood experts understand that it is normal for young children to have tantrums.

    Some children enjoy playing chase and saying, “No,” when you say, “Yes.” If you punish for these natural behaviors, you are taking away a normal step in the child’s developmental ladder of growth. Although experts counsel that when a child is behaving inappropriately for her age and outside of her normal realm, parents, daycare, childcare, and preschool providers should use redirection, not time out.

    An example of redirection is to move the child to another area of the room and get her interested in another activity. Whenever a child is involved, alternative activities should be prepared in advance. Time out or “reflection” does not work for very young children because the young child does not comprehend how to “reflect” on the behavior for which they are being punished. This is an abstract form of thinking, and a young child’s brain has not yet learned how to process reflection on a wrong behavior.

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  • Safety during the Fall

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time. For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe. Read “ ... Read More

    Fall is the best season. From college football to cooler weather to fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there isn’t a better time of the year. Unless you’re more into spring or summer or winter. Then there’s a better time.

    For the rest of us, that means we’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine and the cool weather. We want our kids to enjoy the weather and activities just like we do. Among all these events, however, we need to remember to keep our preschool children safe.

    Read “ Safety during the Fall” on Houston Kid Stuff.

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  • Classic Children's Books

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life. Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading ... Read More

    Over and over again, when the most successful people in the world are asked about their achievements, they point to one thing: reading. They were all avid readers when they were younger, and their love for reading only increased throughout life.

    Once someone has caught the joy of reading, little else seem so beneficial. It’s important to establish this joy while kids are near preschool-age—it will pay off a thousand times over. Reading reduces stress, makes you smarter, and teaches empathy. It’s literally one of the best things a person can do for themselves. But you can help your child start reading today!

    Read “Classic Children’s Books” on Family Fun Houston.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • August Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families we... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine 

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  • League City, TX Daycare: Making Playtime Fun For Parents Too

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!Making Play... Read More

    Sometimes playing with your child can be a source of anxiety for tired parents. Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental journey but with a few creative approaches you can make the time together more enjoyable!

    Making Playtime Fun for Parents Too

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  • League City, TX Childcare: July Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing res... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

    July Digital Magazine 

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  • League City, TX Preschool: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules fo... Read More

    Hanging out at the pool is one of the most effective ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Children love attending pool parties for friends and if you’re hosting one of those parties this summer, it’s important to create an environment that is safe for preschoolers and toddlers. Help put parents mind at ease and ensure a good time is had by all with the simple rules found in this article: Hosting a Birthday Pool Party.

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  • League City, TX City Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area digital magazine provides information on family-friendly sum... Read More

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool!

    Click here to read now!

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  • Kids 'R' Kids League City: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the tr... Read More

    Your preschooler never looked cuter than in that oversized cap and gown walking across the school stage to get his graduation certificate. Smiles, cheers and applause filled the room. But now you’re left with thoughts of your child’s readiness for the future. Maybe you’re wondering if he’s sufficiently prepared for kindergarten. Maybe you’re nervous about the transition from one classroom to another, or a new, unfamiliar teacher. As you consider your child’s educational experience, use the following checklist to make sure your child is prepared to step out of the preschool classroom and enter kindergarten equipped for success!

    To see the checklist, read the full article here: Top 10 Things Your Child Should Know Graduating from Preschool

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Picnicking With Your Children

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep... Read More

    Before the weather gets unbearably hot (as we know it will in the TX summer) get outside with your toddler or preschooler and go on a fun family picnic! While the idea of having small children in wide open spaces may sound too exhausting, you can eliminate some of the stress with good planning. Anytime you leave the house with your kiddos, a great rule of thumb is to keep the outing as simple as possible. Cramming too many activities into one afternoon can lead to grumpy children and an exhausted mom.

    1. Location, Location, Location – When deciding where to picnic start by doing it at a familiar place. You could even start in your own backyard or at a friend’s house. Being familiar with your surroundings will give you peace of mind to be able to enjoy yourself. Once your kids are older or whenever you are more comfortable, venture out to a local park or zoo for your picnic festivities.

    2. Bring a Friend – Children almost always do better when they have friends to play with. Even introverted children appreciate the company of another child to play with outside. Being outside is the perfect place to spark imagination so having a friend explore with your child makes it even more fun! Plus, having another adult to watch the kiddos means you will have a chance to talk to a grown-up and have another set of eyes looking out for your child as you look after theirs.

