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Masks & Child Development: What You Need to Know

Masks & Child Development: What You Need to Know

Today’s post was written by Julie Christensen, Senior Writer, Education & Curriculum. It’s likely that wearing masks will be a part of our lives for a while yet, and parents, educators, and researchers are all ...

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10 Ways Kids Can Connect With Friends During COVID-19

10 Ways Kids Can Connect With Friends During COVID-19

When schools closed in March, many kids probably celebrated, thinking that the “early spring break” would mean more time to hang out with friends. But when COVID-19 restrictions put a kibosh on playdates and extracurricular ...

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Teaching Children to Live Anti-Racism

Teaching Children to Live Anti-Racism

This post is courtesy of Scarlett Abraham Clarke, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Bright Horizons.  Imagine your child is learning a foreign language. It’s something you’ve always wanted for them, because you know it’s ...

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Celebrating Black Authors & Characters: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrating Black Authors & Characters: A Reading List for Children and Families

It is so important that children grow up seeing all different types of people – both in their communities and in literature. It’s never too early to start conversations about empathy, equality, and good citizenship. ...

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Tips for Teaching Kids How to Ride a Bike

Tips for Teaching Kids How to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike and use it safely is one of the big achievements of childhood, and can open up new adventures to your child and even your whole family. Family biking is a ...

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Black History Books for Kids

Black History Books for Kids

February is known as Black History Month, and many schools are in the midst of teaching young ones about black history and why it matters. While older children may be learning about slavery and the ...

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Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents

Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents

Zoe is the first grandchild on both sides of the family but she doesn’t get to see her grandparents as often as we wish she could. My husband’s family resides in Western Massachusetts and my ...

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Tips to Teach Children about Different Types of Families

Tips to Teach Children about Different Types of Families

Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons eCDA Facilitator, Kelly Fenderson-Gonzales. I walked into my child’s kindergarten prep classroom where my daughter, Callie, and her friend, Mason, both 4 years old, were engaged in dramatic ...

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Kid-Friendly Ideas for Giving Back to the Community

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Giving Back to the Community

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday spirit is kicking in. Your child is probably excited about spending time with family, eating delicious food, and getting time off from school — and rightly so! ...

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Teaching Kids about Respecting Differences

Teaching Kids about Respecting Differences

Years ago, before I had kids of my own, I was seated at a restaurant next to a mom and her special needs son. The boy started to have a temper tantrum, screaming and physically ...

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