    To find out the rest of the picnicking tips, read the full article here: Picnicking With Your Children

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  • What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:1.Toddlers Can Learn ColorsBefore letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. ... Read More

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    An Easter Egg Hunt can be a fun event for the whole family, but did you know it can also be an educational opportunity for your child? Here are six creative ways your child can learn through an egg hunt:

    1.Toddlers Can Learn Colors

    Before letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. This will help your toddler distinguish between different colors and make the game more challenging!

    2.Toddlers Can Learn Shapes

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with different shaped objects. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for naming each of the shapes found in his or her eggs.

    3.Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers

    If you’re creating your own egg hunt, use a permanent marker to number the plastic eggs before hiding them. Challenge your children to find the eggs in order from 1 to 20, or 1 to 100 if you’re that ambitious!

    For the rest of the ways your child can learn through an egg hunt, read the full article here: What Your Child Can Learn From An Easter Egg Hunt

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  • How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disag... Read More

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    Is your child’s back talking becoming a problem? Are you tired of hearing “No! You do it!” from your toddler or preschooler? There may be something you can do to help curb those annoying, whiny, temper tantrums.

    Instead of responding by saying “You’ll do it because I said so” or “Don’t ever talk to me like that!” there are other ways to help your child learn to disagree with you respectfully. The best way to stop back talk is to provide your child with some independence – but within your own limits. Kids of all ages need a sense of personal power to make their own choices and express their differences in opinions with parents. When parents make all the decisions for them, children naturally want to lash out, and so they do — with words and sometimes, physical aggression.

    So how can parents teach their children to disagree respectfully? Read the full article here: How to Stop Back Talking Without "Because I Said So"

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  • Teaching Kids the Value of Money

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot... Read More

    Children are always picking up on cues from the adults around them – How should I talk to people? What should I do when I’m worried or happy or sad? How should I spend my money?

    While it may be strange to think of a toddler thinking about money, teaching wise financial stewardship can start at a very early age and you can talk with your child about money in a lot of fun and creative ways. From playing fun children games such as Monopoly Jr. ® and even helping your child start his/her own personal bank (hello, piggy bank!) your child can start on a path towards having a healthy view of finances and money management!

    Teaching Kids the Value of Money

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  • Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for suc... Read More

    Now that we are well into the new year, how are you managing your resolutions and goals? Even with sincere intentions, creating new habits is a challenge, especially for busy and working parents with an infant, toddler or preschool child.

    Pursuing goals can be fun if you take your time and practice patience with yourself and others. Here are some suggestions for successfully managing your resolutions and goals while enjoying the process along the way.

    Helping Your Family Keep New Year’s Resolutions 

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  • Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the... Read More

    This is the perfect time of year to share some special memories making delicious treats in the kitchen. From cookies to breads, pies and muffins, the holidays are full of sweets! In addition to the baking frenzy, there are also dinners to prepare for loved ones who may have traveled far to be with family. If you have a preschooler or toddler at home, inviting them into the food preparation process may seem like asking for trouble! But with a few helpful guidelines, your budding chef can be a part of a treat they can be proud of – and you get quality time in the process. Check out this article about safety tips while cooking with young children, and then go whip up some delicious memories together!

    Keeping Your Young Chef Safe in the Kitchen

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  • 7 Benefits of Attending a Quality Preschool

    The first five years of your child’s life are crucial in establishing a solid educational foundation. As your child grows and develops it’s important to make sure he is being challenged and encouraged to be a lifelong learner! At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are proud to be The First Step to Higher Education™ for our students and are committed to providing an environment... Read More

    The first five years of your child’s life are crucial in establishing a solid educational foundation. As your child grows and develops it’s important to make sure he is being challenged and encouraged to be a lifelong learner! At Kids ‘R’ Kids we are proud to be The First Step to Higher Education™ for our students and are committed to providing an environment that encourages creativity and builds confidence.

    Read this article for 7 Benefits of Attending a Quality Preschool.

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  • Solutions for Managing Your Child’s use of Electronics

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put int... Read More

    Children can successfully navigate many electronic devices at a surprising rate. We are living in a technological age that makes the newest technology accessible even to the youngest members of our society.

    While technology has played a huge role in improving our world and educating the next generation, there are also healthy boundaries that are important to put into place when managing how much time your child spends using electronics. Check out this helpful article for tips on setting those boundaries!

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    Is your toddler or preschool child always active and on the go? Sports and physical activities have great benefits for your child’s growing body. Take a look at these benefits of sports and physical activities from a recent article written by Kids ‘R’ Kids.

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    Children love playing in the sun at an outdoor playground! The possibilities for exploration and adventure are endless, which often means children will get caught up in the fun and forget about safety. This article gives helpful tips for parents on keeping your child safe on the playground.

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    Parents become excited when a new infant is brought into their home, but with it comes a great deal of responsibility. A child needs to feel loved and respected, while being nurtured with effective child care and brain development. As parents balance work and home life, they do not have to feel alone in this endeavor. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Le... Read More

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    Parents become excited when a new infant is brought into their home, but with it comes a great deal of responsibility. A child needs to feel loved and respected, while being nurtured with effective child care and brain development. As parents balance work and home life, they do not have to feel alone in this endeavor. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, Texas will offer helpful daycare tips and advice. You can rest assured that we will provide an exceptional environment, where your child will experience age-appropriate activities to stimulate early brain development, and a sound educational foundation.

    Every experience promotes learning

    Your child learns a substantial amount through experiences, such as seeing, touching, smelling, hearing and even tasting various objects. A young infant has a minimal amount of knowledge, making each new experience exciting. When your preschool child is having fun or acting out of curiosity, brain development is reaching peak performance.

    Fun is an integral part of healthy development

    As a new parent, be sure to make every experience exciting and fun for your child. These early experiences will aid in encouraging your child’s brain to develop exponentially. Provide your child with age-appropriate games and toys to help stimulate healthy early brain development.

    Choose Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, Texas rather than settling for a typical daycare. We provide our exclusive Brain WavesTM Curriculum that focuses on creating neural pathways, for language, social-emotional, physical and cognitive development, while utilizing our unique “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy. Your child will experience a nurturing comfortable environment with professional teachers, and the right amount of fun for optimal learning and brain development. Contact us for more details on our specialized child care services.

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  • League City Child Day Care: Toys for Brain Development

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    As an expectant parent, it is very important for you to ensure that your child gets the best care and education as it relates to brain development. This care and education begins at birth, so planning for infant care and preschool is something that needs to be done early. Choosing the right preschool is paramount and will form the basis for your child’s learning environment. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, we provide a loving and supportive environment with a variety of toys and games to boost brain development.

    There are different stages to your child’s developing brain. These stages must be properly supported and stimulated to secure your child’s educational success. Our unique Brain Waves™ curriculum encourages brain development using specific activities and targeted mental stimuli to challenge your child. Our teachers are experienced and qualified to provide your child with the personalized attention that he or she needs in order to develop during these critical years.

    There are many benefits to using toys for brain development:

    • Providing a challenge: Age-appropriate toys and learning materials will provide a fun challenge for your child to increase their brain development. Puzzles and stacking blocks aid in increasing memory, spatial skills, fine motor skills, and problem-solving abilities. Storybooks and nursery rhymes help to develop language, vocabulary and communication skills.
    • Maintaining interest: Educational toys will retain a child’s attention while providing the necessary stimulation to build strong neural connections. Using your child’s favorite toy to help introduce a new activity is a great way to ensure that your child focuses on what you are teaching.

    Here at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, we allow a child to develop fully and maximize his or her potential. Providing an excellent professional staff in the right age-appropriate environment, we will ensure your child receives the best possible opportunities to help secure a foundation for future success.

    For more information about our academy or the benefits of our specialized curriculum, contact us today.

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  • Top Reasons why digital playground apps are useful in preschool in League City

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    With rapid changes in technology, your child’s education has to be up-to-date and relevant. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, we strive to bring your child the most technologically advanced education, thereby giving your child a head start. Here are some of the reasons why many people think that digital playground apps are useful in preschool education.

    Knowing the ins and outs of the playground apps

    With an evolving technologically advanced world, children are bombarded with many educational and non-educational apps. Devices such as smartphones and tablets can be helpful for your child. With millions of applications to choose from, your child has no reason not to be involved with the educational ones.

    Applications that help your child improve their skills exist across many different technological platforms. These include applications that increase reading and writing skills. The need for such applications is imperative in our age. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy we understand the value of technology for your child, which makes us different from a typical day care center that may not have access to technologically advanced equipment to aid in the education of your preschool child.

    Our Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, Texas, has the best technology and learning equipment for your child. Knowing that the future revolves around the technology of computers, we understand the importance of providing your child with the latest in electronic lessons and games to support the educational themes taught in school.Also, internet accessis available for parents to become involved in their child’s daily activities at school by viewing a password-secured site.

    Contact us to learn more or visit our facility.

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  • Infant child care in League City: Five tips for the first month with your newborn

    First time parents caring for a newborn infant can become overwhelmed and intimidated. Ask for help: Prior to leaving the hospital, consult with the nurses and specialists about nursing, burping, bathing your infant, changing a diaper and ... Read More

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    First time parents caring for a newborn infant can become overwhelmed and intimidated.

    1. Ask for help: Prior to leaving the hospital, consult with the nurses and specialists about nursing, burping, bathing your infant, changing a diaper and handling your child. They can provide expert advice.
    2. Handle with care: Newborns have fragile immune systems. Ensure that anyone handling an infant washes their hands. Family and friends who have colds or infections should not handle the child. When picking up your newborn, be sure to cradle the child’s head and neck.
    3. Prioritize: Your infant is your first priority. When your child goes down for a short nap, try to rest at the same time. It’s more important that you get your sleep rather than doing other chores.
    4. Share the work: Request your partner or a close family member to lend a hand, especially in your first month. Let your mom pick up groceries, your niece cook dinner and a friend do your laundry.
    5. Remember your needs: First-time parenting can be tedious. Plan time for yourself. Perhaps a trusted family member or friend would be willing to care for your infant for a few hours. Treat yourself to a massage, a nap or a good book.

    Meeting other new moms can be a great source of support and advice. Why not join the Plum Moms Club and Stroller Strides Clear Lake club? They offer a great way for new moms to get out and participate in fun classes with their newborn.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City, is a top rated child care center in League City, offering parents a helping hand through our innovative infant program for learners age six weeks and older. All your child’s developmental needs will be provided by our professional staff. Our stimulating program is filled with physical activities, communication exercises and preverbal sign language designed to achieve developmental milestones. For more information on our program or state-of-the-art facility, please contact us today.

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  • Enjoying the outdoors during school holidays in League City, Texas

    Being outdoors is a wonderful way to spend the school holidays with your children. Today as a whole we generally spend too much time indoors, whether it be watching TV or playing on the computer. For children this can be a particularly bad habit to develop at a young age.The downfalls of a sedentary lifestyleAs children, we le... Read More

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    Being outdoors is a wonderful way to spend the school holidays with your children. Today as a whole we generally spend too much time indoors, whether it be watching TV or playing on the computer. For children this can be a particularly bad habit to develop at a young age.

    The downfalls of a sedentary lifestyle

    As children, we learn habits that tend stay with us for life. Therefore it is important to teach your child from an early age to appreciate being active and eating well so they will carry these habits into adulthood. It can,however, be difficult with working parents to follow these guidelines.

    The wonders of the great outdoors

    Studies have shown that children who play outside and run free have improved symptoms of attention deficit disorders, better learning ability, are more creative and have better mental, emotional and psychological well being. By getting children out into nature, they not only discover the world, but also themselves.

    How to get your child outdoors during school holidays

    Summer camps can be good for children in the era of computers, video games and social media. At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy, children will spend ten weeks connecting with nature and learning how to pitch a tent, and sleep under the stars in the classroom through dramatic play. These are all part of the Kids 'R' Kids summer camp program, one of many programs we offer.

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy in League City, TX, is also an accredited, world class daycare center with programs for children as young as babies, toddlers and kindergartners. We pride ourselves on our caring, nurturing staff. We "hug first, then teach". Furthermore, while your child is with us during the day, you can keep an eye on them using our online cameras. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling your child in our summer camp program.

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  • Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of League City, Texas, makes childcare easy during summer break and school holidays


    Summer break and school holidays can be tough to manage for busy, working parents with young children. Balancing your work schedule with your childcare needs may often leave you feeling overwhelmed. At Kids 'R' Kids of League Cit... Read More

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    Summer break and school holidays can be tough to manage for busy, working parents with young children. Balancing your work schedule with your childcare needs may often leave you feeling overwhelmed. At Kids 'R' Kids of League City, Texas we are open during seasonal breaks and holidays throughout the year.

    When you need a place to send your children during the summer break, we provide a loving, nurturing and educational environment for your children.  And when you have some free time, why not spend the day with your children at Countryside Park or Rustic Oaks Park and enjoy fresh air and being outdoors? A day at the park is a great family activity.


    What kind of activities will you find at our Learning Academy during summer break and school holidays?

    • Field trips: Field trips not only allow children to be outdoors and away from their normal environment, but it is also an opportunity for them to be exposed to new and exciting places.

    • Age-appropriate activities: Our activities encourage children to use their five senses and have fun, while promoting neurological and emotional development.

    • Special group play: Bonding with peers is essential for children of all ages.

    Each summer we host a summer camp, and the 2014 curriculum theme is Camp Nature Kids, an exciting ten-week odyssey in the classroom that turns campers into scientists, adventurers and explorers who investigate mud, dirt, plants, insects, and animals. Children will experience the wide world of nature and have fun while learning. If you are searching for a place for your children during the summer and you want to be sure they will be in a safe, secure and nurturing environment, then Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy is your best option.

    For more information about Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of League City, Texas, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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